Tag: Tasmanian

Tasmanian bushfire risk to ‘double’ if climate emissions continue apace

Posted December 14, 2015 13:11:01 A new lengthy-term forecast of Tasmania’s fire circumstances has predicted the state’s fire danger threat would double by the finish of the century if carbon emissions continued at existing rates. The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Investigation Centre report showed the state’s fire season would commence a month earlier and…


Tasmanian driver allegedly caught at 200kph faces charges

Posted December 14, 2015 06:37:51 Map: Deloraine 7304 A man is facing charges after police allege he was caught travelling at 200 kilometres per hour on a road in Tasmania’s north. Police intercepted the high-overall performance V8 car on Mole Creek Road near Deloraine last week. The road is a 100kph zone. Sergeant Tony Roughan…


Logging in Tasmanian heritage region could be abandoned without UN assistance

Posted December 13, 2015 10:09:37 The Federal Government would abandon a plan to log in Tasmania’s Planet Heritage Location if it was not ratified by the United Nations environment committee. UNESCO has previously mentioned it does not help the logging of specialty species timbers in the Wilderness Planet Heritage Area, which covers about 20 per…


Tasmanian Upper Residence MP alleges proof of foxes in state fabricated

Posted December 10, 2015 20:33:12 An Upper House MP is set to make a complaint to Tasmania’s police commissioner alleging evidence of foxes in the state has been fabricated. Ivan Dean is claiming fox carcasses and other physical proof was planted, and tens-of-millions of dollars was wasted on the fox eradication system. “It is up…


Tasmanian Aboriginals celebrate state’s most important land hand-back

Posted December 10, 2015 18:54:28 Tasmania’s Aboriginal community has celebrated 20 years since the most considerable land hand-back in the state’s history. In December 1995, title to 12 parcels of land was handed back to Aboriginal elders by then Liberal Premier Ray Groom. The land included Risdon Cove, also referred to as piyura kitana, on…


Chinese purchaser of Tasmanian dairy to bring ‘enormous benefits’

Updated December 08, 2015 16:56:55 The Chinese buyer of Tasmanian dairy Van Diemen’s Land (VDL) will breathe new life into the firm and the state’s north-west region, an agribusiness specialist has mentioned. Yesterday, a legal injunction blocking the sale of VDL to Chinese businessman Lu Xianfeng was thrown out, clearing the way for the sale…


Rescued bushwalker was ‘losing hope’ following two days in Tasmanian wilderness

Posted December 08, 2015 11:03:42 A Tasmanian bushwalker who spent two days lost in the wilderness on the state’s west coast says he was losing hope that he would be discovered. On Saturday afternoon 75-year-old Harry Gruner left his two walking companions at a remote hut in the Mount Dundas area and headed to Fraser…


Violent threats against Tasmanian principals highest in nation: survey

Posted December 03, 2015 11:37:51 Photo: The Education Union says it is unclear why rates of violence against Tasmanian principals are escalating so much. (Anne-Christine Pouloulat, file photo: AFP) A national survey has identified 60 per cent of Tasmanian principals received violent threats this year, the highest price in the nation. Nationally, the Australian Catholic…


Tasmanian farmers urged to plan ahead following driest spring on record

By Sallese Gibson Posted December 02, 2015 16:23:59 Photo: Tasmania has experienced its driest spring on record and farmers are becoming urged to turn to technology to keep afloat. (ABC News: Cate Grant) Automated irrigation systems and drought-resistant crops are amongst planning measures put forward to Tasmanian farmers experiencing unseasonably dry situations. The state has…


Tasmanian MPs trade insults more than failed sale of Aurora Power

Updated December 02, 2015 10:47:47 Tasmanian Opposition Leader Bryan Green and Energy Minister Matthew Groom have traded individual insults over the failed sale approach of Aurora Energy. The state-owned business’s performance in its very first year as a standalone electricity retailer under new management is getting examined in government organization scrutiny hearings. The preceding state…