Tasmanian unions are deeply disappointed in the lack of a long-term vision for jobs and infrastructure in Tasmania after the release of today’s State Budget.
While the Hodgman Government were eager to call this a budget that built Tasmania’s future, the reality is that it falls terribly short.
“This is not a budget for building Tasmania’s future. It’s not building Tasmania’s future to undertake necessary maintenance on schools and roads, that’s just keeping the lights on,” said Jessica Munday, Secretary of Unions Tasmania.
“We went into this Budget looking for Premier Hodgman’s long term vision for our State but we got no sense that this Government has a strategy to take us forward in any planned way.”
Of particular concern to Unions Tasmania:
This Budget can be characterised as much by what is in it as what is missing.
“The Budget fails to address what the future of work looks like in Tasmania. We know the world of work is changing and there is nothing in there to plan for these changes. The Budget also does nothing to address the challenge of precarious and casual work that is preventing Tasmanians from getting ahead,” said Ms Munday.
For further information: Jessica Munday, Secretary, 0417 454 809