Media

ADJOURNMENT - FINAL SPEECH OF 2020

  I had planned for this speech, the second last that this House will hear for the year, to be full of Christmas cheer and bonhomie, but a number would not leave my head. That number is 64—64...

Read More
TRANSCRIPT: ABC RN BREAKFAST WITH GERALDINE DOOGUE - PORT ARTHUR

GERALDINE DOOGUE, HOST: Now let's turn to anger growing in Tasmania. After streaming company Stan, announced it's producing a new film about the Port Arthur massacre. Focusing on the man...

Read More
BRIAN CALLS OUT CORRUPTION

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL: It gives me great pleasure—no, actually it doesn't give me great pleasure—to stand here and speak to this MPI. This MPI goes to this government's failures, and it gives me no...

Read More
LOCAL LEGEND - GEOFF JACKSON 'JACKO'

In many communities there are individuals whose go over and above the normal because they love doing what they do. I would like to take a moment to congratulate a great man and champion of the...

Read More
BRIAN SPEECH TO PARLIAMENT ON SOCIALS SERVICES BILL

I rise today to speak on the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020. It is a very lengthy name for a bill that does some pretty simple things,...

Read More
TRANSCRIPT: TASMANIA TALKS WITH AARON STEVENS

Aaron: For the first time on Tasmania Talks I am joined by Federal Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, Brian good to talk to you. Brian: Good morning Aaron, and all your listeners. Aaron:...

Read More
Scouting and Guiding Movement

As a former cub scout and army cadet for a short time––scouts have been around for more than 100 years. The movement was first founded in the UK in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell. Since then scouting...

Read More
Tasmania's Berry Industry

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit the Costa berry farm at Dunorlan, just outside Deloraine in the north-west of my electorate. I would like to thank the regional manager, Cameron...

Read More
Federal Circuit and Family Court Merger

The prime objective of us coming to this place is to do no harm. You would think whatever laws we make in this place should do no harm. When you have an army of very experienced, very well-versed...

Read More
MORRISON LEAVES TASMANIANS BEHIND

  With the worst unemployment rate in the country, Tasmanians are being left behind by the Morrison Liberal Government.   Tasmania’s shocking 8.2 per cent unemployment rate...

Read More