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Research funding for UTAS has increased

Contrary to recent media reports, research funding from the Federal Government for the University of Tasmania has increased in the 2015 Federal Budget. Bass MP Andrew Nikolic said the University of Tasmania now benefits very considerably from research funding through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

$69,956 grant for redevelopment of Launceston’s PCYC

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Launceston youth will benefit from $69,956 in Australian Government funding under the National Stronger Regions Fund with the redevelopment of the Launceston PCYC.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Development Jamie Briggs was in Launceston with Federal Member for Bass Andrew Nikolic to inspect the site for the new youth centre.READ MORE

Black Spot funding of $528,000 for Northern Tasmania

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic has welcomed funding of $528,000 to fix eight dangerous black spots on Northern Tasmanian roads.

The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2015-16).READ MORE

Kooee Snacks to benefit from AGIIF grant

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Bass MP Andrew Nikolic said new Legana business Kooee Snacks Australia will be better able to produce its outdoors high energy snack foods with the assistance of a grant from the Australian Government Innovation and Investment Fund (AGIIF).

“The business’ successful AGIIF application means it received a grant of $163,750 towards its investment of $327,500 in expanding their Legana factory to increase meat jerky production, and accommodate a larger workforce,” Mr Nikolic said. READ MORE