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In the 60's, the Tasmanian Government of Australia first examined the possibility of linking Tasmania's electricity grid with mainland Australia. In the 90s, state entities in Victoria and Tasmania began to undertake investigations for an electricity transmission interconnector to link Tasmania to mainland ...
In 2016, the first phase of the pilot program received $500,000 in Federal Government funding through the Sense-T program, a partnership between the State Government, UTas and CSIRO. The second stage was funded by UTas, the Tasmanian Government, the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania and ...

I ASSURE Richard Dax (Letters, April 24) that Anglers Alliance Tasmania, the peak body representing freshwater anglers in Tasmania, has been very active in ... Sadly, it seems the Tasmanian Government chose not to publicly advise it had signed off on this proposal and allowed it to pass to the Federal ...
Pressure is growing on the Tasmanian Government to announce its intention in relation to the National Redress Scheme for the state's survivors of ... of the terms of reference of the royal commission," and the impact of the delay on the lives of child abuse survivors in Tasmania couldn't be underestimated.
It came after a meeting with the Department of Sport and Recreation and Events Tasmania on Friday. Mr Read requested $100,000 a year for the next four years from the Government to ensure the entry of a Tasmanian team in the new franchise-based competition. Hockey Australia recently extended its ...
New Housing Minister Roger Jaensch has faced a baptism of fire in arguably the re-elected Government's toughest portfolio as the Tasmanian winter draws closer. ... Eligibility details were expected next month but 50 property owners registered their interest with Housing Tasmania in the 24 hours after its ...

The State Government has started restructuring the Tasmanian Health System (THS) including abolishing the position of a CEO, but the Opposition says there still is not enough detail about the shake-up. The THS was established in 2015, by amalgamating the three Tasmanian Health Organisations (THOs) ...
Mr Jaensch said the incentive package would give landlords a guaranteed payment of rent for at least one year. "The idea here is we can make use of more of the privately owned rental accommodation in Tasmania and make it available to more of the low-income families who are under housing stress now ...
The Bay of Fires on Tasmania's east coast is world renowned for its beautiful beaches. But just a few hundred metres from the pristine white sand could lie the area's next big tourist attraction, under the sea. Tasmania is again pushing to be given a decommissioned navy ship to use as a dive wreck.
The Tasmanian government had last week threatened to take legal action against Basslink after reports from two global experts provided to Hydro Tasmania in December found the Basslink subsea cable outage of 2015-16 was caused by Basslink exceeding its design limit, which then degraded the cable.
The Tasmanian Government plans to give farmers greater access to Category C firearms, such as self-loading rifles and pump-action shotguns, and to double some licence durations from five to 10 years. The policy was revealed in the media the day before the state election. Mr Ferguson has backed a ...
Sydney – 26 March 2018 – MNF Enterprise, a provider of new-generation hosted communications services and part of the MNF Group, has been selected as a preferred supplier to the Tasmanian Government for telephony and IP-based services, adding to its previous tender wins in Tasmania. Under the ...
The Tasmanian Government has agreed to open up controversial gun law reform to scrutiny by the state's Upper House, as pressure is applied to the Prime Minister to stop the proposed changes. Tasmania's Police Minister Michael Ferguson has confirmed the State Government will support a Legislative ...
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called on the Prime Minister to review proposed changes to Tasmania's gun laws and consider intervening to stop them going ahead. "I ask you to order an immediate review into the compliance of the Tasmanian Government's proposal with the National Firearms ...
"The $500,000 he has announced today is nowhere near enough to address the urgency the crisis requires. "The Government must provide more funding, more detail and more compassion and urgency to immediately help homeless Tasmanians as winter approaches." Hobart has the lowest capital city ...
“I am standing up on behalf of the state of Tasmania, for Tasmanians, to protect our interests,” he said. “Energy security is a top priority and we do not want that to be compromised.” The government is relying on a Hydro-commissioned report that found Basslink ran its interconnector too hard, causing the ...
The state looks set to begin legal arbitration next week unless the company agrees to stump up more than $100 million. The cable connecting Tasmania and Victoria was out of action for six months at the same time as an extended rain shortage saw the state's dams fall to record low levels. The combination ...

