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  1. Health costs blow out Infrastructure underspend continues Bad Budget is getting worse Today’s September Quarterly Report shows the already sick Tasmanian Budget is getting sicker. Labor Shadow Treasurer, David O’Byrne, said it was frankly ridiculous for the Peter Gutwein to claim the Budget is on track. “The only thing Tasmania is on track for is […]

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  2. Opening of redeveloped RHH has been ‘imminent’ for months No commitment from the Liberals on a real opening date Delays prolong chronic bed block issues Redevelopment of the Royal Hobart Hospital is now one full year past its original completion date, with no commitment from government on when it will be ready. Shadow Health Minister […]

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  3. Labor has long advocated for changes to be made Misleading wording of sexual offences remains concerning Labor will work constructively with Government for meaningful reform Labor welcomes developments made to an overdue overhaul to section 194K of the Evidence Act announced by the Government today. Shadow Attorney General, Ella Haddad, said that draft legislation released […]

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  4. UTAS report shows Government underinvesting in housing Liberals miss their own meagre targets A fresh report into Tasmanian housing released today paints a terrible picture for people struggling to put a roof over their heads. The December Housing Update from the University of Tasmania’s Housing and Community Research Unit shows that there is still a […]

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  5. Tasmanians waiting too long to be admitted Elective surgery wait time ‘worst in the nation’ Liberals’ funding ignores reality New data out today from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare again highlights that Tasmanians are waiting too long for elective surgery, and too long to be admitted to hospital after seeking treatment at emergency […]

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  6. Families struggling to put food on the table Liberals need to stand up for Tasmanians Funding cuts mean spirited Tasmanian families are struggling to put food on the table heading into what should be a joyous time of year. Labor Member for Franklin Alison Standen says Will Hodgman must not turn his back on Tasmanians […]

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  7. Hodgman Government has serious questions to answer Government’s history of giving jobs to mates does little to reassure Tasmanians Tasmanians deserve better than a Government that prioritizes its mates over merit The Hodgman Government must come clean on details surrounding the appointment of the Treasurer’s Chief of Staff to a top job in the Health […]

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  8. Prisoner numbers in Tasmania bucking the national trend Correctional officers taking direct action to protest poor working conditions Will Hodgman failing to resource the justice and prison systems New data released this month by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Tasmania’s prison population has exploded, with an increase in prisoner numbers well above the national […]

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  9. TasPorts will be the test case for new national anti-competition provision Will Hodgman must explain what he knew, and when he knew it Questions dodged at last week’s government business scrutiny hearings Will Hodgman must explain how a Tasmanian government businesses has ended up on the wrong side of legal proceedings alleging anti-competitive behaviour. Shadow […]

    The post Hodgman has questions to answer on anti-competition allegation appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  10. Liberals should commit to releasing draft gaming legislation Will Hodgman and Peter Gutwein need to consult properly Shadow Treasurer David O’Byrne said Peter Gutwein’s announcement today on gaming provides Tasmanians with very little new information. “More than two years after announcing their policy position, we’re yet to see draft legislation. “Peter Gutwein and Will Hodgman […]

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