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  1. Teacher recruitment welcome, but will we get what we need? Government has no idea who’s on the books and hasn’t released a workforce audit Kids lose out without specialist teachers Recruitment of additional teachers for the Tasmanian education system is welcome, but an opportunity has been missed to secure the subject specialisations needed to improve […]

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  2. Port upgrade vital to growing Tasmania’s economy Paid for by funds earmarked for rail network safety upgrades Michael Ferguson robbing Peter to pay Paul Tasmanians have been dudded by the state and federal governments over the redevelopment of the Burnie port. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Shane Broad said Tasmanian Labor welcomes progress on the ship […]

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  3. Essential worker exemption process doesn’t add up Interstate workers flown in when skills available locally Government doesn’t have a plan to protect Tasmanian jobs Labor is calling on the government to step up and take responsibility for the exemption process allowing interstate workers to enter the state to do jobs that could be done by […]

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  4. Labor’s RTI request raises questions about essential worker definition Interstate workers flown in for jobs easily filled by Tasmanians Government needs to explain its essential worker process Documents released under a Right to Information request by Labor has revealed concerning details about the types of interstate workers given quarantine exemptions, including skills readily available in […]

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  5. Government continues to fail Bruny Island commuters Ferry terminals upgrade shows failure of service tender process No more taxpayer funds should be wasted to cover for dodgy process The State Government continues to fail Bruny Island commuters with more taxpayer money being spent on ferry infrastructure and a lack of effective action to fix ongoing […]

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  6. It’s crucial all essential workers are tested for COVID-19 Essential workers need to quarantine while waiting for test results All arrivals from Victoria and other hotspots must also be tested Labor Leader Rebecca White is calling on the Government to introduce mandatory testing of all essential workers coming into the state who are granted an […]

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  7. Border announcement understandable under the circumstances Public Health advice remains paramount Continued support for small business is vital Today’s announcement to keep Tasmania’s borders closed until at least the end of the month is understandable given the alarming situation unfolding intestate. Labor Leader Rebecca White said she respects the public health advice and the desire […]

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  8. HASI pilot program progressing quickly Lack of long-term plan by government Permanent program funding commitment needed Tasmanians living with mental illness being supported by the government’s HASI pilot program deserve answers about their long-term future. Shadow Minister for Mental Health Sarah Lovell said as the HASI pilot trial progressed, the government was yet to announce […]

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  9. Tasmania’s housing crisis more evident than ever Desperate need for more affordable housing Government needs to adopt Labor’s Housing Works policy The Government needs to work harder to address the state’s housing crisis and help the 1,600 Tasmanians who are homeless on any given night. Shadow Minister for Housing Alison Standen said the state’s housing […]

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  10. All early learners deserve support, government fails to deliver Widespread support for early learning State Government should take leadership role on early education and care Labor is again calling for a faster rollout of the government’s Working Together early learning program to provide additional support to children, families and the childcare sector. Shadow Education and […]

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