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AFL must recognise Tasmanian who designed Final 8

In 1994 Tasmanian man Kim Crawford sent the AFL his idea for a Final 8.   The AFL told him it wasn’t interested. Six years later it introduced the system, without ever acknowledging it was Mr...

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Centrelink amnesty idea for 2016 - 2017 fruit & vegetable picking season

Brian Mitchell, the Federal Labor Member for Lyons, is proposing that people receiving Newstart payments and pensions be allowed to undergo fruit and vegetable picking work this season without...

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West Tamar forgotten in clean-up grants

Brian Mitchell, the Federal Labor Member for Lyons, says it is unacceptable that Tasmanian primary producers affected by the June floods are ineligible for up to $10,000 in assistance simply...

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New MP wants $1 million for every Electorate

Brian Mitchell, the federal Labor MP for Lyons, has used his first speech in the House of Representatives to suggest that every federal MP be given $1 million to spend in their electorates.   He...

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Tasmanian apprenticeships plummet under Liberals

New figures released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) show apprenticeships continue to fall under Malcolm Turnbull’s minority Liberal government. Figures in...

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Tasmania comes dead last in digital divide

The Australian Digital Inclusion Index released today makes for sombre reading. The report, compiled for Telstra by Swinburne University, shows Tasmania is behind the digital eight-ball on just...

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A strong census is critical for Lyons

In the chaotic aftermath of the Turnbull Government’s botched 2016 Census, new Labor MP Brian Mitchell is urging concerned citizens to send Malcolm Turnbull a sharp message – “don’t stuff Lyons”....

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