Rebecca White MP | Labor Member for Lyons
Net Debt to go beyond $1 billion $450 million worth of cuts Raid on TT line and other GBEs Key promised election infrastructure projects pushed out The Hodgman Government and Treasurer Peter Gutwein will plunge Tasmanian into more than $1 billion in net debt, attack essential services like health and education with $450 million in […]
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The Liberals’ plan for ferries on the Derwent is the latest in a series of half-baked election promises to sink without a trace. Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure David O’Byrne said the Hodgman Liberal Government is fumbling around in the dark and has no plan and no vision to improve infrastructure and public transport. […]
Liberals and Greens deny funding to disability providers Fears some organisations will be forced to close Liberals and Greens must now explain this heartless decision The Hodgman Liberal Government and the Greens have today failed vulnerable Tasmanians by voting to deny funding to 18 disability providers in Tasmania. Shadow Minister for Disability, Jo Siejka, said […]
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Jacquie Petrusma does not deserve Disability Services portfolio 18 disability providers face funding cuts Minister prepared to let them fall through the cracks Minister Jacquie Petrusma does not deserve to hold the Disability Services portfolio as it is clear she is incapable of standing up for vulnerable people. Shadow Minister for Disability, Jo Siejka, said […]
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The Liberals and Greens have teamed up to reduce scrutiny of Peter Gutwein’s Budget. The Liberal-Green alliance means that only one member of the Opposition can be a member of Estimates Committees – despite a precedent which covers 20 years that the Opposition gets two members. Leader of Opposition Business David O’Byrne said it was […]
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Government scrambling to find some good news for tomorrow’s budget Minister resorts to re-announcing funding commitments Concerns over when this money will be spent The Government is scrambling to find some positive news from tomorrow’s budget and has resorted to rehashing old announcements. Shadow Health Minister Sarah Lovell said the embattled Minister Michael Ferguson was […]
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I’m extremely honoured to have today been voted in as the President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. I made the decision to nominate for this important role after careful consideration and based on advice. I intend to treat the role with the dignity that it requires and deserves. From the outset I want to make […]
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Trade waste issues forcing small businesses to close Peter Gutwein ignores TasWater’s calls for assistance Promises to fix trade waste have been abandoned The Treasurer Peter Gutwein has walked away from his promises to prevent Tasmanian businesses from closing over expensive trade waste issues. In August 2017, the Treasurer said: “TasWater’s single-minded trade waste policy […]
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Jaensch and government have no answers to heartbreaking homeless stories Jaensch promises can’t be trusted Tasmanians trapped in housing and homelessness crisis not being heard Housing Minister Roger Jaensch and Premier Hodgman have coldly dismissed the reality of the state’s housing crisis by advising Tasmanians facing homelessness to contact a 1800 number. “Despite being confronted […]
· Minister Jaensch’s promises can’t be trusted · Tasmanians have heard this all before · We need real action, not broken promises Promises by Housing Minister Roger Jaensch to bring forward $40 million in the budget to build new homes in Tasmania can’t be trusted. Shadow Housing Minister, Alison Standen, said we have heard this […]
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