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Liberals name their Federal candidate for Lyons

MEANDER Valley Councillor Susie Bower has been endorsed to contest the seat of Lyons for the Liberal Party at the next Federal Election. Liberal Party state president Rod Scurrah said Ms Bower had a strong record of standing up for regional Tasmania. “Susie has an extensive background in local government,

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Farrell declared the winner in Derwent

A PROVISIONAL distribution of preferences in the Legislative Council election for the seat of Derwent saw the sitting member, Craig Farrell, declared the winner on Friday afternoon. This was followed by the formal announcement – the declaration of the poll – on the steps of the Legislative Council in Hobart

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Farrell out in front in LegCo poll

LEGISLATIVE Council president Craig Farrell looks set to be returned as the member for Derwent in the upper house of Tasmania’s parliament following yesterday’s double-duty election. What started out as a scheduled vote for two Legislative Council divisions, including Derwent, turned into a State Election five weeks ago when premier

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Where to vote in the double-duty election

POLLING places will operate at the following local venues for the May 1 State Election and Legislative Council election. Voting is compulsory and polling places will be open from 8am to 6pm. Bothwell Council Offices, Alexander St, BOTHWELLDromedary Community Hall, 14 Millvale Rd, DROMEDARYGlenora District High School, 620 Gordon River

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Political party promises for the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands

UPDATED: AS this Saturday’s State Election draws closer, Tasmania’s two main political parties have been promoting their particular commitments for the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands. These include: LIBERAL PARTY $700 million redevelopment of Tarraleah power station, increasing from 100 megawatts to 220 megawatts. $1.8 million Mt Field National Park

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Labor pledges cash boost for online access centres

ONLINE access centres at New Norfolk, Glenora, Ouse and beyond will receive $10,000 grants for equipment upgrades if the Labor Party wins government at the State Election on May 1. The Derwent Valley Online Access Centre, co-located with the New Norfolk Library, was the venue for this morning’s campaign announcement

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Meet the candidates for Derwent

THREE candidates are contesting the Legislative Council seat of Derwent in the elections being held on May 1. The election is the first since revised Upper House electoral boundaries came into effect in 2017. The change means that Derwent once again incorporates the whole of the Central Highlands and Derwent

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Liberals promise another boost for Glenora Rd rehabilitation

A RE-ELECTED Liberal government would allocate further funding to continue the upgrading of Glenora Rd, premier Peter Gutwein said while visiting New Norfolk last week. “The Derwent Valley is an iconic Tassie tourist destination, and a re-elected Gutwein Majority Liberal Government will facilitate the investment of $2 million for upgrades

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Millions promised for increased services at New Norfolk Hospital

A STATE Labor government would provide $197 million to provide emergency care services at regional facilities including the New Norfolk District Hospital, Labor leader Rebecca White announced in New Norfolk this morning. Ms White said the Labor Party’s election commitment included funding for capital improvements as well as staffing costs.

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State Election candidates named

THE names of the candidates standing at the 2021 House of Assembly elections were announced today. The 19 candidates for Lyons, in the order announced by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission are: LIBERAL PARTYGuy Barnett, of Newstead, Member of ParliamentSue Bower, of Westbury, chief executive officerStephanie Cameron, of Chudleigh, electorate officerJustin

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New tilt at Lyons seat by former mayor

FORMER Derwent Valley mayor Tim Morris has been named as one of the five Tasmanian Greens candidates contesting the seat of Lyons in next month’s State Election. Mr Morris has lived in the Derwent Valley since 1976 and had two stints as a local councillor and then 12 years in

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