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More water down the Cataract Gorge essential for Tamar River Recovery Plan

Bass MP Andrew Nikolic is calling on Hydro Tasmania to commit to regular, controlled water releases from the Trevallyn Dam, to ensure the Federal Government’s $9 million commitment to the Tamar River Recovery Plan is optimised. “There is no doubt that restoring the health of the Tamar River depends on regular flushing flows down the […]

Senator Whish-Wilson’s bizarre attack on Tasmanian salmon industry

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic said Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson’s demand for a Senate Inquiry into the Tasmanian salmon industry was a pointless waste of taxpayers’ money and parliamentary resources.

“Senator Whish-Wilson called for this inquiry, was a substitute member of the committee and has refused to accept its report because it didn’t find anything wrong with this important Tasmanian industry.READ MORE

Grants open to develop female sport leaders

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic today encouraged women from Northern Tasmania who are interested in sport to apply for $400,000 worth of grants to support and develop women leaders in Australian sport.

Mr Nikolic said the Federal Government is pleased to be able to support women to reach their leadership potential.READ MORE

Two businesses in Bass get Industry Skills Fund grants

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic has congratulated two Northern Tasmanian businesses that have been successful in obtaining Federal Government training grants under the Industry Skills Fund.

Island Vegetation, at Lilydale, has won a grant of $7,266 for training in visual tree assessment and reporting, and Supreme Line Fencing, at Rocherlea, has won a $1,848 grant towards fork-lift training for staff. READ MORE