Tasmanian News

Gutwein fails to deliver COVID plan Government has no plan for jobs 70% of Tasmania’s tourism workforce on JobKeeper  A vague indication today by Peter Gutwein that borders could open sooner than the 1 December timeframe comes without any sign of a plan to manage COVID. Shadow Treasurer David O’Byrne said the Premier’s own advisory […]

Delays putting tourism investment and jobs at risk COVID does not justify the government’s action TT-Line proposal should be supported The tourism industry says investment and jobs are being put at risk because of delays imposed by the government in replacing the Spirit of Tasmania vessels. Tourism Industry Council CEO Luke Martin has come out […]

Why Project Marinus and Battery of the Nation are a huge $7.1 billion mistake and will be a millstone around Tasmania’s neck The Bob Brown Foundation has released its report Wrong Way Go Back: An Analysis of the economics and greenhouse gas impact of Marinus Link and Battery of the Nation’. You can read the […]

Premier using COVID as cover to dodge important law reform Attending fundraisers, but donation reform not on his mind Commitment needed before next election Peter Gutwein continues to dodge questions on when and whether his government will follow through with a commitment to reform Tasmania’s appalling political donation laws. Shadow Attorney General Ella Haddad said […]

Elise Archer on her own defending financial support Guy Barnett says video content ‘dangerous and illegal’ Labor backs Tasmania’s forest industry. The division and hypocrisy within the ranks of the Liberal government have been put in the spotlight during debate in the Tasmanian Parliament last night. Shadow Minister for Resources Shane Broad said Guy Barnett […]

The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) has been boosted by $1m in state funds, enabling it to meet the needs of more clients. As part of its social and economic stimulus the state government has committed to injecting the funding over the next 2.5 years. “This funding has given us capacity to reach out to […]

Liberals back Philippines build and WA fit out No guarantee of Tasmanian jobs Tourist and freight sectors left marooned The Liberal Government has given its strongest indication yet that it is backing a proposal to build the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels in the Philippines. Shadow Infrastructure Minister Shane Broad said the boat yard in […]

Government delivers just five of 80 promised social housing homes Public housing waiting list has blown out under Liberals’ watch Government must get on with building affordable and social housing The Liberal government continues to fail struggling Tasmanians with its inability to deliver promised affordable and social housing. Shadow Housing Minister Alison Standen said, despite […]

Reprieve on jobs data, but crossroads ahead Tasmania especially vulnerable to threshold changes for JobKeeper Peter Gutwein must lobby hard to protect Tasmanian jobs Labor has welcomed the improvement in the latest headline ABS jobs figures, but says the biggest impact is yet to come. Shadow Treasurer David O’Byrne said in less than two weeks, […]

Premier backtracks on outrageous attack on LGH health professionals Belated half apology from Peter Gutwein Real action needed to avert more unnecessary deaths Peter Gutwein’s forced apology to health professionals at the Launceston General Hospital has revealed the Premier’s true colours and given Tasmanians a glimpse of his vindictive streak. Labor Leader Rebecca White said […]

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