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Campaign catch-up 2019: PM gets his quota of vegies as Libs eye Tasmania gains

Day seven: the leaders’ destinations reveal their hopes and fears, while Josh Frydenberg and George Christensen get crankyScott Morrison went south. Bill Shorten went west. What the leaders did and said on the hustings today doesn’t matter as much as logging their respective locations. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, George Christensen, Australian election 2019

Federal election 2019: blow to LNP as high court rules Qld developer laws are valid – politics live

A challenge to similar NSW laws in 2015 also failed. All the day’s events, live 1.42am BST See?The Prime Minister posing in a paddock of carrots. The things we do for a photo opp#Forth #Tasmania#braddon #Auspol #ausvotes #ausvotes2019 #election2019 @9NewsAUS 1.41am BST Insert carrot is the new black joke here. Continue reading...
Tags: Tax, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Liberal party, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, LNP, Australian election 2019

This Isn’t Suppose To Happen In Gun Control Utopia

Reuters: SYDNEY (Reuters) – A drive-by shooting outside a nightclub in the Australian city of Melbourne inflicted “horrific injuries” that killed a security guard and wounded three men, police said on Sunday, but there was no suggestion yet that the attack was terror-related. Australia has some of the world’s toughest gun control laws, adopted after its worst mass murder, when a gunman killed 35 people at Port Arthur in the island state of Tasmania in 1996. I thought when you had a gun buy-back,...
Tags: Australia, Military, Sydney, Gun Control, Melbourne, Tasmania, Reuters, Port Arthur, Australian Gun Laws

Triple Eight enacts 'captain sensible' plan amid tight turnaround

Triple Eight is servicing its factory Holdens in Tasmania today before travelling directly to Phillip Island tomorrow ahead of the second leg of the Supercars double header.
Tags: News, Tasmania, Phillip Island, Triple Eight

Full Supercars Symmons Plains weekend schedule

Check out the complete schedule and TV listings for the third round of the 2019 Supercars season at Symmons Plains in Tasmania this weekend.
Tags: News, Tasmania, Symmons Plains

Skylit micro-apartment renovation renews outdated 1970s residence (Video)

An old, cramped apartment in Tasmania is updated with skylights, plenty of clever space-saving concepts, and a touch of hidden glamor.
Tags: Design, News, Tasmania

How Tasmanian devils are evolving to fight back against extinction

Devil facial tumor disease, or DFTD, is a transmissible cancer that Tasmanian devils spread through bites.The cancer is highly infectious and lethal, and the Tasmanian devil population has dropped by 90 percent since it was first discovered.In the short time that we've known about the disease, however, the devils seem to be evolving new defenses that are helping some of them fight back and survive. None In 1996, Dutch photographer Christo Baars was looking through the images he had captured from...
Tags: Cancer, Bbc, Innovation, Population, Evolution, Biodiversity, Tasmania, Hobart, University of Tasmania, Maria Island, Pandemic, Deextinction, Christo Baars, Baars, Tasmanian Parks, Rodrigo Hamede

Tasmanian devils prove quick adaptors in bid for survival

A contagious cancer is threatening Tasmanian devils with extinction, but these unique carnivores -- and their human helpers -- are adapting at breakneck speed, giving new hope for their survival. Evolutionary change is usually measured over millennia, but in the craggy mountains of northern Tasmania, it can be seen in real time. Three decades after the first cases of a fatal transmissible cancer scythed through Tasmanian devil populations, experts are seeing dramatic changes in the 15 percent ...
Tags: Science, Tasmania

Australia PM Accuses Party Of Asking NRA, Koch Industries For Donations

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister has accused an influential minor political party of trying to “sell Australia’s gun laws to the highest bidders” by asking the U.S. gun lobby for donations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was responding to an Al Jazeera documentary that reported One Nation party officials Steve Dickson and James Ashby flew to the United States for meetings with pro-gun interests including the National Rifle Association and political donors Koch Industries in...
Tags: News, Australia, Washington, Senate, Qatar, World news, Nation, United States, House Of Representatives, New Zealand, Bill Shorten, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Al Jazeera, Nra, Morrison

