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Senate finally back penalty rate but Tasmanian Liberal Senators still don't get it

Brian Mitchell MP has congratulated the Senate for supporting Labor’s urgent motion on penalty rates late last night that read:   “The need for the Senate to condemn the Prime Minister’s lack of...

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The Australian Maritime College funding for Tasmania needs to be a priority for the Turnbull Government

Brian Mitchell MP is voicing his concerns over the talk that the Australian Maritime College (AMC) might be demoted to the secondary training facility with priority being given to South Australia....

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Backpacker Tax hangover slaps Tasmanian farmers

Brian Mitchell MP says the recent comments from Lyons business Sassafras Orchard’s owner John Brown around the struggle to find workers thanks to the backpacker tax debacle late 2016 is just...

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Pensioners endure a life of struggle

Brian Mitchell MP has used his speaking time in Parliament today to highlight the shameful conditions older Australians endure in Tasmania after the Sunday Tasmanian released the results of its...

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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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