Local Releases

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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Brighton Council Newstart push a cry for help says Brian Mitchell MP

Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MP, congratulates Brighton Council for unanimously supporting an urgent increase to Newstart payments. The resolution was passed at Monday night’s council...

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Lyons dudded by McCormack and Morrison

LYONS DUDDED BY McCORMACK & MORRISON  Sporting clubs in Lyons missed out on grants for better facilities because the Morrison Government skewed funding toward city seats it was targeting to win...

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NBN Prices Up

NBN REVENUES ARE UP BUT SERVICE QUALITY ISN’T   The Morrison Government is crowing today that NBN Co is posting record revenues, and claims the company is on track to meet its “performance...

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Brighton show not eligible for new showgrounds grant

The Brighton Show is one of Tasmania’s biggest agricultural shows, but it is set to miss out on funds from a new federal grant because it’s not rural enough for the Morrison government. The...

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Liberals must act on Whelan AFP revelations

Media reports today that Jessica Whelan failed to refer her serious allegations of social media tampering to the Australian Federal Police are damning, and demonstrate she has no place running for...

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