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PM delivers election commitment for Tas

AAP logoAAP 29/09/2016 Andrew Drummond

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has delivered on one of the coalition's key election promises for Tasmania, locking in millions of dollars in funding for the state's struggling north.

The prime minister on Thursday visited Launceston to commit to a partnership with the University of Tasmania which will see the federal government spend $150 million on an expansion of a campus and hand $7.5 million to the local council for a city makeover.

"Education attainment in Tasmania is less than it should be. We know that wages are lower on average than they should be and the key to addressing that ... is to ensure that we're investing in education and in the cities that will bring that education and drive that growth," Mr Turnbull said.

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