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PM's review of Teddy Sheean VC tribunal recommendation is 'bullshit' says Brian Mitchell MP

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement of an “expert panel” to review the recommendation of the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal that Teddy Sheean be posthumously awarded the...

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Opinion Piece - Tasmania's Future

Tasmania’s economy has taken a hit with COVID-19. Earlier this month it was reported 27,000 Tasmanians had lost their jobs, and Treasury is predicting an unemployment rate for the state of 12.23...

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Tell the PM what you think with a postcard

  People across the Lyons electorate are getting an opportunity to write a postcard to Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress a posthumous Victoria Cross nomination for Tasmanian war hero Teddy...

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Morrison must come clean on Robodebt confusion

All words directly attributable to Brian Mitchell MP, federal member for Lyons. “Confusion surrounds the Morrison Government’s intentions following its admission that its Robodebt scheme was...

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Mitchell calls on Prime Minister to apologise over Robo-Debt

The Prime Minister needs to step up, take responsibility and apologise over the Robo-debt fiasco, says Federal Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell. ‘The Prime Minister was a key architect of...

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Mitchell expresses sadness at loss of historic kiln

  Brian Mitchell, Federal Labor Member for Lyons, expresses his sadness at the loss of the historic hop kiln in Lachlan on Sunday afternoon. The local landmark, known as Hopgrove, was more than...

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How can anyone trust the Liberals to fast track infrastructure when Tasmania's been stuck in the slow lane for years?

Tasmanians will be rightly sceptical of the Liberals’ latest attempt to ‘fast track’ infrastructure projects after years of delays, false starts and growing congestion for our state’s motorists....

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Mitchell calls on Prime Minister to stop chip dumping

  The Morrison government needs to step up and stop the dumping of frozen potato chips into the state, which would decimate the local industry says Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell....

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Mitchell condemns Derwent Valley Tree Spiking

The spiking of trees destined for sawlog harvest requires condemnation. Today, at least nine metal bolts were discovered in logs sourced from harvesting coupes near Mt Field in the Derwent Valley....

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Letter to the Editor: Guy Barnett travelling to regions

The photograph of Tasmanian Liberal Minister Guy Barnett in the Mercury (May 13) looked fishy to me. Politicians have “essential worker” status, exempting us from strict travelling controls for...

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