Local Releases

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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Tasmanian workers lose $254 per week under Liberals

New analysis released by the McKell Institute reveals the true extent of eight years of Liberal wage cuts to Tasmanian families, Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP says. Figures show that...

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Safer Communities Fund applications open for Lyons

Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP has called for applications to Round 6 of the Safer Communities Fund. Round 6 of the Safer Communities Fund is split in two different streams – Early...

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East Coast package welcome, but what about the workers?

The state government’s financial support for East Coast businesses affected by the Tasman Highway closure near Orford fails to recognise individual workers, says Federal Member for Lyons Brian...

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Surgery cuts another Liberal attack on Medicare

Massive cuts to surgery rebates prove the Liberals are determined to “kill Medicare with a thousand cuts”, says Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell. Last night, it was revealed more than 900...

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Not even Liberals like Sco-Mo's super reforms

For more than six months Labor’s been warning the Government its superannuation reforms need fixing.  It’s now urgent that the Government listen to us before Parliament votes on this bad...

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Gutwein Government must support East Coast businesses

A JobKeeper style payment needs to be urgently implemented by the Gutwein government to protect the livelihoods of east coast people impacted by the sudden closure of Tasman Highway, says Federal...

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Tasman Highway closure at Paradise Gorge

  The Tasmanian Government needs to pull its finger out and ensure Tasman Highway on the east coast re-opens to traffic “in days, rather than weeks”, says federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell.   From...

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Will Scott Morrison visit Tasmania with a plan for jobs?

  New ABS figures released this week show Tasmania now has the highest unemployment rate in the nation.   Thousands of Tasmanians are out of work - the shocking figures show there are 2,500...

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