An Ulverstone-based company is gearing up to design and construct a $50 million research facility on Macquarie Island.
Tasmanian Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck said the downgrade of the DCCI event to a “working lunch” showed what businesses thought of Mr Shorten.
“Businesses are voting with their feet on Mr Shorten’s higher taxing agenda”, Senator Colbeck said.
Latrobe’s Psychology CAFFE will receive $1.6 million from the federal government’s $4.8 million package for mental health in the North-West.
An advanced welding training centre to help North-West businesses be more competitive in international markets will be established in South Burnie.
The federal government will spend $700,000 to improve the ailing telecommunications infrastructure on the West Coast.
Braddon Labor candidate Justine Keay has had to defend Labor’s tax policy after Opposition Labor Leader Bill Shorten promised to repeal some of the government’s company tax cuts.
A Senate Committee will conduct an inquiry into the pet food industry, after several dogs have allegedly died after eating Advance Dermocare, among other brands. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Richard Colbeck, is on the committee conducting the inquiry, and says that it is vitally important because ‘pets are part of the family.’
The first stage of the government's tax cuts plan has been approved with full support and Liberal members were in Ulverstone on Friday to discuss their impact on Braddon workers.
Devonport and the Coast is in mourning after the death of an admired and respected former mayor. Tributes are flowing for Mary Binks, OAM, who died at her home on Tuesday.
Ulverstone Neighbourhood House is set to receive a PV solar system with a grant from the federal government. The $7,827 grant from the solar communities program will reduce the powerbills of the house, allowing the money saved to go back into the organisation. Ulverstone Neighborhood House manager Simon Douglas said the Men’s Shed received a system the same size and now they are saving $2,000 a year on power bills.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has taken some of the credit for increased exports from the Harvest Moon vegetable processing facility in Forth.
Britton Timbers will employ an additional five people upon the completion of its High Value Timber Drying Improvement Project. Expected to be completed by the end of the year, the works have also created five jobs throughout construction. Britton Timbers director Shawn Britton met with Liberal Senator for Tasmania Richard Colbeck and Candidate for Braddon Brett Whiteley to discuss the industry boost on Monday, a product of a two-year research study at the University of Tasmania.
The Federal Government has announced it will spend $20 million on the war against fruit fly in Tasmania. But some fear the money has come too late and will not be spent on the frontline workers needed to detect the pest. A fruit fly incursion was recorded in the state's north in January.
A Tasmanian senator has called on his Liberal colleagues in the Hodgman government to “take the lead” in lobbying Qantas to establish a new pilot training college at Devonport Airport. Senator Richard Colbeck wants there to be a “whole of state approach” to attracting the training college to Tasmania, which he says would distinguish the state from mainland bids.
The Federal Government will allocate $461 million in tomorrow's budget to build a new Bridgewater Bridge downriver from the current one in Hobart's north. The pledge for a long-awaited replacement bridge linking the Brooker and Midland highways is part of a massive $920 million package for the state.
Tasmanian producers are on a collision course with Europe over the use of product names like feta and parmesan. The European Union wants Australian companies banned from using a range of product names which originated in Europe as the early negotiations on an Australia-EU free trade agreement approach.
Construction of phone towers in North-West Coast mobile black spot areas is expected to start before the end of the year. Areas at Gunns Plains, Yolla, Sulphur Creek and Devonport will receive better phone and internet coverage, as part of the federal government’s $220 million black spot program. Tasmanian Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck visited Gunns Plains to make the announcement on Thursday.
The Coalition has detailed its plan to boost Tasmania’s infrastructure with a $920.8 million cash injection, which one senator says will facilitate the biggest infrastructure project in the state since dams were constructed in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Tasmanian Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck added his opinion to the debate of how football can be in Tasmania on Thursday, believing the AFL Steering Committee is disconnected from the community they are trying to save.