Tasmanian east coast council to consider rezoning land for $100m resort development

A multi-million-dollar tourism development is on the cards for Tasmania's east coast, boasting everything from luxury accommodation to a palliative care facility and an airstrip. Cambria Green Agriculture and Tourism Management, a group of international and Australian investors, bought the Cambria and Belmont properties in March 2015. Now it has a rezoning request for parts … Continue reading Tasmanian east coast council to consider rezoning land for $100m resort development

Politicians’ breeding ground a broken cradle for democrats

WITH the public support from the Tasmanian University Union (TUU) for the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act came the admission that it cares little for thoughts of university students, and even less for the general public. Last week, the TUU announced that students the section 18C changes, with state president Clark Cooley saying: … Continue reading Politicians’ breeding ground a broken cradle for democrats

TUU under fire for being ‘highly unrepresentative’

An online petition by UTas students has garnered over 100 signatures in three hours as students rally against the Tasmanian University Union’s (TUU) stance on the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Social media backlash ensued after the TUU said in a press release on Tuesday that students “welcomed” the change of wording in … Continue reading TUU under fire for being ‘highly unrepresentative’

App to give youth control

“I don’t know how many times I’ve been told ‘it’s just words’,” said Janine Kemp, as we chatted over coffee. ‘It’s just words’ was the response from both teachers and the police to threats on her daughter’s life. It was still ‘just words’ when her daughter was physically threatened, and it was still ‘just words’ … Continue reading App to give youth control

Graduation day for “bio-security legends”

Four months of intensive training has paid off for Lily, Ava, Ruby, Major and Sash. They may look cute, but bio-security Tasmania's latest staff members are a force to be reckoned with. Beagles Ava, Lily, Sash, Major and Ruby were presented with their graduation certificates at AGFEST this morning, formally allowing them to begin work … Continue reading Graduation day for “bio-security legends”

Future of Tasmanian agriculture clear as mud

State politicians battle it out at AGFEST to ensure the future of agriculture in Tasmania AGFEST is shaping up to be a political battleground, with the state’s politicians talking out their respective plans for the future of the agricultural industry. Primary Industries and Water Minister Jeremy Rockliff, unveiled the Safe Farming Tasmania program which targets … Continue reading Future of Tasmanian agriculture clear as mud