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Pensioners next in line for Centrelink letters

In the next few weeks it will be aged and disability pensioners who’ll be getting debt recovery letters in the mail, similar to those issued over Christmas to students and the unemployed.   They...

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Nothing sweet about Tudge fudge

The Talking Point (January 25) by Human Services Minister Alan Tudge reminds me of a stubborn child with their eyes screwed shut and fingers in their ears, refusing to listen to a word that is...

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Centrelink crisis continues

“Centrelink’s robo-debt recovery is destroying lives.’ says Federal Labor  MP Brian Mitchell.   “My office has been overwhelmed with calls from distressed people, angry about the process, and...

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Immediate investigation required into latest Centrelink debt scandal

Reports today that Centrelink staff are being ordered not to correct known errors in debt recovery letters require immediate independent investigation, says federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell. The...

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Meander Valley Community Health funding

Brian Mitchell MP welcomed the decision made on Tuesday night by the Meander Valley Council to keep fighting for health funding for their community.   “This is the time for Councils to be...

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Support Tassie salmon and Regional jobs!

The campaign to defend Tasmania’s world-class salmon farming industry was launched today in Hobart. The industry supports thousands of Tasmanian families, is environmentally sustainable and vital...

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Call for Federal ICAC inquiry welcomed

Brian Mitchell, the federal Labor MP for Lyons, has welcomed Bill Shorten’s announcement today that Labor will investigate the establishment of a federal ICAC.   “My colleagues know that I...

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Hodgman must spend a penny on Conara

Brian Mitchell, the federal Labor MP for Lyons, welcomes the mooted expansion of the Campbell Town playground facilities, but says it will do little to offer relief to residents in Conara....

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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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