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Nick's Wrap - Edition 1

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Nick McKim 5 Nov 2015

Welcome to the first edition of my newsletter! I'll keep you posted with the latest from around Tasmania and from the Senate. To recieve future updates from us, please click here.

Senator's Wrap

Inaugural Speech
It was with great humility and some nerves that I addressed the Senate for the first time, back on September 9. I talked about the wonderful state of Tasmania, my priorities and goals as well as my own personal life journey. Watch the video below or read the whole speech here.

Ride2Work Day
It was fantastic to take part in Ride2Work Day on October 16. I was in Canberra and without my own wheels, so I sent word out on Facebook asking for assistance. 
Sure enough, ex-Tasmanian Lauretta and her room-mate Nick came to my aid and I was able to cycle into Parliament. 
It's a fantastic initiative, and as the weather gets warmer, there's no better time to dust off your own wheels and get back out there. 

Capital Hill
It's been an incredibly busy time in Parliament, before and after the dramatic removal of Tony Abbott! 
Here you'll find my contribution to the debates about the latest tranche of counter-terrorism laws, as well as my invitation to the Tourism Minister to come with me on a visit to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Schools for Gonski
It was fantastic to visit Kingston High School this week to discuss the importance of the Gonski funding. Our schools deserve fair funding, regardless of whether they are public, private, wealthy or otherwise. In my role as Australian Greens schools spokesperson, I will continue to advocate for the full implementation of the Gonski reforms. 

For The Diary!

Federal Campaign Strategy Launch
6 November, 5.30pm for 6pm
People like you are our power and we want you to be the first to hear our Green Vision for Tasmania.

Senator Nick McKim, Senator Pete Whish-Wilson and Federal candidate for Franklin Martine Delaney to talk strategy at Wild Island Gallery Shop 8, The Galleria, 33 Salamanca Place. RSVP Here.

TasPride Festival
6 – 15 November across Tasmania
Check out all the amazing activities happening in Tassie’s  vibrant LGBTI community.  
If you love a quiz, Bingay or art, from a street party in Launceston to a Bake off at the end of the Pride Ride, there is something for everyone.

Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival
4 - 8 November, Launceston
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival is intimate, thought-provoking and fun. BOFA is small enough to be friendly and big enough to be international in perspective.

Tasmanian Eco Film Fest
12 - 15 November, State Cinema, Hobart
The Tasmanian eco Film Fest is an annual, eco-themed film festival for people who like films, the feel of grass between their toes & the occasional cocktail.

Denison Greens Quiz
14 November 7pm at the Old Hutchins School Building - 181 Macquarie St 7pm Quizmaster Nick McKim asking some questions.

Styx, Valley of the Giants
15 November, Styx Valley (Buses Depart from Hobart) 
Join the bus to experience a day in the Styx to learn about community efforts to protect the forest from logging, and have it secured as World Heritage in 2013.

People's Climate Rally
29 November, 1pm
Parliament Lawns, Hobart
As world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, we will gather in Australian cities and walk alongside millions of people in hundreds of major cities around the world.

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