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Child Protection Review Exposes Lack of Resources

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson

The report in to the failure to investigate 151 child protection notifications in the North West has exposed that resourcing is a serious issue for child protection in Tasmania.

The fact that administrative staff were taking notifications of at-risk babies and children in the North West has exposed that poor processes, insufficient resources, staff recruitment, training and management are at the heart of the problem.

Liberals Have No Mandate for Federal Deal

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The Treasurer's Federal monopoly rhetoric in Parliament today remains empty and meaningless, despite its bombastic delivery.

The simple reality is that the Liberal Government has no mandate to roll over Federal Hotels' monopoly deed.

It is clear that the Liberals have once more rolled over to Federal and are using the MONA high roller proposal as a stalking horse to extend the socially-toxic monopoly deal.

Gutwein Preparing to Roll Over to Federal

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Teasury spokesperson

In Parliament today, Treasurer Peter Gutwein made it clear he is prepared to do Federal Hotels' bidding and extend the destructive gambling monopoly deal beyond 2018.

The Treasurer is using MONA’s desire to establish a boutique, high-rollers casino as a Trojan horse to extend the Federal monopoly deal which was negotiated and signed in secret back in 2003.

Premier Still has Questions to Answer

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Premier continued his empty 'nothing to see here' rhetoric in Question Time today when repeatedly asked about the Tasmanian Liberal Party's dealings with its former State Director, Damien Mantach.

Premier Hodgman failed to answer question after question in Parliament, despite being a member of the Liberal Party Executive who presided over Mr Mantach's "resignation".

Tasmanians want to believe in a Premier who is open and transparent, not one who is keeping things cosy inside the Liberal tent.

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