Health Care and Housing for Tasmanians

Health Care and Housing for Tasmanians

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Tiarna Rigby started this petition to Tasmanians Premier and the Australian Government

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Hello fellow Tasmanians,

How do you feel about the current situation of our Health Care System?

How do you feel about the Rental Crisis we are currently facing?

 

With the cost of high rent and the lack of homes available to people of Tasmania, many families, couples and individuals are becoming homeless. Even with the support of shelters, people are still being forced to live in tents. Every person, regardless of age, ability and financial status should have a safe, warm and stable home. Many people are applying for a large number of houses, yet are being knocked back again and again. Families  and the people of Tasmania should not have to be separated or forced to couch surf. Housing is a basic human right, however right now, it currently does not feel like it, does it?

How about the waiting lists to visit a specialist? The multiple weeks wait to see a GP? The fact that there are very few GPs bulk billing? The hospitals being understaffed and underfunded to provide people with the best care? We have amazing Doctors, Nurses, Specialists and of course our Ambulance workers, yet there are so many people suffering from medical conditions and illnesses or are waiting at the hospital for hours to be seen. Some have even passed away.

This is just not good enough anymore. Something needs to be done and soon. How long do people have to suffer to wait for a much needed operation? How long do people have to wait to be seen at the hospital? If there are no bulk billing doctors, how are people able to afford to receive medical care? It may be okay for those that have a very high annual salary, but it is not okay for those living below the poverty line and are hard working middle class citizens, that are not eligible for ANY support. 

So, here I am today, asking you to help me and the people of Tasmania, to help get this message to our Premier and the Government. Our politicians and government are payed a huge amount to run the country and support what is best for our people, yet many are suffering.  Unfortunately they just do not see any issues and are choosing to ignore our voices. I imagine I am not the only one becoming frustrated and sad seeing people suffer and are struggling immensely in todays society. The politicians just simply are not listening! 

Improvements need to be made in both the Housing sector and the Health sector. We all have the right to adequate health care, to be able to access services that improve our lives and to have a safe home where we can raise and care for our families.

As you may be able to tell I am not a professional or extremely knowledgeable, however I care about people immensely and believe that everyone deserves better. I know I do and so does my family.

Thank you for reading!

Tiarna 

 

 

 

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