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Friday wrap: The last 7 days at a glance


Biosecurity Members will start banning overtime next week. Read the CPSU media release here and the ABC article here.

Tom Lynch told the ABC’s Leon Compton about the crisis in Biosecurity and the wider public sector. Listen below:

Meanwhile, a former Biosecurity Tas worker told the same presenter that she found 20 German cockroaches in boxes that entered Tasmania only this Wednesday. This comes after Norwegian salmon made its way into the state in recent months.


Child Protection

The campaign billboard went live on the Brooker Highway in Hobart this morning. The billboard highlights the need for more people in our Children and Youth Services to protect our children and support our families. See what the ad looks like in the image below (click on the image to enlarge).

Child Protection email sig image - Nov 2015

The CPSU’s Tom Lynch also told the Examiner newspaper this week that recent high caseload figures that were uncovered with an RTI request were worrying and only highlighted Child Protection Crisis.

Read the article below here.



Opposition parties again raised concerns about the privatisation of Pathology in our state – an important service to the public. In 2013-14 lobby group Pathology Australia donated $27, 500 to the Tasmanian Liberal Party, with pathology services Sonic Healthcare and Healthscope giving $36,500 and $13,260.

Read the article below (click on the image to enlarge).


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