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Chancellor Merkel

The announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, confirming the intention she stated in the most recent German election, that she will step down as Chancellor in 2021 and not seek reelection as the Chair of the CDU marks the end of an era according to Chair of the Australia-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group, Eric Abetz.

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Senate Estimates

While Senate Estimates is usually for the Opposition, given their complete inability to land any blows on the Government this week, I thought I would issue my own Estimates summary of the key take-outs from the week.

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Biggest Flavours of Tasmania ever

The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team has tonight hosted the biggest Flavours of Tasmania event yet, with Ambassadors from around the world, Business and Community leaders, media figures and Parliamentarians coming to Parliament House to see, drink and taste all things Tasmanian.

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GST legislation locks in Tasmania’s economic security

The introduction of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018 shows that the Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team has again delivered for Tasmania with the inclusion of provisions to ensure Tasmania is better off today and into the future.

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TPP passage to back Tassie producers

The passage of legislation through the Parliament today to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership means more market access for Tasmanian farmers, greater opportunities for our businesses, more jobs and increased investment for Australia.

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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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