Media Releases

NO PROGRESS ON NORTH EAST MOBILE BLACKSPOTS AS LOCALS SUFFER

Less than 8% of all reported mobile blackspots in Bass have been funded across three rounds of the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program.

Since the program’s inception, 76 black spots have been reported by locals across the electorate.

In the years since, 3 spots were funded in round one and three, while none received funding in round two of the program.

TASMANIAN LIBERAL SENATORS MUST TELL SCOTT MORRISON: “HANDS OFF OUR GST”

Tasmania’s Liberal Senators must use a visit by Scott Morrison to our state tomorrow to stand up for our fair share of the GST and ensure we are not left worse off.

Every Liberal Senator in our state must finally break their silence and reveal whether they are on the side of Tasmanians or on the side of Scott Morrison who has characterised us as “beggars”.

TIME FOR TASMANIAN LIBERAL SENATORS TO COME OUT OF HIDING AND FIGHT FOR OUR STATE’S GST

Tasmania’s Liberal Senators must break their silence and start fighting for our state’s share of the GST after all State and Territory Treasurers backed Federal Labor’s proposal today.

In their meeting today, every State and Territory Treasurer agreed the Government needs to follow Labor’s lead and legislate a “no worse off” clause for changes to the GST distribution.

This included Tasmania’s Liberal Treasurer Peter Gutwein and Liberal Treasurers in New South Wales and South Australia.

But where are Tasmania’s Liberal Senators in this fight? Why aren’t they fighting to protect Tasmania’s share of the GST?

SCOTT MORRISON MUST COME CLEAN ON HOW HE WILL PROTECT TASMANIA’S SHARE OF THE GST

Labor is deeply concerned that Scott Morrison is yet to publicly release any details regarding the protection of Tasmania’s share of the GST under his planned new carve-up of this revenue.

This is not good enough and Scott Morrison must come clean today.

How can anyone trust Scott Morrison to protect our state’s share of the GST when he previously characterised Tasmanians as ‘beggars’ for wanting our fair share?

AGED CARE ROYAL COMMISSION FEEDBACK

Today, Federal Member for Bass, Ross Hart has launched an online form for people in the Northern Tasmanian electorate of Bass to comment on their experience and concerns with respect to Aged Care, so as to assist in the drafting of the terms of reference of Aged Care Royal Commission.

Mr Hart said “today I received a letter from the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care seeking that I advise as to specific issues which I wish to raise on behalf of the people of Bass with respect to the consultation process”.

“On my website I have set up a feed back page for people in Bass to comment on their experience and concerns with respect to aged care”.  - rosshartmp.com/royal-commission-into-aged-care

“There are a number of concerns that people have already raised with me over the last two years, these concerns have been expressed by residents, children of residents and workers in the aged care sector”.

“There are a number of things we can fix right now, in a speech I gave yesterday in Parliament I called on the Government to immediately implement the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce’s “A Matter of Care” strategy”.

“I don’t want our elderly to simply be considered to be on life support, they deserve a decent quality of life,” Mr Hart said.