Media Releases

LABOR MARKS HOMELESSNESS WEEK WITH CALL FOR MORE FUNDING

Ross Hart MP, Federal Member for Bass has marked Homelessness Week by calling for the Turnbull government to match Labor’s commitment of $44 million per year in extra funding to build accommodation for people at risk of homelessness.

Nothing epitomises the problem of inequality more than the growing number of people experiencing homelessness.  In the electorate of Bass there are hundreds of people each night who are ‘sleeping rough’ and many more who are in temporary or supported accommodation with no place to call home. 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH EVENT

Published performance poet and mental health advocate Stephen Johnstone will host his second suicide prevention event this week.
Following the success of the inaugural event in February, Mr Johnstone, who performs under the name Poet Musing, was encouraged to again bring people together to raise awareness around suicide prevention.

MIGRANT CONCERNS ADDRESSED BY MAX SOLUTIONS

A meeting today of representatives from the Department of Education and Training, Navitas English and Max Solutions with students enrolled in the Adult English Migrant Program marked a new beginning for the delivery of the program in Launceston.

Federal Member for Bass, Ross Hart MP was made aware last week of students’ concerns that facilities at Max Solutions were not suitable, with inadequate space and facilities.   

TASMANIAN LIBERAL SENATORS OUT OF TOUCH

Residents in Bass have recently received a survey in the mail from one of the many Liberal Senate offices that claim to represent the state.

The Liberals are so out of touch they don’t know that the residents of Bass want to see action now on cleaning up the Tamar River, we want to see more job opportunities for our young people and their continued freeze on Medicare has helped put our health system into crisis.

LABOR PICKING UP THE PIECES OF ROBO-DEBT MESS

Ross Hart MP voiced his concerns today at the handling by the Turnbull Government of their Centrelink robo-debt mess.
“I have had near constant enquiries to my office for assistance with these Centrelink debts”, Mr Hart said.“Since a social media call out earlier this week, requests for my help have significantly increased, many from constituents whose debts are obviously incorrect”, he added.