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Tasmanian aviation workers miss out on federal support

The federal government is making a mess of support packages for aviation workers who’ve been stood down due to mainland lockdowns, says federal Labor MP for Lyons, Brian Mitchell. He said 38...

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Transcript - ABC Hobart - Mornings with Leon Compton

E&OE TRANSCRIPT  RADIO INTERVIEW ABC MORNINGS WITH LEON COMPTON TUESDAY, 3 AUGUST 2021 SUBJECTS: Labor’s $300 vaccine incentive proposal; vaccine rollout. LEON COMPTON, HOST: On Mornings, Brian...

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Centrelink needs permanent staff, not labour hire

Federal Labor Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell has challenged the Prime Minister to “stop the rot” and commit to increased permanent staff numbers at Centrelink. The MP’s call follows revelations...

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"Airport workers stood down" - The Mercury

THIRTY-eight Tasmanian airport workers have been stood down due to mainland lockdowns but they will not get federal government support like those in Sydney. Ten workers at Launceston Airport and...

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Aviation cuts highlight need to bring back JobKeeper

Federal Labor Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell has slammed the lack of federal government support for Tasmanian airport workers stood down because of mainland lockdowns. Ten workers at Launceston...

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"Towns stung by bank cuts" - The Mercury

NINE Tasmanian communities have learned their local Commonwealth Bank branch is among 90 Australia-wide which will have its opening hours slashed. CBA has decided it will only open for...

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"Hours cut back for banks" - The Examiner

COMMONWEALTH Bank will reduce opening times at a range of regional Tasmanian branches to shift more services to over-the-phone in a move one Northern mayor has described as "disappointing"....

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Mitchell slams further cuts to regional Tasmania by "greedy" banks

Regional Tasmanians are being treated as second class citizens by arrogant and greedy banks says federal Labor MP Brian Mitchell, after the Commonwealth Bank announced cuts at nine regional...

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"Ditch Welfare Card call" - The Mercury

FEDERAL MP for Lyons, Brian Mitchell, is calling for the cashless welfare card to be scrapped, claiming there are plans to include pensioners in the scheme. Mr Mitchell said it would be unfair to...

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"Four years until Bass Highway upgrades" - The Examiner

UPGRADES to the Bass Highway between Deloraine and Devonport will not start until late 2023 and are not expected to be complete until late 2025, according to the federal Infrastructure Department....

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