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The Advocate

Reality check on state poll: opinion

Published: Mon 17 Feb 2014, 12:00am

THE PUP polling claims were laughable at best ... trying to stand strong and defend them as reasonable ... [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

Liberal Party’s broken NBN promise divides communities

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

The Liberal Party’s broken NBN promise threatens to create a state of haves and have-nots, with some streets literally divided down the middle. The Premier, Lara Giddings, today joined the Federal Shadow Minister for Infrastructure [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

Where is Will Hodgman on Renewable Energy?

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

The Deputy Premier Bryan Green said the Abbott Government’s lack of support for renewable energy will kill future investment in the industry in Tasmania. “The Coalition’s announcement today that it will review the RET scheme [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

A Stronger Commissioner for Children

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

The role of the Commissioner for Children will be strengthened with the addition of ‘own motion’ investigation powers in the next term of a Labor Government. [Read more]

Tasmanian Liberals

Hypocritical Labor backflip on Children Commissioner role

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

After restricting successive Commissioners for Children, it is unbelievable that Labor is now claiming to have a change of heart on more oversight, on the eve of an election. An extended role for the Commissioner [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Job creation remains the focus of election campaigning

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 3:15pm

Job creation and development have remained at the forefront of election campaigning in Tasmania. The Liberals have promised to extend the payroll tax rebate, grow the hospitality sector and upgrade roads to promote development. [Read more]

The Mercury

Greens call to lower vote age

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:25am

TASMANIAN Greens leader Nick McKim says his party could be the official opposition after the March 15 poll. [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Liberals vow to lobby their federal counterparts to fund the full Gonski

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 11:24am

All the main Tasmanian political parties have now signed a petition to place pressure on the Federal Government to fund all six years of the Gonski education deal. The Prime Minister Tony Abbott is only [Read more]

Tasmanian Greens

A local solution to the Bass Strait challenge 

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 10:46am

The Tasmanian Greens today said that a new generation, locally-built fast catamaran could provide the best solution to Tasmania’s Bass Strait transport challenges.   Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that with the [Read more]

The Examiner

Link between grant, endorsement denied

Published: Sun 16 Feb 2014, 12:00am

LARK Distillery founder Bill Lark has denied claims his endorsement of Infrastructure Minister David O'Byrne in a television advertisement was connected with a $100,000 government grant awarded to the company. [Read more]

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