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Monday 10th September 2018


  • Page 5 - ALP pushes forward with its pokies policy. Removing poker machines from clubs and pubs, banning puppy farms and introducing a statewide container deposit scheme are all future policies Tasmanian Labor has endorsed at its yearly conference.

    Page 12 - Labor leader Bill Shorten says Tasmanians should not have to travel interstate for health care. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has declared tackling Tasmania’s and Australia’s health problems as a key issue ahead of a federal election. ONLINE

    At a packed second day of the State Labor Conference at the Grand Chancellor Hotel yesterday, Mr Shorten told the Labor faithful in Hobart that Tasmanians should not have to fly interstate for health care treatment.

    Page 12 - Labor needs a strong plan. The Tasmanian Labor Party could hardly have chosen better time to get together and slap each other on the back at their state conference over the weekend. The party is suddenly on a high just six months after the heartbreak of an electoral loss, with last week’s EMRS poll showing a sharp drop in support for the Liberals and a strong surge in the personal approval of Labor Leader Rebecca White.

    Page 19 - How health cover changes will ease the confusion. A new way of simplifying private hospital cover is a welcome change, writes Anthony Keane. The Olympics aren’t until 2020 but long before that Australians with private health insurance will be showered with gold, silver and bronze. 

    New campaign urges Tasmanians to remain vigilant and seek protection against meningococcal disease. Tasmanians are still being urged to vaccinate against meningococcal, despite an “excellent” public response to the State Government’s roll out of its free immunisation program. ONLINE


    Page 1 - Committed. Labor members say transgender surgeries are a universal right. Tasmanian Labor members have backed a proposal to allow for gender re-assignment surgeries to be provided in the public health system and fully funded by Medicare. ONLINE

    Page 5 - Health care to be a big election issue. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addresses the state party conference on the weekend. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has made it clear his party will campaign hard on health leading up to the next federal election. ONLINE

     


    Page 4 - Health care to be a big election issue. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten addresses the state party conference on the weekend. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has made it clear his party will campaign hard on health leading up to the next federal election. ONLINE

    Page 4 - Call for publicly-funded gender surgeries. Tasmanian Labor members have backed a proposal to allow for gender re-assignment surgeries to be provided in the public health system and fully funded by Medicare. ONLINE

     

Thursday 6th September 2018


  • Page 1 - Ambo's 'steal connections'. Some Tasmanian paramedics are so stressed out they have resorted to stealing prescription drugs to selfmedicate, their union claims. And the union has further alleged the broader workforce has a “suck it up princess” attitude to mental injury — with bureaucrats at Ambulance Tasmania usually pursuing the issue as a criminal offence. ONLINE

    Page 6 - Study blitz for deadly cancer. New research teams will be deployed to stop prostate cancer accelerating to more deadly stages in a $12 million push by the Morrison Government and Movember to combat the disease.


    Page 5 - Wait time worries.  A senate committee has heard of long wait times for young people to access psychological services as it explores access to mental health services in regional Tasmania. ONLINE

     


    Page 5 - Mental health barriers explored. A senate committee has heard of long wait times for young people to access psychological services as it explores access to mental health services in regional Tasmania. ONLINE

     

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