Monthly Archives: August 2019


Boosting the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme

The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team has announced a major boost to the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES). Tasmanian Liberal Senator, Claire Chandler said that under the revised scheme, more goods will be eligible for funding, and businesses will get assistance faster with reduced payment times. “This announcement is a major win for our farmers, growers, producers and businesses, who rely on markets on the mainland as a major export [...]

By |2019-09-20T01:32:55+00:00August 23rd, 2019|

Maiden Speech – Senator Claire Chandler

First of all, I would like to congratulate you, Mr. President, on your re-election to your position in the 46th Parliament. The chair in which you now sit is one that has a proud history, and particularly a recent history of being occupied by fellow Tasmanians. While you don’t quite fit that moniker, given you hail from the great and neighbouring state of Victoria, I suppose I can accept [...]

By |2019-08-22T00:32:42+00:00August 18th, 2019|

Mid-point on Midland Highway safety works

A key milestone has been reached on the Midland Highway Action Plan, with more than 50 per cent of planned safety upgrades now complete along Tasmania’s main north-south route. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Midland Highway upgrades would be delivered over 10 years from 2014–15 to 2023–24 to achieve a minimum 3 Star AusRAP Safety Rating. “The Federal Liberal [...]

By |2019-08-22T00:40:56+00:00August 15th, 2019|

Drought Communities Program projects approved for Break O’Day Council

People living in the Fingal Valley region will benefit from almost $1 million in additional Morrison Coalition Government funding to support community infrastructure and other drought-relief projects through the expanded Drought Communities Program. Four important regional projects in the Fingal Valley will receive a share of the funding, which will be provided to the Break O’Day Council. Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management [...]

By |2019-08-22T00:41:31+00:00August 14th, 2019|

Funding available for local environment projects

The Morrison Government is investing more than $22 million in a new program to support local environmental projects, giving communities in Lyons new opportunities to protect and care for our natural environment. Under the Government’s Communities Environment Program, each electorate across the country will be provided with up to $150,000 to fund up to 20 local projects to look after the environment. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, said that [...]

By |2019-08-22T00:42:07+00:00August 1st, 2019|

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