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THIS CHRISTMAS TASMANIAN CHILDREN NEED PROTECTION

TODAY Child Protection employees are giving voice to the hundreds of Tasmanian children who have been failed by an under resourced system in 2015. They are calling on Minister Petrusma to act now to protect and support children and families instead of waiting a further 3-5 years for a redesign process to be implemented. “Kids […]

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Christmas shutdown

THE CPSU office closes for our annual shutdown at 3pm on Christmas Eve (Thursday Dec 24) and re opens again on Monday January 4 at 8.30am. Your team at the public sector union wishes you all a safe and happy Christmas. It’s been another tough year but we’re planned and ready to go in 2016 […]

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Friday Wrap: the last seven days at a glance

Biosecurity Tas This week we heard that thousands of sheep and cattle are stranded in our state. Farmers are destocking because of the drought but a bottleneck in transport means these animals are stuck in Tassie. Meanwhile the cuts that Will Hodgman’s government have meant there are hardly any Animal Welfare Officers, with only one […]

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Friday Wrap: the last seven days at a glance

Health ON WEDNESDAY Australian Bureau of Statistics data about Tasmanians’ health was damning compared to national figures but Minister Michael Ferguson continues to hack away at our health service, announcing he’d axe 80 positions on Friday last week.  Child Protection THIS week a right to Information made it clear there’s a freeze on vacancies in […]

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Child Protection Crisis: action needed

ALL CHILDREN deserve to be protected and safe and this week a RTI submitted by the ABC revealed that 8 of the 151 cases that were not dealt with in the state’s North West were of significant concern regarding harm or risk of harm. This comes as no surprise to Child Protection employees who work […]

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Ad hoc cuts to our Health Service

MEANWHILE in our Tasmania Health Service, Minister Michael Ferguson hasn’t learned from past mistakes of his government, announcing the axing of 80 positions to this vital service. These cuts are not planned. Minister Ferguson has no strategy, we’ve seen how well that’s worked across the public service!! Since Will Hodgman and Peter Gutwein’s  cuts began […]

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Friday wrap: the last seven days at a glance

Climate March LAST weekend Hobart unions joined members of the public to march for climate change. Across Australia and the world rallies demonstrated that citizens want action on this important social and environmental issue that affects the lives of future generations. The rallies were timed with the UN Climate Summit that’s taking place in Paris […]

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Child Protection Workers tell Minister ‘children are at risk’

Child Protection and Family Violence workers have written to Minister Petrusma telling her that her failure to properly resource them is putting children and clients at risk. 118 workers signed the letter to the Minister which represents over 75% of her operational workforce. It includes members of the CPSU, HACSU and non-union members. “It’s time […]

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Friday Wrap: the last seven days at a glance

Proud to be public: Delegate training days MORE than 60 Delegates, two events in two Tasmanian cities, Burnie and Hobart. Our Proud to be Public events this week were big and saw some great ideas from our workplace leaders in roles rights across Tasmanian services. We received some great feedback from these Delegates who described […]

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