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State Government must protect at-risk community sports clubs

Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, has written to the State Sport Minister, Jane Howlett, calling for a community sport strategy to protect the futures of Tasmanian clubs at risk due to the...

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Vocational Education and Training

I rise to speak on this motion by the member for Braddon, a motion which includes a list of boastful figures which self-congratulate the coalition government on its record in the vocational...

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Water security and regional telecommunications critical says Infrastructure Australia

Today's release of the annual Infrastructure Priority List from Infrastructure Australia confirms that Tasmanian infrastructure is stuck in the slow lane. IA has again declared that the business...

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Swift Action Needed to Assist Fishers

The Morrison Government must act swiftly to assist commercial fishers whose incomes have been smashed by the global coronavirus outbreak, says federal Lyons Labor MP Brian Mitchell. “The Seafood...

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Julian Assange

It is good to see a fellow regional MP in the chair! I am no fan of Julian Assange. My position on Assange and the charge that he faces has been, like most others in this House, that he deserves...

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Racism in Lyons, Congratulations Westerway

For the past few weeks a house in my electorate has been flying banners from its windows sporting the Nazi swastika. Neighbours are understandably outraged and have called on the landlord, the...

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Brighton Council Newstart push a cry for help says Brian Mitchell MP

Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MP, congratulates Brighton Council for unanimously supporting an urgent increase to Newstart payments. The resolution was passed at Monday night’s council...

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Assistance for Famers

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (18:43): I rise to add my support to this Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2020, one of a series of bills we have seen introduced to the...

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Australia Day Honours

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (13:29): Today I recognise five men and women from my electorate who were honoured with Order of Australia medals in the Australia Day honours list. Colin Howlett, a...

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The Mercury: NDIS failing too many Tasmanians

NEWS that 21 Tasmanians have died waiting for approved NDIS packages is heartbreaking but not surprising. The NDIS has been bitterly underfunded by the Morrison Government to the tune of...

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