Okines assistance

LABOR Leader and local Lyons MP Rebecca White recently visited Okines Community House and donated $200 to help them get through the Christmas period and make sure they could continue to offer people emergency food relief this year.  

“Despite claims that Tasmanians are experiencing a golden age, wages are not keeping up with the cost of living, with electricity and rental costs going through the roof,’’ Ms White said.

“The stress on budgets is especially hard at Christmas and for some parents affording a present for their children means having to skimp on meals for themselves.

“One in four Tasmanians already live in poverty and the Hodgman Government must step up and do more to ensure people across the state don’t go hungry this holiday season.”   

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