We’ve just been advised the relatively new Department of Communities Tasmania is to be dispersed into other agencies commencing 1 July 2022.
We were invited to a meeting 15 minutes before it began.
Children and young people will be transferred to Education and a new mega department of Education, Children and Young People will be formed.
Other community-centred functions like Aboriginal affairs and Disability Services will go to Premier and Cabinet.
Sport and Recreation and the Silverdome will be transferred to NREP.
You’ll be concerned about what all this means if you work in these areas, and we are too, but what we do know is HACSU Members will not be disadvantaged or have lip service paid to consultation about change.
Once we know more, we’ll let you know.