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Morrison government must stand up for Tassie hospitals as borders open

The Morrison Government must step up and support Tasmania’s hospital system as the State Government plans to open our borders. The State and Federal Liberal Governments have had more than 18...

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Transcript - Doorstop with Mark Butler in Brighton, Tas

E&OE TRANSCRIPT    DOORSTOP INTERVIEW     BRIGHTON, TASMANIA FRIDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2021           SUBJECTS: GP Shortages; pressure on health systems due to COVID; borders; Morrison-Joyce Government...

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Tasmanian aviation workers being abandoned by Barnaby Joyce

Flight attendants abandoned by Morrison-Joyce Government Barnaby Joyce response woeful A direct threat to Tasmania’s tourism recovery when borders open 28 trained flight crew based in Hobart...

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Direct Threat to Tourism Recovery: Morrison's Lack of Support for Aviation Workers

The flight crews that regional airline routes rely on have been left out in the cold during border closures with no financial support. That is the situation for 28 trained flight crew based in...

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40 days of aviation neglect later

It has now been 40 days since the federal government released its aviation support package, and Tasmanian aviation workers continue to receive no income support from the Morrison Government....

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Sorell Westpac branch closure another blow to regional Tasmania

The imminent closure of the Westpac bank branch at Sorell is “yet another blow” to Tasmania’s regional communities, says Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell. Westpac, which has seen share...

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Federal Government must reinstate income support for Tasmanians

Australians fear financial insecurity more than they fear COVID-19, new major national surveys confirm. Federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell says this illustrates exactly why the federal government...

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Mitchell welcomes Labor inquiry into GP shortages

The acute GP shortage across Lyons will now be subject to a Senate Inquiry. Labor called for the inquiry in a bid to investigate the critical lack of doctors across outer metropolitan, rural and...

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Tasmanian aviation workers miss out on federal support

The federal government is making a mess of support packages for aviation workers who’ve been stood down due to mainland lockdowns, says federal Labor MP for Lyons, Brian Mitchell. He said 38...

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Centrelink needs permanent staff, not labour hire

Federal Labor Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell has challenged the Prime Minister to “stop the rot” and commit to increased permanent staff numbers at Centrelink. The MP’s call follows revelations...

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