LABOR’S NBN SATELLITES WILL BRING BROADBAND RELIEF TO TASMANIA

The Abbott Government has given the green light for the first of Labor’s two NBN satellites to be launched into orbit on 1 October 2015. Continue reading

BABY DEATH TRAGEDY COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED

Senator Helen Polley has again questioned why every state and territory across the country does not have Baby Safe Havens after it was heard in the Victorian Supreme Court that a teen mother has been charged with killing and abandoning her baby. Continue reading

Sensis e-Business Report 2015

A report released today highlights a growing need for businesses to be digitally and technologically literate in order to thrive in a digital economy. Continue reading

Abbott Government continues to ignore calls for aged care workforce strategy

Joint media release with the Hon. Shayne Neumann, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Shadow Minister for Ageing, Member for Blair. Yesterday the Federal Labor Tasmanian Taskforce met with key stakeholders and experts in aged care to discuss the issues facing Tasmania’s ageing population. Continue reading

Labor's Tasmania Taskforce aged care consultation

Joint media release with the Hon. Shayne Neumann, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Shadow Minister for Ageing, Member for Blair. Federal Labor’s Tasmanian Taskforce was in Launceston today to address the future of aged care and services in Tasmania. Continue reading

Another week passes but still no aged care workforce strategy

Another week has passed and there is still no sign of the aged care workforce strategy promised over 12 months ago. Continue reading

Still no aged care workforce strategy

Joint media release with the Hon. Shayne Neumann, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Shadow Minister for Ageing, Member for Blair. The aged care sector is still waiting for a workforce strategy from the Abbott Government.  Continue reading

No real plan for the digital economy

Senator Helen Polley today reiterated her call for the Abbott Government to initiate a nationwide rollout of Fibre To the Premises (FTTP) NBN technology to ensure all Tasmanians can benefit from the technology. The call comes after NBN contractor Visionstream sacked 60 workers yesterday. Continue reading

What's on the chopping block for aged care?

Joint media release with the Hon. Shayne Neumann, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Shadow Minister for Ageing, Member for Blair. A $40 million cut to aged care workforce measures takes effect today, but there is no word from the Abbott Government on what has been cut. Continue reading

Abbott Government fails to launch on aged care

Joint media release with the Hon. Shayne Neumann, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Shadow Minister for Ageing, Member for Blair. The Abbott Government’s disinterest and lack of leadership have put Labor’s historic aged care reform program at risk. Continue reading