Out-of-touch, heartless Liberals vote down Cost of Living Taskforce

Tasmanian Labor

The Rockliff-Ferguson Liberals
have voted down a Cost of Living Taskforce that would have investigated and
recommended approaches to relieve the escalating cost of living on Tasmanian
families.

With inflation now at 5.8 per
cent and wage growth only at 2.8 per cent, the Taskforce would have
investigated how to provide relief to more and more Tasmanian families who are
doing it tough.

But led by newly minted
Community Services Minister Nic Street the Liberals disregarded the need for
action.

Mr Street provided a clear
example of how out of touch this government is when he stood up and spoke for
just 10 of his available 40 minutes before fleeing the Parliamentary Chamber
late yesterday.

Rather than taking the
opportunity to make a contribution, Liberal Member for Lyons John Tucker sat at
the back of the Chamber and laughed.

That’s this Liberal Government. Half-hearted and out of touch.

Dean Winter MP

Leader of Opposition Business

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