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Labor names its team for Lyons

STATE Labor leader and Lyons MHA Rebecca White has named the party’s candidates for the May 1 general election, including five candidates for the local division. Lyons will be contested by the two sitting members, Ms White and Jenna Butler, along with three additional candidates. Joining Ms White and Ms

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Local face in Liberals’ line-up for Lyons

BUSINESSMAN and former Derwent Valley Council citizen of the year Justin Derksen has been named as one of the Liberal Party’s six candidates for Lyons at the May 1 State Election. Mr Derksen, who also serves as an officer in the army cadets, will join sitting members Guy Barnett, Mark

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BREAKING: Double duty for Derwent voters

AN early State Election has been called for May 1, meaning that Derwent Valley and Central Highlands voters will be casting votes in two elections on that day. May 1 had already been named as the date for the election for this year’s Legislative Council election for the seat of

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LegCo candidate hits the road and river

LEGISLATIVE Council election candidate Ivan Davis has completed an ironman-style triathlon within the Derwent electorate to promote his campaign and raise awareness of animal issues. Mr Davis, of Claremont, is the Animal Justice Party candidate for the seat of Derwent, which is up for election this May. Despite being relatively

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Federal member’s praise for volunteers in Lyons

VOLUNTEERS were the lifeblood of the Lyons electorate, Labor member Brian Mitchell said in Federal Parliament earlier this month. Speaking in the House of Representatives on November 10, Mr Mitchell said volunteerism had been to the fore during the coronavirus pandemic and would continue over summer. “Volunteers come in all

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Federal Member condemns tree spikes

THE alleged “spiking” of Derwent Valley trees destined for sawlog harvesting has been condemned by the Federal Member for Lyons. “At least nine metal bolts were discovered in logs sourced from harvesting coupes near Mt Field,” Brian Mitchell MHR said on Wednesday. “Some of the bolts were discovered only once

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Premier’s roadmap to Covid-19 recovery

Click image to enlarge. PLANS for a staged return to normal life following the coronavirus crisis have been released by the state government. Premier Peter Gutwein yesterday released the government’s Roadmap to Recovery, which he said would outline the process to rebuild a stronger Tasmania. “While I thank all Tasmanians

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Pollies’ pay cut proposed

Councillor Paul Belcher A LOCAL councillor’s proposal for elected officials to take a pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic was broadcast on multiple commercial radio stations on Friday. “In this troubled time I am putting forward the suggestion that elected members of Local Government and State and Federal parliaments, and

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Politicians’ potato peeling picture special

Bushy Park Show program co-ordinator Alison Hennessy, left, listens as sponsorBel Bird of the New Norfolk Guardian Pharmacy starts the 2020 Pollie Peel-Off at the show on Saturday. Bushy Park policeman Peter Gibson’s performance in Round 1 got him through to the final of the fastest-peel. Lyons MHA and Primary Industries minister

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Tenders called for Bridgewater Bridge works

The 2016 design for the new crossing at Bridgewater, alongsidethe existing bridge. TENDERS have been called for geotechnical investigations to assist with detailed design options for the replacement Bridgewater Bridge. Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian and Tasmanian Governments

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Federal Agriculture Minister’s visit to the Valley

National Party Lyons candidate Deanna Hutchinson, left, andRay Williams of the Derwent Valley Field and Game Club lookon while Senator Bridget McKenzie lines up a shot. AUSTRALIA’S 642,000 recreational hunters and shooters contributed $2.4 billion to the nation’s economy in 2018, National Party deputy leader  and Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie

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Meet and greet at the Bush Inn

Senator Bridget McKenzie. THE Bush Inn Hotel will be the venue for a “Pollies in the Pub” meeting with the deputy leader of the National Party this evening. Senator Bridget McKenzie is Federal Minister for Agriculture and deputy leader of the Nationals, who are the junior partner in the Coalition

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