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Budget Cuts

Effect of Budget Cuts on Hospitals

News from yesterday's coronial inquest into a suffering man's death by suicide at the Royal Hobart Hospital is shocking.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019

Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement

Cassy responds to the Treasurer during Labor's 'Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement' Matter of Public Importance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2019

Budget Cuts

We have sat in this parliament and watched as the Treasurer has practiced his dark arts of sneakiness, deception and dishonesty.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2019

Health Cuts

Madam Deputy Speaker, few questions times that I can remember have left such a sour taste in my mouth.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Sep 2019

Courtney Must Rule Out Cruel Frontline Health Cuts

Health Minister, Sarah Courtney must rule out elective surgery cuts for public health patients.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Aug 2019

Budget Cuts

Unfortunately for the Treasurer, there is a lack of trust about anything he says in relation to the budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019

Health Cuts

It is just a statement of fact that every single government from time immemorial has increased the Health budget year on year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019

Health - Efficiency Dividends and Budget Cuts

Ambulances are ramped eight and nine deep on a nightly basis, and clinical staff are crying out for adequate resourcing and leadership.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019

Expenditure Review Committee - Membership

Why is your Treasurer trying to keep secret the membership of the Expenditure Review Committee?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

Departments Struggling Under Liberal Regime

Biosecurity Tasmania are another victim of the Hodgman regime slash and burn policy directed at the State’s public sector.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Jul 2015

GST Windfall - Public Service Job Cuts

The Government has taken a sledgehammer to essential services, sacking an estimated 1,200 public sector workers this financial year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2015

Federal Budget - Health

Last night’s Federal Budget has failed Tasmania’s health system by locking in savage funding cuts which will compromise the success of much needed structural reforms.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 May 2015

School Funding-Minister is all Over the Place

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff's claim that public schools have received an increase in funding beggars belief.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2015

Public School Funding Fears

Minister Rockliff has secretly increased funding to non-government schools while slashing funding for public schools by over $18 million.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2015

P&W Service Job Cuts

Parks Minister Matthew Groom must intervene and stop the 25-30 Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) job cuts.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2015

Public Sector Stop Work Actions

The appalling mishandling of the public sector budget cuts has resulted in a serious break down of communication.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2014

Parliament Challenge for Liberals

The hallmarks of the Hodgman government’ first parliamentary period following the election is a return to the bad old days of community division.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2014

ABC 7:30 Programs Cut

Tasmania will be far the poorer if ABC management axes the local, Friday night 7.30 Report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2014

Stop Public Sector Cuts

Peter Gutwein’s guillotine hanging over the heads of the state’s public sector is an unnecessary and revenge driven sham.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2014

Gutwein Responsible for Public Sector Disruption

The buck stops with the Treasurer over public sector job cuts and loss of community services.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2014

Gonski Undermined

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff is bastardising the Gonski reforms with his cuts to public school staffing.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2014

Public Sector Audit Needed

There needs to be an urgent and independent audit of public sector roles which have legislated obligations,.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2014

Libs Avoid Public Sector Homework

The Tasmanian Greens have tabled a call for a hold to be put on cuts to 821 full time equivalent positions.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2014

Savage Cuts to Health

Cuts to 224 staff from the Department of Health and Human Services will lead to a decline in the quality and availability of services.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2014

Liberals Drop Vindictive Axe on Public Sector

The Hodgman government has broken its commitment to protect frontline services in its punitive attack on Tasmanian public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2014

Liberals Cut More Health Services

A local campaign to save the Midlands Multi-purpose Health Centre at Oatlands from slated budget cuts is underway.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  24 Oct 2014

500 Reasons to Accept Unions' Offer

The Hodgman government has no good reason to reject the public sector unions’ two-prong savings strategy.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  24 Oct 2014

Revisit Budget to Save Jobs

The Hodgman government’ refuses to revisit its Budget expenditure to prioritise finding alternatives to cutting 860 jobs in eight months.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Oct 2014

Elective Surgery Waiting Lists

The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report again highlights the pressing need for long term structural reform of Tasmania’s health sector.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2014

