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Tasmanian Liberals

Giddings Green divorce driven by self-interest

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

Revelations in this morning’s Australian* newspaper that Lara Giddings only “divorced” the Greens due to internal Labor polling, and that her leadership was under threat by David O’Byrne confirm the deep divisions within the ALP. [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Anger grows over plan to wind back NBN fibre connections

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 2:46pm

A union is warning the existing copper telephone network is too degraded in parts to carry the National Broadband Network. NBN Co has revealed the network rollout will be completed using existing copper wires where [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Backlash over plan to use copper for NBN rollout in Tasmania

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 2:46pm

Tasmania's Liberal leader has lobbied the Federal Communications Minister over revised plans for Tasmania to receive slower broadband over the copper network. The head of NBN Co, Ziggy Switkowski, has revealed the old copper network [Read more]

Tasmanian Greens

A Tamar Valley foodie trail 

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 1:17pm

The Tasmanian Greens today used their launch of their ticket contesting the seat of Lyons to also launch an election commitment to establish a high quality dining trail along the western side of the Tamar [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

'Old data' in hospital report showing Tasmanians faring poorly

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 12:59pm

The Tasmanian Government has rejected a national health system report which says the state has fared poorly. Topics: health-policy, health-administration, healthcare-facilities, states-and-territories, federal---state-issues, tas, hobart-7000, launceston-7250 [Read more]

Tasmanian Greens

Greens renew vow of equality 

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 12:52pm

The Tasmanian Greens today announced a suite of planned reforms to enhance the equality and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Tasmanians.   Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said the [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

ALP stands by election ads using sacked Queensland workers

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 8:04am

Queensland's Health Minister is considering a formal complaint about ALP election ads running in Tasmania. Mr Springborg says Queensland health workers featured in the ads have not been sacked as claimed, but took redundancy packages. [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Business grants approved before caretaker mode, Premier says

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 5:44am

The Premier says one-off grants announced today for Tasmanian businesses should not be viewed as election promises. Money from a $3.5 million infrastructure fund is being distributed to encourage development, including at The Springs on [Read more]

The Examiner

West Tamar food trail proposed

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 12:00am

A FOOD trail along the West Tamar would help to boost tourism and ultimately jobs in the area, according to the Greens. [Read more]

The Examiner

Economy the focus of leaders' debate

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 12:00am

THERE was no clear winner in the first debate between Premier Lara Giddings and Liberal leader Will Hodgman, with both staying firmly on message. [Read more]


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