Month: June 2012

Liberals Question Carbon Tax

LIBERAL energy spokesman Matthew Groom has demanded to know why Tasmanians will pay carbon tax on the mostly carbon-free electricity generated in Tasmania. It was confirmed last week that half of the 10.5 per cent increase in power prices about $125 a year for the average household is because of the carbon tax. But Mr […]

Yet Another Electricity Rise

ELECTRICITY prices will rise by 10.56 per cent from July 1, following a decision by the Tasmanian Economic Regulator. The rise equates to about $232 on the average $2200 annual bill for each of Aurora Energy's residential customers. Chairman of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator Glenn Appleyard said higher-than-forecast network charges, higher-than-forecast costs of complying with […]

Galaxy Nexus Day 3

Well on Tuesday (5th June) I finally got my mitts on the Galaxy Nexus (i9250) This now brings about retirement of my HTC Desire (A8183) this was my launching into the world that is Android! and once my contract was up I knew that I wanted the development phone from this point forward. Ice Cream Sandwich […]

Kindergarten Politicians

IF Tasmanian politics is theatre, albeit played on a very small stage, Budget Estimates is a week of matinee performances. It's a space where the elected representatives can liken each other to Robert Mugabe, accuse one another of "constipating the economy", claim the Spirit of Tasmania ferries are "a superhighway for drugs", thank one another […]

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