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Election commitments fall short to fix lack of access to public diagnostic mammography in Tasmania

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20/03/2024 Less than a week before the Tasmanian state election, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) holds significant concerns that election promises from Liberal and Labor will not adequately address the lack of public diagnostic mammography that Tasmanian women face today.   Almost a month ago, BCNA – Australia’s leading voice for Australians affected by breast … Continued

Pledge results show widespread independent and crossbench support for an end to native forest logging

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Media release | Embargoed until 12:05am, Wednesday 20 March 2024 Fifty-seven independent and minor party candidates across all five electorates have signed Sophie Scamps MP’s Forest Pledge ahead of the Tasmanian election, setting the stage for the next parliament to end native forest logging in Tasmania. Key Findings Australia Institute research shows 57% of Tasmanians are opposed to … Continued

Heart Foundation urges Tasmanian political parties to make strong commitments to tackle heart disease

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The Heart Foundation is calling on Tasmanian political parties and candidates to make clear and decisive pre-election commitments to tackle heart disease. The Foundation has today released an election statement outlining the top policy priorities for the next Government to help keep more Tasmanians out of hospital for heart-related events, with Tasmania second only to … Continued

ALERT TOMORROW: Public forum on reassessing salmon farming in Tas

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The Australia Institute will host a public discussion on reassessing salmon farming in Tasmania.   WHEN: Saturday, March 02, 2024 at 1:00pm – 2:30pm AEDT WHERE: Leven Theatre, Ulverstone Civic Centre, 16 Patrick St, Ulverstone, TAS 7315 WHO: Louise Cherrie, independent environmental consultant and former member of the EPA Board and Marine Farming Review Panel Fiona Hamilton, … Continued

Experts and community representatives slam major parties’ salmon policies

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The major parties’ decision to continue to support the salmon industry ignores scientific evidence of environmental impacts, uses discredited jobs figures, and is out of step with voters, the Australia Institute warns. Scientific and legal experts, community groups and the Australia Institute have slammed the major parties continued support for the industry, announced yesterday and … Continued

Tassie timber workers deserve better than the Liberal party

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The timber workers union is flabbergasted by the short-sighted approach of the Tasmanian Liberal party to jobs and communities reliant on the forestry industry. Timber communities deserve an industry strategy developed with workers and employers but instead have been dished up a political election strategy which serves nobody but the Liberal Party, Bob Brown, and … Continued

ALERT TODAY: RTBU launching report into failing Tas transport system

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The McKell Institute and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) will launch a new report into Tasmania’s failing public transport system TODAY (Tuesday 27 February, 2024) The report, titled ‘A Better Deal: Fixing Tasmania’s broken public transport system’ examines the level of access to public transport in Tasmania, and asks whether services are adequately meeting … Continued

Criminalise intimidation, harassment of Tasmanian bus drivers: report

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A landmark analysis of Tasamnia’s chronically underfunded bus service has urged the government to shield drivers from abuse with a new offence criminalising the harassment of transport workers. The McKell Institute’s review of public transport funding also shows Tasmania spends the least per capita of any Australian jurisdiction on services – just $115 a head. … Continued

ALERT TOMORROW: RTBU launching report into failing Tas transport system

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The McKell Institute and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) will launch a new report into Tasmania’s failing public transport system TOMORROW (Tuesday 27 February, 2024) The report, titled ‘A Better Deal: Fixing Tasmania’s broken public transport system’ examines the level of access to public transport in Tasmania, and asks whether services are adequately meeting … Continued