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  1. Education Minister Sarah Courtney is on holidays while Tasmanian parents, students and teaching staff face the uncertainty of COVID entering schools with no plan from the Liberal Government. The Premier’s office has today confirmed Ms Courtney is on annual leave just three weeks from the school year starting while families and staff scramble to get […]

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  2. With the start of the new school year just 21 days away the Gutwein Government and Minister Sarah Courtney are running out of time to come clean with teachers, parents and students on what critical COVID safety measures they have implemented. Shadow Education Minister Josh Willie said Ms Courtney needs to urgently address crucial questions […]

    The post How many Rapid Antigen Tests will government provide teachers and students? appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  3. Housing Minister Michael Ferguson’s lack of understanding of the housing crisis gripping Tasmania grows clearer with each media opportunity he jumps at. Shadow Housing Minister Ella Haddad said while the Minister smiles in front of the cameras announcing drop in the ocean “fixes” to the housing crisis, thousands of Tasmanians are waiting in housing limbo. […]

    The post Ferguson’s housing solutions not far enough appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  4. Premier Peter Gutwein and his Health Minister Jeremy Rockliff need to immediately step up and explain how the people of the North West, West Coast and King Island will continue to access health care services because their government has failed to plan for a severe shortage of health professionals at the North West Regional Hospital.  […]

    The post Staffing crisis at North West Regional demands immediate government fix appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  5. With the Gutwein Government finally listening to the concerns of the community about the Leith overpass project, members of the Burnie community have every right to ask what this change of heart will mean for the government’s plan to move the Burnie Court.  Shadow Minister for Local Government and Planning Anita Dow said if the […]

    The post Community concerns over Burnie Court move are clear appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  6. The Gutwein Government has demonstrated a complete lack of understanding of the challenges and impacts facing small business. Shadow Minister for Small Business Janie Finlay said the impacts of COVID would continue to be felt after January 14 as operators continued to navigate a downturn in business and loss of staff. “The government has not […]

    The post Gutwein’s complete lack of understanding of small business clear in COVID package appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  7. Four weeks after he opened the Tasmanian border to COVID, Premier Peter Gutwein has failed to staff or open the promised COVID Community Case Management Facility in Burnie. Shadow Health Minister Anita Dow said the facility located at Wellers Inn was still not operational and the Liberal Government was still looking for health professionals to […]

    The post Massive betrayal of the North West with failure of COVID preparation appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  8. It’s time for the government to put an end to its cruel plan to bulldoze homes on Hobart’s Southern Outlet. Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad said the government had backflipped on its plan to demolish homes in Leith and should now do the same in Dynnyrne. “It is quite incredible that despite such community […]

    The post Time to stop cruel fifth lane plan appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  9. One of the most important responsibilities a government has is ensuring children are safe and well, however there continues to be conflicting information provided to early childhood education and care centres about how to be COVID safe. Labor Leader Rebecca White said parents across Tasmania are rightly concerned for their children’s health and wellbeing as […]

    The post Clear information needed to keep children safe and well appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  10. Hard work and people power have prevailed in Leith with the government backflipping on its original design for the Leith overpass. Labor Member for Braddon Anita Dow said the community had put a lot of effort in to achieve this outcome. “Today’s announcement is a win for the Leith community and I congratulate them on […]

    The post People power prevails in Leith appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

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