My first newsletter for 2020 is now available. This newsletter will provide regular updates of some of the things I have been doing in the electorate, as well as legislation that will be debated in Parliament during the year.
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This year a significant legislative change will be debated to alter the arrangements related to gaming machines or pokies in this state. The government has made its policy clear with regard to gaming machines. Despite the significant harm caused to many families in our community, gaming machines will not be removed from pubs and clubs.
Spending too little each year, then a paltry catch-up, sets up our health system for failure.
There’s a surreal aspect to the current public commentary on the health crisis gripping Tasmania. We know there’s a problem and we need a solution.
Everyone avoids talking about the giant elephant in the room, the Government’s unsustainable fiscal position.
Addressing the health crisis requires looking at all factors that have contributed to the mess. Otherwise, suggested remedial action is about as useful as relying on backburning alone to address climate change challenges.