Greens support valley link

Click map to enlarge image. THE Greens have thrown their weight behind calls for the upgrading of the Plenty Link Rd from a logging route to a tourist drive. The Greens candidate for Franklin, Rosalie Woodruff, today called for federal support for what she called the “Two Valleys Tourist Drive”

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Liberals visit Corumbene

THE Federal Opposition’s spokeswoman on ageing and mental health, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, recently paid a visit to Corumbene Nursing Home in New Norfolk. Joined by Liberal Senator for Tasmania David Bushby, Lyons candidate Eric Hutchinson and Franklin candidate Bernadette Black, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells met residents and staff at the aged

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Plenty plateau counter claims

THE following media statements were released last week by Greens MHA Tim Morris and Forestry Tasmania Derwent District forest manager Dave Brown in relation to the salvaging of specialty timbers on the Plenty plateau. The statements are published below without alteration. Massive amounts of specialty timbers and firewood posed to

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Local candidate for Lyons

THE Tasmanian Greens have named New Norfolk’s Pippa Brinklow as their candidate for Lyons at the upcoming Federal election. Ms Brinklow is a nurse who has spent the last 20 years developing and managing health and aged care, community housing and vocational education and training programs throughout Tasmania. Ms Brinklow’s

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Liberals tour fire ravaged towns

Warren Truss MHR, left, at Allwright’s farm WITH Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott fighting bushfires in New South Wales as a volunteer with the Davidson Rural Fire Brigade, Acting Federal Opposition Leader Warren Truss yesterday visited bushfire affected areas in Tasmania, including the Derwent Valley and Dunalley. While in Ellendale,

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Nationals leader in the Valley

Warren Truss ACTING Federal Opposition leader Warren Truss is this morning visiting bushfire-affected areas of the Derwent Valley. Mr Truss is accompanied by State Opposition Leader Will Hodgman, Tasmanian Liberal senators and MPs. The group will meet Ellendale farmers Jim and Pip Allwright whose property was badly damaged in the

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Federal funds for Ellendale

AUSTRALIAN Government Disaster Recovery Payments (AGDRP) will be made available to eligible residents of the Ellendale area. Human Services Minister Kim Carr told ABC Radio this afternoon that the same support would be exended to the ravaged Derwent Valley town as had previously been offered only to residents of the

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Making way for the bridge, eventually

Craig Farrell MLC and David O’Byrne MHA by the bridge. FUNDING for property acquisition to enable the future construction of a new Bridgewater Bridge was announced by the Federal Government yesterday. Federal Infrastructure and Transport minister Anthony Albanese said the $6.4 million would allow affected property owners to plan for

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Affordable homes opened

FIVE new social housing units opened today will help provide support to Tasmanians on low income in the Derwent Valley, Human Services minister Cassy O’Connor said. Ms O’Connor officially opened the new two-bedroom units located in New Norfolk and which are being managed by the Salvation Army and will be

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Mobile office headed our way

THE Federal Government’s “mobile office” is visiting towns across Tasmania to provide rural and remote communities with better access to government services. The Mobile Office will be in Hamilton this Thursday, October 18, and in New Norfolk on Friday. It will be parked at: Hamilton Park, River St, Hamilton, from

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Important visitors at Boyer

Boyer’s Rod Bender, left, with Simon Crean and Dick Adams. FEDERAL MPs and Premier Lara Giddings were among a group of prominent visitors at Norske Skog’s Boyer mill late last week. The visit followed the recent announcement of an investment partnership between the paper manufacturer and the Federal and State

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Forest turmoil’s terrible toll

Will Hodgman MHA at New Norfolk SUICIDES, broken marriages and separated families were among the human costs of the ongoing turmoil in the forest industry, Central Highlands mayor Deirdre Flint said at New Norfolk on Tuesday night. About 150 people were at the New Norfolk District Football Clubrooms for the

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