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  1. Racing Minister Madeline Ogilvie has not been truthful about the nature of former Tasracing CEO Paul Eriksson’s exit from the role. Under questioning at today’s Tasracing GBE hearing from Labor Elwick MLC Josh Willie, it was revealed by Tasracing Chairman Gene Phair that the Tasracing Board had in fact terminated Mr. Eriksson’s employment following a […]

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  2. Tasmanian Labor joins the Albanese government in calling on Southern Cross Care Tasmania to reconsider its plans to restructure and make redundant sections of its skilled nursing workforce. Like our Federal colleagues, we are concerned about the decision to reclassify aged care workers such as food preparation staff so they can directly care for residents. […]

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  3. A big drop in the number of building approvals in Tasmania is further evidence of the depth of the state’s housing crisis. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows building approvals in October were down 10.5 per cent to 213 – the lowest level since December 2019. The value of construction work in Tasmania […]

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  4. Metro Tasmania continues to operate short of pre-COVID levels as Tasmanians lose trust in the public transport provider. Figures revealed through the Government Business Enterprises scrutiny hearings today highlighted that Tasmanians have lost faith in the reliability and safety of the service, with patronage down nearly 20 per cent compared to just a few years […]

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  5. The release today of the Rental Affordability Index has further highlighted the dire situation for renters in Tasmania. Low wages and high rent increases have led to Hobart being the least affordable metropolitan area in Australia, a trend that has been consistent since 2019. The median rental rate in Hobart has grown by 60 per […]

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  6. In an admission he got his Energy Saver Loans Scheme completely wrong, Guy Barnett has called an emergency meeting today in a bid to salvage the scheme. The attempt to provide additional protections to the scheme has now led the government to require Clean Energy Council (CEC) retailer accreditation of Tasmanian small businesses wishing to […]

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  7. The Treasurer Michael Ferguson has admitted the government’s proposed $750 million stadium will go on Tasmania’s credit card, pushing our debt even higher again. Tasmania’s debt is already set to hit even higher levels under the Liberals, with Government Business Enterprise scrutiny hearings being told today of concerns about the level of borrowing and interest […]

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  8. Tasmanian Government Business Enterprise scrutiny hearings heard today that the Mersey Community Hospital will be facing an $80 million funding shortfall within four years. The Committee heard that by the time the hospital’s tenth year dividend is due in the 2026 – 27 financial year, it will be as low as $21.6 million, when it […]

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  9. A United Nations Committee’s findings that the Ashley Youth Detention Centre continues to break international anti-torture conventions underlines the urgent need for a better approach to youth justice. The Committee against Torture has named Ashley, along with two other Australian youth justice facilities, as contravening the UN Convention against Torture and the Nelson Mandela Rules, […]

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  10. The Treasurer Michael Ferguson continues to dodge accountability over the Liberal Party’s dodgy 2021 grants scandal. Facing the Public Accounts Committee this morning, Mr Ferguson refused to answer questions about the decision-making concerning the administration of public funds, the criteria used, or how conflicts of interest were handled. And, Liberal MPs Lara Alexander and Dean […]

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