But May Come as a Shock to Out-of-Touch Labor

The Tasmanian Greens today said that the results of the TasCOSS commissioned EMRS poll held little surprise when it came to the issues that determine how people intend to vote in the 2010 state election, with health and education rating as the top two statewide.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the poll shows after twelve years in government people believe that Labor has not delivered in critical areas that affect Tasmanians’ day to day lives, such as access to health and education.

“Health and education ranking as the top two issues does not surprise us especially given Premier Bartlett’s mishandling of the Tasmania Tomorrow changes. But the results may come as a shock to the out-of-touch Labor government,” Mr McKim said.

“The pulp mill and environmental issues also rate strongly as key areas of concern for people, and again Labor does not have a strong track record on either of these.”

“The Greens will continue to propose positive policies and present new ideas across a range of areas, including access to hospitals and health services, access to reliable and flexible education options, as well as other areas.”

“We have already released our Royalties to Regions policy, which would see a dedicated share of mining royalties put back into regional communities to address issues including improving local health services, attracting GPs, and expanding clinic hours.”

“What this poll really shows is that after twelve years Labor has failed to address the key challenges facing Tasmania.”
Nick McKim MP Greens Leader