Petitioners seek budget action

Barry Lathey and Phil Bingley PETITIONS requesting formal consideration of four budget submissions were presented to the Derwent Valley Council last week. Organiser Phil Bingley handed the petitions to deputy mayor Barry Lathey on Friday. The first petition relates to having an economic development plan (EDP) in accordance with the

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Federal MP on TV tonight

Annabel Crabbe and Dick Adams THE Federal Member for Lyons, Dick Adams MHR, features in the final episode of Kitchen Cabinet on ABC2 tonight. The half-hour entertainment series has been serving up a combination of political discussion and good food. For the last six weeks, journalist Annabel Crabb has been

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Tim wants a brand new day

LOCAL Tasmanian Greens MP Tim Morris has called for Australia Day celebrations to be shifted to a date other than January 26. In his capacity as acting leader of the Greens, Mr Morris said Australia Day should be a day on which all Australians can celebrate proudly, but this would

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Billion dollar bridge

Artist’s impression of the new bridge THE new Bridgewater Bridge will cost about a billion dollars by the time it is built in about a decade’s time, Derwent Valley councillors were told last night. A representative of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) provided this update at the

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Adams declines high office

THE Federal Member for Lyons, Dick Adams, today declined the Federal Opposition’s nomination for him to become Speaker of the House of Representatives. The nomination was part of the political manoeuvring  that followed the unexpected resignation of the speaker this morning. Hansard records the following:Liberal MHR Christopher Pyne: “…it gives

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Libs reaffirm federal candidate

Eric Hutchinson THE Liberal Party yesterday named Eric Hutchinson as its endorsed candidate Lyons at the next federal election. “Eric Hutchinson has a strong association with the Lyons electorate both through his professional career as well as from his time as the Liberal Party’s Lyons candidate during the 2010 election,”

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Saturday – Launceston – government cuts

A RALLY will be held near the entrance to the Launceston Country Club Casino this Saturday to protest state budget cuts to health, education, police, ambulance and other government services. The rally has been organised by the union movement to coincide with the ALP annual conference. Any community organisation which has

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School closures abandoned

FACED with unwavering community opposition, Education Minister Nick McKim today announced that the State Government would not proceed with its proposal to close or downgrade up to 20 schools, including Glenora District High School. Mr McKim said the process being followed had caused significant distress for students, parents, staff and

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One minister, two cops and a bodyguard

McKim, right, arrives at Glenora EDUCATION Minister Nick McKim today made his promised visit to Glenora District High School, having previously committing to spend an hour at each of the 20 schools he proposes to close or downgrade. With only a few hours’ notice – and no invitation to meet

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McKim expected at Glenora today

THE Save Glenora Action Group is reporting that Education Minister Nick McKim will visit Glenora District High School today (Thursday) at 2.30pm. Click here for updates at the group’s Facebook page. If you are not a Facebook member, the Save our Schools page may be a better option, here.

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