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Rural mental health service funding cut shambles

Brian Mitchell and Justine Keay, Federal Labor Members for Lyons and Braddon are raising serious concerns about gaps in service delivery after hearing Rural Alive and Well Service Tasmania (RAW...

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MYEFO comments

The MYEFO (Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook) has just dropped for 2016/2017 and what an eye opener. Our underlying cash benefit is sinking faster than the LNP government and the wheels of the...

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Turnbull letting Tasmania down

Brian Mitchell MP, Federal Member for Lyons is deeply concerned around Omnibus Savings and Childcare Reform Bill the Liberal government introduced last week into federal parliament.   “What we...

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Why does Wilkie want to boycott a superb product?

Andrew Wilkie’s Talking Point today provides commentary on Tasmania’s salmon industry.   He says the, “salmon industry is a success story and it is important to Tasmania, not least because it is...

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Processing woes continue for Tassie residents

This week we’ve also heard from self-funded retirees waiting on the issuing of their health care cards that assist them with paying for their medication, water and electricity which are now delayed...

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Tudge's continued torment

“What we have here is a total failure from the Minister managing Centrelink. At our public forum in Glenorchy with Shadow Minister for Human Services, Linda Burney, (do we pop Julie etc in here?)...

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Medicare processing bungle

Federal Lyons MP Brian Mitchell is looking into claims that a box containing medical data has gone missing between Tasmania and Victoria.   Mr Mitchell urges anyone who dropped their GP or...

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Pensioners next in line for Centrelink letters

In the next few weeks it will be aged and disability pensioners who’ll be getting debt recovery letters in the mail, similar to those issued over Christmas to students and the unemployed.   They...

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Nothing sweet about Tudge fudge

The Talking Point (January 25) by Human Services Minister Alan Tudge reminds me of a stubborn child with their eyes screwed shut and fingers in their ears, refusing to listen to a word that is...

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Centrelink crisis continues

“Centrelink’s robo-debt recovery is destroying lives.’ says Federal Labor  MP Brian Mitchell.   “My office has been overwhelmed with calls from distressed people, angry about the process, and...

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