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.
The Liberal Government must urgently explain how it’s going to cut 700 jobs in less than nine months.
Treasurer Peter Gutwein has revealed that all 500 new jobs on the chopping block will be gone by the end of June 2015.
Mr Gutwein told the ABC’s 7.30 Tasmania program:
“The 500 positions we now have to consider will need to be worked through over this financial year.”
(7.30 Tasmania, ABC 26/9/2014)
Labor Leader Bryan Green says 200 of the Liberals’ original 700 job cuts were also coming in this financial year.Read more...
This year Anti-Poverty Week (12-18th October) gives us all a good opportunity to pause and reflect on those around the world and in Tasmania living on or below the poverty line. For us to tackle poverty we need to better understand the causes and consequences of hardship.Read more...