HOME CARE SECRECY HURTING OLDER AUSTRALIANS

Vulnerable older Australians are being kept in the dark over access to vital aged care services. Continue reading

SEPTEMBER IS DEMENTIA AWARENESS MONTH

Labor welcomes the start of Dementia Awareness Month, which seeks to raise awareness of the second leading cause of death in Australia. Continue reading

we must do everything we can do raise awareness of dementia

Senator Polley renewed her call for better community awareness and understanding of dementia this morning at the launch of the ‘Dementia & Sensory Challenges – Dementia is about more than memory’ booklet. Continue reading

TASMANIANS DESERVE MORE ANSWERS AS TO WHY SUBPARTNERS NEGOTIATIONS HAVE BROKEN DOWN

Tasmanians have learnt today that uncertainty continues regarding an underwater data cable between Singapore and Tasmania as negotiations between a state government agent and SubPartners have broken down.   Continue reading

LAGGING INVESTMENT HURTS TASMANIAN DIGITAL ECONOMY AND JOBS

The growth of Tasmania’s digital economy is being held back by the combined inaction of Federal and State Liberal Governments. Continue reading

MALCOLM TURNBULL - WHERE IS THE AGED CARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TASKFORCE?

A vital taskforce to progress workforce development across the aged care sector has yet to be established even though the Turnbull Government signalled it would be operational by July. Continue reading

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT STILL DITHERING ON AGED CARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Tasmanian’s long term future is reliant on a well-funded IT (Information Technology) sector and an IT literate Tasmania. Continue reading

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Labor reaffirms our commitment to the rights of older people to live with dignity, free from all forms of abuse. Continue reading

STATE GOVERNMENTS BANNED FROM SENATE’S SCHOOLS FUNDING INQUIRY

Today unions, school representatives and parents will use the first Senate Inquiry Hearing into the Turnbull Government’s schools plan, to highlight the impact that the Turnbull Government’s cuts to school funding will have on students, teachers and parents. Continue reading

ONE MONTH UNTIL PENALTY RATES ARE CUT

Today marks one month until 700,000 of Australia’s lowest paid workers who work in hospitality, retail and pharmacy will have their penalty rates cut Continue reading