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First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Jobs cut, promises kept in Tas budget

Tasmania's Liberal government has handed down its first budget, cutting 700 public sector jobs. Source: AAPTHE debut budget for Tasmania's Liberal government has committed to more than $400 million worth of election promises while slashing public sector ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - 23 hours ago]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Tas budget to keep promises: Hodgman

TASMANIAN premier Will Hodgman is making big promises ahead of his government's debut budget.AS the Liberal administration prepares to deliver its financial plan for the indebted island, the leader is touting savings and a return to surplus in six years, ... [Published Townsville Bulletin - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Anxious wait for budget's impact

THE state government has announced today's state budget will cut Tasmania's net debt from $400 million to $50 million over the forward estimates. THE state government has announced today's state budget will cut Tasmania's net debt from $400 million to ... [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 2 reports

Leading economist reassures Tasmanians on risk of credit rating downgrade (ABC)

A leading economist is playing down the risk to Tasmania's credit rating by a later return to a balanced state budget.The Treasurer announced on the weekend that the state's finances would not return to surplus for six years, about three years later than ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Pledge to fund pension concessions

The state government’s pledge to fund pensioner concessions cut by the federal budget is welcome relief to those doing it tough, according to Tasmania’s peak community sector body.THE state government’s pledge to fund pensioner concessions cut by the ... [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Surplus delay no shock

Treasurer Peter Gutwein has defended the government’s decision to change the time frame for achieving a budget surplus.TREASURER Peter Gutwein has defended the government’s decision to change the time frame for achieving a budget surplus.Before the election, ... [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

$36m to prop up battler program

Josie and Khaled Young want the budget to deliver a brigher future for their son Mandela, 5. Picture: LUKE BOWDEN Source: News LimitedTHE Hodgman Government’s first Budget on Thursday will make up a $9 million-a-year shortfall in concessions for vulnerable ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Lambie says she won’t back down

Senator Jacqui Lambie is standing firm amid a storm over her comments on China. Source: News LimitedAN unrepentant Jacqui Lambie says she will not be sil­enced amid a sharp backlash against her comments that Australia was under threat of invasion from ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

WA stance on GST carve-up 'arrogant'

OPPOSITION finance spokesman Scott Bacon says claims Western Australia is being "scandalously" deprived of GST revenues are an "extraordinary display of arrogance". OPPOSITION finance spokesman Scott Bacon says claims Western Australia is being "scandalously" ... [Published Northwest Tasmania Advocate - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Call for entry fee to TMAG

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is reducing its opening hours in a bid to cut operating costs. Source: News Corp AustraliaTHE Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery should consider charging a small entry fee to make up for an annual $1 million budget ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Lottery winner donates $15,000 to teacher supply depot

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Earlier in July, Roy Cockrum vowed to give back to the community. Cockrum had just come forward as the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot.On Tuesday we learned that he is honoring that vow.Cockrum has donated $15,000 ... [Published WVLT - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Spirit passenger numbers rise before fares due to fall

SPIRIT of Tasmania operators have trumpeted an 8 per cent increase in passengers in the past 12 months as the company considers how to respond to the state government's election promise to slash fares. SPIRIT of Tasmania operators have trumpeted an 8 ... [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Jun 24 2014]

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Jobs cut, promises kept in Tas budget [Published Tasmania Mercury - 23 hours ago]
Anxious wait for budget's impact [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Aug 27 2014]
Budgetjitters over jobs [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 27 2014]
Tas budget to keep promises: Hodgman [Published Townsville Bulletin - Aug 27 2014]
Leading economist reassures Tasmanians on risk ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 25 2014]
Expert urges debt plan [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 24 2014]
Pledge to fund pension concessions [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Aug 24 2014]
$36m to prop up battler program [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 23 2014]
Surplus delay no shock [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Aug 23 2014]
Lambie says she won’t back down [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 20 2014]
WA stance on GST carve-up 'arrogant' [Published Northwest Tasmania Advocate - Aug 12 2014]
Call for entry fee to TMAG [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 06 2014]
Lottery winner donates $15,000 to teacher suppl... [Published WVLT - Jul 30 2014]
Spirit passenger numbers rise before fares due ... [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Jun 24 2014]
'Work still needed' on job figures [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Jun 12 2014]
Federal budget to slug Tasmania $2bn [Published Tasmanian Examiner - May 27 2014]
1100 Tasmanians find work in April [Published Tasmanian Examiner - May 08 2014]
Fixing state's budget 'a challenge' [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Apr 28 2014]
Labor announces shadow ministry [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Apr 03 2014]
Time called on Labor to fix issues [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Mar 29 2014]
Wightman keen to focus on family [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Mar 27 2014]
Bid for rank and file to pick leader [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Mar 21 2014]
Giddings keen to stay as leader [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Mar 16 2014]
Tasmanian election call of the board [Published The Poll Bludger - Mar 15 2014]
Careers hang in balance [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Mar 06 2014]
Qantas impact on state not known [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Feb 27 2014]
Events calendar has planes packed [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Jan 24 2014]
North's tourism numbers set to take off [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Jan 23 2014]
Visitors to Tasmania top million [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Jan 15 2014]
Push for North to cash in on MONA [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Jan 14 2014]
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Tasmanian election call of the board [Published The Poll Bludger - Mar 15 2014]
Late news: a thumping win for Will Hodgman and the Liberals in Tasmania, on 14 or maybe even 15 seats in a chamber of 25. A very quick review of the results which I’m just now perusing for the first time, as much to get this straight in my head as anything ...
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