Rebecca White MP | Labor Member for Lyons
A 44-year-old educational institution which acts as an alternative to traditional schooling is in imminent danger of closing down after funding was slashed by the Rockliff-Ferguson Government. The Launceston-based Studentworks offers high school students industrial workshop programs and experience but the Education Department has flagged teaching positions will be withdrawn, government funding will cease effective […]
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The Rockliff-Ferguson government has completely botched the replacement of the Spirit of Tasmania vessels, with their delivery date blowing out yet again while Tasmanians canât even get on board the existing ferries. Before the 2018 election, the Liberals promised that the first of the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels would be delivered in 2021 and […]
The Rockliff-Ferguson Government and out-of-his-depth Energy Minister Guy Barnett need to come to the table today with their plan around Project Marinus and clarification about whether Tasmanian households will foot the $3.8 billion price tag. With the Australian Energy Market Operator today reporting the project must be built as quickly as possible, itâs time for […]
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The Rockliff-Ferguson government should extend the free flu vaccination program for another four weeks to ensure all Tasmanians have time to access the vaccinations and the health system isnât pushed even further to the brink. After remaining relatively free of the flu during two years of COVID restrictions, the threat returned this year after restrictions […]
Results of the 2021 Census have reaffirmed the need for urgent and meaningful action to address Tasmaniaâs housing crisis. The results show what many Tasmanians already know â a shortage of rental properties, and prohibitive increases in rental costs, especially when compared to average incomes. The number of unoccupied dwellings has dropped by more than […]
The Liberal Governmentâs headline initiative to improve student outcomes in the crucial final years of schooling is failing to live up to its promise, with attendance figures at alarming levels for the first term of 2022. New government data shows the extension school plan to deliver Year 11 and 12 to all Tasmanian public high […]
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Too many Tasmanian children remain at risk without the immediate intervention or care of child safety officers in a system that remains unacceptably under-resourced. Data released by the government shows this month there are 56 children in what the government refers to as âactive transitionâ â reported as being at potential risk but not allocated […]
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Tasmanians are rightly concerned by skyrocketing power bills with households facing an 11.88% increase in their power bills, which is an average of $227 a year. The Tasmanian Labor Party introduced a bill to parliament to cap prices at 2.5%. The Rockliff-Ferguson Liberal Government declined and even went so far as to shut down debate […]
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The cost has blown out to almost $4 billion, but we still donât know who will pay for Project Marinus. Hapless Energy Minister, Guy Barnett, is spending $245 million and at least eight years just to get the project to investment decision. Clinging to anything remotely positive, this week the Minister Barnett has resorted to […]
The Rockliff-Ferguson government needs to get its priorities right and start investing properly in Tasmaniaâs health system and supporting our nurses, midwives and other health workers. Attending todayâs ANMF Annual Delegates Conference with Labor Leader Rebecca White reinforced the huge toll overwork and under-resourcing in our public hospitals is taking on our valued health workers. […]