INDEPENDENT AGED CARE REVIEW MUST BE INDEPENDENT AND CONSIDER FUNDING

Labor welcomes the appointment of David Tune AO PSM to lead the independent review of aged care required as part of Labor’s Living Longer Living Better aged care package. Continue reading

BACKPACKER TAX DECISION COULD DAMAGE BRAND TASMANIA

The Turnbull Government must scrap the backpackers tax because it will not only devastate our agriculture and tourism sectors it will irrevocably damage our Tasmanian brand. Continue reading

STEP IT UP ON WORLD ALZHEIMER’S DAY

Labor is marking World Alzheimer’s Day by calling on Malcolm Turnbull to make dementia a priority and invest in dementia care and dementia-friendly communities. Continue reading

LABOR BACKS A DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY NATION

Labor welcomes the start of Dementia Awareness Month, and calls on the Turnbull Liberal Government to show leadership in creating a dementia-friendly nation. Continue reading

LABOR WILL FIGHT TURNBULL'S GST PLAN AND PROTECT TASMANIA

Tasmanians are rightly concerned that Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to change the GST carve up to benefit Western Australia will cost Tasmania tens of millions of dollars in GST revenue which fund Tasmanian hospitals and schools. Continue reading

MINISTER LEY MUST DELIVER TRANSPARENCY AROUND AGED CARE FUNDING

The Turnbull Liberal Government must release all economic modelling on its 2016 Budget decision to slash $1.2 billion from the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). Continue reading

SHADOW MINISTRY APPOINTMENT

It is very exciting and an honour, to have been given the opportunity to serve as the Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader (Tasmania). Continue reading

SENATOR POLLEY RENEWS CALLS FOR BABY SAFE HAVENS

Yesterday’s sentencing of the mum in Quakers Hill who left her new baby boy in a roadside drain in 2014 has prompted Senator Helen Polley to renew her calls for introduction of Baby Safe Havens. Continue reading

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST WORK WITH LABOR TO PROTECT PENALTY RATES

Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley is calling on the Turnbull Government and the Tasmanian Liberal’s to take up Labor’s offer to work in a bipartisan way to protect the wages of thousands of weekend workers. Continue reading

AGEING OVERLOOKED - AGAIN

Australia could become no country for older people, following Malcolm Turnbull’s complete neglect of ageing and longevity issues in his “new look” Ministry. Continue reading