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Turnbull fails Tasmania over gas price hikes

Brian Mitchell MP has come out swinging against the price hikes expected from the lack of forward thinking by the Turnbull Federal Government. (‘Industry worried by big gas hike’ Nick Clark, The...

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Punitive penalty rates in the Senate firing line

Brian Mitchell MP has congratulated the Senate, including some surprising cross-benchers, for getting on board and supporting the urgent motion around penalty rates late last night that read:...

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Where's the Landcare money Mr. Turnbull?

In 2016 Malcolm Turnbull promised $100 million for Landcare but more than three months later the money is nowhere to be seen.   Lyons Labor MP Brian Mitchell says the prime minister promised the...

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Don't blame the victim - Centrelink chief out of touch

Yesterday’s attempt by the Secretary of the Department of Human Services to effectively blame Centrelink recipients for the robo-debt scandal is beyond belief, says Lyons Labor MP Brian Mitchell....

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Cuts to penalty rates will hurt 7398 workers in Lyons

New figures show Lyons will be hard hit by the Turnbull Government’s refusal to stop the Fair Work Commission’s cut to penalty rates.   More than 7398 people, or one in 6 workers, in Lyons work...

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Dying wombats need money, not words

Federal Labor Lyons MP Brian Mitchell is calling on the Hodgman Government to urgently fund the treatment of mange-ravaged wombats in Tasmania.   While welcoming today’s announcement by the...

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Penalty rate cuts seriously out of touch

Brian Mitchell MP is alarmed at the Fair Work Commission’s report released today recommending cuts to the wages for people working in retail, hospitality and fast food industry. “These cuts are...

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Labor demands pay cut action

Labor has called on the Turnbull Government to intervene and stop a pay cut that will affect more than 600,000 Australians. Many of those affected stand to lose around $77 a week from pay packets...

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Rural mental health service funding cut shambles

Brian Mitchell and Justine Keay, Federal Labor Members for Lyons and Braddon are raising serious concerns about gaps in service delivery after hearing Rural Alive and Well Service Tasmania (RAW...

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MYEFO comments

The MYEFO (Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook) has just dropped for 2016/2017 and what an eye opener. Our underlying cash benefit is sinking faster than the LNP government and the wheels of the...

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