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Funding Catalyst Project initiative needed to prepare Tasmania for the digital and creative economy

Australian Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson today stood with Labor MHR Geoff Lyons to call on the Federal Government to commit to contributing funding support for the Macquarie House Innovation Hub. The Macquarie House proposal is the first initiative to come from the Catalyst Project, a grassroots community movement to help prepare Tasmania for the digital and creative economy.

"I have been collaborating with innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the fields of digital media and technology to help build opportunities for Tasmania in the digital and creative economy," Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said.

"We are excited about what the Macquarie House Innovation Hub can deliver for Launceston and Tasmania, it has broad support, and I'm confident the Federal Government can and should contribute to it's funding.

"I am proud to be able to work together with Geoff Lyons, the Launceston City Council, and most importantly the innovators in our community to help build new opportunities for our state," Senator Whish-Wilson concluded.

The Catalyst Project is one of the foundations of the Greens economic vision document - ‘Tasmania 2030' - to be launched in Hobart on Tuesday.

Albert, Pete, Helen Geoff outside Maq house with building name but not great pic of Helen

Photo: Launceston Mayor Albert Van Zetten, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, MHR Geoff Lyons, and Senate Candidate Helen Burnet outside Macquarie House today.

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