Peter Gutwein moves on yet another failed Health Minister

Tasmanian Labor
  • Gutwein appoints third Health Minister in as many years
  • Michael Ferguson a bad choice to fix the housing crisis
  • Shadow of the Adam Brooks saga looms over the new Cabinet
  • Peter Gutwein has moved on yet another failed Health Minister in today’s announcement of his new Cabinet.

    Acting Labor Leader, Anita Dow, said the Liberals had gone through three Health Ministers in as many years.

    “This will be the Liberal Party’s third attempt to get it right for Tasmania’s ailing health system with Sarah Courtney today dumped from the role in favour of Jeremy Rockliff,” Ms Dow said.

    “With no stability in this critical portfolio over the past three years, how can Tasmanians have confidence in this government to fix our health crisis?

    “Tasmanians would also be left wondering why Peter Gutwein didn’t demote Michael Ferguson from the critical Infrastructure portfolio given his appalling track record of delivering crucial infrastructure projects for this State.

    “Instead, Michael Ferguson has also been put in charge of fixing our housing crisis – it beggars belief and Tasmanians deserve better.

    “Peter Gutwein is simply moving problems and plugging holes in a cabinet with all the depth of a paddling pool.

    “This new Cabinet has been formed in the shadow of the disgraceful Adam Brooks saga and raises serious questions about how Peter Gutwein can continue to distance himself from this fiasco and push ahead with this announcement despite not having a replacement for Adam Brooks.

    “Given Peter Gutwein’s abject failure to see, hear or believe women, we welcome his removal from the portfolios of Women and Prevention of Family Violence.

    “Now that the Premier conceded his failure, he must come clean about the entire saga.”

    Anita Dow MP

    Acting Labor Leader

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