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Arts funding chaos for Tasmania

In a shock move, and after 70 years of operations, Tasmanian Regional Arts is closing its doors due to lack of secure funding, which will send shock waves through the cultural community and out...

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Toothless ACCC can't stop the gouge

Brian Mitchell, Federal Labor Member for Lyons, is demanding that the ACCC do its job on petrol prices and protect Tasmanians from being ripped off. "Yesterday in New Norfolk the price went up...

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Watch your mate this summer break

Brian Mitchell Federal MP for Lyons says these school holidays are a good time to think about water safety, especially after the 5 recent drownings in NSW over the Christmas period.   Tasmania...

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Tasmania's Regional Health left out in the cold

Today’s announcement by Primary Health Tasmania of its preferred tenderers “confirms our worst fears” says federal Labor Lyons MP Brian Mitchell. “Service providers who live and work in regional...

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There's something tourism about fishy

Salmon farming and tourism complement each other beautifully, says federal Lyons Labor MP Brian Mitchell in response to comments made by entrepreneur Graeme Wood yesterday. Mr Mitchell says he is...

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Betrayal of Tasmania's Regional communities

Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell has condemned the announcement from the Federal Government that the HMAS Tobruk will become a dive wreck off the coast of Bundaberg.   “Tasmania is the...

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Bon Voyage Geelong Star! Don't come back!

Tasmanian Labor MPs today welcomed news that the Geelong Star super trawler has left Australian waters.   JULIE COLLINS MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGEING AND MENTAL HEALTH LABOR MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN...

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Meander Valley Health deserves protection

Federal Labor MPs Brian Mitchell and Ross Hart have called on the Turnbull Government to save Meander Valley health services. The MPs are concerned that changes to Primary Health Network funding...

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Turnbull Government must help to fund Beaconsfield mine repair

The Federal Labor Opposition is calling on the Turnbull Government to help fund the repair of the iconic Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Site.   The tourism site was closed in September this year...

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New fee hike another blow to patients

Brian Mitchell the Federal Labor MP for Lyons says a scheduled increase in doctors’ fees is further proof that Labor was right to campaign on Medicare at the July 2 election. “Tasmanians who are...

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