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Critically endangered swift parrot breeding ground in Tasmania illegally logged ...

ABC Online - ‎vor 8 Stunden‎
A patch of forest at Buckland, in southern Tasmania, used as a breeding ground for the critically endangered swift parrot has been targeted by illegal wood cutters.

Tasmania's health system under pressure as federal funding dries up

ABC Online - ‎28.07.2016‎
Palliative Care Tasmania was one of the services funded by the package. It offered support and training on end-of-life care to more than 13,000 Tasmanians in the past 18 months.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Tasmania weather: Hydro report finds cloud seeding had no effect on Derwent ...

ABC Online - ‎vor 10 Stunden‎
A report by Hydro Tasmania has found a cloud seeding operation carried out in June did not increase rainfall in the hours before major flooding.
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Tasmania's plan to lower kindergarteners' starting age raises concerns

ABC Online - ‎27.07.2016‎
... it would help children learn. "We also believe that in Tasmania there's been a culture where education may not have been as valued as highly as perhaps in some other jurisdictions around the country and perhaps in other places around the world," he ...

Tasmania's rebellious history: Bushrangers and absconders fight an unfree society

ABC Online - ‎vor 12 Stunden‎
Van Diemen's Land had one of the highest rates of armed resistance across the British Empire in colonial times, according to University of Tasmania Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart. "There were 400 armed convicts that were labelled bushrangers during ...

Landslip threatens road access to Boat Harbour in north-west Tasmania

ABC Online - ‎vor 7 Stunden‎
A landslip in Boat Harbour in Tasmania's north-west has threatened the coastal town's only access route. Port Road was partially closed a fortnight ago when one lane began to crumble.
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Tasmania's senate officially declared

Sky News Australia - ‎28.07.2016‎
The ousting of former tourism minister Richard Colbeck and success of Lisa Singh have prompted calls for a review into the ballot preference selection process.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Smoking age limit proposal canned

The Mercury - ‎vor 19 Stunden‎
“We have consulted widely on the concept after having included it in the Healthy Tasmania consultation draft and have come to the view that it is not an appropriate response at this time,” Mr Ferguson said.

A taste of Tasmania at Feather and Bone

Hong Kong Standard (press release) - ‎vor 9 Stunden‎
A taste of Tasmania at Feather and Bone. Central supermarket, Feather and Bone, is introducing next month a range of sauces and jam from Tasmania along with a reputed producer of jam from the state in Australia. Tim Barbour, an owner of Tasmanian ...

Two of Tassie's top minds enjoy Eureka moment

The Mercury - ‎vor 15 Stunden‎
Professor Ross Large with a diamond drill core, Ross is arguing for more mineral exploration in Western Tasmania. “It demonstrates we are doing world-class research in vitally important areas of understanding, including the evolution of life,” he said.

Aussie fined for violating 'bubble zone' at Tasmania abortion facility

Lifesite - ‎28.07.2016‎
HOBART, Australia, July 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Longtime Australian pro-life activist Graham Preston was ordered Wednesday to pay a $3,000 fine as the first person convicted under 2013 laws enacted in Tasmania that prohibit protests within 150 ...
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Tasmania still worst state for economic growth despite retail and tourism upturns

ABC Online - ‎24.07.2016‎
The report stated there was little separating the bottom three - Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland - and that the Tasmanian economy had seen a "modest" lift in momentum, with a cheaper Australian dollar boosting sectors such as tourism.
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Seal found napping in Tasmania toilet

BBC News - ‎26.07.2016‎
An Australian fur seal that fell asleep in a public toilet block in Tasmania has been safely relocated. A council work crew was startled to find the 120kg (265lb) seal, who they named Sammy, taking a nap in the women's toilets at Mersey Vale Lawn ...
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Airbnb slams Tasmania's proposed curb on short-stays

The Australian Financial Review - ‎26.07.2016‎
Accommodation platform Airbnb has warned the impact of proposed restrictions on short-term letting in Tasmania could hit the island state's tourism sector hard.
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Airbnb fights 'draconian' cap on short-stay rentals in Tasmania

ABC Online - ‎25.07.2016‎
Tasmania's Planning Commission is considering new State Government laws for short-term rentals, and at a public hearing short-term rental providers, shack-owners and global Airbnb company lined up to voice their displeasure.

Call for Aboriginal youth rehabilitation program in Tasmania

ABC Online - ‎26.07.2016‎
She said the state should be funding rehabilitation programs in Tasmania like the one that was previously run on the Furneaux Islands, rather than sending young people away.

It's just mind boggling

The Mercury - ‎28.07.2016‎
ALMOST two months on from some of Tasmania's worst flooding in 100 years the environmental damage to river systems is emerging as one of the biggest concerns.

Tasmania's miners embrace advanced manufacturing sector

ABC Online - ‎24.07.2016‎
And the relationship is being formalised in one 'basket-case' state, Tasmania, where miners are embracing advanced manufacturing businesses to move beyond digging and shipping cheap minerals overseas.
Echtzeit-Berichte

'Lack of funding' sinks Tasmania's bid to secure HMAS Tobruk as dive wreck

ABC Online - ‎24.07.2016‎
Mr Paulsen has also taken aim at the chief executive of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, Luke Martin, who suggested the money for the dive wreck could be better used.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Tasmania sets wet weather record after big dry

ABC Online - ‎25.07.2016‎
Despite the official three month period finishing at the weekend, the records so far show the rain drops falling from the beginning in May have mounted up to break Tasmania's previous highest average rainfall. Up until yesterday, the average area ...
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