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  1. Government shifts blame for its failure to protect Tasmanian children High rates of assault and self-harm in youth detention Rate of repeat offending doubles There has been a nearly fourfold increase in the level of assault and self-harm incidents reported among troubled young people detained in the state’s youth justice system in the past year. […]

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  2. Tasmanian children waiting too long for response and support Beyond belief that Human Services Minister comfortable with disturbing data Government has failed over seven years to make child safety a priority Increasing numbers of Tasmanian children are being failed by an unresponsive Gutwein Liberal Government which is taking up to a month to even begin […]

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  3. Hallmark secrecy once again on display over serious incident Shelton must give assurances secrecy will not lead to cover up Allegations of unacceptable behaviour must be thoroughly investigated After refusing to brief the Labor Opposition on serious allegations of police strip searching a teenage girl and placing her in an adult prison cell, Police Minister […]

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  4. Community confirms contractor called wrong council and after the fact Findings of investigation must be made public Communities must be given assurances that safety will always come first An investigation into a Broadmarsh fire sparked by a subcontract to TasNetworks irresponsible use of explosives needs to be made public so communities can be assured similar […]

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  5. Deloitte report says removal of JobKeeper “pear shaped” for Tasmania TCCI and Labor calling on the government to outline a plan for the economy Gutwein should be lobbying his federal colleagues Premier Peter Gutwein needs to be lobbying his Canberra colleagues to abandon their plan to withdraw Coronavirus stimulus packages as a Deloitte Access Economics […]

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  6. Liberal Government must extend rental protections Families facing homelessness Needs of tenants and landlords cannot be ignored The Government must extend private rental protections to ensure families impacted by COVID-19 have a roof over their head. Shadow Housing Minister Alison Standen MP said the Government had failed to address the deepening housing crisis and must […]

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  7. Children in need of a case worker jumps from 71 to 157 Case workers not allocated within priority timeframes Government must ensure these kids are safe Shocking data released today by the Liberal Government has shown the stark reality of child safety in Tasmania. Shadow Minister for Child Safety Josh Willie said the Human Services […]

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  8. ·       Another 470-plus Tasmanians join the elective surgery waiting list ·        Number of Tasmanians waiting to see a dentist grows by almost 900 ·        Health crisis not getting any better under Minister Courtney – only getting worse More Tasmanians are waiting untenable periods for elective surgery and to see a dentist as the state’s health crisis continues to […]

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  9. Now almost 3,600 families looking for shelter Families still waiting for more than a year in hope of a home Jaensch thoroughly failing Tasmanians most in need Data finally released by the Gutwein Government today shows the public housing waiting list has blown out by more than 220 as families continue to receive no help […]

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  10. Government cannot sweep serious incident under the carpet Labor backs CEPU and UFUA calls for independent investigation Government cannot sit on its hands Tasmanian Labor backs calls for an independent investigation into the TasNetworks bushfire bungle that occurred on Monday. Shadow Energy Minister David O’Byrne said the sole responsibility to investigate a fire sparked by […]

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