Local Releases

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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Statement: Teddy Sheean

BRIAN MITCHELL MP LABOR MEMBER FOR LYONS   I am deeply disappointed by the Federal Government’s decision not to posthumously award Tasmanian World War II hero Teddy Sheean a Victoria Cross, a...

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Government must protect abalone divers

  Federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell has called for the spotlight to be shone on Tasmania’s abalone industry to ensure it is operating within pandemic rules and regulations.   “I have written to...

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Call centre shutdowns show need for domestic services

Telstra has cancelled a vital directory assistance service popular with elderly Tasmanians because coronavirus restrictions have shut down the company's call centres across Asia.   “This is a...

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Letter to the Editor: Westbury Prison

Minister Elise Archer is being too cute by half. She insisted on asking every resident of the Meander Valley municipality if they wanted a new maximum security prison built at Westbury but...

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Morrison Government must not play political games with council projects funding

Tasmanian federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell is demanding that a new round of local government funding be “open and above board” after it emerged Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack did not alert...

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Tasmania needs Morrison to provide lifeline to Virgin

Scott Morrison needs to guarantee that Australia’s two major airlines will survive the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to ensure Tasmania’s tourism sector can recover when the crisis has passed....

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State Government must protect at-risk community sports clubs

Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, has written to the State Sport Minister, Jane Howlett, calling for a community sport strategy to protect the futures of Tasmanian clubs at risk due to the...

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Swift Action Needed to Assist Fishers

The Morrison Government must act swiftly to assist commercial fishers whose incomes have been smashed by the global coronavirus outbreak, says federal Lyons Labor MP Brian Mitchell. “The Seafood...

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