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  1. Attorney-General Elise Archer must stop hiding from Tasmanians and address serious and growing concerns over safety at the state’s major prison. Shadow Corrections Minister Ella Haddad said Ms Archer had failed to comprehensively address critical issues of resourcing and safety in light of yet another report by the Custodial Inspector highlighting an unacceptable situation at […]

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  2. As Tasmania marks the start of Homelessness Week today, the state unfortunately continues to face an unprecedented housing crisis under a Liberal Government making a bare minimum effort to place roofs over heads. Shadow Housing Minister Anita Dow said despite a stunning attempt at spin by failed Health Minister Michael Ferguson who has now been […]

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  3. Attorney-General Elise Archer has run out of excuses about why drug and alcohol rehabilitation services are non-existent in Tasmania’s major prison on her watch. Shadow Corrections Minister Ella Haddad said Ms Archer should tell Tasmanians immediately what she intends to do to restore access to rehabilitation in light of the latest damning report of the […]

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  4. For the first time since 2004, Tasmania has entered a new financial year in net debt. Shadow Treasurer Shane Broad said today’s Preliminary Outcomes Report shows that Peter Gutwein has lost control of the budget and has no plan to fix it.  “Peter Gutwein is running the largest budget deficit in Tasmanian history,” Dr Broad […]

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  5. Health System Dashboard data released today shows the deteriorating condition of Tasmania’s health system. Shadow Health Minister Dr Bastian Seidel said today’s numbers show there are 66,000 Tasmanians on a surgery or specialist waiting list. “The most recent dashboard update once again shows the reality facing Tasmania’s health system,” Dr Seidel said. “Less than half […]

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  6. Immediate action – not more procrastination – is needed to implement the important recommendations of a report into Tasmanian children involved in the Many Colours 1 Direction program in the Northern Territory. Shadow Child Safety Minister Sarah Lovell said the Liberal Government should be making the removal of the children from the program an urgent […]

    The post Courtney needs to do more than receive a report – she needs to act immediately appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  7. Acting Labor Leader Anita Dow has welcomed the release of the terms of reference for the independent review into workplace harassment and practices and procedures in the State Parliament. Ms Dow said Labor had consulted with the government on the review which was vitally important to ensure all Tasmanians who work in the Parliament feel […]

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  8. The Liberal Government continues to try and spin its way out of seven disastrous years of housing failures. Shadow Housing Minister Anita Dow said despite claims from Housing Minister Michael Ferguson that all is well and good, the fact is there are over 4000 Tasmanians on the public housing waitlist. “What the Minister fails to […]

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  9. The Gutwein Government is continuing to fail children in Tasmania’s child protection system five years after it introduced reforms it claimed would improve conditions. Shadow Child Safety Minister Sarah Lovell said an evaluation by the University of Tasmania of the government’s Strong Families Safe Kids program launched in 2016 has shockingly found the reforms it […]

    The post Five years on Liberals still failing Tasmania’s most vulnerable children appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  10. Minister for Local Government and Planning Roger Jaensch needs to emerge from hibernation and listen to Glamorgan Spring Bay residents. Shadow Minister for Local Government and Planning Anita Dow said while the Glamorgan Spring Bay community was facing vast rate increases, Minister Jaensch was nowhere to be seen. “Concerns have been raised across the community […]

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