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Seasonal workers influx

THE concerns about an influx of seasonal workers could be allayed if the Tasmanian government introduced mandatory testing for every arrival. Get tested, be quarantined while waiting for the result...

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Administration of grants an abuse of public trust: Mitchell

The administration of a federal government grants program has been described as "selfish and disrespectful" by a Tasmanian Labor MHR. While Brian Mitchell, the federal member for Lyons, welcomed...

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Queen would not be upset by VC big for Teddy Sheean, his nephew Garry Ivory says

THE family of Teddy Sheean say they are angered by the intervention of Australia’s most senior military leader in urging the Prime Minister to dismiss the renewed pursuit of a Victoria Cross for...

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In line with tribunal

THE criticism by reader Maurice Ducker of Labor’s vow to bestow upon Teddy Sheean a VC is misplaced (Letters, May 26). Labor’s vow is 100 per cent in line with the findings of the independent...

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Lives risked by log spiking

THE discovery of at least nine metal bolts in logs sourced from harvesting coupes near Mt Field in the Derwent Valley has been condemned by Federal Labor Lyons MP Brian Mitchell. The logs were...

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Labor MPs call for an ACCC inquiry into why Tasmanian fuel prices are so high

Labor MPs call for an ACCC inquiry into why Tasmanian fuel prices are so high Tasmania’s average petrol price is the most expensive of any state. Now, six Labor MPs are calling for an ACCC inquiry...

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Labor cautious on permanent $550 rise

Tasmanian Labor MPs have reacted cautiously to a call within their own party for the $550 coronavirus supplement for JobSeeker and Youth Allowance recipients to be made permanent beyond the...

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Declare Survey Findings

Corrects Minister Elise Archer is being too cute by half.  She insisted on asking every resident of the Meander Valley municipality if they wanted a new maximum security prison built at Westbury,...

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Premier upbeat on impact to state's tourism

TASMANIA’S tourism industry will bounce back strongly from COVID-19, despite Virgin Australia going into voluntary administration, Premier Peter Gutwein says. Virgin Australia yesterday entered...

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Government trust in the spotlight

A lack of government trust could be the stumbling block for a new contact tracing app a Tasmanian civil liberties advocate says. The government last week announced its intention to use an app to...

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