Media Releases

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”.

HART READY TO SUPPORT ST GILES

Federal Member for Bass, Ross Hart expresses his concern for those requiring respite in Northern Tasmania. While he has been aware of the issues around St Giles providing ongoing centre based respite care, it is unfortunate that more could not be done for St Giles and those impacted in this instance.

Mr Hart said “I understand and respect St Giles decision to cease centre based respite care. I will work with St Giles to explore options available to provide meaningful support so that respite is available to the Tasmanian community”.