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Tasmanian Labor

Overhead NBN already trialled

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 1:45pm

Overhead cables have been delivering the NBN to homes and businesses in Midway Point since 2009. The Premier, Lara Giddings, and Member for Lyons, Rebecca White, today visited Higson Street [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

Labor to Create Defence Contract Secretariat

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 1:45pm

A re-elected Labor Government will appoint a Defence Contract Secretariat to attract and manage major defence work projected to be worth more than $50 billion nationally over the next decade. [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

Liberals Will Make Health More Expensive

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 1:45pm

Federal Coalition plans to introduce a $6 Medicare co-payment could see Tasmania’s emergency department presentations skyrocket by 74 per cent to over 250,000 a year. The Minister for Health, Michelle [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

World Heritage Committee advisor 'alarmed' by Tasmania's heritage area reduction plan

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 12:25pm

A key advisor to the World Heritage Committee has flagged concerns with the Federal Government's plan to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmania's World Heritage Area. Topics: forests, environment, government-and-politics, federal-government, federal---state-issues, tas, australia [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Tasmania's heritage area reduction plan concerns World Heritage Committee advisor

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 12:00pm

A key advisor to the World Heritage Committee has flagged concerns with the Federal Government's plan to delist 74,000 hectares of Tasmania's World Heritage Area. Topics: forests, environment, government-and-politics, federal-government, federal---state-issues, tas, australia [Read more]

The Advocate

The election: what the parties are promising

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 10:30am

The Advocate asked the three major parties to outline their rural policies ahead of Saturday's election. [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Tasmania Votes: What to watch for on election night

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 9:40am

We take a look at seven things to look out for as Tasmania tallies its votes on Saturday night. Topics: states-and-territories, government-and-politics, elections, tas, australia [Read more]

The Examiner

Greens aim to establish national park in Tarkine

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 8:30am

A TARKINE national park will be created and protected under legislation if the Greens win enough seats at Saturday's election. [Read more]

The Examiner

Labor warns on GP payment

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 8:30am

HEALTH Minister Michelle O'Byrne - along with Labor Senator Penny Wong - has warned voters that electing a state Liberal government could see each visit to the GP require a $6 Medicare co- payment. [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Palmer United Party claims Liberals sounding out power-sharing deal

Published: Thu 13 Mar 2014, 8:30am

The Palmer United Party's Tasmanian leader claims associates of the Liberal party have asked him if he would be interested in working with them. Topics: minor-parties, states-and-territories, elections, tas, hobart-7000, launceston-7250 [Read more]


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