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.
Human Services Minister Jacquie Petrusma has failed to explain the impact of budget cuts on her department.
Shadow Minister Rebecca White said despite the budget being delayed until the end of August, the Minister couldn't tell today's estimates hearing how much pain will be felt in her portfolio.
"The Minister either doesn't know or is deliberately keeping Tasmanians in the dark," Ms White said.Read more...