ALP Tasmania Branch State Conference

I just spoke at the Tasmanian Labor conference about the Turnbull Government’s poor record on palliative care in Tasmania. After subjecting Palliative Care Tasmania to a year of uncertainty – and imminent closure – they have provided a paltry $3 million to palliative care in Tasmania including $1.5 million to the peak body, funds which the Hodgman Government won’t be passing on until August.

This pales into comparison with Labor’s $54 million Better Access to Palliative Care package and our significant commitments during the 2016 Federal election campaign. The Turnbull & Hodgman Governments must do better for dying Tasmanians.