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

LABOR WELCOMES GREATER CHOICE FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS

Today Labor welcomes the commencement of the next stage of reforms in the delivery of home care for older Australians. Continue reading

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND ELECTIVE SURGERY WAIT TIMES BLOW OUT UNDER TURNBULL

The growing crisis in Tasmania’s public hospitals under the Turnbull and Hodgman Liberal Governments is reflected in the release of the Australian Medical Association’s Hospital Report Card 2017.   Continue reading

DEMENTIA REPORT DEMANDS ACTION

The release of a new report, The Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 by Alzheimer’s Australia, should be a wakeup call to Malcolm Turnbull. Continue reading

MALCOLM TURNBULL'S "FLYING" START TO THE YEAR

2017 has begun for Malcolm Turnbull much the same as 2016 ended - with division, dysfunction, disappointment and no economic leadership in sight. Continue reading

TURNBULL MISSES CHANCE TO MAKE OLDER AUSTRALIANS A NATIONAL PRIORTY

Relegating the responsibility for ageing to the Outer Ministry is yet another sign that Malcolm Turnbull has no respect for older Australians.   Continue reading