UTAS student places boost

The Federal Liberal Government has offered the University of Tasmania funding for up to 1,000 student places in specialised courses that set them up for further study and work. This important announcement is just another example of the Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team’s effective advocacy in Canberra.

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CFMEU/MUA Merger Appeal

Former Employment Minister Eric Abetz has congratulated the Master Builders and AMMA for launching an appeal against the Fair Work Commission’s decision to allow the merger of the CFMEU and the MUA.

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Dame Enid Lyons

As we mark International Womens Day today, I want to pay tribute to Dame Enid Lyons - a proud Tasmanian, the first woman to serve in the House of Representatives and the first woman to serve in the Ministry, having served in the Menzies’ Cabinet. 

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Tasmanian Election

I am delighted that the people of Tasmania have again endorsed the Tasmanian Liberal Team to implement their comprehensive policy agenda as a part of a reelected Majority Liberal Government. 

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Vale Dr Vanessa Goodwin

Our state has lost a kind, caring and thoughtful champion of all Tasmanians today with the passing of Dr Vanessa Goodwin.

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Jacqui Lambie Network under review: AEC

The Australian Electoral Commissioner confirmed at Senate Estimates last night that the Jacqui Lambie Network’s political party status is under review as a result of not having any Federal Parliamentarians.

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More than 2200 jobs for regional Tasmania as Liberal National Coalition Government further boosts investment

Joint Media Release with the Hon. John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development and the Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team

Regional Tasmania is set to see more than 2,200 new jobs thanks to a major cash injection, following the Liberal National Coalition’s announcement of successful projects under the Regional Jobs and Investment Package.

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About Eric

Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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