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Where are Labor as Tasmania is in Crisis?

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Tags: Parliament, Children and Young People, Health, Firefighters, Hospitals, Commission of Inquiry

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

While Tasmania lurches from one human crisis to the next, the alleged State Opposition used the majority of their seven questions in Parliament asking about trivial matters. 
The role of an opposition is to hold government to account on critical matters of public interest. That is not the case in Tasmania’s Parliament. 
The health system is in crisis, first responders are walking off the job and the evidence of systematic child abuse is before a Commission of Inquiry. Yet not a single one of those matters was raised by the Labor Party in their seven questions. 

They’ve let down the children and young people of Ashley. 
We were shocked last week that the party of the unions failed to ask one question, in their 21 questions for the week, about the ongoing industrial chaos in the Tasmanian public sector. 

They’ve let down essential workers. 

Today, they began question time by raising nonsensical motions about nuclear submarines that were raised at Liberal State Council – while their own member conference has been cancelled. 
What is going on with Labor? Holding the Rockliff Government to account on the multiple unfolding crises - including the welfare of vulnerable children in state custody and industrial chaos - has been left to the Greens and crossbench.