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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Minister urges local vote

THE State Government is urging all eligible Tasmanian voters to participate in this month’s local Government elections with the polls opening today. “With the move to all-in, all-out elections every four years, Tasmanians are spoilt for choice with a record number of candidates standing this year,” Local Government and Planning

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Heritage minister visits Willow Court

Environment Minister Greg Hunt, left, with project managerBrett Noble and Lyons MHR Eric Hutchinson. FUNDING options for ongoing restoration works at Willow Court were suggested by the Federal Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, during a short visit to the site yesterday morning. Mr Hunt’s ministerial portfolio includes responsibility for

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Feds will be in the Valley next week

Click image to enlarge. ONE of the Federal Government’s mobile service centres will visit the Derwent Valley next week. Essentially a large truck with a “pop out” office, the mobile service centre travels through rural and regional communities to provide personalised face-to-face access to information and services. Staff on board the

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Mayors meet the MHR

Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans andCentral Highlands mayor Deirdre Flintin Perth earlier today. MAJOR infrastructure needs, irrigation, renewable energy and the upgrade of the Midland Hwy were the big four topics of conversation at an inaugural meeting of Tasmanian mayors and the Federal Liberal Member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson, today.

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White offers her view on cannabis trials

“Facts on Cannabis Trials”Article supplied by Rebecca White MHAOpposition Spokesperson for Health and Human ServicesState Labor Member for Lyons IN the past few years there have been a number of studies and clinical trials around the world which have examined the efficiency of the medicinal use of cannabis to treat

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Barnett backs industrial hemp in the Valley

STATE Government parliamentary secretary Guy Barnett MHA has offered to work with the Derwent Valley Council to see industrial hemp grown in the municipality. “The Liberal Government supports the removal of red and green tape to grow a viable industrial hemp industry in Tasmania,” Mr Barnett said earlier this week.

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Farrell’s new roles in State Opposition

STATE Labor leader Bryan Green has handed several shadow portfolio responsibilities to New Norfolk’s Craig Farrell. The Derwent MLC lost his role as Leader for the Government in the Legislative Council following Labor’s defeat at the March 15 State Election, along with the substantial allowance and chauffeured car that went

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