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Tasmanian Planning Comission needs reform

The Tasmanian Greens today renewed their push for reform of Tasmania’s Planning Commission (TPC).    Greens spokesperson for Planning Tim Morris said that under the current model there was a conflict of interest with the TPC being both architect of policy and the regulator.    Mr Morris said that Tasmanians would be better served if the TPC’s role as state planning regulator was retained and the function of setting planning policy was moved to a separate agency within the Department of Premier and Cabinet.  
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Calls for energy efficiency welcomed

The Tasmanian Greens today welcomed the call from Sustainable Living Tasmania, TasCOSS and Anglicare for more investment in energy efficiency.
Greens Leader Nick McKim reiterated the Greens' previously released election commitment to invest an extra $5m over four years into energy efficiency upgrades for low income Tasmanians.
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Greens urge Medicare co-payment scheme be scrapped

The Tasmanian Greens Health spokesperson Paul O’Halloran MP today condemned the Liberal government’s plan to introduce Medicare co-payments to supplement the Federal Health budget.   “Braddon is one of Australia’s most disadvantaged electorates and will be disproportionately affected by this scheme which will sap an estimated $2.6 million out of the pockets of hard working people, that is $2.6 million less for people to spend on groceries and on other essentials.”    
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Liberals to give 4WDs open slather in Tarkine

The Tasmanian Greens Member for Braddon Paul O’Halloran MP today condemned the Liberal Party’s proposal to open up new areas of the Tarkine coastline to unrestrained off-road vehicle access.

“We are custodians of the Tarkine, with its rich Aboriginal history, outstanding coastlines and rain forests that are recognised as among the greatest wild places on earth,” Mr O’Halloran said.

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Finishing the fibre optic roll out 

The Tasmanian Greens today released further details on their plan for Tasmania to roll out fibre optics to the premises.

Greens Leader Nick McKim said that the Greens would establish the Tasmanian Broadband Network Company to provide advice to government by the end of 2014 on funding options, rollout timeframes, delivery mechanisms, and how to best leverage fibre to the premises to create jobs and deliver better public services.

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