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Final Motion (Moved by Greens) - Motion passed.
Wednesday, 23 September 2020 - Motion, Jobs Guarantee

Final Motion

That the House:—

(1)          Acknowledges the economic shockwaves from COVID-19 will continue for years.

(2)          Notes that unemployment and underemployment were already significant, ongoing issues prior to the pandemic.

(3)          Recognises intergenerational inequality has resulted in poor economic, health, and educational outcomes for thousands of Tasmanians.

(4)          Accepts the majority of unemployed and underemployed people are in unfortunate circumstances through no fault of their own.

(5)          Understands access to a reliable and liveable income is essential to meet basic needs like food, housing, healthcare, transport, bills, and education.

(6)          Further recognises that providing more work opportunities benefits individuals, society and the economy as a whole.

(7)          Further accepts that dealing with the colliding challenges of the climate emergency, long-term disadvantage and the impact of coronavirus will require ambitious Government action.

(8)          Further notes in the decades following the Second World War, the Australian Government was committed to a policy of full employment.

(9)          Further notes that since the full employment policy was abandoned, the private sector has never employed all willing labour participants, even in economic booms.

(10)        Calls on the Gutwein Government to investigate how a Jobs Guarantee program could be adopted in lutruwita/Tasmania to strengthen our COVID recovery and support economic transition to tackle the climate emergency.


Greens, Hickey, Labor, Ogilvie



Final Motion Passed