State Budget allocations for the Derwent Valley

THE Tasmanian Government budget for the 2015-16 was handed down in State Parliament yesterday. It appears that the only specific allocations for the Derwent Valley are: New Norfolk High School and Glenora District School extension to Year 12 in partnership (costings not detailed) New Norfolk Marina: $300,000 (2014 election promise)

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Cabinet meets the community at New Norfolk

Mayor Martyn Evans and Premier Will Hodgman STATE Cabinet met at New Norfolk this morning before reconvening with several government backbenchers for a “regional cabinet” meeting with the Derwent Valley Council. Six councillors and general manager Stephen Mackey held a brief meeting with the government representatives, during which Mayor Martyn

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Derwent poll – little progress today

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has today conducted a recheck of the votes counted yesterday. This resulted in small increases in the tallies of both candidates. Craig Farrell 12,251 votesAlan Baker 6753 votes. About 21% of the vote remains to be counted but will not change the outcome. Final results are

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Derwent poll – final results for the night

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has published its final results for the night, stopping the counting of votes at 78.58%. These will see Craig Farrell comfortably returned as the Member for Derwent with 12,096 votes, about double that of Alan Baker who has 6733 votes. About 21% of the vote remains

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Derwent poll – results as at 7.40pm

ALMOST 78% of the first preference votes from today’s election for the seat of Derwent in the Legislative Council are now counted. The New Norfolk and New Norfolk North polling booths have now reported but have made little change to the percentages. Craig Farrell – 12,096 votesAlan Baker – 6667

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Derwent poll – results as at 7.20pm

COUNTING of votes has now reached 50% in today’s election for the seat of Derwent in the Legislative Council. Craig Farrell – 7870 votesAlan Baker – 4317 votesTasmanian Electoral Commission latest results here.

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Derwent poll – results as at 7.15pm

WITH nearly 40% of the first preference votes counted from today’s election for the seat of Derwent in the Legislative Council, the sitting member is comfortably ahead of the challenger. Craig Farrell – 5995 votesAlan Baker – 3266 votes The major polling booths of New Norfolk and New Norfolk North

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Don’t forget to vote today

AFTER the most low-key Legislative Council election campaign in three decades, the 25,816 voters in the division of Derwent are off to the polls today. The Legislative Council is the upper house of the Tasmanian Parliament. Members are elected for a term of six years.Voting is compulsory. Division of Derwent

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Premier’s statement on governor-designate

Crest of the Governorof Tasmania 10 November 2014Will Hodgman, PremierTasmania’s 28th Governor Last week I received informal approval from Her Majesty The Queen that Professor Kate Warner AM be appointed Tasmania’s 28th Governor. Professor Warner has led a distinguished career as a Law Professor at the University of Tasmania. She

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Greens table apology motion

MEDIA RELEASE Time for Parliament to Apologise to Former Willow Court Royal Derwent Patients Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Health and Human Services spokesperson Tuesday, 28 October 2014 THE Tasmanian Greens today tabled a Notice of Motion that will allow Parliament to take a first formal step towards apologising to Tasmanians who

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Six-day wait while computer counts the votes

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission has announced that it will use a computer system to count the votes in this month’s Derwent Valley Council election. Electoral Commissioner Julian Type yesterday said a computer count would be used for the 10 most complex councillor elections. “With the move to all-in, all-out elections,

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