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  1. Potentially lethal weapons found in psychiatric units around Tasmania Lives being put at risk due to serious safety concerns Calls for help falling on deaf ears The lives of staff and patients at psychiatric units around Tasmania are being put at risk due to the Government’s failure to address serious safety concerns. Shadow Health Minister, […]

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  2. Employment rate remains above national average despite favourable conditions Participation rate continues to hold Tasmania back More needs to be done to match skills with shortages Despite favourable global and domestic economic conditions, Tasmania’s unemployment rate remains above the national average and the third worst in the country, Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon said today. “Tasmania […]

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  3. The misleading and potentially offensive use of the word “relationship” in child sexual offences contained in Tasmania’s Criminal Code should be removed and updated. Shadow Attorney-General Ella Haddad said the offence of “maintaining a sexual relationship with a young person” needed to be altered to “persistent sexual abuse of a child” to reflect the reality […]

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  4. Labor achieves significant win with Government supporting health crisis talks Fantastic outcome for Tasmanian health professionals and patients Labor expects invitations to roundtable forums soon Labor has achieved a major victory today with the passing of a motion calling for all sides of Parliament to work together to tackle Tasmania’s health crisis. Labor’s motion, which […]

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  5. Premier claims to have only found out on Sunday Hodgman needs to confirm date affair began Courtney should remove cloud by making full statement on scandal The Premier has placed himself at the centre of the Sarah Courtney affair scandal by claiming that he only found out on Sunday, but won’t admit to any knowledge […]

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  6. Courtney scandal must be trigger for overdue independent investigation Courtney tried to sweep Hiscutt concerns under the carpet – standing by evidence from Whittington Full investigation required going back to Courtney’s appointment in March The Liberal Government must finally launch a full independent investigation into allegations the Leader of Government Business, Leonie Hiscutt, used her […]

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  7. Spending of taxpayers’ money – including on trips – must be looked at Costs of secretary’s decision to work from Launceston must be scrutinised Hodgman running cover for undisciplined Liberal Ministry Head of Labor’s Spending Scrutiny Committee Jen Butler has demanded the Premier refer the potential misuse of taxpayer funds by former Minister Sarah Courtney […]

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  8. Anti-poverty week highlights a crisis in Tasmania An estimated 74 thousand Tasmanians living below the poverty line Government not doing enough to help struggling Tasmanians The Government needs to find some compassion and help Tasmanians living below the poverty line. Labor Member for Franklin, Alison Standen, said anti-poverty week highlighted the unacceptable number of Tasmanians […]

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  9. The Premier must reveal how much a recent royal visit cost Tasmanians The Government is out of touch and has its priorities wrong The Premier must come clean and reveal how much a recent royal visit cost Tasmanian taxpayers. Labor’s Spending Scrutiny Committee Chairwoman, Jen Butler, said the Premier had been secretive about the cost […]

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  10. Premier Hodgman has no option but to dismiss his Primary Industries Minister Sarah Courtney over her breach of the Ministerial Code of Conduct and reshuffle his Cabinet. Shadow Attorney-General Ella Haddad said the Ministerial Code of Conduct makes it quite clear that once there is a personal conflict of interest, it needs to be disclosed […]

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