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Regional Tasmania to receive fibre boost under Labor's NBN policy

Labor’s positive policy to expand fibre access to 1.5 million premises across Australia will be hugely beneficial to outer-suburban and regional Tasmanians, says Federal Labor Member for Lyons...

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Private Members' Business - Telecommunications

I thank the member for Mayo for raising this important issue of regional communications. Before I get to the body of my speech, I want to make a short comment on the contribution made by the...

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Motions - Infrastructure

I thank the member for Lalor for bringing forward this very important motion. The member has perfectly summarised what we know all too well about this very tired Liberal government. They simply...

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Adjournment Debate - Lyons Electorate: Roads

Last week, I met with a group of local residents at Mount Seymour, in the Southern Midlands in my electorate. They were meeting on the Tunnack Road to voice their concerns over the unsafe and...

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"Liberals not up to speed with NBN" - The Mercury

Documents kept secret till this week reveal the cost of key elements of the Liberals’ National Broadband Network to be three times higher than what they told Australians. The Liberals said they...

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"Emergency call on GP shortage" - Northern Midlands Courier

Nearly 30 per cent of people in Tasmania's Lyons electorate surveyed recently said they didn't have a regular general practitioner. Nearly 38 per cent of those in the survey conducted by Lyons MHR...

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GP shortages in the spotlight as Senate Inquiry hearings commence

The shortage of GPs in Lyons will be under the spotlight this month as the first public hearing of a Senate inquiry examining the issue gets underway in Canberra. Labor called for the inquiry in a...

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"Town's top-three tourism ranking" - New Norfolk & Derwent Valley News

New Norfolk has been named the bronze prize winner in the Australian Tourism Industry Council's Top Tourism Towns Awards, after winning the title of Tasmania's top tourism town earlier this year....

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"Liberal city focus squeezes region" - The Sorell Times

THE Liberals like to claim that they represent the regions while Labor only cares about the inner cities. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is the Liberals who for eight years have been...

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"Liberals not interested in regional Australia" - The Advocate

Last week, I penned an article in The Advocate regarding the Liberal government's pathological favouring of big cities over the regions when it comes to grant funding. Just three projects in Lyons...

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