Rebecca White MP 
Labor Member for Lyons

Shadow Minister for Health

Shadow Minister for Human Services

Labor Spokesperson for Children

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.

Rebecca White

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Tasmanians Could Be Burnt on Power Bills

The Tasmanian winter is in full swing and on a cold winter morning it can be difficult to get out of bed. One motivation might be the thought of hopping into a warm shower. But the cost to do this might be about to jump. This month Labor has launched a petition calling for TasNetworks to rule out drastically increasing the cost of hot water and heating.

TasNetworks is considering abolishing Tariff 41 from its energy pricing structure. Many households rely on Tariff 41 to run their hot water and heating. Tariff 41 applies to household type hot water supply systems with direct wired electric heating and permanently installed wired-in electric heaters.  Tariff 41 provides houses with hot water at a discounted rate of around 17 cents per day for the fixed cost, compared to the general Tariff 31 which costs around 90 cents a day. 

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Big Red Bus Tour Comes to Sorell

LABOR’S BIG RED BUS will be attending the local Sorell Market on Sunday the 13th of September 2015. There will be activities such as face painting and games on LABOR’S BIG RED BUS to keep the kids entertained while you and other community members get the opportunity to meet with Labor MPs to discuss what the community would like to see happen in the local area; Labor party MPs will provide direct feedback on the concerns and suggestions that all community members have.

Labor has two policies ‘‘Preventative Health’’ and ‘Preventative Health’ which they would like to discuss with the community. Labor’s investment towards ‘Active Kids – Active Communities’ will provide disadvantaged young Tasmanian children aged between 5-17 years of age financial support to join a registered sporting organisation in their local community. Labor’s ‘Preventative Health’ policy is aimed at preventing young Tasmanians becoming overweight and facing the lifetime risks associated with obesity. Labor will phase out the sale of soft drinks in public schools and vending machines found in schools.

Make sure you bring the whole family to the local Sorell Market for a family day filled with fun and games for the kids and the opportunity to meet Labor MPs and discuss what matters to you in your local community!  

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