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Greens renew vow of equality 

The Tasmanian Greens today announced a suite of planned reforms to enhance the equality and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Tasmanians.   Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said the Greens were committed to ending discrimination and prejudice that still exists in our community, to move towards a truly inclusive society.
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$5 million to grow Launching into Learning

The Tasmanian Greens today released their $5 million early years education policy commitment, Growing Launching into Learning (Stage 2), which will expand the highly successful Launching into Learning (LiL) early years program.

Greens Leader and Education spokesperson Nick McKim MP said the additional investment will expand Tasmania’s nation-leading Launching into Learning program into Stage 2 which will cover children from birth to eight years of age.

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Nick McKim: Tasmania is ready for genuine change

There is no doubt that many Tasmanians believe it’s time for a change.   This election gives Tasmanians the opportunity to vote for genuine change.
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Creating real timber jobs 

Greens Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP today unveiled two stunning examples of fine furniture made from eucalyptus nitens and globulus pulpwood.

Mr Booth said the chairs were another example of a manufacturing industry that can be scaled up in Tasmania if Labor and Liberal ended their myopic obsession with a Tamar Valley pulp mill.
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Greens pledge Gonski support

The Tasmanian Greens today reiterated their commitment to supporting the Gonski education reforms, particularly the continuation of funding for years five and six of the Better Schools funding plan.

Greens Leader and Education spokesperson Nick McKim MP, who addressed today’s AEU Gonski Guarantee rally, said the sixth year of funding must also become the baseline for minimum school funding levels in perpetuity.

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Greens back community coast care groups 

The Tasmanian Greens today used the launch of their Franklin candidate ticket to highlight the need to boost assistance to local Coast Care groups.

Greens Leader and Member for Franklin Nick McKim MP said the Greens’ Empowering Local Coast Care Groups policy initiative would provide a $300, 000 Coast Care Fund over four years to provide grants to local groups to protect, remediate or enhance Tasmania's coastline.

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UTAS funding to be cut by $23.8 million 

The Tasmanian Greens today released Senate Budget Estimates documentation which reveals the University of Tasmania’s funding will be cut by $23.8 million over the next four years by the Federal government.   Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the University of Tasmania is a key driver of the new economy in Tasmania, and the funding cut will make things more difficult than they needed to be for UTAS.  
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Liberal's three-strikes housing policy will lead to stigma and homelessness

The Tasmanian Greens today said the Liberals three-strikes housing policy will lead to stigma and homelessness for disadvantaged Tasmanians.

Greens Housing spokesperson Cassy O’Connor MP said the Liberal Opposition's Three Strikes Housing policy will further stigmatise housing tenants and consign more disadvantaged Tasmanians to unaffordable private rentals or homelessness.

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Delivering Promised Forest Reserves

Restoring the Tasmanian Forests Agreement
 

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