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Prime Minister bringing Pollie Pedal to Northern Tasmania

Northern Tasmania will play host to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other members of Federal Parliament next month, when the charity event ‘Pollie Pedal’ comes to the State. Member for Bass and Patron of Cycling Tasmania, Andrew Nikolic, will be part of the 2015 Pollie Pedal and will welcome the Prime Minister and his parliamentary […]

Launceston’s Todd Patterson a finalist in National Youth Awards

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Todd Patterson, of Launceston, has been named a finalist in the 2015 National Youth Awards which will be announced on 16 April in Brisbane.

Mr Patterson is a finalist in the Youth Courage category and was nominated for overcoming homelessness. He is now an advocate against youth homelessness. READ MORE

Children in detention: ‘Preaching to the Converted’

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Recent correspondents to The Examiner have made heartfelt pleas for there to be no children in detention. I strongly share their aspiration.

But few strategic issues in Australian politics are clear cut and when it comes to the emotional and divisive issue of border protection, the public debate is often coloured by misrepresentation.

The simple irrefutable truth, is that no decent Australian wants to see children in detention.
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Hicks reveals Bill Shorten’s soft side on national security

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic, who served as Deputy National Commander and Chief of Staff of Australian Forces in Afghanistan during 2001-2002, has questioned Labor leader Bill Shorten’s comments today on self-confessed and trained terrorist David Hicks.

“By his own admission, David Hicks trained and fought with Islamic terrorists such as al-Qaeda in Afghanistan,” Mr Nikolic said.
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