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Local MP condemns racist graffiti

Brian Mitchell the Federal MP for Lyons, which includes the Central Highlands, has condemned racist graffiti that has appeared in the municipality.   A road sign in the Central Highlands was...

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Tasmania's economy falls 7.4%

The Tasmanian and national economies have dropped by 7.4 per cent, dismal economic figures released today reveal. ABS figures for the June quarter show that Australia is now in its first recession...

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Lyons MP calls for restoration of trades training centre program

The federal Labor MP for Lyons Brian Mitchell has used National Skills Week to call for the restoration of the Trades Training Centre construction program. Under the program, the federal...

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What does the new-look Virgin mean for Tasmania?

ALL WORDS ATTRIBUTED DIRECTLY TO BRIAN MITCHELL MP   My thoughts right now are with the 3000 Australians whose jobs have been axed from the new-look Virgin Airlines under its new owners....

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Tasmania needs to boost advanced manufacturing sector

COVID has shown Tasmanians the importance of a domestic manufacturing sector, and with high unemployment rates, there is no better time for the Tasmanian Government to support Tasmania’s advanced...

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Everyone arriving in Tasmania should be tested, without exception

Everyone arriving in Tasmania, whether by sea or air, should be subject to mandatory COVID-19 testing says Federal Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MP. “This is a no-brainer,” Mr Mitchell...

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"Zero doubt" that Virgin Australia will fly to fewer places: up to 116 flights into Tasmania at risk

  CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER FOR BALLARAT   SENATOR DON FARRELL SHADOW SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE SHADOW MINISTER FOR SPORT...

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Robodebt Royal Commission needed to uncover the truth

Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell is backing Labor’s call for a Royal Commission into the illegal Robodebt scheme.   The Labor MP says millions of Australians were caught up in the scheme,...

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Liberals using COVID as an excuse to cut Australia Post

The Morrison Government is attempting to cut Australia Post services using the excuse of COVID-19. If the Government gets its way, delivery frequencies will halve and the jobs of posties and...

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Mitchell slams PM for questioning whether Sheean met the 'high bar' for the Victoria Cross

In Question Time today Prime Minister Scott Morrison questioned whether Teddy Sheean had met the ‘high bar’ required for the awarding of the Victoria Cross. “That Mr Morrison believes there is...

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