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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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St Marys Commonwealth Bank branch closure

The imminent closure of the Commonwealth Bank branch at St Marys is another slap in the face for Tasmania’s regional communities, says Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell. The CBA, which...

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Budget Roads Spend A Massive Con Job

Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell says the Tasmanian roads package in the federal budget has been exposed as a “massive con job” on Tasmanians.   In pre-Budget leaks, the Government told...

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