Department of Communities destruction

Posted on
March 8, 2022
Public Sector

Tasmanians deserve answers

Last week we met with several of you and talked with others about the announcement to destroy the Department of Communities, and it’s clear the decision is confusing and worrying.

The silence from Premier Gutwein about why this is such a good idea is deafening, but this absence of evidence means we can only assume ideology, self-interest or some other unfounded reason is behind it.

Children, housing and homelessness services protect the most vulnerable Tasmanians, they are not a commodity, and we wrote an open letter to the community that was published on Saturday that you can read here.

HACSU opposes the proposal and today we’ll be writing to the premier and other ministers to seek urgent discussions about their decision.

We’ll be organising member meetings across the island in the next few weeks so we can talk to you about how we’ll stop this disaster in the making, so keep an eye out for a meeting near you.

If you don’t fight, you lose.

For more info, please contact HACSUassist 1300 880 032 or

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