20 May, 2016: Letter to the Minister for Primary Industries and Water Minister Jeremy Rockliff MP
Dear Minister, I know that you are well aware of the challenges that dairy farmers are currently facing. I also appreciate your recent comments regarding the dairy industry and applaud the coordinated response from industry and government in understanding the implications to respond immediately to ensure that the dairy farmers, their workers and their families have a secure future.
As the matter of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission’s (TIC) determination regarding MP’s salaries has been a matter of public interest for some time, I thought it would be beneficial to make some comment through easily accessible means. The TIC determination reflects a catch-up resulting from a history of politically driven wage freezes for MP’s over many years that public servants have not been subject to.
I am excited to be launching this amazing event. By way of background - The Colourathon is part of the bigger Project O being piloted by BIGhART. The Colourathon is a fundraising event, in which young women create colourful pictures continually for 24 hours, with each drawing sponsored.