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  1. Government trying to sweep Ruby Princess debacle under the carpet Tasmanians deserve to know who made the final call Government secrecy is appalling Peter Gutwein is refusing to be honest with Tasmanians about the clear breakdown in decision making that led to the COVID-19 outbreak on the North West Coast. Explosive revelations emerged in Budget […]

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  2. Insidious practice can cause enormous harm to LGBTQI community Hidden “therapy” already banned in several states Submissions now called by TLRI Shadow Attorney General Ella Haddad has welcomed the release of a Tasmania Law Reform Institute report throwing a spotlight on the damaging practice of conversion therapy. The report has found that sexual orientation and […]

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  3. Iconic museum set to reopen on Boxing Day Revamped MONA a major drawcard Locals and visitors encouraged to book tickets Tasmanian Labor has welcomed news that the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is set to reopen on Boxing Day. Labor Leader Rebecca White said the announcement by David Walsh is great news for […]

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  4. Total pool of social housing barely shifts Jaensch can’t explain his pitiful record Homes for lower income Tasmanians not a priority for Gutwein Government Bumbling Housing Minister Roger Jaensch cannot explain how the total number of houses for low income Tasmanians has increased by just five over the past year. Shadow Housing Minister Alison Standen […]

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  5. Liberals shut down racing industry Claim of additional support exposed No new money The hapless Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, has finally confirmed that no additional support was provided to the racing industry, despite the Government’s decision to shut down the industry for months. Tasmania was the only State in the country to shut down […]

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  6. 9.5% unemployment in the north of the state 8% across west and northwest 27 job seekers for every vacancy, 28 week average job hunt  A regional breakdown of job figures released today shows a seriously worrying trend, with unemployment in northern Tasmania climbing to 9.5%. The unemployment rate is also up for the Greater Hobart […]

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  7. Aged care homes, independent schools and others shut out Government compromising fire safety Minister washes his hands of compliance The Gutwein Government has axed important fire safety training for non-government organisations across the state in a significant blow to employers providing safe workplaces. Shadow Police, Fire and Emergency Management Minister Jen Butler said TasFire Training […]

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  8. Shelton joins Ministerial colleagues in admitting he failed to act Government concealed allegations rather than act to protect children Commission of Inquiry must examine Liberal’s unacceptable response Police Minister Mark Shelton first learned of serious child sex abuse allegations more than a year ago but failed to act to warn or contact children, families or […]

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  9. Ruby Princess passengers were identified as a risk at the border Passengers allowed to enter without quarantine Who made the decision? Explosive revelations have emerged in Budget Estimates that Biosecurity Tasmania staff identified the risk of passengers from the Ruby Princess entering Tasmania but were told to allow them in without quarantine. In scenes alarmingly […]

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  10. Minister incapable of answering critical questions Unacceptable ignorance of child safety issues Hands off when it comes to Ashley Youth Detention Centre Roger Jaensch has this morning provided a three hour display of why he is utterly unfit to be a Minister. The Minister for Human Services is responsible for some of the most important […]

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