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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Premier in New Norfolk to promote worker protection

A photo from the premier’s Facebookpage showing Friday’s visit to Les Walkden Enterprises at New Norfolk. A BUSINESS in New Norfolk provided the backdrop for a set-piece media event promoting the State Government’s proposed law to prevent protesters from stopping other people going about their work. “The Liberal Government is committed to

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Will of the Willow

Mayor Martyn Evans, left, with PremierWill Hodgman at Willow Court today. PREMIER Will Hodgman was today given a personal tour of the council-owned section of the Willow Court historic site by Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans. As he had been unable to attend a preview for parliamentarians three weeks ago,

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MP’s praise for Boyer conversion

FEDERAL Lyons MP Eric Hutchinson has congratulated paper manufacturer Norske Skog for its major investment in plant at the company’s Boyer mill. Mr Hutchinson said after attending the official launch of Norske Skog’s upgraded paper machine last Wednesday that the investment secured the company’s long-term presence in southern Tasmania. “This

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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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New Tasmanian Government at-a-glance

FOR those who do not wish to read all of the premier-elect’s media release, here is a snapshot of the incoming Hodgman ministry: Will Hodgman MHAPremierMinister for Tourism, Hospitality and EventsMinister for Sport and RecreationMinister for Aboriginal Affairs Guy Barnett MHAParliamentary Secretary to the Premier Jeremy Rockliff MHADeputy PremierMinister for

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Hodgman names his ministries

MEDIA RELEASEWill Hodgman MHA, premier-elect Sunday, 30 March 2014 “Tomorrow, I will recommend to His Excellency The Governor, the Honourable Peter Underwood AC, that he commission the following Ministers to deliver our long-term Plan for Tasmania. This team is a mix of experienced, hard-working MPs with a wide variety of

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How you voted in the State Election

THE Tasmanian Electoral Commission yesterday published first preference results, by polling place, recorded in the March 15 State Election. Results from local polling booths follow. Click here for full results. DROMEDARYBARNETT Guy (LIB) 40CADART Bertrand (LIB) 16EVANS Martyn (LIB) 40HIDDING Rene (LIB) 48SHELTON Mark (LIB) 27BRINKLOW Pip (GRN) 4MILLAR Glenn

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Statement by Tim Morris

Tim Morris Final statement from Tim MorrisThursday, March 27, 2014 The Tasmanian Greens today acknowledged that they had lost the Lyons seat that they had held since taking the seat from the Liberals in 2002. Former Greens Member for Lyons, Tim Morris, said that he was very disappointed that he

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Election finalised, finally

Election complete! Click image to enlarge or click hereto view original. IT’S taken 11 days and the polling place figures still aren’t available, but after 47 counts the Tasmanian Electoral Commission has tonight named the winners in the seat of Lyons following the March 15 State Election. Following the distribution of

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Lyons latest – Morris rallies

The counting of votes from the March 15 State Election is creeping closer to a finalresult in the division of Lyons. With many candidates now excluded and theirpreferences distributed, all interest remains in the struggle between sitting memberTim Morris MHA and the former deputy premier David Llewellyn who lost his

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Lyons latest – Hidding elected

After eight days of counting, sitting member Rene Hidding MHA is the firstcandidate to be declared elected in the seat of Lyons and his surplusdistributed. National Party candidate Leo Perotti is the first to be excluded.Click image to enlarge. For latest results click here.

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