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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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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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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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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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Julian Assange

It is good to see a fellow regional MP in the chair! I am no fan of Julian Assange. My position on Assange and the charge that he faces has been, like most others in this House, that he deserves...

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Racism in Lyons, Congratulations Westerway

For the past few weeks a house in my electorate has been flying banners from its windows sporting the Nazi swastika. Neighbours are understandably outraged and have called on the landlord, the...

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