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Greens Alternative Budget Invests in Preventative Health

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokesperson

The Tasmanian Greens today announced we make a significant contribution to improving the health of Tasmanians by increasing the Health budget by $139.3M over four years.

Instead of cutting the Health budget, and taking money out of emergency departments, the Greens would reinstate the frontline health staff cut by the Liberal Government when they came to office.

Saving Lives from Suicide

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Tasmanian Greens warmly welcome the Liberal Government's Suicide Prevention Strategy.

An investment of $3M to boost mental health services and a more holistic approach to identifying and supporting at-risk Tasmanians are a very good start. Every cent invested in evidence-based, compassionate suicide prevention strategies is a cent well spent.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Remains Critically Under Resourced

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Health spokesperson 

Tasmania's youth mental health services remain the most poorly resourced in the country, despite the extra funding allocated to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in this year's State Budget.

As at January this year according to CAMHS psychiatrist, Dr Fiona Wagg, staffing was at a third to a quarter of what it should be and the service had been further eroded by saving strategies implemented after last year's State Budget.

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