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Hodgman not off the hook over super trawler deception

Published: Thu 30 Apr 2015, 6:55pm

A Parliamentary censure motion against Premier Will Hodgman for misleading recreational fishers over the Liberal’s position on super trawlers leaves his credibility in tatters. “Will Hodgman has been exposed for [Read more]

Liberals wash their hands of Tasmania’s forest industry

Published: Wed 29 Apr 2015, 7:20pm

The Liberal Government has washed its hands of the forest industry and abandoned Forestry Tasmania workers who will now lose their jobs. “The Liberals are perpetrating the biggest political con [Read more]

Hodgman red-faced over doubling Government chauffeurs

Published: Wed 29 Apr 2015, 7:15pm

The number of permanent Ministerial drivers has doubled, with some Liberal Ministers rewarded while others miss out. Shadow Treasurer, Scott Bacon, said the Government made a big song and dance [Read more]

Health Minister still hasn’t finalised RHH decant plan

Published: Wed 29 Apr 2015, 7:15pm

Health Minister Michael Ferguson is rapidly backtracking on two claims he made about Tasmania’s health system. Shadow Health Minister Rebecca White said the Minister’s claim of a “fully costed” decant [Read more]

Calls for bipartisan mission to US to save Caterpillar jobs

Published: Wed 29 Apr 2015, 7:10pm

Labor leader Bryan Green today offered to join Premier Will Hodgman on a trade mission to the United States in an attempt to shore up jobs at Caterpillar in Burnie. [Read more]

Cuts to come but Liberals pretending pain’s in the past

Published: Wed 29 Apr 2015, 7:10pm

The Liberal Government cannot be trusted when it says there’s no more pain to come from budget cuts. Labor Leader Bryan Green said nearly $600 million in savings are yet [Read more]

Rockliff fails to stand up for Caterpillar jobs

Published: Tue 28 Apr 2015, 12:15pm

Labor Leader Bryan Green said Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff had sent the wrong message to the people of Braddon by failing to address job losses at Caterpillar in State Parliament. [Read more]

What is the Coordinator General’s $2 million office doing?

Published: Wed 22 Apr 2015, 1:45pm

Labor Leader Bryan Green today questioned the value for money of the high flying Coordinator-General’s office. “Taxpayers are footing a $2 million bill for the office but nobody actually knows [Read more]

Suspicion growing over abuse of Government redundancy scheme

Published: Wed 22 Apr 2015, 1:45pm

Health Minister Michael Ferguson has been left red faced over his blind defence of dubious redundancy payouts in the Health Department after it was revealed today possible breaches are being [Read more]

No denying Liberals’ broken forestry promises

Published: Wed 22 Apr 2015, 1:40pm

Will Hodgman’s admission that the ‘status quo’ for Forestry Tasmania was ‘unsustainable’ is startling proof of Liberals’ broken promises to the industry. “Will Hodgman promised not use taxpayers’ money to [Read more]

Damning report on redundancy process

Published: Wed 22 Apr 2015, 1:40pm

A damning review of a Voluntary Redundancy in the Department of Health and Human Services has revealed a senior employee was in a position for just two days prior to [Read more]

Public housing waiting lists blow out under Liberals

Published: Tue 21 Apr 2015, 3:20pm

Another damning ‘Progress Report’ for the Liberal Government shows a massive 43.5 per cent blow out in Tasmania’s public housing waiting list. “The Liberals’ failure in the provision of health [Read more]

Liberals fail to cut elective surgery waiting list

Published: Tue 21 Apr 2015, 2:20pm

Shadow Health Minister Rebecca White today called on the State Liberals to stop the blame game over health services and take responsibility for a blow out in elective surgery waiting [Read more]

Concerns over appointment of $186,000 a-year public service job

Published: Tue 21 Apr 2015, 1:05pm

Labor Leader Bryan Green today accused Premier Will Hodgman of washing his hands of the process to appoint a $186,000 a-year position in the public service without interviewing any other [Read more]

Liberals claiming credit where it’s not due

Published: Tue 21 Apr 2015, 1:00pm

The latest CommSec State of the States report shows some positive signs for Tasmania’s economy but a long road ahead. Labor Leader Bryan Green said it’s a reminder that the [Read more]