Local Releases

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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PM's road promise reheats old promise

Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell says the Prime Minister’s funding announcement for Tasmanian roads has been “reheated more times than a dodgy takeaway”. The federal government last night...

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Australian Heritage Grant funding for historic Longford convict site

Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell has today welcomed the announcement of Australian Heritage Grant funding for vegetation management and estate fire prevention at Woolmers Estate, Longford....

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Transcript - Tasmania Talks with Mike O'Loughlin - Live from AgFest

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TASMANIA TALKS CARRICK WEDNESDAY, 5 MAY 2021 SUBJECTS: AgFest; COVID-19, crowd restrictions, hotel quarantine; India; hand hygiene.   MIKE O’LOUGHLIN, HOST: It’s so good to see...

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Tax reform victory for Australian Distillers

Federal Member for Lyons and Parliamentary Friends of Australian Spirits co-chair Brian Mitchell has welcomed the federal government’s move to increase the rebate on spirits ahead of the upcoming...

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Port Arthur - Reflection takes just 35 seconds

If you are able, please take a moment today (April 28) to pause for reflection. Maybe you’re waiting for a bus or sitting down for lunch. Perhaps you’re at work, with family, or somewhere by...

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Common sense prevails in Australia Post service blunder

Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP has welcomed Australia Post’s decision to reverse its hare-brained scheme to cut all delivery services of perishable goods by 1 July 2021. The federal...

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Veteran suicide royal commission welcomed, but why did it take this long?

 Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP has welcomed today’s announcement of a Royal Commission into veterans and serving Defence personnel suicides.   The announcement follows a long...

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Energy efficiency grants available for community organisations

Federal MP Brian Mitchell is calling for eligible community organisations in Lyons to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for the Powering Communities grant program.   Up to $67,000 will be...

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