State Labor Member for Franklin, Dean Winter has provided Tasmanians with a voice in their local government and was instrumental in the creation of the Franklin Community Centre.
The History of Labor in Tasmania
The history of labor in Tasmania is a long and proud one. For centuries, Tasmanian workers have been at the forefront of the fight for better pay and conditions.
In the early 1800s, Tasmanian laborers were some of the first in Australia to form trade unions. These unions fought hard for better wages and working conditions, and helped to improve the lives of countless workers.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Tasmania was home to some of the country’s most brutal industrial disputes. These disputes saw workers protesting for better pay and conditions, often facing off against police and army troops.
Despite these challenges, Tasmanian workers have always been at the forefront of the fight for a better life. Today, they continue to fight for improved pay and conditions, and are a powerful force in the state’s economy.
Tasmanian Labor’s Vision for the Future
The future is bright for Tasmania and the Tasmanian Labor Party is committed to making sure that all Tasmanians have the opportunity to share in that future.
We will create jobs and grow our economy, so that everyone can benefit. We will invest in education and skills so that our young people can get the best start in life. We will make sure that our health system is there for us when we need it most. And we will protect our environment, so that Tasmania remains a beautiful place to live, work and raise a family.
These are just some of the ways we will make Tasmania an even better place to live. We have a clear vision for the future and we are determined to make it a reality for all Tasmanians.
Housing, Jobs and Healthy Communities
Franklin is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We have strong communities, good schools and a wide range of housing and employment options.
We are committed to making Franklin an even better place to live, work and raise a family. We are investing in new housing, jobs and infrastructure so that our community can continue to grow and prosper.
We are also working hard to make sure that our community is safe and healthy. We are supporting local organisations that provide services and support to those who need it most.
If you want to find out more about what we’re doing to support housing, jobs and healthy communities in Franklin, please get in touch.
Health Issues and Mental Wellbeing
As our state and country continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to check in on our mental wellbeing and be there for each other.
I’ve been working hard in Parliament to make sure that the Tasmanian Government is doing everything it can to support our mental health during this challenging time.
We’ve seen an increase in the use of mental health services since the pandemic began, and I know that many people are struggling with anxiety, depression and grief.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or need someone to talk to, please reach out for help. There are a range of services available to support you, including Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 or Head space on 1800 650 890.
You are not alone – we will get through this together.
Education and Training
Dean Winter MP is the State Labor Member for Franklin and he strongly believes in the importance of education and training.
“Education and training are critical to ensuring our young people are equipped with the skills they need to get a job and participate fully in the economy. I am committed to working with the Tasmanian Government to ensure our education system meets the needs of our students, businesses and communities.”
As the local member for Franklin, Dean has been a strong advocate for investment in education and training. He has worked tirelessly to secure funding for new facilities and programs at both secondary and tertiary level, including:
* $10 million for a new Trades Academy at Hobart College
* $5 million for a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre at Claremont College
* $3 million for an upgrade of the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast campus
In addition to his work in securing funding for new facilities, Dean has also been a vocal supporter of vocational education and training (VET). He has spoken out about the need to invest in VET so that young people can access quality training that will lead to meaningful employment.
“We know that not everyone wants to go to university, but that doesn’t mean they should be denied access to quality education and training. VET offers pathways into rewarding careers for many young people, and I will continue to fight for increased investment in this vital sector.”
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