Hydro saved Tasmania Really?

Hydro saved Tasmania from shocking electricity price hikes, says energy regulator HYDRO saved Tasmania from shocking electricity price hikes in 2012-13, a report by the Australian Energy Regulator says. The State of the Energy Market report found average Tasmanian electricity bills rose by 3 per cent because of the carbon tax, compared with a 12 … Read more

Royal Hobart Hospital Waiting Lists Figures Fudged?

Royal Hobart Hospital on the mend with cut to surgery wait lists ELECTIVE surgery waiting lists at the Royal Hobart Hospital have been dramatically reduced since the start of the year, new figures reveal. The latest Health and Human Services Department statistics show the number of patients waiting for elective surgery at the state’s major … Read more

Turnbull Breaks Election Promises on NBN

Back-off on NBN pledge as Turnbull takes swipe at rollout contractor  HOPES Tasmania would have the nation’s best broadband network appear dashed. Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has retreated from promises to deliver the NBN directly to the majority of Tasmanian homes and businesses. Mr Turnbull promised in the federal election campaign to honour contracts for Labor’s … Read more

National Broadband Network

National Broadband Network blowout clouds Tasmania’s rollout agenda TASMANIA’S leading edge on the National Broadband Network is in jeopardy after a backflip by the Federal Government over an $11 billion cost blowout. Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday released the Coalition’s NBN review saying the project would cost $41 billion — up from the pre-election … Read more

When will Tony be Gonski?

Gonski reform: School funding plan is back on THE Government has found the $1.2 billion it said Labor pulled from education spending and will now give all schools $2.8 billion over four years. The sudden discovery of the extra money – which could not be found as recently as last Friday – was needed to … Read more

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