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.

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


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.

Save my Hair donation
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


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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