Media releases

PEOPLE’S INQUIRY INTO PRIVATISATION LAUNCHES

THE  impact on ordinary Australians of privatising essential public assets and services will be examined in a People’s Inquiry launched by Public Services International (PSI) today. The People’s Inquiry into Privatisation will examine in detail community concerns, including those recently raised by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims, that selling off assets […]

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WILL’S BIG PAY DAY

Today, as a result of a process that has been entirely managed and presided over by Will Hodgman, he and all other Tasmanian politicians will receive salary increases of more than 10%. Despite all the crocodile tears and mock outrage our politicians will get increases most of them have described as being ‘out of step’ […]

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO TAKE INDUSTRIAL ACTION

HUNDREDS OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ACROSS TASMANIA ARE SET TO COMMENCE INDUSTRIAL ACTION FOLLOWING THEIR DUMPING FROM THE NEW TASMANIA HEALTH SERVICE EXECUTIVE. From next Tuesday Allied Health Professionals in the Tasmanian Health Service will commence industrial action after the new CEO of the THS refused to reconsider his decision not to have a specific […]

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THIS CHRISTMAS TASMANIAN CHILDREN NEED PROTECTION

TODAY Child Protection employees are giving voice to the hundreds of Tasmanian children who have been failed by an under resourced system in 2015. They are calling on Minister Petrusma to act now to protect and support children and families instead of waiting a further 3-5 years for a redesign process to be implemented. “Kids […]

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CHILD PROTECTION WORKERS TELL MINISTER – ‘CHILDREN ARE AT RISK’

Child Protection and Family Violence workers have written to Minister Petrusma telling her that her failure to properly resource them is putting children and clients at risk. 118 workers signed the letter to the Minister which represents over 75% of her operational workforce.  It includes members of the CPSU, HACSU and non-union members. “It’s time […]

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Biosecurity Tas: overtime ban will continue

CPSU members at Biosecurity Tasmania will continue their ban on overtime for another week as a result of Minister Rockliff doing absolutely nothing to address their concerns. “These workers have been telling the Minister for almost 6 months that they can’t continue to work excessive overtime to hold together the Biosecurity system but he has […]

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INDUSTRIAL ACTION BEGINS IN BIOSECURITY TASMANIA

FROM midnight on Monday 16 November Biosecurity Tasmania staff will be banning all overtime in a campaign to force the Hodgman government into properly funding this vital service. In July Biosecurity officers reported significant workload issues with 80% of them concerned that workload pressures had the potential to impact on their standard of work. Over […]

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RTI DATA PROVES MINISTER MISLED ON DETECTOR DOGS

Data on the number of flights into Tasmanian airports inspected by detector dog teams proves Minister Rockliff has mislead Tasmanians and is placing vital industries and our clean brand at risk. The data showed that in the months of July – Sept 2015 less than 1/3 of all flights into the state were inspected by […]

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BIOSECURITY TASMANIA WORK BANS BEGIN IN FOUR WEEKS

With less than 4 weeks until Biosecurity Tasmania (BT) staff impose work bans on overtime Minister Rockliff has done nothing to resolve the issues. On 10 September the CPSU advised the Minister and his Department they had until 16 November to resolve the resourcing crisis facing BT otherwise a ban would be placed on overtime. […]

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GOVERNMENT MUST STOP UNDERMINING THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION

TASMANIA’S main public sector union, the Community & Public Sector Union, supports the call by outgoing Integrity Commission chairman Murray Kellam for the Hodgman government to resource the integrity body so it is able to actively pursue wrongdoing in Tasmanian public life. “Tasmanian public sector workers support a strong, well-resourced and independent watchdog to ensure the […]

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