FOUND: AGED CARE ROADMAP

Labor welcomes the discovery of the Aged Care Roadmap, slipped under the office doors of Labor’s spokespeople last night. Continue reading

BASS LEFT DEFENCELESS

Senator Helen Polley has called on Andrew Nikolic to stand up for Bass after the Turnbull Government announced it would build patrol boats in Western Australia and South Australia. Continue reading

SENATE HEARING INTO ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE HEADS TO HOBART

Labor Senator for Tasmania, Helen Polley will question key energy and infrastructure organisations as well as individual witnesses at the Senate Select Committee into the Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures hearing in Hobart tomorrow. Continue reading

TURNBULL’S NBN AN ANCHOR AROUND HIS NECK

Two more leaked NBN documents show that Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate NBN is a sinking ship and is pulling its captain down with it. Continue reading

THREE AMIGOS FAILING TASMANIAN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

New figures this week show that Tasmania’s healthcare system will be $2.7 billion worse off over the next decade. Continue reading

LOST: ONE AGED CARE ROADMAP

35.3080° S, 149.1250° E These are the likely coordinates of the Aged Care Roadmap, which Sussan Ley appears to have either lost or forgotten about. Continue reading

TURNBULL “TOO BUSY” TO DELIVER ECONOMIC PLAN

In Senate Question Time today Senator Brandis said that the Prime Minister was too busy with ‘other things’ to outline his economic plan. Continue reading

MALCOLM’S MINISTRY TWO POINT OH?

Yesterday the revolving doors of Malcolm Turnbull’s ministry saw Assistant Minister for Health, Ken Wyatt add Assistant Minister for Aged Care to his list of duties. Continue reading

GOVERNMENT TO “OUTSOURCE” LEADERSHIP ON AGED CARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

The Turnbull Government will “outsource” its leadership functions, having walked away from a promise made over 500 days ago to develop an aged care workforce strategy. Continue reading

NSW CORONER RECOMMENDS BABY SAFE HAVENS

An inquest into the death of baby Lily Grace who was discovered at Maroubra Beach in 2014 has called for the introduction of baby safe havens and laws in NSW. Senator Helen Polley is calling on the NSW Government to implement the recommendations made yesterday by NSW Coroner Hugh Dillon. Continue reading