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Labor committed to reinvigorated Christmas Carnival Series

  • Labor will provide additional support to ensure the success of the Christmas Carnival Series         
  • Organisers can plan for the future with confidence   
  • This year’s events were reinvigorated thanks to the organisers, volunteers and athletes   

The organisers of the Tasmanian Christmas Carnival Series should be congratulated for a successful and reinvigorated season of events.

Labor Member for Braddon Shane Broad said the series has a new lease on life.

“It’s been a tough few years for the Christmas Carnivals but they’re alive and well after this year’s events,” Dr Broad said.

“I took my family along to the Burnie carnival on New Year’s Day and witnessed a reinvigorated event.

“There was plenty of atmosphere, the crowds got involved and the coverage from the local media was fantastic.

“Credit has to go to the organisers and volunteers who have worked hard to make sure the series has a bright future.

“This year’s series attracted a world-class group of athletes, including the likes of US Olympian Devon Allen who burnt up the track in Devonport.

“Labor’s own candidate in Bass Brian Roe was heavily involved in bringing the multi-sport star out to Tasmania. We’re proud to have Brian as part of the Labor team, he’s been instrumental in the success of the carnivals for a long time.

“And it’s important that success continues, which is why Labor is committed to increasing state government support for the events.

“A majority Labor Government would provide $600,000 over three years to the Christmas Carnival Series.

“Organisers can plan for next year’s events with confidence, regardless of the election result later this year.”