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  1. Labor will this week ask the Tasmanian Parliament to establish greater protections for the building industry and homeowners after a rash of needlessly unresolved housing construction issues. Shadow Building and Construction Minister Jen Butler said it was beyond time for the Parliament to establish an inquiry to take a forensic look at the future of […]

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  2. Tasmanians parents, students, teachers and other school staff want answers from the Gutwein Liberal Government on the safety and preparedness of schools as the threat of COVID-19 remains. Shadow Education Minister Josh Willie said the silence from the government and Minister Sarah Courtney since Labor raised the crucial issue of how the risk of COVID […]

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  3. Yesterday’s announcement of a firm plan for the reopening of Tasmania’s borders provides welcome certainty to those impacted by border closures including Tasmanians separated from loved ones and our hospitality and tourism industries.  Shadow Health Minister Anita Dow said yesterday’s announcement will raise many questions for Tasmanians as we look to reopen and live with […]

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  4. The Gutwein Liberal Government’s determined, ideological attack on TasTAFE will result in a loss of structured, high quality training and higher costs for students. Shadow TAFE Minister Josh Willie said the government’s so-called TAFE reforms were in reality an attempt to dismantle it and turn it into a budget-version of Tasmania’s key public training institution. […]

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  5. If the Liberal Government was serious about worker safety and supporting industry they would dump their flawed anti-protest laws and start again. Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations Sarah Lovell said Labor had opposed every iteration of the bill and opposed the draft legislation. “Labor is committed to supporting Tasmanian workers and not playing politics,” Ms […]

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  6. Southern Tasmania’s recent COVID lockdown has shown the community is prepared to band together to keep one another safe. To repay this goodwill, now is the time for the Premier to provide transparency in the investigation into how a breach of hotel quarantine was allowed to happen. Labor Leader Rebecca White said Tasmanians right across […]

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  7. Premier Peter Gutwein needs to give Tasmanians a guarantee that investigations into a breach of hotel quarantine will be thorough and the findings will be made public. Shadow Minister for Police Michelle O’Byrne said important questions about how a COVID positive man was able to depart Melbourne for Hobart and then walk out of hotel […]

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  8. Health Minister Jeremy Rockliff  must outline for Tasmanians what he has done to ensure the state’s hospitals are prepared for a potentially wider outbreak of COVID-19 and if he has finally demanded more help from Canberra. Shadow Health Minister Anita Dow said Mr Rockliff needed to assure Tasmanians he was actively lobbying Scott Morrison for […]

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  9. Important questions about how a COVID positive man was able to depart Melbourne for Hobart and then walk out of hotel quarantine need to be addressed so it cannot happen again. Shadow Treasurer Shane Broad said Tasmanians who had been forced into lockdown as a result of the breach wanted travel arrangements urgently reviewed and […]

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  10. There has never been a more important time for the Liberal Government to prioritise its response to the housing crisis and homelessness as Tasmanians deal with the latest COVID lockdown. Shadow Housing Minister Ella Haddad said hundreds of Tasmanians who were homeless or at risk of homelessness needed urgent assistance while the risk of COVID […]

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