Election candidates revealed tomorrow

NEARLY 30 candidates have put forward their names in the contest for the seat of Lyons in next month’s State Election. Tasmanian Electoral Commissioner Andrew Hawkey said there would be 26 candidates in the sprawling central electorate, with their names to be announced at noon tomorrow (February 14). In total

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Barnett pads up for Gretna

Guy Barnett in the nets at GretnaCricket Club last week. GOVERNMENT minister and Liberal Member for Lyons, Guy Barnett MHA, came along to the Gretna Cricket Club’s senior training night last week. Mr Barnett said if the Liberals were to be re-elected in March, he would help the to club

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Greens candidate’s meet and greet

Fraser Brindley. A MEET and greet with the Tasmanian Greens’ lead State Election candidate for Lyons will be held at New Norfolk this weekend. Former Melbourne City Councillor Fraser Brindley was named as the Greens’ lead candidate for Lyons last April. This Saturday he will join former Greens MHA and

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Government boost for Maydena Bike Park

JUST days ahead of the opening of the Maydena Bike Park next week, the State Government has provided funding for the second stage of the development. Environment and Parks Minister Elise Archer yesterday said 11 projects had been approved for funding under the  government’s Cycle Tourism Strategy. “This includes $800,000

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Libs promise Glenora Rd upgrade if re-elected

GLENORA RD will be upgraded as part of a $72 million tourist roads package announced by the State Government today. Premier Will Hodgman and Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding said a re-elected Liberal Government would take tourism in Tasmania to the next level with the single biggest investment in road infrastructure

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New electorate office pops up

Senator Duniam and Mr Barnett’s new office in High St. LIBERAL politicians Guy Barnett and Jonathon Duniam opened an electorate office in High St earlier this week. The office at 11 High St was until recently used as a pop-up shop selling second-hand books and was a hairdressing salon for

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$1.45 at the pump: MP slams price watchdog

Brian Mitchell MHR LAST weekend’s petrol price jump in New Norfolk and elsewhere had shown that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was a toothless tiger unable to stop price gouging, Labor Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell said. Mr Mitchell demanded that the ACCC “do its job on petrol prices and

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Lyons returns to Labor

THE Australian Electoral Commission has finalised the counting of votes cast in the recent Federal Election in the seat of Lyons and has declared Labor candidate Brian Mitchell elected for a three year term. The official declaration of the poll will take place in Launceston on Thursday morning. Detailed results

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Latest figures for Lyons

THE Australian Electoral Commission has issued updated primary voting figures for the federal seat of Lyons following the counting of nearly 2000 postal votes. HUTCHINSON, Eric (Liberal)  23,935 votes (41.93%), 868 postal votes added SHAY, Shelley (Australian Recreational Fishers Party) 3566 votes (6.25%), 125 postal votes added LIVINGSTON, Duncan (Renewable Energy Party) 1220

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How the Derwent Valley voted

THE Australian Electoral Commission has made available the provisional polling place figures from yesterday’s Federal Election. Postal and absentee votes will be counted on Tuesday. First preference results from local polling booths follow, published in the order provided by the AEC. DROMEDARYHUTCHINSON, Eric (Liberal) 118 (-6.57%)SHAY, Shelley (Australian Recreational Fishers Party) 26

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Liberal loss tipped in Lyons

PUNDITS are tonight declaring the incumbent Member for Lyons to have been defeated in today’s Federal Election. Eric Hutchinson won the seat for the Liberal Party at the 2013 election and despite receiving the most votes in today’s double dissolution poll he is expected to lose to Labor’s Brian Mitchell

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Spelling out a new future

The mystery signage in viewed from Hobart Rd. PROPS from a failed media stunt have found a new purpose on the outskirts of New Norfolk. Large letters spelling out “Back on the map” appeared in a paddock near the Millbrook Rise boat ramp early yesterday afternoon. Earlier, the same lettering

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