Media Releases

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.

MORRISON NEEDS TO DO MORE TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM MENINGOCOCCAL B

Federal Member for Bass, Ross Hart will give a speech in parliament today calling on the government to stop dragging their heels and protect young Australians against meningococcal B.

Mr Hart said “as early as November 2016 Labor had been communicating with the government about working with the manufacturer and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee to negotiate a way forward”.

MORRISON’S GST INSULT AN ATTACK ON REGIONAL TASMANIANS

Federal Labor’s three Tasmanian MPs who represent North and North West Tasmania are united in their condemnation of Scott Morrison’s disgraceful insult of Tasmanians.

Member for Bass, Ross Hart, “It is appalling behaviour by the former Treasurer and now Prime Minister Scott Morrison to describe Tasmanians as being mendicant, essentially beggars.

“Scott Morrison owes an apology to all Tasmanians for this disgraceful insult.

PENSIONERS CAN’T TRUST MORRISON

Federal Member for Bass, Ross Hart says “We know that Scott Morrison can’t be trusted when it comes to looking after our aged pensioners”.

“Scott Morrison has supported five Liberal budgets that increased the pension age to 70”.

TASMANIA HAS BEEN LEFT OFF THE MAP AGAIN

Yesterday’s leaked national infrastructure plan, supposedly for the Liberal’s re-election campaign shows $7.6 billion in projects but nothing for Tasmania.

Member for Bass, Ross Hart said “Tasmania has not even been mentioned once in these leaked re-election spending announcements”.