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5 years 4 months ago
Greens 2014 election campaign launch

The Tasmanian Greens today launched their election campaign with three major policy initiatives.   Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim spoke at the launch about the tremendous momentum enjoyed by the campaign.   The Greens are remain upbeat about the possibility of winning a second seat in Denison.   Mr McKim spoke about how Tasmanian is on the cusp of something remarkable and how the Greens are the only party offering Tasmanians leadership and a positive, future-focussed vision for the future of their great State.    
5 years 4 months ago
5 years 4 months ago
Investing in the Public Sector 

The Tasmanian Greens today released their public sector policy, committing to no reduction in the size of Tasmania's public sector, a $6m spend on modernizing public sector workplaces, and a scholarship scheme for 5 public sector workers to travel each year for professional development.

Greens Leader Nick McKim said that the Greens will invest in more productive workplaces and more flexible working arrangements for public sector workers.

5 years 4 months ago
Forestry $16M remains unspent while families lose their homes   

The Tasmanian Greens Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP today called on Labor and Liberal to commit to releasing the $16 million of unspent forestry money to those who need it.

“We’ve now found out that $16 million of the $20 million made available under the TFGIA 2013 has still been unspent. Instead, it appears that public money has been spent on paying for diesel for logging trucks,” Mr Booth said.
5 years 4 months ago
Promoting careers in agriculture

The Tasmanian Greens today pledged to fight for a critical Tasmanian agricultural science education program.   Greens Member for Braddon, Paul ‘Basil’ O’Halloran MP said the plan to cut funding to the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE) was a blow for Tasmania’s agricultural sector.  
5 years 4 months ago
5 years 4 months ago
Cost neutral phase-out plan for pokies 

The Tasmanian Greens Gaming spokesperson Kim Booth today announced a cost-neutral five year plan to rid poker machines from the Tasmanian community permanently.

“Our plan is to use the revenue currently raised from taxing pokies to pay for the permanent removal of these addictive machines from the community,” Mr Booth said.

5 years 4 months ago
Ulverstone Museum funding assured by O'Halloran

Tasmanian Greens Member for Braddon, Paul O’Halloran MP has announced that the Tasmanian Greens would provide the $94,000 of funding required to upgrade of the Ulverstone History Museum.
The Federal Liberal government failed to honour pre-election funding promised to the museum by the former government. The funding revocation was a great disservice to the local community, something Paul O’Halloran and the Tasmanian greens intend to rectify.  
5 years 4 months ago
5 years 4 months ago
A Tasmanian Cash-for-Containers Scheme

The Tasmanian Greens marked Clean Up Australia day by announcing their election commitment to introduce a state-based  Cash for Containers Scheme.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said the proposed 10 cent Cash-for-Containers scheme will create over 380 new jobs, halve the amount of the state’s drink container litter, and save local councils an average of $1.3 million each year on kerbside recycling costs.

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