Will Hodgman must come clean on cuts

Tasmanian Labor
  • $450 million in cuts will hurt Tasmanians
  • Community have to pay for Liberals’ poor financial management
  • Will Hodgman must come clean on cuts
  • Will Hodgman must immediately detail where his $450 million in cuts are coming from and how jobs and services will be impacted.

    Labor Leader Rebecca White said it was unfair that Tasmanians were being forced to pay for Will Hodgman and Peter Gutwein’s poor financial management.

    “Almost four months on from the Budget and Will Hodgman is still refusing to tell Tasmanians where the cuts are coming from,” Ms White said.

    “We have heard from staff that the Royal and LGH will face cuts of around $50 million each, Ambulance Tasmania will lose at least $5 million, there is a 15% reduction in elective surgeries and now we know that nurses are having their shifts cut at Tasmanian hospitals.

    “We know that these savage cuts will mean more cuts to jobs and services.

    “In some cases, Will Hodgman’s slash and burn agenda is going to cost people’s lives.

    “Tasmanians deserve better. Labor will continue calling on Will Hodgman to tell the community exactly which jobs and services are being targeted.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Labor Leader

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