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Cost of living worries Country Women’s Association

CONCERN about the impact of the rapid rise in the cost of living has been expressed by the members of the Magra branch of the Country Women’s Association. State Opposition Leader and Member for Lyons Rebecca White visited the group recently to hear the local concerns and share them with

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Bower bows out as Bell Bay beckons

WITH about 1300 votes still to be counted in Lyons, Liberal Party candidate Susie Bower today gave a concession speech via social media and congratulated Labor’s Brian Mitchell on being returned as the Federal Member for Lyons. Of the 72,494 votes counted so far, Ms Bower was the most popular

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Federal election: Lyons still hanging in the balance

THE counting of 3999 postal votes today made only a marginal change in the race to see who will be the Member for Lyons in the next federal Parliament. With 100 of those votes rejected as informal, 3889 were distributed among the eight candidates and sitting member Brian Mitchell benefitted

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Too close to call: Lyons swings back to the Libs

THE identity of the federal member for Lyons looks likely to come down to postal votes and the distribution of preferences following an apparent swing back to the Liberal Party in today’s federal election. At the close of counting tonight, a minority Labor government is all but certain, but Labor’s

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Meet the candidates seeking your vote in Lyons

EIGHT candidates are seeking election as the Federal Member for Lyons in this Saturday’s general election. Seven of them have responded to the New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News’ invitation to provide a statement for publication. Voting is compulsory and polling places will be open from 8am until 6pm this

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Bipartisan election boost for Boyer

THE federal Labor and Liberal parties have both committed up to $2 million to support upgrades at the Norske Skog paper mill at Boyer. This funding supports a further $2m from the State Government and $2.9m from the papermaker itself. “Labor supports Norske Skog’s Boyer Mill both as an important

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Labor pitches $5m sports deal for the Derwent Valley

A LABOR government would provide a $5m sports package for the Derwent Valley if elected to office in next month’s federal election, Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell said today (Friday). Mr Mitchell, who is defending his seat against seven challengers, said the funding had no strings attached. He said the funding

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Eight candidates to contest Lyons in next month’s Federal Election

EIGHT candidates have nominated to contest the seat of Lyons in the Federal Election which has been called for Saturday, May 21. The candidates were officially announced on Friday (April 22). In the order named by the Australia Electoral Commission, they are: Susie BOWER, Liberal Party of Australia – Tasmanian

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Federal election called: Who’s running in Lyons

SIX candidates are already known to be contesting the seat of Lyons in the Federal Election which has been called for Saturday, May 21. Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning asked the Governor-General to issue writs for a House of Representatives and half-Senate election. The following are the known candidates

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Jeremy Rockliff’s speech on being elected premier of Tasmania

MEMBERS of Tasmania’s Parliamentary Liberal Party met on Friday morning to elect a new premier and deputy premier. The only candidates were Jeremy Rockliff MHA for premier and Michael Ferguson MHA for deputy premier. Mr Rockliff later gave the following speech: “I am honoured and excited to be elected today

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Labor calls for better use of New Norfolk’s district hospital

THE New Norfolk Hospital and others like it around the state could be better used to provide emergency services and take pressure off the Royal Hobart Hospital, state Opposition Leader Rebecca White said in New Norfolk earlier today. “The New Norfolk Hospital, like many regional hospitals across Tasmania, could be

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