Author: Rhiana Whitson

The Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey accuses the state’s public housing provider of prejudice, failing its vulnerable tenants and of being an unfit landlord in a scathing submission to her own party’s housing inquiry. Read more: 'Compliance above humanity': Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey lashes state-run public housing provider Source: ABC News

David Holland was diagnosed with terminal leukemia almost three years ago. He’s spent a lot of time thinking about how and when he wants to die. Read more: David has terminal leukemia. When he dies he wants to be 'in control' Source: ABC News

Now-former health minister Michael Ferguson spent five years in the job, but clinicians say the time is right for a fresh look at Tasmania’s crippled health system. Read more: Tasmanian health staff welcome end to minister's tumultuous tenure Source: ABC News

A major cabinet reshuffle sees Michael Ferguson dumped from Tasmania’s embattled health portfolio and Speaker Sue Hickey considering her future after being overlooked for a portfolio. Read more: Health minister dumped in Tasmanian Cabinet reshuffle, snubbed Speaker weighs future Source: ABC News

Performing sex-assignment surgery on intersex children without their consent could be criminalised in Tasmania if the State Government accepts a new law proposal. Read more: Tasmania could become first state to criminalise 'gender normalisation' surgeries Source: ABC News

An eight-year-old boy who suffered burns to 30 per cent of his body and the death of a new-born baby, highlight continuing child protection failures, Tasmania’s Opposition says. Read more: 'She heard him screaming': Tasmanian child services accused of failing boy found on fire Source: ABC News

In the past three years, the number of Hodgman Liberal Government media advisers has risen from five full-time positions to 10 and overall ministerial staff numbers have increased by 30 per cent, budget estimates hearings are told. Read more: 'Spending like drunken sailors': Tasmanian Labor takes aim at Liberals over staff hires, expenses Source: ABC […]

Tasmania’s health system is failing to meet the growing demand for emergency department care and is severely compromising patient safety, according to a scathing report handed down by the state’s auditor-general. Read more: Patient care 'severely compromised', damning report into hospitals finds Source: ABC News

As Tasmania deals with increasing demands on the health system, unions say it is “impossible to get positions filled” — but the Government denies there is a recruitment freeze. Read more: Health jobs 'impossible to fill' as hospitals deal with higher demand, union claims Source: ABC News

Royal Hobart Hospital patients will be left to wait in chairs or on a trolley in meeting rooms and corridors and given hand bells to call nurses in an effort to address overcrowding. Read more: Hospital patients to be put in waiting rooms and corridors with hand bell Source: ABC News

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