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  1. Key industry representatives disappointed the budget has little focus on ICT A statewide strategic plan for the  ICT sector is required IAC praises Labor’s focus for future ICT growth Key industry representatives say the Liberal’s State Budget fails to properly invest in the Information and Communication Technologies sector. Labor’s Innovation, Information and Communication Technologies Industry […]

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  2. Thousands of Tasmanians are stuck on crucial waiting lists, Budget Estimates Questions on Notice reveal. Shadow Health Minister Sarah Lovell said the truth of the health crisis was laid out in black and white in Michael Ferguson’s answers. “There are thousands of Tasmanians on neurology and gynaecology outpatient waiting lists,” Ms Lovell said. “Concurrently there […]

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  3. Mental health patients languishing for days in ED Excessive wait times resulting in self harm and suicide Patients stuck on RHH ramp for almost 10,000 hours Mental health patients are languishing for more than seven days in Tasmanian emergency departments and while waiting for a bed they psychologically deteriorate, self harm and attempt suicide. Responding […]

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  4. The Minority Liberal Government’s housing and homelessness crisis talks today must result in action for Tasmanians at risk of homelessness. Shadow Housing Minister Alison Standen said Tasmanians were sick of talkfests and wanted some real outcomes from today’s meeting that would be put in place immediately. “Labor always stands ready to put forward constructive ideas but […]

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  5. Human Services Minister Roger Jaensch needs to put the safety of Tasmanian children ahead of protecting his own job. After sustained questioning in Parliament where Minister Jaensch refused to provide answers about serious incidents involving children because he either didn’t know the details or was deliberately misleading the Parliament, Mr Jaensch finally revealed to the […]

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  6. The Liberal Minority Government needs to get serious about reversing Tasmania’s jobs emergency. Tasmania’s unemployment rate is now firmly entrenched as the worst in the nation at 6.6 per cent, with the unemployment rate for women up to 7.2 per cent and 600 full time jobs lost in the past month. Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon […]

    The post Nation’s worst unemployment rate, more jobs gone under Gutwein appeared first on Tasmanian Labor.

  7. Tasmania’s Parliament should have sat for an additional day to implement an urgent response to the housing and homelessness crisis. Leader of Opposition Business David O’Byrne said it is an insult for homeless Tasmanians that the minority Liberal Government did not want to show up for work tomorrow to do their job. Labor attempted to […]

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  8. Debate gagged to protect Jaensch from censure motion Minority Liberal Government desperate to avoid testing its numbers Roger Jaensch can’t run from scrutiny forever The Minority Liberal Government has gagged debate in the Parliament to protect its failing Housing Minister from a censure motion. For the second time today, a member of the desperate and […]

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  9. Sue Hickey joins calls for embattled Ferguson to go Minority Liberal Government desperate to avoid testing its numbers Michael Ferguson can’t run from scrutiny forever The Minority Liberal Government has gagged debate in the Parliament to protect its embattled Health Minister from a vote of no confidence. Liberal Member for Clark Sue Hickey has declared […]

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  10. Minister Ferguson misleading Tasmanians about adolescent mental health Young people suffer while the Minister fails to act Minister must set the record straight Health Minister Michael Ferguson is failing vulnerable young people by blatantly misleading Tasmanians about the development of so called ‘dedicated’ adolescent mental health units in Launceston and Hobart. In a Media Release […]

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