After the constant criticism from Labor around issues facing Tasmania’s justice and corrections system, I am astonished that they have not provided one new idea in this critical space.
While our Government is providing significant investment to ensure access to justice for all Tasmanians, it is now clear that Labor does not consider this a priority in the slightest – just as they didn’t last election, with not one additional correctional officer promised.
The fact is, as part of the Government’s 2020-21 State Budget, we are delivering:
Labor’s neglect has not stopped at justice however, with the cultural and creative (arts), and heritage sectors also missing from Labor’s glossy narrative.
Putting the ‘arts’ in a title with tourism and events (including festivals) but attaching absolutely no ideas for new Arts programs for individual artists and arts organisations is just plain deceitful.
Our Government is providing tens of millions of dollars in additional funds for all of these sectors, as we understand the importance of them to Tasmanians.