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Letter of concern to ABC Managing Director Mark Scott

Andrew Nikolic, MP for Bass, has today written to ABC Managing Director Mark Scott expressing concerns at the ABC’s cuts to services in Tasmania. The letter seeks answers from Mr Scott on ABC management’s commitment to regional Australia generally and reassurances on services in Tasmania, particularly in Launceston and the North.

Last chance for students to nominate for V.E.T prizes

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Andrew Nikolic, MP for Bass, is reminding eligible school communities in Northern Tasmania that they only have until this Friday to nominate for the nation’s top prizes for Year 12 students undertaking vocational education and training in school.

The 2014 Australian Vocational Student Prize (AVSP) is part of the Abbott Government’s commitment to promoting take up of high-quality trades and training in schools. READ MORE

Universities urge support for Government’s higher education reforms

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic said universities across the country have now overwhelmingly backed the Government’s higher education reforms and called on the Senate to pass the legislation.

“Universities Australia (UA), the peak body for the country’s tertiary institutions, has seen fit to take out full page advertisements in two national newspapers to support the reforms.READ MORE

$18m relief for Northern Tasmanian industries with carbon tax gone

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New figures released by the Clean Energy Regulator highlight the huge impact that the carbon tax has had on Tasmanian households and businesses.

In 2013-14 – the last year of the carbon tax – 75,000 businesses were hit with a carbon tax bill of $7.8 billion.READ MORE