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Regional Tasmania

Courtney Ignorant on Greens’ Investment in Northern Tasmania

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Northern Tasmania spokesperson

The Tasmanian Greens’ Alternative Budget allocates far more funding into the State's North and North West than either the Liberals' Budget or Labor have in their flimsy Economic Directions' Statement.

Our Alternative Budget is very much focused on building capacity in Tasmania’s regions, including:

·        $60 million in funding for Launceston’s Sewerage and Stormwater modernisation;

·        $9.82 million for a Palliative Care Unit in the North

Greens Release Policy Initiative for Grassroots Led Regional Development

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Primary Industries, Northern Tasmania and Tourism spokesperson 

The Tasmanian Greens today launched a policy initiative that will give communities in regional Tasmania the tools, support and funding they need to deliver economic resilience and prosperity.

The Reinvesting in Regions – Grassroots Leadership in Tasmanian Communities initiative acknowledges that Tasmanians living in rural and regional communities are best equipped to shape their own future investment and infrastructure needs.

Closure of Tas Regional Arts to Hit Rural and Regional Communities

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Arts spokesperson

After 70 years of supporting regional artists and community organisations, Tas Regional Arts are being forced to close their doors because their funding was cut by the State Government.

This move will hit hard in rural and regional communities, where access to important creative opportunities can be limited.

Federal Budget Duds Tasmanians

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The first Turnbull Budget has left the vast majority of Tasmanians out in the cold.

It lacked heart and vision, looked after corporations and the higher income earners at the expense of people living at the margins who are reliant on Commonwealth support.

Allied Health Loss for Tasman, Dover and East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokesperson

Several regional Tasmanian communities are set to lose Allied Health services from July 1, as the Federal Liberal government continues to cut to its health budget. In Parliament today, Health Minister Ferguson wouldn't deny funding would be slashed.

Funding will be slashed by nearly two-thirds, from $3.9M to $1.4M, which will mean the collapse of essential services in many rural areas, such as the Tasman Peninsula, Dover and the East Coast.  

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