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  1. Cut and paste of Labor’s Ag Kickstarter policy Agriskills Entry Program welcome news Agriculture industry to benefit with new skilled workers Labor welcomes the government’s announcement of a new subsidised training program for the state’s agriculture sector. Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Water Shane Broad said the Agriskills Entry Program is a cut […]

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  2. So much for construction blitz Infrastructure spending down $200million Government holding back much-needed support There is nothing to celebrate in today’s Budget update. Shadow Treasurer David O’Byrne said comparing today’s results to the assumptions contained in the May Economic and Fiscal Update gave a false illusion of Budget improvement. “Treasury warned in May that the […]

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  3. Clear scrutiny needed of government processes Review only as strong as the evidence provided Recommendations need to be applicable statewide The North West COVID-19 Outbreak Independent Review seeks answers to critical questions about the state’s preparedness and response, including access to PPE, staff training and hospital resourcing. Shadow Minister for Health Sarah Lovell said the […]

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  4. Job security for workers welcomed by the community Local businesses must benefit from investment Huge task remains for government to create new jobs post COVID-19 Labor welcomes today’s announcement that all 250 jobs at TEMCO’s Bell Bay smelter will be secured by its new buyer. Labor Member for Bass Michelle O’Byrne said this puts an […]

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  5. Proposal has exciting potential Labor’s Recovery Package supports Burnie Port Commitment needed from government Tasmanian Labor has welcomed an updated TasPorts proposal for Burnie Port. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Shane Broad said the proposal would lead to a much improved port and a brighter future for the region. “Labor has long argued that increasing the […]

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  6. Encouraging jobs data, but not all good news and still too many Tasmanians are out of work Government must prioritise Tasmanian jobs Labor’s Recovery Package includes a plan to get Tasmanians back into jobs Jobs data out today is some respite for Tasmania in the midst of hard economic times, but there’s a long road […]

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  7. Training and skills the pathway for economic recovery from COVID TAFE system languishing due to funding cuts Government should adopt Labor’s Free TAFE policy National TAFE day has highlighted the need for further investment into TAFE courses to strengthen the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Shadow Minister for TAFE, University and Skills Michelle O’Byrne […]

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  8. Passionate meeting votes to set up community sale yard Labor backs industry solution Government fails to support red meat industry Labor has backed the decision of a passionate community meeting last night to set up an independent sale yard on the North West coast. Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Shane Broad said farmers, butchers and […]

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  9. Taskforce a delaying tactic by government Raises more questions than it answers Industry needs certainty, not a think tank The state government has confirmed today that Tasmania will not see new Spirit of Tasmania ships until 2028. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Shane Broad said establishment of a taskforce for getting the new ships is a […]

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  10. Gutwein hiding behind State Controller Tasmanian jobs and public health must be priority ‘Essential’ worker process needs overhaul Peter Gutwein must stop using the State Controller as a human shield and take responsibility for the essential worker process. Shadow Minister for Building and Construction Jen Butler said the Premier’s comments this afternoon show a man […]

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