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  1. Source of health worker’s infection unknown Tasmania must act as though community transmission has occurred Childcare sector needs planned and supported shutdown Labor has called on Peter Gutwein to act immediately to put the state into full lockdown. Labor Leader Rebecca White said the diagnosis of a Tasmanian health worker with COVID-19 means the time […]

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  2. Stimulus and support are not halting massive job losses Government can and must act to protect workers and businesses Many viable Tasmanian businesses may never reopen The Labor Party has repeated its call for the introduction of a wage subsidy to keep people in jobs across Australia during the COVID-19 crisis. Labor Leader Rebecca White […]

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  3. Serious holes in Tasmania’s biosecurity measures Interstate travellers putting Tasmanians at risk More sailings needed to get people off the island Concerns about the number of people still entering Tasmania on the Spirit of Tasmania ferries highlight the need for a broader lock down of non-essential services. Labor Leader Rebecca White said Tasmania’s tough border […]

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  4. Labor welcomes moratorium on evictions Bill passed today means Tasmanians will be safe where they are living during COVID-19 emergency Action shows benefits of working together Labor applauds initiatives announced today to protect Tasmanians from eviction during the COVID-19 crisis. Labor Leader Rebecca White said the Bill passed today by the Parliament will help ease […]

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  5. Reports of interstate vehicles still entering the state Reports of TT-Line price gouging for changes to bookings No space until mid-April for people trying to comply with order to exit Peter Gutwein must intervene to ensure TT-Line works in the best interests of Tasmania and does all it can to keep our borders strong. Labor […]

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  6. Stimulus and support provide welcome relief, but more will be needed Federal government must speed up delivery of support and expand it Tasmanians must work together to slow the spread of the virus The Labor Party commends the Premier for the measures announced today in response to the evolving COVID-19 crisis. Labor Leader Rebecca White […]

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  7. Support package urgently needed to underpin stronger public health responses Schools and non-essential services must close Australia should adopt wage subsidy scheme to protect workers Greater urgency is needed in the rollout of support packages to people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, to underpin a stronger public health response in Tasmania. Labor Leader Rebecca White […]

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  8. Government has a duty of care to keep all Tasmanians safe, including inmates and staff Courts and tribunals must defer appropriate, non-urgent cases Technology must be used in the wider justice system The operation of Tasmania’s prison and court systems must be reviewed in light of coronavirus risks. Shadow Corrections Minister Ella Haddad said other […]

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  9. Government should provide financial support to councils to give relief to ratepayers Rates relief must not come at the expense of local government jobs Local government has vital role to play during COVID-19 crisis The Labor party has called on the government to make sure that no one in the public sector loses their job […]

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  10. All Tasmanians showing symptoms should be tested Premier must heed warnings of World Health Organization Tasmania needs more test kits and ventilators Labor is calling on the Premier to urgently increase the number of Tasmanians being tested for COVID-19. Labor Leader Rebecca White said all Tasmanians showing symptoms of the virus should be tested. “Tasmania […]

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