HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WAIT TIMES TO WORSEN

A report released today by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has revealed the Turnbull Liberal Government’s plans to slash further billions of dollars in health cuts. Continue reading

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT NBN POLICY A FARCE OF EPIC PROPORTION

Today Senator for Tasmania Helen Polley said that the Turnbull Liberal Government was delivering the worst public policy with its rollout of a second rate NBN to Tasmanians. Continue reading

TURNBULL: HARD ON AGED CARE; SOFT ON MULTINATIONALS

Malcolm Turnbull should be ashamed that his Liberal Government is taking the axe to aged care funding while going soft on making multinational companies pay their fair share of tax. Continue reading

TURNBULL STEPS UP ABBOTT’S ATTACK ON OLDER AUSTRALIANS

Malcolm Turnbull has stepped up Tony Abbott’s attack on older Australians, ripping further one billion dollars from aged care funding in today’s MYEFO. Continue reading

LIBERALS TAKE 18 MONTHS TO DELIVER A STOCKTAKE

One year, five months and 29 days. The Abbott/Turnbull Government has finally delivered stocktake of Government funded aged care workforce initiatives – and it only took 547 days! Continue reading

NO MORE CHILDISH GAMES, SAVE THESE JOBS MR NIKOLIC

Today Senator Helen Polley called on State and Federal Liberal Government’s to do everything within their power to work with Bradken Foundry to save 100 jobs at Youngtown in Launceston. Continue reading

DAY 539: WHERE IS THE AGED CARE WORKFORCE STOCKTAKE?

The last sitting day of the year is not ending very well for the Abbott/Turnbull Government - they are at each other’s throats, Mal Brough is hanging by a thread and we’re still waiting for the stocktake of Government funded aged care workforce initiatives promised over 18 months ago. Continue reading

MOTION FOR PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS REMEMBRANCE DAY PASSED

Following unanimous support, Senator Polley has successfully moved a motion through the Australian Senate for October 15 to be nationally declared as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Continue reading

NORTHERN HOSPICE PLAN MUST HAVE SUPPORT OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Today, Senator Helen Polley urged the Federal and State Liberal Government’s to start talking about a plan for a Northern Hospice instead of remaining silent. Continue reading

SENATOR POLLEY CALLS FOR NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR LOST BABIES

In a particularly moving speech last night Senator Polley called for October 15 to be nationally declared as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Continue reading