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Ulverstone company VEC set to construct $50m antarctic research station

Ulverstone company VEC set to construct $50m antarctic research station

6 July 2018 - The Advocate

An Ulverstone-based company is gearing up to design and construct a $50 million research facility on Macquarie Island.

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Appetite lacking for Labor Leader Bill Shorten’s formal lunch in Devonport

Appetite lacking for Labor Leader Bill Shorten’s formal lunch in Devonport

4 July 2018

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.

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Mental health help for the North-West

Mental health help for the North-West

4 July 2018 - The Advocate

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.

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New advanced welding training centre in Burnie funded by the Coalition

New advanced welding training centre in Burnie funded by the Coalition

3 July 2018 - The Advocate

An advanced welding training centre to help North-West businesses be more competitive in international markets will be established in South Burnie.

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Coalition cash to improve mobile service on the West Coast

Coalition cash to improve mobile service on the West Coast

2 July 2018 - The Advocate

The federal government will spend $700,000 to improve the ailing telecommunications infrastructure on the West Coast.

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Funds flowing for flood mitigation project at Latrobe

Funds flowing for flood mitigation project at Latrobe

30 June 2018 - The Advocate

Funds for a flood mitigation project at Latrobe are already flowing, Latrobe mayor Peter Freshney says.

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Liberals push Keay on Labor pledge to repeal company tax cuts

Liberals push Keay on Labor pledge to repeal company tax cuts

June 27 2018 - The Advocate

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.

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COLBECK: pet food inquiry looks to put regulations on industry; company tax cuts centre stage in Parliament

COLBECK: pet food inquiry looks to put regulations on industry; company tax cuts centre stage in Parliament

25 June 2018 - Tasmania Talks

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.’
 

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Tax cuts will benefit workers in Braddon, says Brett Whiteley

Tax cuts will benefit workers in Braddon, says Brett Whiteley

22 June 2018 - The Advocate

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. 

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Tributes for former mayor

Tributes for former mayor

13 June 2018 in The Advocate Newspaper

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.

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Ulverstone Neighbourhood House gets solar power grant from federal government

Ulverstone Neighbourhood House gets solar power grant from federal government

5 June 2018 - Source: The Advocate Newspaper

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.

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Bass Strait subsidies boosting NW industry

Bass Strait subsidies boosting NW industry

4 June 2018 - Source: The Advocate Newspaper

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has taken some of the credit for increased exports from the Harvest Moon vegetable processing facility in Forth.

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Delivering jobs, innovation

Delivering jobs, innovation

14 May 2018 - Source: The Circular Head Chronicle

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.

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Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania's fruit fly war chest

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania's fruit fly war chest

6 May 2018 - Source: ABC News Fiona Blackwood

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.

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Tasmania should unite on flight school proposal: Colbeck

Tasmania should unite on flight school proposal: Colbeck

19 April 2018 - Source: The Advocate Newspaper

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.

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Budget 2018: $461m for Bridgewater Bridge replacement near Hobart

Budget 2018: $461m for Bridgewater Bridge replacement near Hobart

7 May 2018 - Source: ABC News Damian McIntyre

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.

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Richard Colbeck blasts Europeans over threat to Tasmanian brands

Richard Colbeck blasts Europeans over threat to Tasmanian brands

20 April 2018 - Source: The Advocate Newspaper

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.

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Telstra to seek planning approval for new phone towers

Telstra to seek planning approval for new phone towers

5 April 2018

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. 

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'Massive' cash injection for state infrastructure projects

'Massive' cash injection for state infrastructure projects

7 May 2018 - Source: The Advocate Newspaper

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.

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Colbeck uneasy with lack of Tasmanian football input

Colbeck uneasy with lack of Tasmanian football input

19 April 2018 - The Advocate Newspaper

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.

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