Premier praises Minister Farrell

BEING appointed as a short-term minister did not diminish the ability of New Norfolk’s Craig Farrell, Premier Lara Giddings said after Friday’s swearing-in by the governor. Ms Giddings said the elevation of Mr Farrell and Lyons MHA Rebecca White to the ministry allowed voters to see what a Labor Cabinet

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Yes Minister

Craig Farrell. FORMER Derwent Valley deputy mayor Craig Farrell MLC has been elevated to the ministry following the removal of the two Tasmanian Greens ministers from State Cabinet today. Mr Farrell, of New Norfolk, will be sworn in at Government House tomorrow morning (Friday). Mr Farrell serves as Leader for

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Council pair back Palmer party registration

TWO Derwent Valley councillors are among the 100 Tasmanians who have endorsed the Palmer United Party’s application to be registered as a political party in Tasmania. Councillors Chris Lester and Wayne Shoobridge are named as registered members of Palmer United along with a number of fellow Derwent Valley citizens in

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Candidate shows interest

Jessey Dillon RECENTLY announced ALP candidate for Lyons in next year’s State Election, New Norfolk’s Jessey Dillon, was the only member of the public in the gallery at last night’s Derwent Valley Council annual general meeting. Speaking during the community section of the meeting, Mr Dillon congratulated the councillors on

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Premier promises high school science upgrade

THE State Government has announced a $16 million boost for science facilities at six schools including New Norfolk High School which will receive $500,000 under the School Science and Technology Stimulus Package. “Science and technology skills are a vital asset in our fast-moving modern world. The frontiers are constantly expanding.

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Feds confirm link road study

DEPUTY Prime Minister Warren Truss today confirmed that the Coalition Government would stand by its pre-election pledge to provide more than $100 million in an economic package for Tasmania in line with the former Labor government’s commitments. “The Government’s Economic Growth Plan for Tasmania will fund projects aimed at stimulating

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How you voted

THE Australian Electoral Commission has made available the provisional polling place figures from Saturday’s Federal Election. Results from local polling booths follow.DROMEDARYHUTCHINSON, Eric (Liberal)  127 (+15.30%)JAMES, Gaye (Family First)  13 (+4.14%)VON STIEGLITZ, Quentin (Palmer United Party)  31 (+9.87%)BRINKLOW, Pip (Australian Greens)  21 (-7.81%)ROGERS, Julian (Rise Up Australia Party)  1 (+0.32%)ADAMS,

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ABC declares Hutchinson elected in Lyons

AFTER just over an hour of counting the votes in today’s Federal Election, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has declared that the Liberal challenger, Eric Hutchinson, has defeated Labor’s Dick Adams after 20 years as the Federal Member for Lyons. Follow the ABC’s updates here. The Mercury newspaper has a video

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Where to cast your vote

POLLING places will operate at the following local venues for tomorrow’s Federal Election. Voting is compulsory and polling places will be open from 8am to 6pm. Dromedary Community Hall, 14 Millvale Rd, DROMEDARY Ellendale Hall, 939 Ellendale Rd, ELLENDALE Glenora District High School, 620 Gordon River Rd, GLENORA  Granton Memorial

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Petition just a stunt – Adams

MEDIA RELEASE DICK ADAMS MHRFederal Member for Lyons PETITION AN ELECTION STUNT Dick Adams, the Federal Member for Lyons dismissed the Liberals petition to break the forest agreement as a cynical election stunt and would not make any difference to the future of the forest industry, but would irreparably damage the

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Katter in town tomorrow

THE founder and leader of the Katter’s Australian Party, Bob Katter MHR, will visit New Norfolk tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon, Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans said tonight. Councillor Evans attended Mr Katter’s presentation in Hobart earlier tonight and said it would be an honour to have the national leader of a

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And the candidates are…

IN the order of the draw conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission today, the candidates for Lyons in next month’s Federal Election are: Eric Hutchinson, Liberal Party Gaye James, Family First Party Quentin von Stieglitz, Palmer United Party Pip Brinklow, Australian Greens Party Julian Rogers, Rise Up Australia Party Dick

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