The State Government convened a housing summit last week in response to the rental crisis. However, it will be weeks before immediate solutions are implemented after the summit endorsed longer-term policies but held back on agreeing to solutions that would provide instant relief to Tasmanian families ...
Man with a plan: Premier Will Hodgman on election night, ready to start his second term. Picture: Scott Gelston. After a long wait, the dust has settled and the new Tasmanian Government is starting to fall into place. Premier Will Hodgman has a final line-up for his second term and will start to kick-off the 100 ...
The Tasmania and ACT legislatures have a higher proportion of women than Australia's federal parliament, where almost 70% of parliamentarians are men. The World Economic Forum's 2017 ... previous election in 2014. Tasmania's conservative Liberal government, led by Will Hodgman, was returned in the latest election.
An Independent MLC has warned the Tasmanian Government not to push Hobart's homelessness problem to the north and north-west of the state. ... The report also mentions the previously announced 100ha of Housing Tasmania land including 67ha at Huntingfield in Kingborough which is underway and ...
Election analyst Kevin Bonham said it was a significant moment in Tasmanian and Australian politics. "That's the first majority female parliament of any state in Australia, the second majority parliament in Australia after the ACT which got one after its 2016 election," he said. "It's been quite a rapid step up in ...
Instead the State Government has proposed a raft of measures including fast-track building approvals and an advertising campaign to raise awareness about its election promises such as cutting land tax and stamp duty. "Landholders and developers don't fully understand the options that are available to ...
One of the top bureaucrats in Tasmania's Department of Premier and Cabinet has been "exonerated" after a nepotism investigation. The senior staffer, whose name has not been publicly released, went on leave last year while claims of nepotism relating to a woman he was allegedly in a romantic ...
A Liberal Government spokeswoman said the visitor economy was one of Tasmania's greatest competitive strengths. “As the visitor economy evolves, we will continue to work with the industry to address any concerns,” she said. “We would encourage visitors to see and explore as much of our state as they ...
Tasmania has a proud railway heritage, just short of 150 years. Many restored exhibits are the equal, if not superior, to those on the mainland thanks to the foresight of a band of volunteers who scrounged locomotives and carriages from the Tasmanian Government Railways in the 1970s during the winding ...
TASMANIA'S Integrity Commission is considering action over fake social media accounts allegedly used during the state election campaign. ... The Tasmanian Government's Communications website includes guidelines for the use of non-government sites, but ethical standards are absent. Both major ...
The Tasmanian Government is being urged to ensure any vacant public housing properties are made available to families in crisis. ... The Property Council wants the Government to conduct an urgent audit of Housing Tasmania properties to ensure empty houses are being used to accommodate families in ...
Experts say the Government was warned that Hobart was on the verge of a planning crisis. Images of families and couples living in tents and caravans at the Hobart showgrounds have shocked the Government into action. The Premier has convened what he called an urgent housing summit.
Mainlanders moving to Tasmania for peace and quiet are finding a capital city on the verge of a housing crisis. Morgan Pulcipher and her ... Images of families and couples living in tents and caravans at the Hobart showgrounds have shocked the Government into action. The Premier has convened what he ...
The Tasmanian Government will host an emergency housing summit next week, as families continue to struggle to find shelter in the state's capital. ... "Today, we will be extending an invitation to peak bodies like TasCOSS and Shelter Tasmania, as well as key stakeholders from the housing, building and ...
Many Tasmanians are shocked to learn on the eve of the state election that the State Government is planning to change gun laws. The Liberals want to make changes including making it easier for farmers to get semi-automatic and pump action shotguns for "crop protection" and "pest control". The policy ...
According to Tasmanian Greens leader Cassy O'Connor, “minority government is government for grown-ups”, whereas “majority government is government for vested interests, corruption and corporate deals”. The Greens' pitch to voters at Saturday's Tasmanian state election is not being couched in policy ...
"It is most likely that it is beyond the capacity of any government to totally deal with what is a pressing community challenge, and nor is this an issue that has suddenly or unexpectedly arisen," he said. "All Tasmanians are acutely aware of the stress in Tasmania's housing market, whether it be for public ...
