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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]

The Examiner

No poll boost for Labor after Greens split

Published: Fri 14 Feb 2014, 12:00am

PREMIER Lara Giddings says Labor will target undecided voters after the latest poll showed almost one in four Tasmanians had not made up their mind one month out from the [Read more]

The Mercury

Advantage Hodgman as Giddings fights

Published: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

COMMENT: HOPES that the ‘‘campaign proper’’ would start with the election debate were dashed. [Read more]

The Mercury

$500 million that we won’t get

Published: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

THE Federal Government spent $500 mil­lion less than it promised on public hospitals last year. [Read more]

The Mercury

Ziggy announces NBN detour for state

Published: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

TASMANIANS lining up for access to Australia’s internet superhighway face a big U-turn. [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

Labor backing major developments

Published: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

The Labor Government’s $3 million Major Development Infrastructure Assistance Fund, has secured the construction of nine major projects that will create nearly 800 jobs. The Premier, Lara Giddings, and Minister for Economic Development, David O’Byrne, [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

Why Sharifah’s Supporting Labor

Published: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

Throughout the state election campaign, we’ll be profiling some of our great volunteers around the state who are putting in the hard yards to get Labor re-elected in 2014. Our first volunteer profile is Sharifah [Read more]

Tasmanian Labor

So… What Did Turnbull Say on NBN

Published: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

Labor candidate for Bass Andrew Connor today called on Liberal leader Will Hodgman to reveal exactly what Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull told him about his party’s NBN broken promise yesterday. Mr Connor said Mr [Read more]

The Mercury

Libs’ $1000 lure for small business

Published: Thu 13 Feb 2014, 11:00pm

THE Liberals have pledged to pay up to $1000 to small businesses who employ someone who has been out of work for longer than six months. [Read more]


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