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5 years 2 months ago
Backing our ability

The Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim MP and former Minister for Human Services Cassy O’Connor MP today unveiled a $2.5 million plan to help Tasmanians living with a disability get into the workforce.

“There are thousands of talented Tasmanians living with disabilities who are ready and willing to take up employment and just need a bit of extra support,” Mr McKim said.

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Bringing Big Data south 

The Tasmanian Greens have today announced a plan to attract new major industrial energy users to Tasmania and drive growth in Tasmania’s information technology sector.   Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said news that Alcoa operations on the Australian mainland will close showed the need for a plan for Tasmania to attract the major industrials of the 21st century.
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 Liberals must come clean on Super Trawler

The Tasmanian Greens today reiterated their long held stance of a permanent ban on the operation of supertrawlers in Australian waters and called on both State Labor and, in particular,  the Liberal party to support a ban.

Greens Primary Industries spokesperson Kim Booth MP accused Will Hodgman of pretending to care whilst at the same time, Tasmanian Liberal Senator  Richard Colbeck leads the charge to bring the supertrawler back to plunder Tasmanian fish stocks

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Liberal plan to destroy wilderness gathers pace

The Tasmanian Greens today ridiculed the Liberals’ proposal to open up National Parks and World Heritage Areas to unrestrained development.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the Liberals would destroy the values and wilderness that generate thousands of jobs in Tasmania's tourist sector.

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Minister O'Byrne must not award Regent Square tender until legal situation is resolved

The Tasmanian Greens today called on Minister O’Byrne to ensure that no tender is awarded for the construction of the Regent square Hub until such time as the section 64 application, currently before the RMPAT tribunal is dealt with.

Greens Member for Bass Kim Booth MP said that section 64 application has highlighted the fact that the controversial and unpopular proposed Hub on Regent Square is actually sited on the car park which was required as part of the approval of the extensions to the Memorial Hall six years ago, and which the Council has spent a fortune on.
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Greens pledge full fibre optic rollout 

The Tasmanian Greens announced a plan for the State Government to complete the full rollout of the National Broadband Network to every single Tasmanian home and business.   Announcing the plan today, Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said Tasmania should aim to complete the NBN rollout within five years and do it more efficiently and more cheaply than the stalled Federal Government effort.
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