The Tasmanian Liberals have retained majority government in a state election which has seen Labor recover and the Greens pushed to the brink of political oblivion. Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman won at least 13 of the 25 state lower house seats on Saturday, a loss of two, but still enough for the ...
It's a plan to protect our precious way of life, and to help more Tasmanians into a home of their own. A plan to invest in the infrastructure needed to build Tasmania's future. We have achieve a lot over the last four years, working together with our community. Tasmania is now a much more confident, prouder ...
A majority Labor government will continue to support the development of its successful Tasmanian irrigation and water infrastructure projects and protect Tasmanian businesses from the effects of drought and provide the surety that will underpin future growth in the state's agricultural sector. A key initiative ...
“The Tasmanian government already invests either directly or indirectly in a number of health call centres which are available to the Tasmanian public,” ... “Further to this, Ambulance Tasmania has recently commenced investigating the establishment of yet another health advice line for Tasmanian callers to ...
The Tasmanian Government has described the incident as a "natural disaster" in terms of potential damage it could do to the state's economy. ... "However, I am advised by Biosecurity Tasmania that current evidence suggests the supply-chain issue relates to a single fumigation facility, which has now been ...
“The Liberal Tasmanian government has chronically underfunded health, so I call on the federal Liberal government to match federal Labor's commitment of $30 million for elective surgery in Tasmania,” Ms White said. “It's the least they could do after cutting $1.1 billon out of Tasmania's health system.”.
Currently there are more than 500 mining leases in Tasmania, and although most cover small quarrying operations, there are 10 operating major mines. ... Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT) is the Tasmanian Government entity charged with ensuring that the state's mineral resources are managed ...
The next Tasmanian government must put the growth of skilled digital jobs at the forefront of its policy platform if it is to give Tasmanians the best opportunities, according to the two candidates vying for a spot in the next Cabinet. Speaking at a forum on Future Jobs for Tasmania hosted by ACS – the ...
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to announce $27 million in Federal Government funding across regional Tasmania when he visits the ... Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman takes a selfie with PM Malcolm Turnbull and Love Your Local ambassador David Foster at Lauderdale's Foreshore Tavern.
THE Tasmanian Government department investigating the deaths of 16 polo ponies late last month is still refusing to provide any new information ... and two sick ponies about an hour after driving off the Spirit of Tasmania in Melbourne, and had been unable to pull over to check the animals any earlier.
Labor has unveiled a $32.5 million four-year energy policy, setting a target to generate more than "120 per cent" of Tasmania's energy needs from renewables. Party leader Rebecca White said a Labor government would restore the state's renewable energy advantage by focusing on technology that lowers ...
The Farrell family's run of good luck in Tasmania continued unabated. They won the right to build a second casino-hotel-golf course development in Launceston. They were on a roll and somehow the family managed to persuade the government of the day to grant them the monopoly on placing pokies in ...
Whatever the result in Tasmania's March 3 election, Richo expects the new government will “do what every Tasmanian government has done before. It will pass a grab-bag of policies it knows it cannot pay for.” Unkindly but not entirely inaccurately, Richo says the idea that someone else will pay “is ...
The Liberal Party has launched its major education policy, vowing to outspend Labor on what it describes as Tasmania's biggest ever investment in teachers and support ... Mr Rockliff said at least 76 teachers would be employed by 2022 as part of the plan to extend all government high schools to Year 12.
THE Tasmanian Greens will implement a moratorium on fish farm expansion if it gets a say in Government after the election. Marine environment spokeswoman Rosalie Woodruff said the policy would clean up fish farming in Tasmania. “We have to stop, listen to the scientists and listen to local communities ...
ACCORDING to the Australian Productivity Report on Government Services 2018, Tasmania's prison population has increased by 23 per cent since July, 2014. ... The Tasmanian Liberals' Plan implies that investing in prison infrastructure will lead to a significant lowering of the crime rate, yet this link is not ...


 

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