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Sorell Westpac branch closure another blow to regional Tasmania

The imminent closure of the Westpac bank branch at Sorell is “yet another blow” to Tasmania’s regional communities, says Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell. Westpac, which has seen share...

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Federal Government must reinstate income support for Tasmanians

Australians fear financial insecurity more than they fear COVID-19, new major national surveys confirm. Federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell says this illustrates exactly why the federal government...

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Mitchell welcomes Labor inquiry into GP shortages

The acute GP shortage across Lyons will now be subject to a Senate Inquiry. Labor called for the inquiry in a bid to investigate the critical lack of doctors across outer metropolitan, rural and...

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Tasmanian aviation workers miss out on federal support

The federal government is making a mess of support packages for aviation workers who’ve been stood down due to mainland lockdowns, says federal Labor MP for Lyons, Brian Mitchell. He said 38...

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Centrelink needs permanent staff, not labour hire

Federal Labor Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell has challenged the Prime Minister to “stop the rot” and commit to increased permanent staff numbers at Centrelink. The MP’s call follows revelations...

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Aviation cuts highlight need to bring back JobKeeper

Federal Labor Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell has slammed the lack of federal government support for Tasmanian airport workers stood down because of mainland lockdowns. Ten workers at Launceston...

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Mitchell slams further cuts to regional Tasmania by "greedy" banks

Regional Tasmanians are being treated as second class citizens by arrogant and greedy banks says federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell, after the Commonwealth Bank announced cuts at nine regional...

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State government must deliver on Wielangta Road promise

Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP has called on the Liberal state government to "pull its finger out" and commit to sealing Wielangta Road near the state's east coast.   "(Infrastructure...

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Mitchell welcomes Tasman Highway reopening, praises workers

Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP has welcomed the announced re-opening of Tasman Highway at Paradise Gorge from Thursday.   “This is terrific news for the east coast after six weeks of...

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Labor renews commitment to Treaty and Truth elements of Uluru Statement

This year, on 4 July, we mark the beginning of NAIDOC Week. This week is a moment to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of First Nations Australians. The theme for this year’s...

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