Australian Skills Assessment Assessing Authority List – 2019

An Australian Skills assessment is required if you are looking to emigrate to Australia under one of the skilled Visa workstreams. In simple terms, a skills assessment ensures that the qualifications and experience you say you have actually existed. This is a key governance step undertaken by the Australian government as part of the Australian Migration process. To help support the Australian government with this process, they have partnered with a number of accredited organisations who will be ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Uncategorized, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Tasmania, South Australia, Skills-assessment, Assessing Authority, ACS Australian Computer Society Incorporated, ACWA Australian Community Workers Association Inc, ADC Australian Dental Council Limited, AIM Australian Institute of Management, Australian Institute of Medical Scientists, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale To Hit Theaters This Summer

Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale to hit theaters this summer After acquiring the distribution rights to the film in January, IFC Films has announced that The Babadook breakout director Jennifer Kent’s second project The Nightingale will hit theaters on August 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push...
Tags: Movies, Ifc, Tasmania, North America, Kent, Ifc Films, Nickelodeon, Dora, Jennifer, Hawkins, Clare, Babadook, Lisa Schwartz, Jennifer Kent, ComingSoon, Movie News

The Best Ways to Explore Australia

If you would like to make the most out of your long haul trip, you might want to start planning ahead months before you travel. In case you have already picked Australia as your destination, you should first decide how to explore this large and often underrated country. From wildlife tours to culinary and cultural experiences, there are several ways you can connect with the continent. Here are a few tips. Camping There is something absolutely unique about the skies in Australia. If you would ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, Western Australia, Adventure Travel, Uluru, Kangaroo Island, Summerstar Caravan Parks, Max Pixel Australia

Australian bird on track for extinction found outside previously known habitat

King Island brown thornbill was ranked the Australian bird most likely to go extinct within 20 yearsResearchers say they have discovered one of Australia’s most endangered birds in forest in Tasmania, outside its previously known habitat.Scientists from the Australian National University say the find is a rare piece of positive news for the King Island brown thornbill, which was last year ranked as the Australian bird most likely to go extinct within 20 years if nothing was done to secure its su...
Tags: Australia, Environment, Australia news, Tasmania, Australian National University, King Island

Where the River Runs Red - a mining community caught between the past and a sustainable future

In the isolated west of Tasmania an ominous red river divides the small mining town of Queenstown. A result of copper run-off from a closed mine, it is an ever-present reminder of the town’s history of environmental and industrial disaster. Where the River Runs Red explores a community in an economically crippled area caught between the past and a future that is less reliant on a mining economy Continue reading...
Tags: Mining, Unemployment, Pollution, Conservation, Tasmania, Sustainable Development, Queenstown, Documentary films

What’s Still On My Own Travel Bucket List

People ask me a lot of questions about travel which is fine, that’s my job. However, many of the questions are somewhat repetitive. Strike that, most of them are repetitive. I don’t mind though, most folks are curious about the same things hence the friendly interrogations. I thought I’d take just one of those queries though and expand it into a post all about my bucket list. For a long time I hated the term bucket list. I thought it was too self-limiting since, at least in theory, I want to go...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, US, Chicago, Arctic, Antarctica, South Pacific, Tasmania, Galapagos, Top Travel Tips, Santa Monica California, Samoa, Guam

Eggs recalled in four states due to 'exotic' salmonella strain

Five people fall ill from eggs linked to Victoria’s Bridgewater PoultryAn “exotic” strain of salmonella has prompted a recall of some egg brands across four states and the destruction of hundreds of thousands of hens.Five people ranging in age from their 20s to their 80s contracted salmonella enteritidis linked to eggs produced by Victoria’s Bridgewater Poultry, the state’s health department said. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Food, Australia news, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Bridgewater

Alex Doolan, Matthew Wade look to build advantage for Tasmania

The duo made promising inroads in reply after the NSW tail frustrated Tasmania bowlers earlier in the day
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Tasmania, Alex Doolan Matthew Wade

East Coast and Launceston

We took our time getting up today as we were heading over to the Mount Elephant Pancakes Shop which like alot of places in Tasmania don't open till 10.00am. It's a little out of our way in fact we are going backwards but one of Katies clients highly recom
Tags: Travel, Tasmania, East Coast, Launceston, Mount Elephant Pancakes Shop, Katies

