WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION ADOPTS CLEAR ACTION ON DEMENTIA

Labor welcomes the adoption of the Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017-2025 overnight at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in Geneva. Continue reading

BASS CAN'T AFFORD TO KEEP KICKING THE CAN ON THE TAMAR RIVER

Malcolm Turnbull’s 2017 Federal Budget was a massive disappointment for the people of Bass and a healthy Tamar River. Continue reading

TRIBUTE TO DAVID LLEWELLYN

Today I pay tribute to the political career of The Honourable David Llewellyn, my long serving colleague, who has announced his retirement. Continue reading

POLICY FREE ZONE LEAVES OLDER AUSTRALIANS BEHIND

The Turnbull Government has missed a crucial opportunity to address the challenges of an ageing population – instead backing big business and the well-off.   Continue reading

SENATE INQUIRY WILL HOLD TASMANIAN LIBERALS TO ACCOUNT

Tomorrow’s Senate Inquiry hearing at the Tamar Valley Centre in Launceston will hear statements from members of the community who will reinforce what a disaster Malcolm Turnbull’s bungled robo-debt system has been for vulnerable Tasmanians. Continue reading

LIBERAL SENATOR’S FAIL TO BACK TAFE, YOUNG TASMANIANS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Mr Turnbull visited Launceston on Thursday but had nothing to say about how his Liberal Government is undermining TasTafe and recklessly impeding jobs in Tasmania. Continue reading

TECHNOLOGY SECTOR BACKS TAFE: WHY WON’T THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT?

The Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Husic was in Hobart today with Senator Helen Polley to speak to the IT sector about how Turnbull Government cuts to TAFE impact on local jobs. Continue reading

TURNBULL PORK BARRELLING ON SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MARITIME TECHNICAL COLLEGE

The Turnbull Governments decision to spend $25 million to establish the Australian Maritime Technical College in South Australia is nothing more than a politically motivated attempt to secure Government seats.   Continue reading

AGED CARE WORKERS PENALTY RATES UNDER THREAT

New information showing that cuts to penalty rates could spread to other industries has given legs to concerns from those working in the aged care sector.   Continue reading

COMMUNITY LEFT IN DARK OVER HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES CUT

During Senate Estimates this week Government Officials were unable to outline the community consultation undertaken prior to the discontinuation of preventative health services in Kentish, Meander Valley, Tasman and Southern Midland municipalities last December.   Continue reading