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Liberals to spend $757m on health

On the weekend the Tasmanian Liberal’s promised to spend $757m to employ 1332 more health workers, including 800 nurses and 158 doctors. In The Mercury on Tuesday independent health policy analyst Martyn Goddard said that this headline figure was probably inflated by including Commonwealth funding as its own, without acknowledging this. Mr Goddard said that […]


Labor commits to 20 extra Biosecurity Tas staff

Biosecurity Tasmania workers are the barrier between our export industries and pests and diseases. The recent discovery of the Queensland fruit fly is an example of how these workers are vital to our clean, green reputation in the international export market. However, we’ve seen cuts to this important public service over the last several years. […]


Liberals announce funding for mental health

Tasmanian Liberals promise that they’ll spend $95m on mental health, if they are able to form a majority government. This promise includes a unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital for adolescent patients. But in December last year plans for a new mental health unit were dumped after Minister Michael Ferguson failed to listen to health […]


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Jobs You Can Count On

  The services you deliver each day rely on jobs you can count on. Unions believe you deserve jobs that pay a decent wage,  are secure and allow you to live quality lives. This is what the Tasmanian unions Jobs You Can Count On campaign is all about. Unions Tasmania Secretary Jessica Munday: “Tasmanian Unions […]


Unlocking Public Sector Skills

RECRUITMENT & PROMOTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IS BROKEN IT TAKES months to fill a job, competent staff often lose the job they love when seeking reclassification and many of you work at a higher band every day for no additional pay. It’s time to change the rules so you’re supported to use your skills […]


Scrap the Cap

It’s time the Hodgman Government scrapped the cap and negotiated your next agreement in good faith – ie without a pre-determined wage outcome.


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