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Tasmnanian Volunteer support services need funding certainty

Last week in budget estimates the Department of Social Services said they are currently experiencing problems with the proposed changes to the funding of volunteer support organisations, and have...

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A time to reflect on the 2016 Tasmanian floods

Tomorrow Tuesday 6 June 2017 marks 12 months since devastating floods took the lives of 3 Tasmanians and caused widespread destruction across our state.   Such was the devastation that...

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Whitefoord mobile black spot relief

Brian Mitchell, MP is relieved to see that Whitefoord, outside Oatlands, has had its mobile phone tower activated this week. This follows Oatlands and Colebrook ‘small cell’ activations in April,...

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Malcolm Turnbull throws Hodgman under Tasmanian Health Crisis bus

On the eve of the delivery of the Tasmanian State Budget, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the Tasmanian Government must accept responsibility for the state of Tasmania’s public hospitals....

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Labor will give ACCC power to act on petrol prices

The Turnbull Liberal Government has shown yet again it is incapable of taking the tough action needed to protect Tasmanians from unfair petrol prices. Tasmanian families consistently pay more for...

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Premier's support for Federal Budget is delusional

The premier’s support for the Budget is unfathomable, given Tasmania has done so poorly out of it.   Mainland states will share in $70 billion of infrastructure investment but Tasmania gets not...

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Lyons loses out in Budget 2017

Last night, Scott Morrison left Lyons off the map.   The Treasurer did not mention Tasmania once in his Budget speech and when you look at the Budget papers you can see why. The only mention of...

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Students foot the bill for big business handouts

After 4 years of chaos, yesterday we saw Malcolm Turnbull announce his new plans for school education funding.   Instead of cutting $30 billion, he’s cutting $22 billion.   That’s $2.4 million...

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Catholic schools face uncertain funding future

Federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell is demanding federal funding certainty for Tasmania’s vital Catholic education sector. Mr Mitchell said he had received a letter from the Tasmanian Catholic...

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Tasmanian Councils need funding boost

Labor is calling on the Turnbull Government to bring forward nearly $18 million in Financial Assistance Grants for Tasmanian local councils to provide an economic boost for the region and help...

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