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Tasmania's major councils have eye on big picture when it comes to development ... Clarence mayor Doug Chipman told the Sunday Tasmanian. ... Co-author of the Greater Hobart: Local government Reform report Clive ...
TWO Hobart houses seized under Tasmania's unexplained wealth ... the provisions paid into the Tasmanian government's Consolidated Fund.

The Mayor of a Tasmanian region which is the subject of a fierce debate about ... The government has also moved to ban salmon farming in the ...
The Tasmanian government has committed $1 million to the Stacked Loop Network, which will be stage two of the Derby track -- the venue this ...
University of Tasmania political analyst Richard Eccleston said Ms White's ... "A lot of Tasmanian voters do not like minority governments," Dr ...
Tasmania's blueberry industry is in crisis because the State government has botched the response to a disease outbreak, growers have said.

The Tasmanian government's plan to assume control of TasWater appears a step ... The Infrastructure Tasmania report, backed and verified by ...
Tasmania's government says it can fix the state's ailing water infrastructure in five years but concedes it needs help from mainland workers to ...
THE Tasmanian government is weighing up the benefits of legislated ... Rural Business Tasmania chief executive Elizabeth Skirving said there ...
RSPCA Tasmania CEO Peter West praised the long-awaited plan. ... The Tasmanian government has committed $1.44 million over the next ...
The Census counted 509,965 usual residents of Tasmania on Census night and estimated the state's population at the end of 2016 was 519,050 and for the second consecutive Census, Tasmania showed the lowest population growth in the country of 2.9 per ...
RACT general manager of roadside and technical services Darren Moody said retail prices in Hobart of 136.9 cents a litre, before any discounts, represent a 25c/L profit margin when compared with a wholesale price of 112.1 cents a litre.
The master plan for Hobart's Macquarie Point development has been reset, with the development corporation spruiking a "bold new plan" to about 200 stakeholders.
Defence Minister Marise Payne has also announced a $250,000 commitment for study on a Defence Innovation and design Precinct at the Newnham campus of the University of Tasmania. In Launceston yesterday, Senator Payne said a fit-for-purpose ... "The ...
The Tasmanian government announced an in-principle deal to buy the wind energy. Energy Minister Matthew Groom said the deal was with the state-owned monopoly power supplier Hydro Tasmania. "The Cabinet has endorsed Hydro Tasmania entering ...
Liberal MHA for Franklin Nic Street has sought and received an agreement that the Tasmanian government funding deed - set up to provide $300,000 towards the construction of stage one of the development - will be extended to June next year.
State governments are being forced to grapple with a law that requires transgender people to divorce before changing their birth certificates, following a landmark UN ruling revealed by BuzzFeed News last week.

