State Government must save PEN nurses

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, condemned the Federal Government for refusing to continue funding the seven psychiatric emergency nurse positions at the Royal Hobart Hospital and called on the Tasmanian Government to step up and fund the positions...

Child dental cuts will bite hardest in Tasmania

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, joined Dr Len Crocombe and Dr Jess Manuela from the Australian Dental Association Tasmania Branch to condemn the Federal Government’s intention to axe the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, which will be especially bad...

PM looking dodgy on Tassie health

The Prime Minister has again refused to extend beyond June the $325m funding stream that was established in 2012 in recognition of Tasmania’s extraordinary public health needs. And in particular he would not be drawn on any further funding for the psychiatric...