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Declining Employment Trend Ignored by Liberals

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

For the ninth month in a row, employment in Tasmania has fallen. It is time the Premier fessed up to his government's failure to deliver secure, sustainable jobs.

The Liberals came into government promising jobs and growth. So far it's been unemployment growing, with government subsidies flowing to unethical and unviable sectors and cuts to funding for vital public services.

Full NDIS Scheme Will Change Lives

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

Thousands of Tasmanians living with a disability will be able to access the supports they need to live more independently, access training and employment and achieve their goals with the NDIS full scheme rolling out today across the State.

Once it is fully rolled out to all age groups in Tasmania over the next three years, around 10 600 Tasmanians living with disability will be accessing supports and affordable housing through the NDIS.

Jobs Data Points to Need for Dedicated Employment Minister

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The latest ABS jobs data reveals there are 3900 fewer Tasmanians in work than there were last September in trend terms. 

It is positive to see a small decline in unemployment according to the ABS data and a growth in secure, full time employment.  In eight months, however, almost 4000 people lost their job in Tasmania. 

More Job Losses Under Liberals’ ‘Brighter Future’

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

Four hundred Tasmanians lost their jobs last month with the latest ABS data revealing the continued trend of job losses in Tasmania.

Today’s ABS release marks the sixth consecutive month of declining employment for Tasmania. 

Since last September, around 4000  Tasmanians have lost their jobs.  For these Tasmanians the 'Brighter Future' is a mirage.

Jobs Data Points to Worrying Trend Under the Liberals

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The latest unemployment data reveals that the Liberals’ promised ‘Brighter Future’ has failed to materialise, with the fifth consecutive month of a fall in job numbers across the State.

These disturbing jobs’ statistics are proof that the Hodgman government can’t hope to fix an economic problem by blowing hot air at it.

Unemployment in Tasmania has risen to 6.9%, with 800 fewer Tasmanians in work than there were last month and a total of 3 850 jobs lost since last September.

Groom Initiates Talkfest While Major Industrials Cut Production

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and State Growth spokesperson

The Minister for State Growth and Energy today made it clear he has no plan to protect jobs at the State's major industrials who have been forced to cut back production as a result of the energy crisis.

Given the lengthy delay in negotiating agreements with Bell Bay Aluminium and Norske Skog to reduce power consumption, it is reasonable to ask what the Minister was doing in the weeks immediately after the failure of the Basslink cable.

Premier Hodgman Failing to Protect Science Jobs

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

With the Turnbull Government axing potentially more than 100 Tasmanian CSIRO jobs, it's reasonable to ask whether the Premier is doing anything to stand up for local scientists and protect Tasmania's reputation as a global climate science hub.

The marine and atmospheric science division of CSIRO in Hobart is set to shed some of the world's most respected scientific minds and yet we haven't heard a squeak of protest from the Premier or his Liberal colleagues.


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