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The Tasmanian Greens today released their public sector policy, committing to no reduction in the size of Tasmania's public sector, a $6m spend on modernizing public sector workplaces, and a scholarship scheme for 5 public sector workers to travel each year for professional development.
Greens Leader Nick McKim said that the Greens will invest in more productive workplaces and more flexible working arrangements for public sector workers.
The Tasmanian Greens Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP today called on Labor and Liberal to commit to releasing the $16 million of unspent forestry money to those who need it.“We’ve now found out that $16 million of the $20 million made available under the TFGIA 2013 has still been unspent. Instead, it appears that public money has been spent on paying for diesel for logging trucks,” Mr Booth said.
The Tasmanian Greens Gaming spokesperson Kim Booth today announced a cost-neutral five year plan to rid poker machines from the Tasmanian community permanently.
“Our plan is to use the revenue currently raised from taxing pokies to pay for the permanent removal of these addictive machines from the community,” Mr Booth said.
The Federal Liberal government failed to honour pre-election funding promised to the museum by the former government. The funding revocation was a great disservice to the local community, something Paul O’Halloran and the Tasmanian greens intend to rectify.
The Tasmanian Greens marked Clean Up Australia day by announcing their election commitment to introduce a state-based Cash for Containers Scheme.
Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said the proposed 10 cent Cash-for-Containers scheme will create over 380 new jobs, halve the amount of the state’s drink container litter, and save local councils an average of $1.3 million each year on kerbside recycling costs.