TASMANIA NEEDS ADVOCATES NOT ABBOTT APOLOGISTS

POSTED ON
January 22

This opinion piece was first published in the Mercury on Thursday the 22nd of January 2015.

 

"No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to the ABC" – the commitment of a would-be Prime Minister on the eve of a federal election.

 

Sixteen months later and a $1.6 billion cut to health and education has led to the slashing of teachers and nurses in Tasmania and a campaign to cut support for university students by 20 per cent looms large.

 

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TIME TO FOSTER ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB CREATION IN TASMANIA

POSTED ON
September 29

 

This article was originally published by The Mercury on Monday, 29 September 2014.

Never has there been a more important time to turn the spotlight on to economic development and job creation across Tasmania.

According to ABS quarterly growth figures, Tasmania’s economy is continuing to grow. Industries in Tasmania, such as dairy and aquaculture, are growing and there is much to be optimistic about. It’s time we identified the positive attributes Tasmania has and build on the things that make this state great.

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S FIRST YEAR FAILS TASMANIA

POSTED ON
September 16

 

This article was originally published by the Kingborough Chronicle on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.

The Abbott Government’s first anniversary has come and gone and there is little for Tasmanians to celebrate.

We already know that the Government’s cruel and unfair Budget will hurt Tasmanians. Cuts to health and education in the Budget mean $1.6 billion will be taken away from Tasmanian hospitals and schools over the next 10 years.

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Julie Collins - Federal Labor Member for Franklin
Standing Up For Franklin