Most popular whiskeys in the world

Whiskey is one of the world’s most beloved spirits. It’s both sipped neat and mixed into cocktails, savored and taken as a shot alongside a pint of beer. With this level of universal popularity, it should come as no surprise that countries around the world make the spirit. Each does things a little differently, making exploring the world through a dram or glass all too easy to do. Quick note: America, Ireland, and Mexico use the spelling “whiskey.” Everywhere else goes with the English spelli...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Kentucky, France, Scotland, India, US, America, Taiwan, Canada, United States, Ireland

Lisa & Marc’s Cosy Tasmanian Engagement Session

Lisa & Marc I really think there are few places as beautiful in the world for mountain top engagement photographs like Tasmania, and I am fairly certain today’s loved up couple Lisa and Marc and their photographer (and best man!)  Jon Gazzignato agree. The three took to the stunning mountain ranges in South West Tasmania to capture their recent engagement. It’s only appropriate that these two chose the bush for their photos, it was after all, on a camping trip that Marc popped the question, Lisa...
Tags: Wedding, Tasmania, Engagements, Bride, Lisa, Marc, Lisa Marc, Jon Gazzignato, South West Tasmania

Watch POND Cover Madonna’s “Ray Of Light”

Australian psych-rockers Pond released their new album, Tasmania, earlier this month. Today, they stopped by the Australian radio station Triple J to perform an excellent cover of Madonna's 1998 hit "Ray Of Light," which turned 20 just last year. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Madonna, Tasmania

Western Australia in driver's seat after setting Tasmania 454 target

Tasmania ended the day 400 runs shy of an improbable victory, but importantly have ten wickets in hand for the final day
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Tasmania, Western Australia

A Review of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

A Review of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari Chaplain Mike gifted me with a copy of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, a sprawling tour-de-force summary of the human race from pre-humans to… well… what he speculates are post-humans.  It’s a combination of rigorous science, scholarly history, and breezy, humorous pop culture.  I’m sure the author would make a fascinating conversational partner over a few beers. A conversation, that, would no do...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Australia, India, Africa, Religion, Earth, Hawaii, New Zealand, Argentina, South America, Tasmania, University of Oxford, North America, Pacific Ocean, Central America

Western Australia in final race with big lead against Tasmania

Captain Mitchell Marsh gave his team an advantage with three crucial wickets
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Tasmania, Western Australia, Mitchell Marsh

2019 School Fees for Children of 482 Visa Holders

If you are bringing school aged children with you when you move to Australia on a 482 Visa (school age usually being 5 years old or above), you will need to arrange for them to attend school. In Some Australian states, 482 Visa holders need to pay a school fee to send their children to public schools. The school fees vary across Australian states and territories with many states and territories having different public school tuition policies for students accompanying parents on a 457 visa. It’s ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, NSW Department of Education, ACT Department of Education and Training, Northern Territory South Australia Queensland

Word of Mouth: Hobart

Modern art, pub grub, fine dining and more in the tiny island state Whether you’re visiting Tasmania for Dark MOFO or simply to see what life’s like at the other end of the world, there’s a lot to do on this little Australian island. Hobart, the state’s capital, has a rich history despite a sometimes forgotten past and the undoubtedly inaccurate reputation that the destination …
Tags: Travel, Design, Australia, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Pubs, Accommodation, Museums, Wine, Tasmania, Hobart, Dining

'Intimidation': Tasmanian activists say duck hunters left dead wallaby at camp

Group trying to disrupt hunt says ‘human urine’ also left at site at start of state’s official duck-hunting seasonTasmanian anti-duck hunting activists say they have been intimidated after a dead wallaby and bags of human urine were left around their campsite.Chris Simcox and a small group of campaigners attempted to disrupt the first day of Tasmania’s official duck hunting season on Saturday at Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve on the state’s east coast. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Australia news, Birds, Tasmania, Chris Simcox

Doolan, McDermott wear down Victoria to salvage draw

Tasmania's top three and Ben McDermott put up a solid display of attritional batting in the face of a 476-run target
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Victoria, Tasmania, Ben McDermott, Doolan McDermott

Pucovski ton leaves Tasmania facing 476-run target

Will Pucovski struck his second century of the Sheffield season, adding century stands with Nic Maddinson and Cameron White
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Sheffield, Tasmania, Pucovski, Will Pucovski

Matthew Wade shines but Victoria's bowlers hold sway

Andrew Fekete and Scott Boland took three wickets each to leave Tasmania struggling to avoid the follow-on
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Victoria, Tasmania, Matthew Wade, Scott Boland, Andrew Fekete