So although there was no spike in the cost to Hydro of generating power, Tasmanians were set to pay a substantially higher wholesale price.
“We are optimistic that these two economic statements will spark vital discussion about creative policy approaches to long-term issues, with all sides of politics able to debate and build real solutions for the benefit of all Tasmanians.”
Establishment of a statutory body that strengthens the linkages across all areas of government and community with a focus on improved overall health is an appropriate policy response to Tasmania’s long term health outcomes.
The next step is for government, business and communities to work together to translate these budget commitments into real change that improves the lives of Tasmanians.
The $4.08 Million Jobs Action Package is the realisation of TasCOSS’s Budget Priorities Statement 2017/18 and the culmination of discussions with government about the issues and solutions we’ve heard voiced by people living in communities across Tasmania.