Media releases

WHO WILL PROTECT OUR VULNERABLE CHILDREN?

2014 was a terrible year for Australia’s most vulnerable citizens – our children.   In February, 11 year old Luke Batty was killed by his father at a cricket ground in Victoria, in April Charles Mihayo killed his two daughters in Melbourne, in November a mother was charged with attempted murder after dumping her baby […]

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Will Hodgman retaliates against Workers as Tasmanians warn him to reverse his Cuts, Lies, and Broken Promises.

FRONTLINE and uniformed public sector workers today delivered thousands of postcards to Will Hodgman from Tasmanians who oppose his cuts to vital public services and urged him to stop the blame game. “Tasmanians across the state are pleading with Will Hodgman to reverse his decision to break his promises with his unfair budget of massive […]

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The Premier must heed the advice of the Legislative Council

Unions are disappointed the Premier has ignored the advice of the Legislative Council, the Industrial Commission, and the International Labour Organisation and refused to talk to his workers.   “Unions contacted the Premier on Friday to seek the opportunity to commence immediate negotiations to achieve the government’s budget requirements without the need to sack more […]

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International Trade Union Confederation slams Tasmanian Government

International condemnation of the Tasmanian Government is mounting as it becomes clear its Anti-Worker Bill has very little to do with a wage-freeze. Tasmanian Unions have also written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to bring his attention to this serious situation.   The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) based in Brussels has declared the Tasmanian […]

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Changes to Wage-Freeze Bill would not affect the Government’s Budget

Government threats to the Legislative Council to pass its ‘Wage-Freeze’ Bill in its current form may backfire as it becomes clear that large sections of the Bill will have no effect on the Government’s Budget. Parts 3, 4 and 5 of the Bill include provisions that change the State’s Industrial Relations system, despite repeated promises […]

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GOVERNMENT BREAKS PROMISE OF NO FORCED REDUNDANCIES

Documents posted on a government website have revealed the Hodgman Government will use forced redundancies as part of its plan to cut over 1,000 jobs across public services. Despite repeated promises before, during and after the March election that cuts would be make without resorting to forced redundancies it is now clear that forced redundancies […]

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Tasmania set to be the Testing Ground for Radical Liberal Agenda to Attack Workers’ Rights

Workers around the nation will react with horror as Tasmania’s Liberal Government moves to end any semblance of workers’ rights in the Tasmanian public sector – forever. Will Hodgman’s Liberal Government yesterday tabled a Bill that leaves the setting of all wages and conditions (penalty rates, overtime, sick leave, holiday pay etc) for every public […]

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Unions Stage Major Budget Day Rally

28th August 2014 Hundreds of Tasmanians will converge on Parliament Lawns from 12 Noon today in response to massive job cuts and a wage-freeze flagged in the Liberal’s first State Budget. Nurses, teachers, doctors, ambulance officers, firefighters, transport and construction workers will be amongst the crowd, which is also protesting the State Government’s extreme and […]

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