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Tasmanian Premier's timber sales pitch in Japan under fire

Published: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 9:20pm

The Premier, Will Hodgman, is being accused of promoting the strengths of the forest peace deal overseas, as his government moves to repeal its enacting legislation. Mr Hodgman says he assured Japanese timber customers that [Read more]

Tasmanian Liberals

Tasmanian ABARES conference to have local focus

Published: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 4:35pm

Opportunities for Tasmania’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries will be explored by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) at the Launceston Regional Outlook conference on 30 April 2014. [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Premier's wood promotion in Japan under attack

Published: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 2:55pm

Tasmania's Opposition is accusing the Premier of relying on the forest peace deal by promoting timber from "non-contentious" forests to Japanese customers. Topics: forests, forestry, trade, tas [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

State funeral for former Senator Brian Harradine gets go ahead

Published: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 12:15pm

Former Tasmanian independent senator Brian Harradine will be given a state funeral in Hobart next week. Topics: government-and-politics, death, tas [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Mt Wellington cable car plan unveiled in Hobart

Published: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 8:30am

Proponents of a cable car for Hobart's Mt Wellington are unveiling details of their plan at a function in Hobart this morning. State government Ministers, Tourism industry representatives and big business representative are attending the [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Big pay day for Tasmania's ambulance paramedics

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014, 8:35pm

As about 300 ambulance paramedics celebrate a wage decision granting them an extra $10,000 a year, the government is considering an appeal. The Health and Community Services Union says the 14.1 per cent pay rise [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Ambulance workers secure big pay rise

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014, 2:45pm

Tasmanian paramedics have been granted a pay rise of about $10,000 a year. Topics: doctors-and-medical-professionals, public-sector, unions, states-and-territories, tas, hobart-7000, launceston-7250 [Read more]

ABC News Tasmania

Water authority floats abolition of costly developer fees

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014, 12:55pm

A proposal to abolish costly developer charges for two years will be made permanent under a proposal by Tasmania's water authority. Topics: water-management, water-supply, states-and-territories, local-government, tas, hobart-7000, launceston-7250 [Read more]

Tasmanian Liberals

Passing of former “Father of the Senate” and Tasmanian Great – Brian Harradine

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014, 10:55am

“The loss of Brian Harradine will be felt by the whole community,” Senator Abetz said today. “Brian’s life was one of dedication to values and principles, humble service to his fellow man and a love [Read more]

Tasmanian Liberals

Timber is building material of the 21st century

Published: Tue 15 Apr 2014, 10:55am

Forest science deniers in Australia continue to be debunked by the weight of global science and research that demonstrates the real value of a strong forest and forest products industry.   Parliamentary Secretary to the [Read more]

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