Community urged to get their flu shots now

FEDERAL  Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MP, has highlighted the value of getting a flu vaccination through your local community pharmacy by getting his shot this year at Brighton Pharmacy.

Mr Mitchell said receiving his flu shot at a local community pharmacy highlighted the value of the service.

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We’re not sure whether Brian Mitchell received a jelly bean for being brave, but he’s still smiling.

“This demonstrates how much easier it is for anyone to get their flu shot with trained community pharmacists able to directly administer the flu vaccine,” Mr Mitchell said.
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Fundraisers donate important funds for hair cooling system

By CHRISTINE GIMBLETT AND LYN GARLICK

EARLY last month, at the Royal Hobart Hospital, The Pink Army team, along with Opposition Leader Rebecca White and Jen Butler attended an afternoon tea to present a cheque from their fundraising efforts for the Save Our Hair – Save our Identity campaign.  The money raised was for a hair cooling system for the chemo ward, 8A at the Royal Hobart Hospital.  The cheque was received by Dr Louise Knott.

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From left, rear, Margaret Britten, Tasmanian Leader of the Opposition, Rebecca White MHA, Christine Gimblett, Ala Gimblett, Wayne Garlick, Lyn Garlick, Jen Butler, Sue Argee. From left, front, Melissa Bennett, Amelia Bean, Jack Bennett, Belinda Bean

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Brighton keeps its fair rates at CPI  – Treasurer’s actions threaten Council commitment

By TONY FOSTER

I AM pleased to be able to report that Brighton Council will keep its rate rise in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase for the coming year.

This will mean a rate rise of just $19 for the year for all residential households in the municipality. The Council’s budget and rate rise, approved in principle at the May Council meeting are reported on in this issue of Brighton Community News.

As you can read, it is the 22nd year in succession Council has been able to keep rate rises at or below the annual rate of inflation, but sadly, this commitment is under threat purely by the actions of the State Government and particularly by Treasurer Peter Gutwein. Continue reading “Brighton keeps its fair rates at CPI  – Treasurer’s actions threaten Council commitment”

 Brighton holds rates to CPI for 22nd year, but it’s under threat

FOR 22 years in succession, Brighton Council will keep its rates in line with inflation, with the general rate increase pegged to the CPI.

The rise next financial year will amount to just $19 a year for all residential households.

But the Council has warned it may not be able to maintain its long-standing commitment to keep rates at CPI because of the State Government’s threatened hostile takeover of TasWater.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said while the annual rates would not be officially passed by Council until its June meeting, the rate determination had been workshopped and approved in principle at last night’s Council meeting. Continue reading ” Brighton holds rates to CPI for 22nd year, but it’s under threat”

State must respond to Bridge funding failure  

THE State Government must now tell Tasmanians when work will begin on the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge following the failure to secure funding in last night’s Federal Budget.

In April last year Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding unveiled designs for a new four-lane bridge and said the State Government was preparing a case for Federal funding to meet the $535 million price tag.

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Brand survey destroys Treasurer’s claim that State’s reputation at risk

THE latest Tasmanian Brand Health Survey has put paid to claims by Treasurer Peter Gutwein that the State’s reputation as a clean, green destination was being threatened by the State’s water and sewerage systems.

The annual survey, conducted by Brand Tasmania and released this month, was described as overwhelmingly positive with respondents believing Tasmania’s reputation and perceptions of the State improving over the past year. The words most used by respondents in describing Tasmania were beautiful, clean and natural. Responses came in from across Australia and from 19 other countries. Continue reading “Brand survey destroys Treasurer’s claim that State’s reputation at risk”

PCYC Judo grows in numbers and competition success

By WENDY MASTERS*

THIS year has been a busy one for Bridgewater PCYC Judo Club. We have a large increase in numbers which now means we run three classes on Monday nights.  Beginners 1 is for our new little ones five years to seven or eight years, followed by beginners 2 for our eight-year-olds to 11 to 12-years-old followed by our intermediate class. Our Thursday night is also running for older Judoka.

Two of our members, Zack Moody from Gagebrook and Joshua Smith from Bridgewater have been training hard at club level and state level and attending every required training session for selection into the Tasmanian Judo team competing on the Gold Coast over the June long weekend.

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Gymnasts take top spots in tumbling discipline

By JANE JOHNSON*

THE Tasmanian Senior Gymnastics State championships which took place in southern Tasmania early last month included the full range of gymnastics disciplines such as women’s and men’s gymnastics, trampoline, tumbling and rhythmic (ribbon, ball and hoop).

Hobart Gymnastics Academy entered an increased number of participants in each discipline from previous years and it was fantastic to see our higher level gymnasts showcasing their skills.

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Teacher nominated for prestigious  award

JORDAN River Learning Federation Senior School is proud one of its staff has been nominated for Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards.

The awards aim to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of December 31 each year.

 

Dannica Green has been nominated for the University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award.
Dannica Green has been nominated for the University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award.

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Brighton Council open to and transparent with its community

BRIGHTON Council encourages ratepayers to attend Council meetings and the Mayor, Councillors and senior staff meet regularly with community groups and individuals to discuss key issues.

Mayor Tony Foster said Brighton was recognised as a leading council in the State for transparency of its operations, in keeping its community informed about Council business and in engaging with its community on important issues. Continue reading “Brighton Council open to and transparent with its community”