Tag: Tasmania

  • Abbott abandons Tasmania?

    Facebook lights up over suggestion Tasmanians should leave to find work

  • 35 Seats is not the answer!

    Greens renew push to increase size of State Parliament to 35 seats INCREASING the number of seats in parliament is the most appropriate way to deliver a strong, majority government, says Greens MP Kim Booth. Mr Booth renewed the party’s call to restore the parliament to 35 seats as debate about the future of the […]

  • Return to Van Dieman's Land?

    ASYLUM seeker advocate Julian Burnside QC says Tasmania should be declared a haven for asylum seekers in a move that would save the nation billions of dollars and boost the state’s economy.

  • Return to Van Dieman’s Land?

    ASYLUM seeker advocate Julian Burnside QC says Tasmania should be declared a haven for asylum seekers in a move that would save the nation billions of dollars and boost the state’s economy.

  • The Expected Result (No Surprises)

    FORMER Gunns Ltd boss John Gay has avoided a jail term and been fined $50,000 for insider trading. Justice David Porter handed down the penalty today in the Supreme Court in Launceston, with Gay later describing the past four years as “among the hardest” of his life. Gay, 70, of Clarence St, Launceston, pleaded guilty […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tasmania's Power Crisis Never Ends

    A HYDRO Tasmania subsidiary, Momentum, is offering electricity to its interstate customers which was carbon tax-free and not available to Tasmanians, Budget Estimates hearings were told yesterday. Opposition energy spokesman Matthew Groom said the offer to Momentum customers was not available to Tasmanians, despite the state’s hydro- and wind-generated power being almost entirely carbon-free. He […]

  • Tasmania’s Power Crisis Never Ends

    A HYDRO Tasmania subsidiary, Momentum, is offering electricity to its interstate customers which was carbon tax-free and not available to Tasmanians, Budget Estimates hearings were told yesterday. Opposition energy spokesman Matthew Groom said the offer to Momentum customers was not available to Tasmanians, despite the state’s hydro- and wind-generated power being almost entirely carbon-free. He […]

  • Trailer Cam! (Revenue Cam)

    POLICE have a brand new, theft-proof weapon against speeding and so far it is working a treat. The white trailer housing a speed camera worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is already attracting considerable notoriety after being unleashed on the southern public just a couple of weeks ago. “We’re trialling the trailer to see if […]

  • Healthcare condition critical

    PATIENTS with gallstones or hernias faced never having their necessary operations unless they suffered serious complications that required emergency surgery, an inquiry into Tasmania’s health cuts was told yesterday. Leading Tasmanian health professionals have called on the Federal Government to take over the state’s public hospitals, calling the current health system a “dog’s breakfast” at […]