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Mitchell expresses sadness at loss of historic kiln

  Brian Mitchell, Federal Labor Member for Lyons, expresses his sadness at the loss of the historic hop kiln in Lachlan on Sunday afternoon. The local landmark, known as Hopgrove, was more than...

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How can anyone trust the Liberals to fast track infrastructure when Tasmania's been stuck in the slow lane for years?

Tasmanians will be rightly sceptical of the Liberals’ latest attempt to ‘fast track’ infrastructure projects after years of delays, false starts and growing congestion for our state’s motorists....

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Mitchell calls on Prime Minister to stop chip dumping

  The Morrison government needs to step up and stop the dumping of frozen potato chips into the state, which would decimate the local industry says Labor Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell....

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Mitchell condemns Derwent Valley Tree Spiking

The spiking of trees destined for sawlog harvest requires condemnation. Today, at least nine metal bolts were discovered in logs sourced from harvesting coupes near Mt Field in the Derwent Valley....

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Letter to the Editor: Guy Barnett travelling to regions

The photograph of Tasmanian Liberal Minister Guy Barnett in the Mercury (May 13) looked fishy to me. Politicians have “essential worker” status, exempting us from strict travelling controls for...

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Statement: Teddy Sheean

BRIAN MITCHELL MP LABOR MEMBER FOR LYONS   I am deeply disappointed by the Federal Government’s decision not to posthumously award Tasmanian World War II hero Teddy Sheean a Victoria Cross, a...

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Government must protect abalone divers

  Federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell has called for the spotlight to be shone on Tasmania’s abalone industry to ensure it is operating within pandemic rules and regulations.   “I have written to...

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Call centre shutdowns show need for domestic services

Telstra has cancelled a vital directory assistance service popular with elderly Tasmanians because coronavirus restrictions have shut down the company's call centres across Asia.   “This is a...

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Letter to the Editor: Westbury Prison

Minister Elise Archer is being too cute by half. She insisted on asking every resident of the Meander Valley municipality if they wanted a new maximum security prison built at Westbury but...

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Morrison Government must not play political games with council projects funding

Tasmanian federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell is demanding that a new round of local government funding be “open and above board” after it emerged Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack did not alert...

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