Local Releases

Condemnation of Bob Brown Foundation protest at McKay's Timber in Brighton

Federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell has condemned the action taken by the Bob Brown Foundation against a family sawmill in the south of his electorate.   “McKay’s Timber is a law-abiding company that...

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Australia Post puts Tasmanian producers in peril

Australia Post’s decision to stop freighting perishable goods from Tasmania to the mainland will cost jobs and hurt the state’s faltering economy, says federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell.   The...

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Bob Brown Foundation must Respect Court's Decision

Federal Labor MP for Lyons Brian Mitchell has welcomed today’s Federal Court decision that struck down a bid by the Bob Brown Foundation to disrupt the Tasmanian forestry industry.   “Tasmanians...

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Transcript: ABC RN Breakfast with Geraldine Doogue - Port Arthur

GERALDINE DOOGUE, HOST: Now let's turn to anger growing in Tasmania. After streaming company Stan, announced it's producing a new film about the Port Arthur massacre. Focusing on the man...

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Transcript: Tasmania Talks with Aaron Stevens

Aaron: For the first time on Tasmania Talks I am joined by Federal Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, Brian good to talk to you. Brian: Good morning Aaron, and all your listeners. Aaron:...

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Morrison Leaves Tasmanians Behind

  With the worst unemployment rate in the country, Tasmanians are being left behind by the Morrison Liberal Government.   Tasmania’s shocking 8.2 per cent unemployment rate...

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$1.2 Billion Dollar Settlement means Robodebt Royal Commission Needed More Than Ever

Today’s $1.2 billion settlement by the Morrison Government of a Robodebt class action lawsuit means a Royal Commission into the discredited scheme is needed now more than ever, says federal Labor...

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Local MP condemns racist graffiti

Brian Mitchell the Federal MP for Lyons, which includes the Central Highlands, has condemned racist graffiti that has appeared in the municipality.   A road sign in the Central Highlands was...

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Tasmania's economy falls 7.4%

The Tasmanian and national economies have dropped by 7.4 per cent, dismal economic figures released today reveal. ABS figures for the June quarter show that Australia is now in its first recession...

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Lyons MP calls for restoration of trades training centre program

The federal Labor MP for Lyons Brian Mitchell has used National Skills Week to call for the restoration of the Trades Training Centre construction program. Under the program, the federal...

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