All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

Friday wrap: The last 7 days at a glance

Community Corrections

The CPSU’s Tom Lynch questioned if the government was looking at privatising parts of the justice system. He said every aspect of our justice system was core public sector work. “It should be done to make Tasmania safe, and to implement justice, it shouldn’t be done for profit.”

Read more here .



Will Hodgman’s government is cutting TasTAFE, which is building skills and opportunities for Tasmanians. Meanwhile the government is awarding private companies and interstate providers.

Read more here.

TAFE (2)

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. Not even one third of flights into the state inspected with a detector dog between July and mid-September this year. “There is no wonder our agricultural industries are up in arms because this Minister is placing their livelihoods and investments at risk,” CPSU General Secretary Tom Lynch said.

Read more here.

Child Protection Crisis

The Premier admits that Child Protection is in Tasmania is indeed in crisis.

There aren’t enough people working in Child Protection to support our families and protect our children.

Listen to the CPSU’s Tom Lynch below.

Read more here and here.

hands Our courts

A Correctional Officer had to undergo facial surgery after an incident in a Hobart court room this week. The public sector union said it was unacceptable that workers were exposed to the risk of violence while going about their normal business in the justice system. Read the whole article below (click to enlarge).


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