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Media Release: Not a Single Child Safety Officer Promised by Liberals

Despite the Hodgman government making around $2,500,000,000 of promises in the State election the Minister for Children, Jacquie Petrusma has failed to secure one cent to employ additional Child Safety Officers. The last figures seen in December 2017 showed there were 494 children reported at risk who did not have a dedicated Child Safety Officer […]

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Labor Mental Health commitments

Labor made the following commitments to mental health, if elected this weekend: • To increase the age for adolescent mental health care to 25; • To introduce Child and Adolescent Outreach Mental Health Teams in the North, South and North West; and to • ‘rebuild mental health services from the ground up’ Mental Health Services […]

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Cascade handout from Liberals

This week Premier Will Hodgman said a $1 million grant from the Office of the Coordinator-General was going towards the Carlton & United Breweries owned Cascade expansion in Hobart. Why are the Liberals propping up private industry when they aren’t even giving any additional works for our Child Safety Service? We all know CUBs record […]

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Child Safety Officer promise from Labor

Child Safety Officers protect Tasmanian children and support families but there aren’t enough of them. If elected, Labor has promised to employ an additional 20 Child Safety Officers. In December last year 494 children did not have a dedicated Child Safety Officer, due to understaffing. Currently the Liberals haven’t promised any additional positions in their […]

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Liberals promise 15 Rangers & Field Officers

THE Tasmanian Liberals announced that they’ll employ 15 more Rangers and Field Officers if they are elected on March 3. More than 15 Parks and Wildlife Rangers are needed because our Parks are Overloved and Underfunded. If the Liberals have promised to upgrade Parks infrastructure around the state, they’ll need more Field Officers and Rangers […]

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Ruling out cuts to services to fund election promises

After the last election we discovered that the Hodgman government intended to pay for additional positions they promised in the election by cutting other jobs.  At the Unions Tasmania ‘Jobs You Can Count On’ forum held in Hobart on 19 February a question was asked from the floor about whether the next government would cut […]

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Party responses: Scrap the Cap, service funding, privatisation and more.

IT’S THE  final week before the election and commitments from parties are dwindling. At the start of the election campaign we sent questions to the three major parties about their stance on a range of issues that are important to Members. We asked about their position on Scrapping the Wages Cap, funding the Services Tasmanians […]

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CPSU Members running on March 3: Adam Gore

I am Adam Gore, your new Labor candidate for Bass. Service is a big part of my life, I have served as a member of the Australian Defence Force for nearly two decades. I am a father of two and my wife is a teacher. Our Public Services have been underfunded and undermined. That is […]

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The Greens’ TasTAFE commitments

On Sunday the Tasmanian Greens promised to spend $20 million on TasTAFE. They would: Ensure 70 per cent of state government training contracts are awarded to TasTAFE as the public provider; Spend $20m in capital works funding; Fund 10 new staff members to improve quality and compliance as well as training resource and assessment development; […]

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Liberals ‘war on ice’

On Monday the Tasmanian Liberals promised more detector dogs and a special operations group for ice. If elected, Police Minister Rene Hidding promised that the Liberals would  invest in three additional drug-detector dogs and employ two specialist ice investigators in each region. We all know it’s the workers behind the scenes that make our services […]

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