Boosting education would be state Labor's starting point for sharing the benefits of Tasmania's stronger economy more widely.
That is according to Opposition Leader Rebecca White, who described education as "the great equaliser".
" ... that is the first place we would start" she said when asked what Labor would do to help more people benefit from the economic growth.
New Premier Peter Gutwein has vowed to work to spread the benefits of the economic gains more widely, including into smaller centres and outlying areas.
That included naming Health Minister Sarah Courtney as Tasmania's first ever Strategic Growth Minister.
" While our economy is the fastest growing in the nation, with 20,000 jobs created since we came to government, we know there is more to do," Ms Courtney said when she was appointed to the role.
"That is why we will work to unlock the potential of our regions with the right pathways and programs in place, to create even more jobs, so local people have the best chance to live and work in the place they call home."
Ms White said the state had growing inequality and the North-West was being left behind.
" ... the recent jobs data shows that is the case, even today, despite the government and Premier saying it's a golden age," she said.
"There are a lot of people who are doing it tough."
She said that was brought home to her last year when food charity Loaves and Fishes hit funding problems and "a lot of people didn't know how they were going to get through to the end of the year".
"That demonstrated to me that there are a lot of people living week to week who aren't benefiting from our economic activity at the moment.
"The responsibility of government is looking at how we can share the benefits so we're all doing well."
Ms White said education was part of that and accused the government of under-funding health and education, arguing adequate funding for both was needed.
She said under-funding could create a false economy, leading to people becoming more unwell and dropping out of work and a need for more "reactive healthcare".
The government maintains health and education funding are continuing to increase and are at record levels.
Labor has a policy of free TAFE courses in fields with severe skills shortages, arguing that would help boost employment levels and employability.
Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff said " ... it took this Liberal government to fix the mess and turn TAFE around with adequate funding and support."