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Key roles for Lyons Liberals after the poll was declared

THE voters’ role in electing the new lower house of Tasmania’s parliament concluded yesterday (Tuesday) with the formal declaration of the poll ceremonies. These are short ceremonies at which the returning officer formally announces the elected Members of the House of Assembly and candidates are invited to make a brief

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Bigg announces tilt at Legislative Council seat

THE Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party has named New Norfolk man Phillip Bigg as its candidate for the seat of Prosser in next month’s Legislative Council election. Mr Bigg was a candidate for Lyons in last month’s state election and stood unsuccessfully for a seat on the Derwent Valley Council

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Rebecca White stands down from ALP leadership

RE-ELECTED to state parliament with a huge personal vote last Saturday, Lyons MP Rebecca White has today (Tuesday) announced her resignation as leader of the parliamentary Labor Party. The text of her statement follows. “Today I am announcing that I am stepping down as Leader of the Labor party. It

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Lyons vote count stalled at 78%

THE counting of primary votes cast in the division of Lyons in yesterday’s state election has stalled at 78% and the Tasmanian Electoral Commission says no further votes will be counted until Thursday. No party has won a majority in the election and the final makeup of the new parliament

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Major party promises for the valley and highlands

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: Liberals* Investing $1.8 million in the Mt Field National Park to make it a year-round destination* Introduce 27 new community paramedics statewide who

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Funds pledge for the ‘jewel of the Derwent Valley’

A MAJORITY Liberal Party state government would spend $1.8 million on improvements to visitor services at Mt Field National Park, Premier Jeremy Rockliff said yesterday. Describing the area as the jewel of the Derwent Valley, Mr Rockliff said the works would include a new “arrivals concourse” as well as improved

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Sprinkling of party promises for golf club

TWO of the most senior members of the House of Assembly visited the New Norfolk Golf Club today to confirm state election commitments to fund new irrigation equipment at the expansive nine-hole course. Representing the Liberal Party was Mark Shelton, a Lyons MHA and Speaker of the House of Assembly,

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Government doctor for Ouse under Liberals’ health plan

THE upper Derwent Valley town of Ouse would get access to a state-government funded GP under a re-elected majority Liberal Government, health minister and Liberal member for Lyons, Guy Barnett, said today. The town has been without a doctor for two years and a previous offer of help from a

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Labor promises help for Boyer’s new paper to make the cut

A STATE Labor government would back the Boyer paper mill by establishing a “buy local” policy for the purchase of copy paper across the state service and government business enterprises. “Currently, all copy paper used in Tasmania is imported, but Boyer-based business Norske Skog is determined to change that with

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$400,000 in community grants if Liberals retain government

THE Liberal Party has today announced a range of grants that will be awarded to community groups, councils and sporting organisations if it retains government at this month’s state election. The commitments include just over $400,000 for projects in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands municipalities. Liberal Party campaign director

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