Labor leader Rebecca White has sledged the Liberal Government in her State of the State reply, accusing it of leaving regional Tasmania behind with a slew of broken promises, cuts and failures in the key areas of health, housing and skills and infrastructure.
"For too long Tasmanians have been conditioned to accept mediocrity - we have been desensitised to having the worst outcomes in health and education in the country," Ms White said.
"Intergenerational poverty and regional disadvantage have been normalised and put in the policy too-hard basket."
She accused the job recovery gains post - COVID in Tasmania as being "highly uneven" outside of Hobart.
"The unemployment rate on the west and north-west coast is 8.3 per cent...And it's 7.1 per cent in Launceston and the north-east.
"Whatever the Premier says about jobs coming back, it's clear regional Tasmania is being left behind.
"Unlike the Gutwein Government, Labor would not just sit back and hope that jobs return - we will partner with businesses and the public sector to drive innovation and create jobs."
Housing was a key area of concern for Ms White, who said that record high waiting lists were a policy choice of Peter Gutwein's government.
"Ultimately the government needs to acknowledge that everyone deserves to have a roof over their head and to feel safe no matter what their circumstance," she said.
"House prices are now among the highest in the country, our rents are more affordable than Sydney and Melbourne, but Tasmanians earn $450 less than the national average.
"The lack of affordable housing and the rapidly rising cost of housing is having a significant impact on the Tasmanian way of life. In the past this government have tried to justify low wages by arguing lower house prices and cost of living as lower than other states. That is no longer the case."
Building more houses was raised as the solution, to which Ms White said the Liberals have failed.
"Only Labor can be trusted to build more houses, we did it in government and we have the policies to do it again."
She said her party would fast track the construction of 490 additional houses in three years in partnership with community housing providers, which would in turn help 1,100 people into homes, and create 550 jobs including 75 new apprenticeships, and inject $3 million into the Tasmanian economy.
"We will always stand up for the battler and there is no more priority than making sure that people have a roof over their head."
Ms White said at the heart of Labor's plan is to rebuild TAFE from the ground up, and that it has a fully-costed plan to deliver 35,000 jobs across Tasmania's regions.
"Unlike Mr Gutwein's plan to blow up TAFE - Labor will rebuild TAFE from the ground up, employ more teachers, expand course delivery to the regions and make TAFE free in areas of known skills shortages including building and construction, tourism, hospitality, agriculture and aged and disability care."
She said the Liberals promised to address traffic congestion, to deliver more affordable housing, to improve the delivery of mental health services and they promised to be more transparent and more accountable.
"After seven years with Peter Gutwein as Treasurer the Liberal Government has failed on every measure," she said.