New Labor Shadow Cabinet

Media release – Tasmanian Labor, 13 July 2021 NEW LABOR SHADOW CABINET WILL HOLD LIBERAL GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT Labor Leader Rebecca White today released details of the new Labor Shadow Cabinet, reflecting the issues that matter most to Tasmanians and priority areas to hold the Gutwein Government to account. Ms White said the allocation of the new Shadow Ministries also makes strong use of the … Continue reading New Labor Shadow Cabinet

New Labor Shadow Cabinet

Media release – David O’Byrne, Labor Leader, 17 June 2021 NEW LABOR SHADOW CABINET REFLECTS DIVERSITY AND COMMITMENT TO KEY ISSUES FOR TASMANIANS Labor Leader David O’Byrne has revealed the Parliamentary Labor Party’s new Shadow Ministry reflecting the diverse talents of MPs and a commitment to the issues which are key to all Tasmanians going forward. Mr O’Byrne said the Shadow Cabinet reflected Labor’s commitment … Continue reading New Labor Shadow Cabinet

New Tassie envoy announced for Japan trade push

A new trade envoy will help sell Tasmania’s exports to the Japanese market, Trade Minister Guy Barnett has announced. Tokyo-based Joe Gayton has spent more than 20 years living and working in Japan and his appointment was a sign of the importance Tasmania placed on its relationship with Japan, Mr Barnett said. “Japan is a priority market in the Tasmanian Trade Strategy. In 2020, Tasmania’s … Continue reading New Tassie envoy announced for Japan trade push

Current Affairs

Election Night Interviews Tasmanian Times conducted some election night interviews at the ‘Tally Room’, Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, 1 May 2021. We spoke to independent candidate for Clark Mike Dutta (start), journalist Bob Burton of Tasmanian Inquirer (01:58), Labor MLC and Shadow Health Minister Bastian Seidel (06:43), and Clarence City Council Alderman (and former Liberal and independent candidate) Tony Mulder (09:16) . We also approached a Liberal … Continue reading Current Affairs

Tasmanian election 2021: What are the major parties promising on health this election?

Health, unsurprisingly, has been one of the big ticket items this election campaign. Fresh off calling the state election, the Liberals were quick to outline a plan – promising to provide the “biggest ever” boost to healthcare. What followed was a string of commitments, mostly building on existing strategies and plans, with additional funding aimed at addressing elective surgery wait lists and outdated infrastructure. Labor, … Continue reading Tasmanian election 2021: What are the major parties promising on health this election?

Liberal Party No-show at Health Debate

Dr Bastian Seidel MLC, Shadow Health Minister, 22 April 2021 LIBERAL PARTY NO-SHOW AT HEALTH DEBATE The Liberal Party has failed to show up to the only specific policy debate during this election campaign. Health Minister Sarah Courtney refused multiple invitations to attend today’s debate at the Invermay Bowls Club and in doing so refused to hear the harrowing stories of the real victims of the … Continue reading Liberal Party No-show at Health Debate

Liberal Party No-show at Health Debate

Dr Bastian Seidel MLC, Shadow Health Minister, 22 April 2021 LIBERAL PARTY NO-SHOW AT HEALTH DEBATE The Liberal Party has failed to show up to the only specific policy debate during this election campaign. Health Minister Sarah Courtney refused multiple invitations to attend today’s debate at the Invermay Bowls Club and in doing so refused to hear the harrowing stories of the real victims of the … Continue reading Liberal Party No-show at Health Debate

Labor books venue for health debate, but Courtney dismisses idea

 Labor has booked the Invermay Bowls Club for the purpose of holding a debate between its health spokesman Bastian Seidel and the state’s Health Minister Sarah Courtney, a move the Liberals have dismissed as redundant. Dr Seidel, the member for the upper house seat of Huon and former president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, challenged Liberal leader Peter Gutwein and Ms Courtney … Continue reading Labor books venue for health debate, but Courtney dismisses idea

Labor’s plan for an independent statutory authority to future-proof health planning, take politics out

Dr Bastian Seidel said he fell for the promises made by then health minister Michael Ferguson to provide more community and GP support to justify centralising North-West birthing services to Burnie. But Labor’s new health spokesperson said that then nothing happened. He said anger about empty promises and short-term fixes that left Tasmania with the nation’s worst health outcomes is why he entered politics. “My … Continue reading Labor’s plan for an independent statutory authority to future-proof health planning, take politics out