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Labor MP Brian Mitchell wants government to 'buy-in' to Virgin Australia to save the airline

The Federal Government is being urged to invest in Virgin Australia to ensure the future of Tasmania's tourism industry. Federal Labor member for Lyons Brian Mitchell said without urgent action...

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Tasmania needs Morrison to provide lifeline to Virgin

Scott Morrison needs to guarantee that Australia’s two major airlines will survive the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to ensure Tasmania’s tourism sector can recover when the crisis has passed....

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Setting an example

The COVID-19 pandemic - and the extraordinary restrictions placed on citizens in a bid to stop the spread of the virus — understandably has a lot of people on edge. Many are finding the social...

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Self-reporting saves lives

The advice from Professor Kelly, Australia's Chief Medical Officer (The Examiner, April 6) was spot on.  If Tasmanians track their symptoms and activities it can be invaluable dats. If everyone...

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Tasmanian MPs shun Canberra

Most of Tasmania's MPs will skil an emergency sitting in Canberra this week in a bid to avoid unnecessary travel. Around a third of Lower House members are expected to attend tomorrow's sitting,...

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State Government must protect at-risk community sports clubs

Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, has written to the State Sport Minister, Jane Howlett, calling for a community sport strategy to protect the futures of Tasmanian clubs at risk due to the...

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The young, restless and modern democracy

Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell last weekend told me that the declining belief in democracy among Australia’s youth remained one of our society’s greatest challenges. “Other systems have been tried and...

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Vocational Education and Training

I rise to speak on this motion by the member for Braddon, a motion which includes a list of boastful figures which self-congratulate the coalition government on its record in the vocational...

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Water security and regional telecommunications critical says Infrastructure Australia

Today's release of the annual Infrastructure Priority List from Infrastructure Australia confirms that Tasmanian infrastructure is stuck in the slow lane. IA has again declared that the business...

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Swift Action Needed to Assist Fishers

The Morrison Government must act swiftly to assist commercial fishers whose incomes have been smashed by the global coronavirus outbreak, says federal Lyons Labor MP Brian Mitchell. “The Seafood...

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