Regional communities are the heart and soul of Tasmania.
Whether you live in Sheffield or Sorell, Bridgewater or Bicheno, the wide open spaces, safe streets and friendly neighbours you find in small towns and local communities make them great places to raise families.
I want regional communities to thrive. I have the energy and vigour to drive growth for regional Tasmania.
Now more than ever, people throughout Lyons need job security, better transport – more buses and better roads – and better access to services.
I want parents to raise their children secure in the knowledge there is a future for their community.
We must work harder to support our towns’ small businesses and our farmers who are the lifeblood of regional Tasmania.
It is important that Tasmania continues with improvements to water infrastructure with the aim of making Tasmania Australia’s food bowl.
This is a program I fully support. It offers great opportunity for communities throughout Lyons.
The rollout of the NBN will help connect us to the world and provide new ways for communities to engage with Government, private enterprise and each other.
As someone born in Lyons and raised on my parents’ farm ‘Redbanks’ in Nugent I know the issues that confront regional Tasmania.
I have built my own home in the electorate and have a personal stake in ensuring the concerns of country people are heard, listened to and acted upon down in Hobart.
In the past few years there have been a number of studies and clinical trials around the world which have examined the efficiency of the medicinal use of cannabis to treat a number of medical conditions. The results of these have shown that cannabinoids can reduce the effects of pain caused by abnormalities of the nervous system and pain experienced by patients with multiple sclerosis. Cannabanoids also reduce the nausea and vomiting experienced by cancer patients where patients fail to respond to standard treatment. The evidence is clear, medicinal cannabis could assist many Tasmanians suffering from terminal and debilitating illnesses by easing pain and associated effects of treatment. With the appropriate safeguards in place it’s time to show compassion and permit a clinical trial of medicinal cannabis production, processing and administration in Tasmania.Read more...
The Liberal Government has revealed it’s only motivated by politics when it comes to an inquiry into events at Triabunna.
Labor MP Rebecca White said the Liberals have disappointingly knocked back a move to make the inquiry more constructive.Read more...