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Government scraps rule making departments buy free-range eggs

Published: Thu 24 Apr 2014, 9:25am

The Tasmanian Government has scrapped a requirement that agencies and departments only buy free-range eggs. Topics: poultry-and-egg-production, states-and-territories, hobart-7000, launceston-7250 [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Government confirms finance for hospital revamp under review

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 4:25pm

More questions have been raised over the funding for the $580 million redevelopment of Tasmania's main hospital. Small-scale building and demolition work due to start at the Royal Hobart Hospital this week has been halted [Read more]

The Mercury

State Government feels NBN heat

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 3:25pm

PRESSURE is mounting on the State Government to announce details of a trial that was promised to look at rolling out the NBN quicker [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Labor defends handling of $580m Royal Hobart Hospital project

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 1:15pm

The Tasmanian Opposition has broken its silence on delays to the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment, defending its handling of the project. Topics: states-and-territories, federal---state-issues, healthcare-facilities, hobart-7000 [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Brian Harradine farewelled with state funeral

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 11:20am

Brian Harradine, Australia's longest-serving independent senator, is being honoured with a state funeral in Hobart. Topics: federal---state-issues, federal-government, federal-parliament, people, hobart-7000 [Read more]

The Mercury

Bulk-billing pain feared

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 8:40am

THE vast majority of visits to GPs in Tasmania are bulk-billed – raising concerns the state will be hit extra hard if the Federal Government goes ahead with a proposed $6 co-payment for [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Brian Harradine to be farewelled with state funeral

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 8:20am

A state funeral will be held in Hobart today for Brian Harradine, Australia's longest serving independent Senator. Topics: federal---state-issues, federal-government, federal-parliament, people, hobart-7000 [Read more]

The Mercury

Long wait for NBN

Published: Wed 23 Apr 2014, 7:15am

TASMANIAN homes and businesses are waiting up to four months to connect to the NBN. [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Plans to dump suspended sentences condemned

Published: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 7:50pm

There's renewed criticism of the Tasmanian Government's controversial plan to scrap suspended sentences. Legal experts claim alternatives being considered, such as home detention, are costly and unsuitable for Tasmania. [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Delay in major contract for Royal Hobart Hospital development frustrates builders

Published: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 4:30pm

The Tasmanian Government could scale down the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment without breaking contracts. It has emerged the main contract to build the new hospital was not concluded by the time Labor left office. [Read more]


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