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Report into the starting school age

Education. Following a review, the new Tasmanian Education Act became law in December, replacing the 1994 document. Key reforms include an earlier, voluntary school starting age, the provision of 13 years of compulsory education and training, and strengthening home education. It has not been without its share of criticism, mostly due to the earlier, voluntary …

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Bryan Green resigns

Politics. Labor leader Bryan Green resigned on Friday following two decades of parliamentary service, 16 of which were in government. Mr Green was first elected to state parliament as Labor Member for Braddon in 1998, he then went on to serve in various ministerial roles before becoming Deputy Premier in 2006 and then Opposition Leader …

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TasWater situation

Discussion. Members of Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) will discuss the future of TasWater at next month’s general meeting. Earlier this month, Premier Will Hodgman and Treasurer Peter Gutwein announced a plan to fix the “failing water and sewerage infrastructure”. They said the current situation across the state was not acceptable with 25 towns on …

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Mayor’s leave

Politics. Mayor Daryl Quilliam is preparing to take a Leave of Absence from Circular Head Council as the 2017 Legislative Council Election draws closer. Cr Quilliam will stand for the seat of Murchison, currently held by Independent MLC Ruth Forrest who will look to remain in her seat. Nominations for candidacy will open on Monday April …

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Arthur-Pieman conversations continue

Issue. Circular Head Council will write to Premier Will Hodgman seeking reassurance that the government’s election promise to reopen recreational tracks on the north west coast be fulfilled. Councillor Ashley Popowski raised three motions at Thursday’s meeting in regard to the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. The first motion requested council make contact with Mr Hodgman to …

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Bluebottles in Stanley

Coast. Residents have been seeing bluebottles across Stanley and other local beaches over the past few days. Doctor Nicole Anderson, who is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, advises the species is not deadly however can give a good sting. Dr Anderson says she herself saw many bluebottles on a recent run along …

7 days ago 0

Butchers get a taste of Tassie

Produce. Raised on the rugged north west coast, grazing on pristine pastures in a cool climate, the Cape Grim Beef brand is world renowned for its quality. Queensland butchers travelled to the heart of the Cape Grim brand last week to discover how that fine quality is achieved. The country’s most influential butchers met with …

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New CEO for VDL Farms

Appointment. Moon Lake Investments has announced Evan Rolley as VDL Farms’ new chief executive officer following the resignation of David Beca in January. Deputy chairman David Crean said the board had moved quickly to appoint a new CEO. “Evan has six years’ recent experience of working with the past four CEOs of VDL on strategic infrastructure, …

3 weeks ago 0

Flags flying high

Delivery. Smithton High School and Emmerton Park will soon fly new flags. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay recently presented flags to both, after receiving separate requests. Ms Keay said Student Representative Council members had requested new Aboriginal, Tasmanian and Australian flags to complement the new development at the school. “In their letter to me …

3 weeks ago 0

TC Blues triumphant

CHCA. TC Blues One has claimed Circular Head Cricket Association’s Grand Final, defeating reigning B Grade premiers Irishtown. Following the departure of two teams into the Burnie Cricket League at the start of the season, CHCA underwent a restructuring to combine the previous three divisions into one grade of six teams. Winning the toss, TC …

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