Liberals Fail Leadership Test

The Hodgman regime is clearly setting up the public sector unions to fail in the attempt to formulate an alternative to job cuts.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2014

Liberals Fail Public Sector Workers

The Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has delivered a bizarre and belligerent ultimatum to public sector unions.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2014

Upper House Adjourns Wage Freeze Bill

The Legislative Council has delivered another humiliating and embarrassing blow to the Hodgman government.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Sep 2014

Wage Freeze Bill Backflip

The Treasurer’s backflip on his previous arrogant claim there were no problems with his wage freeze Bill vindicates all those the Liberals told to shut-up.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Sep 2014

Public Sector Insult

Tasmanians have seen how little the Liberal majority government regards its public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2014

Wage Freeze-Supply Claim Wrong

The Liberal government‘ latest threat that blocking the wage freeze is to vote against Supply is not true.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  12 Sep 2014

Wage Freeze Threats Hollow

The Treasurer needs to stop with his threats to sack 500 additional public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2014

Human Services Budget Estimates Sham

Budget Estimates scrutiny hearings have descended to a new low, with the Human Services Minister, Jacqui Petrusma, failing to provide any detail on cuts.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2014

Public Sector Job Cuts Secrecy

The Premier, Will Hodgman, is treating public sector workers with contempt by his continued refusal to detail where his 700 job cuts will be made.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2014

Liberals Caught Out on Public Sector Pay Cuts

The Liberals have admitted that their legislation to cut public sector pay will not cover Judges, Magistrates, the DPP or the Solicitor General.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2014

Public Sector Pay Freeze Indefinite

The Liberal government is clearly intending to extend the public sector pay freeze beyond the announced 12 months.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2014

Teacher Pay Cuts

The Treasurer has not rejected the allegation that his pay cuts will cost a first year teacher who has trained for five years $23 000 over three years.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2014

Pathway Planners Job Cuts

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff has refused to confirm exactly how many Pathway Planners will lose their jobs under his budget cuts to education.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2014

Alternative Budget 2014-15

The Greens’ Alternative Budget Statement 2014-15 will reverse the Hodgman Budget’s damaging cut to public sector jobs.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  1 Sep 2014

Public Sector Wage Freeze

The Hodgman Liberal regime is recklessly proceeding with its public sector wage freeze without having secured any modelling on potential impacts on the economy.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Aug 2014

Public Sector Cuts

The Hodgman Liberal regime is clearly positioning itself to scapegoat the state’s public sector workers in this week’s State Budget.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2014

Libs Backflip on Public Sector Jobs

The Hodgman Liberal government’s true colours have emerged from beneath the thin progressive-veneer they had tried to recoat themselves with.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2014

Rationalise Tasmanian Health Organisations

the latest AIHW report of public hospital performance in Tasmania reinforces the insanity of the Abbott Government's massive cuts to health.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2014

Attack on Climate Action

The anti-planet Liberals in government have marked World Environment Day by introducing a Bill to axe the independent Tasmanian Climate Action Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2014

RSPCA Funding Cuts

The Hodgman Liberal majority government continued its attack on animal welfare standards in Parliament today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2014

Integrity Commission Funding Cloud

The Liberal government today confirmed in the parliament that the Integrity Commission would have its budget slashed by $600 000 in the upcoming state budget.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2014

State Budget Impacts

The Liberals are positioning to slash Tasmanian public sector workers three times the amount they initially flagged.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2014

Respect Concession Holders

Minister Petrusma has refused to apologise to pensioners and self-funded retirees for saying they should 'get a job' and 'get out of the welfare mentality'.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Mar 2014

Integrity Watchdog Cuts Fears

Proposed cuts to the budget of the Integrity Commission will seriously impact on its capacity to investigate allegations of corruption.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2014

Federal Concession Cuts Will Hurt

Minister Petrusma has effectively told pensioners that unless they can provide for themselves, they are on their own.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 May 2014

Broken Promises Begin in Earnest

The new Liberal government is paving the way for its first broken election promises, exactly as incoming Liberal governments around the country have done.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2014