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  1. Michael Ferguson must commit to releasing Deloitte report into Tasmania’s health system                     Secrecy at the highest levels of government must end Health Minister Michael Ferguson’s secrecy will continue after he confirmed a crucial report into the health system won’t be made public. Labor Leader Rebecca White said the Minister must release the Deloitte Australia […]

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  2. Patients forced to travel interstate for both serious and basic procedures Government’s promised review of outpatient waiting lists needs action Health Minister must face the fact that waiting times are unacceptable The Health Minister must stage an immediate and wide-ranging review of outpatient waiting lists as more and more Tasmanians face unacceptable delays in receiving […]

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  3. Integrity Commission responds to TAFE CEO payout                     Premier could have prevented payout by launching code of conduct investigation   Government ignored the “intent” of the Commission’s recommendations The Integrity Commission has confirmed a code of conduct investigation by the Premier could have prevented taxpayers handing disgraced TasTAFE CEO Stephen Conway a $188,000 golden handshake. […]

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  4. Gutwein very critical of the Pembroke campaign                    Treasurer happy to contradict the Premier, Liberal President and State Director A serious split has emerged between the Premier and the Treasurer over the Liberal Party’s tactics in Pembroke. It is clear the fallout from the Liberals’ catastrophic loss is fuelling deep divisions within the highest ranks […]

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  5. Gas contract negotiations doomed from the beginning                   Government’s decision to sell the Tamar Valley Power Station ruined contract talks How much will arbitration cost taxpayers? Energy Minister Guy Barnett must explain what the Government’s mishandling of gas contract negotiations could potentially cost taxpayers. Shadow Energy Minister Scott Bacon said it’s a shame that after […]

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  6. Transition to oceanic farming strikes right environmental balance Industry willing to embrace change Tasmanian Labor has today welcomed Tassal’s move to retire its in-shore leases and move toward oceanic fish farming. Shadow Primary Industries and Water Minister Shane Broad said the company was demonstrating a commitment to striking the right balance between the environment and […]

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  7. Government forced to back down on unnecessary suspended sentences move Report highlights myths and untruths of Gutwein’s TasWater play Chaotic, unstable Liberals not interested genuine negotiation Premier, Treasurer, Cabinet Ministers now in hiding The chaos and instability of the Hodgman Liberal Government has again been exposed to all Tasmanians in a horror week that saw […]

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  8. Support and care for new parents is vital to ensure babies get the best start in life and to develop healthy and strong parent and child relationships.  Labor believes that if parents are facing difficulties with a new baby they should be able to get the help they need.  Currently there is only one public […]

    The post New public mother and baby units for the South, North and North West appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  9. Another blow to Tasmanian families with job losses Unwelcome setback for state’s full-time workforce Labor will focus on full-time, secure, rewarding jobs Tasmania has suffered a cruel blow to its full-time workforce under the Hodgman Liberal Government with the latest ABS statistics revealing 800 full-time jobs were lost in the past month. Shadow Treasurer Scott […]

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  10. Government dismisses Labor’s constructive offer, refuses to meet                   Premier sends out Ferguson to attack instead of sitting down to negotiate                  The Liberal Government’s arrogance is again on display, refusing to sit down and discuss legislation before the upper house. Labor Leader Rebecca White said the Liberals are being hypocritical. “How can the Government […]

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