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Treasurer’s statement yesterday showed incompetence

YESTERDAY Treasurer Peter Gutwein made a statement to parliament. Effectively he said it was up to workers and unions to find a solution to his budget mess because the only plan he had was to sack more workers and cut more services. He again refused to meet or negotiate to find savings and stated any offer of wage restrain from public sector workers would be rejected if it came with conditions like actually protecting jobs.


It was a desperate, insulting performance from a Treasurer who is proving on a daily basis he is incapable of doing his job.


Public sector workers have always done the right thing and will continue to. We care about the services Tasmanians rely on and will not be goaded into industrial action by an incompetent Treasurer.


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