Media releases

Government Failing in Child Protection –   Statewide Industrial Action Pending

Unions today slammed the State Government for under‐resourcing Tasmania’s Child Protection system. A lack of professional and support staff in Child Protection Services is severely compromising the ability of workers to carry out core duties associated with the care of at risk young Tasmanians and support for their families. “Child Protection in Tasmania is at crisis point due […]

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Govt must come clean on service cuts.

Two of the state’s largest public sector unions have today called on the Premier to be honest with Tasmanians about the impact the budget will have on services instead of continuing the lie that services won’t be impacted. “Last year the government tried to tell Tasmanians they would continue to enjoy quality public services despite […]

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Union Membership in Australia

It is wrong to say that support for Australian unions is falling – fewer workers are joining unions but support for unions and union membership numbers are not the same thing. In fact, as union membership has declined the proportion of Australians who believe unions are important to our society has increased.  When union membership […]

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Police Cuts Reduce Road Safety

A decision by Tasmania Police to sack all their civilian speed camera operators will result in more fatalities on Tasmanian roads. Tasmania Police plan to replace civilian operators with Police Officers or undertake unmanned camera operations. Currently around 11 civilian speed camera operators are employed to deploy speed cameras throughout the state. Their strategic operation […]

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Liberals & Legislative Council Being Coy About Pay Rise

Calls by Tasmanian Liberal politicians and members of the Legislative Council to have politician’s pay rises referred to a tribunal is in effect a claim for a massive salary increase. “Let’s be clear about this. If politician’s pay is referred to a tribunal for determination it is highly likely the outcome will be increases of […]

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