Rebecca White MP | Labor Member for Lyons
Tasmania has worst donation disclosure laws in the country Liberals promised action; Peter Gutwein walks away Labor’s Bill aims to level the playing field Labor has taken action to clean up Tasmania’s political donations laws. Shadow Attorney-General and Labor Member for Clark Ella Haddad said Tasmania has the weakest laws in the country. “The progress-bar […]
Promised Hobart passenger rail service still no closer to reality $25 million committed by Federal Government but still no progress Government must make its intentions clear The Liberal Government must commit funds to make a start on its promised passenger rail service to Hobart’s northern suburbs, to reinvigorate the area and help in the COVID-19 […]
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Childcare fees will be reintroduced tomorrow Withdrawal of JobKeeper payments one week away Extended support to sector critical for COVID-19 recovery The childcare sector is set to take a massive blow with the reintroduction of childcare fees tomorrow, followed by an end to JobKeeper payments for childcare workers in a week. Labor MLC for Elwick, […]
Tourism and hospitality businesses need ongoing support Many were hoping for a travel bubble with safe states JobKeeper must be extended beyond September Peter Gutwein must guarantee ongoing support for the hospitality and tourism sector impacted by the decision to defer opening Tasmania’s borders. Labor Leader, Rebecca White, said there would be mixed feelings in […]
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New statistics show astonishing rise in crime in Tasmania Family violence requires urgent action Government must act to keep Tasmanians safe An astonishing rise in crime in Tasmania confirms the need for urgent action by the State Government. Shadow Police Minister, Jen Butler, said the latest crime statistics show the government is failing to keep […]
Labor provides submission on Terms of Reference of NW outbreak review Wider scrutiny needed of state’s preparedness and response Royal Commission needed to increase preparedness for future pandemic Labor has called for the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the independent inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak in the state’s North West to be widened to include […]
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AEU survey shows full impact of TAFE funding cuts Results echo concerns of Tasmanian staff Government must adopt Labor’s Free TAFE policy A once-in-a-decade survey of TAFE staff around Australia underlines the need for an overhaul of the TAFE system to give Tasmanians a real pathway to skills and jobs. Shadow Minister for TAFE, University […]
State of emergency extension the right thing to do More clarity needed over review into quarantine exemptions Essential workers must be COVID tested Labor welcomes the Premier’s decision to extend Tasmania’s state of emergency until the end of August. Labor Leader, Rebecca White, said Tasmania needed to be on high alert given the concerning situation […]
Tamar’s beauty marred by pollution Priority works needed for outdated sewerage infrastructure Money committed, work needs to start The State and Federal governments must commit to improving the health of the Tamar River estuary by fast tracking funding to upgrade Launceston’s outdated sewerage treatment plants. Labor Leader Rebecca White said residents in Launceston and surrounding […]
Essential workers must be tested Community concerns growing Exemptions should be reviewed in light of increased risk Premier Peter Gutwein must take urgent steps to address serious shortfalls in his government’s exemption process for essential workers. Labor Leader Rebecca White said community concern is growing about workers being granted exemptions from quarantine, particularly in light […]
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