I AM definitely not a womens libber, Shirley Walters pronounced in one of her first interviews as a Liberal Senate candidate in 1975.
A government's populist, irrational policies were stopped by politicians who actually looked at the evidence. The Hodgman Government's latest "law and order" initiative, mandatory minimum jail terms for some sex offences, and its bizarre forestry ...
The forum series will talk through how to access Tasmanian government programs and services, including a look at the new Business Tasmania Service online resources, Enterprise Centres Tasmania, and the Digital Ready for Business Program.
DIVISIONS within Tasmanian society run wider and deeper about forestry issues than any other public policy area, and that has been the case for several ...
Cr Foster has been highly critical of Local government Minister Peter Gutwein in the months since the Government announced its plan to take over council-owned water authority TasWater.
The only full-time neurologist seeing patients in the north and north-west of Tasmania has quit. The State government has confirmed Dr Kurien Koshy has resigned from the Launceston General hospital and will leave the state in August. It has been ...
OUTSPOKEN Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has shot back at critics of her critical role in the passing of the Gonski 2.0 education package.
"My parents were told they have to follow Buddhism in Bhutan, but they wanted to remain Hindu so the government asked them to leave ... that's when they moved to Nepal," she said. "I don't really remember Nepal because I was young when we left, but it ...
COMMENTS by MLC Ruth Forrest and Brighton Mayor Tony Foster overlook that the principal reason for the State government's proposed takeover of TasWater is to ensure water and sewerage infrastructure is fixed faster, while ensuring that prices for ...
"The Mersey has long been important to North-West residents and this deal - that was legally executed this week - is the biggest single transfer of funds from the Commonwealth to the Tasmanian government." The moves will complete the handback of the ...
Leader of the government in the Upper House Leonie Hiscutt made a last appeal to MLCs to pass the doomed Bill. "This is a critical Bill for the fate of the forest industry and for jobs in Tasmania. As we have heard directly from small sawmills and the ...
A bill that would introduce mandatory minimum jail sentences for sexual offences against children is rejected by Tasmania's Legislative Council.
Leader of government business Leonie Hiscutt made a last-minute pitch to MLCs to pass the Forestry (Unlocking Production Forests) Bill 2017.
"Latent and overt opposition to it, a diversity of opposition and classic overreach by a company that is too big to fail, with the full backing of the Tasmanian government." The proposed Tamar Valley pulp mill was the project that broke the back of the ...
THE nations councils are set to lobby the Federal government to change the date of Australia Day after a Hobart City Council motion was passed by two votes at ...
TASMANIANS are currently being bombarded by a wave of propaganda from the State government and business groups such as the Property Council, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other vested interests attempting to persuade them that the ...
The Senate inquiry report, which has cross-party support, recommends changing the EPBC to allow possession of bumblebees, to be reviewed after two years - enough time for the Tasmanian government to run a trial. Michael Toby, chief executive of Costa ...
The government is considering the final report from a taskforce established to examine the energy crisis.
A suggestion the North Melbourne football Club relocate to Tasmania beyond 2021 has not been ruled out by football authorities.
Mr Whish-Wilson said the inquiry was convened because Tasmanian businesses and stakeholders wanted to conduct a trial using Tasmania's existing bumblebee population to pollinate selected crops, such as tomatoes, which the Tasmanian government ...
In January 2014 the Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industry publicly announced that: "The Tasmanian government's position is to maintain a moratorium on the commercial release of GMOs to the Tasmanian environment. There will be no end date specified ...
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he looks forward to further discussions with Premier Will Hodgman about a City Deal for Hobart, but needs enthusiasm, ...
There is outrage over negotiations to secure a women's AFL game in Tasmania next year, with one businessman claiming the state is being used to prop up interstate AFL clubs.
A survivor network has backed the Tasmanian government's moves to introduce mandatory minimum sentences for child sex abuse offences, ahead of a crucial vote in the Upper House this week.
In partnership with the University of Tasmania, the mercury will be exploring some of these key issues around the rise of Airbnb and the so called sharing economy in a forum this Thursday night, "Sharing Hobart, Managing the Rise of Airbnb".
The Tasmanian government sees the deal with Brisbane as a way to increase interest in the women's competition ahead of the Roos' potential entry in 2019.
Make no mistake the government will have to borrow money to cover the loss of revenue from price reductions, as part of its priorities to build Tasmania and win the next election. TasWater has copped flak from some for the slower than expected pace to ...
"It would be a very brave government to continue after seeing what we have seen here today," Mr Starling said. Former Liberal candidate and co vice-president of Marine Protection Tasmania Jim Playstead addressed the crowd and accused the government ...
"What we're trying to address is the dynamics underpinning the widening income gap between regions, not only here but around the world," co-author Dr Peter Brain told the Sunday Tasmanian. "The core metros are growing faster in productivity and ...
Shelter Tasmania has called on the government to halt the pressure on housing created by landlords converting to lucrative short-term rentals, while local government and tourism are concerned the imminent Airbnb changes are being rushed. The Government ...
It was in May that Local government Association of Tasmania president Doug Chipman wrote to councils with the $200,000 request, asking them to sacrifice one per cent of their annual TasWater dividends.
When it comes to the infrastructure needs of Tasmania, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is a wannabe who talks a lot but fails to match his rhetoric with actual investment.
Labor Senators Catryna Bilyk and Carol Brown moved a motion in Federal Parliament calling on the government to explain why it believed Hobart Airport was the only capital city airport in Australia which did not require an AFP presence.


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