Monthly Archives: May 2020

Funding boost for local councils

The Morrison Coalition Government has today announced the establishment of a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, and bringing forward $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment to assist local governments across Australia. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, said local councils in Lyons will receive funding as part of the $500 million infrastructure program, which is focused on supporting local jobs and businesses, [...]

By |2020-05-25T05:22:40+00:00May 22nd, 2020|


After two months of restrictions, which have presented the biggest challenges to our social structures and our economy since World War II, it's understandable that getting back to normal, to the way things were before COVID-19, is the immediate aim for many. However, we must acknowledge that COVID-19 will change the economy and the way we live permanently, and, as a nation, we must look for the opportunity in [...]

By |2020-05-25T05:39:42+00:00May 13th, 2020|

Regional Agricultural Show Grants program

Three Tasmanian show societies in Lyons will benefit from funding provided through the Morrison Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Grants program. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, congratulated the Brighton Agricultural Society Inc, the Longford Show Society, and the Midlands Agricultural Association on their successful grant applications. “Agricultural shows are such an important aspect of our regional communities, and the Morrison Coalition Government is proud to support this rural tradition,” [...]

By |2020-05-25T04:51:28+00:00May 8th, 2020|

OPINION PIECE – Looking to our strengths during the COVID-19 recovery

In the coming weeks and months, the attention of Tasmanians and Australians will increasingly turn to the recovery plan for both our economy and our way of life following COVID-19. Of course, we will have to remain continually vigilant in protecting the community and each other from COVID-19 infections, right up until a vaccine is available. However, the commitment and discipline shown by the overwhelming majority of Tasmanians over [...]

By |2020-05-25T05:34:18+00:00May 3rd, 2020|

Funding for Richmond Bridge through Heritage Grants Program

The Morrison Government is supporting eligible land-owners and managers to improve the conservation, preservation and access to the heritage values of National Heritage Listed places. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, said the historic Richmond Bridge was one of 29 successful applicants under the Federal Government’s Heritage Grants Program. “The Richmond Bridge will benefit from $316,800 provided through the grants program to improve the continued management and preservation of [...]

By |2020-05-25T04:48:54+00:00May 1st, 2020|

GP-led respiratory clinic now open in St Helens

Primary Health Tasmania (Tasmania PHN) is pleased to support the opening of a GP-led respiratory clinic in St Helens as part of the Australian Government’s $2.4 billion health package in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Primary Health Tasmania CEO Phil Edmondson said the St Helens Respiratory Clinic, one of up to 100 the Australian Government is setting up across Australia, will play a vital role in supporting patients in [...]

By |2020-05-25T05:05:18+00:00May 1st, 2020|

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