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Tourist pledge for no wombat selfies

Tourism Tasmania is kindly requesting that visitors to Maria Island, an uninhabited island and wildlife sanctuary off Tasmania’s northwest coast, promise to stop obsessing over #wombatselfies and take a pledge to that effect. The pledge reads, “Wombats, when you trundle past me I pledge I will not chase you with my selfie stick, or get too close to your babies. I will not surround you, or try and pick you up.” The pledge was considered necessary when several selfies turned up online featurin...
Tags: Travel, Tasmania, Wombats, All, Bennett, BuzzFeed News, Maria Island, Ruth Dowty, East Coast Regional Tourism Organization


Liberal senator gets Chicago consul-general job after quitting politics

David Bushby’s new appointment draws criticism from political opponentsA retiring Liberal senator with more than three years left on his term has been announced as Australia’s next consul-general in Chicago.News of the appointment came just an hour after David Bushby, the chief government whip in the Senate, announced he would retire from the Senate on Monday. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Senate, Australia news, Chicago, Australian politics, Liberal party, Tasmania, Liberal, Marise Payne, David Bushby, Chicago News


Australia’s road deaths at lowest level in four years

Road toll analysis shows 1,146 deaths in 2018, 78 fewer than in 2017Australia’s road toll has fallen to its lowest in four years, with 78 fewer deaths in 2018 than the previous year.There were 1,146 deaths on the nation’s roads in the 12 months to December, a 6.4% drop from 2017, when 1,224 were killed. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Road Safety, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Michael McCormack, Australian Capital Territory (ACT


My 2019 Goals in Life and Travel

This post is probably a couple of weeks overdue, but I wasn’t mentally ready yet to tackle it. Posts like this one require a great deal of emotional energy and, frankly, I haven’t been up to it lately. But it’s something I need to do for myself, if no one else as it really does help me organize my thoughts and get ready for a new year. It’s far too easy to fall into familiar and comfortable routines, at least it is for me, but by starting out the year with a clear roadmap – or at least a solid ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Australia, Africa, Uganda, South Africa, Portugal, Arctic, Antarctica, Switzerland, Tasmania, Rwanda, Galapagos, Western Europe, Top Travel Tips


'Test snub does not make a lot of sense' - Wade

The Tasmania captain and wicketkeeper was omitted from Australia's Test squad for the Sri Lanka series despite being the leading run-scorer in Sheffield Shield cricket this season
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Tasmania, Sri Lanka, Wade, Sheffield Shield


Honeymoon Q and A with real brides

Tasmania – Image via In a Faraway Land There’s a lot to consider when planning a honeymoon: where to go, how long for and how far in advance should you book? Unfortunately, Google and all the wedding apps in the world couldn’t give us real world advice or answer any of our questions. So, we’ve done this for you! Meet our recent newlyweds, Jess, Nikaela and Mim who have shared some tips with us on all things honeymoon. Continue reading Honeymoon Q and A with real brides
Tags: Google, Wedding, Tasmania, MIM, Honeymoons, Real Honeymoons, Honeymoon Planning, Faraway Land There, Jess Nikaela


Record-breaking heatwave to hit Australia’s south-east, restricting sporting events

Tour Down Under route shortened and Australian Open players to be given heat stress breaks as temperatures set to soarThe route of cycling’s Tour Down Under has been shortened and players at the Australian Open will be given 10-minute heat stress breaks as south-eastern Australia braces for a five-day heatwave.Parts of central Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania are forecast to experience a severe heatwave until Thursday, with the hot weather contracting to...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Cycling, Tennis, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Queensland, New South Wales, Adelaide, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Australia Weather


Tasmania's FOI regime crippled by 'outrageous' delays, academics say

Chronically understaffed watchdog’s office means backlog on decisions will worsen, ombudsman saysAcademics and journalists say delays are crippling Tasmania’s freedom of information regime as new figures reveal the state’s understaffed public watchdog is struggling under the weight of its growing workload.The lack of political transparency in Tasmania was laid bare in last year’s election, when voters were left unaware of the true influence of powerful gaming interests due to its weak and sluggi...
Tags: Australia news, Australian media, Tasmania, Freedom Of Information, Tasmanian Politics


Australia heatwave: temperatures to soar in every state and territory

Much of Australia will bake this week with meteorologists forecasting the hot conditions will last for days in some partsEvery state and territory will bake through a heatwave on Monday with meteorologists saying soaring temperatures will last for days in some parts.The Bureau of Meteorology said hot days were expected in January but multiple days in a row of temperatures above 40C were unusual. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australia Weather, Bureau of Meteorology


Temperatures to soar as heatwave hits every state and territory

Much of Australia will bake this week with meteorologists forecasting the hot conditions will last for days in some partsEvery state and territory will bake through a heatwave on Monday with meteorologists saying soaring temperatures will last for days in some parts.The Bureau of Meteorology said hot days were expected in January but multiple days in a row of temperatures above 40C were unusual. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australia Weather, Bureau of Meteorology


Pond – “Daisy” Video

Pond have just announced that they'll release a new album, Tasmania, in a couple months. The project -- which is led by former Tame Impala bassist Nick Allbrook -- put their most recent album, The Weather, in 2017, and Tasmania is being presented as a "sister album" to that one. As with most … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Tame Impala, Tasmania, Pond, Kevin Parker, Nick Allbrook


Docs jump on bikes to aid pain research

Group plans to ride across the Australian state of Tasmania to raise funds and awareness.
Tags: Society, Tasmania


Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale Picked Up By IFC Films

Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale picked up by IFC Films The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to the upcoming period thriller The Nightingale from acclaimed Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent, which will have its domestic debut at the Sundance Film Festival. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ifc, Tasmania, Kent, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ifc Films, Jennifer, Hawkins, Clare, Babadook, Lisa Schwartz, Jennifer Kent, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jamie Bell


‘The Nightingale’, New Movie from ‘Babadook’ Director Jennifer Kent, Will Be Released by IFC

The Nightingale, the latest film from The Babadook director Jennifer Kent, had its debut at the Venice Film Festival in September of 2018, and then promptly vanished. The hype and buzz that surrounded Babadook didn’t seem to be swirling around The Nightingale as much, and many of us wondered when we’d finally get to see the movie. Now we know, thanks to IFC Films. IFC, who also distributed The Babadook, have snapped up the U.S. rights to the film, and plan to release it in summer 2019. The film...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Ifc, Tasmania, Kent, Ifc Films, Billy, Jennifer, Hawkins, Clare, Nightingale, Babadook, Jennifer Kent, Release Dates, The Nightingale, Arianna Bocco


Victoria fires rage on but temperature drop brings some relief

Warnings remain in place for several parts of the state as well as in TasmaniaThe mercury plummeted in Victoria overnight but firefighters were still battling several blazes across the state.A watch and act alert was in place for residents near Rosedale, in the state’s east, where a fire had been burning on Friday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Hobart, Bushfires, Australia Weather, Rosedale


Smoke plume from Tasmania bushfire turns sky red over Hobart

Fire in world heritage area threatens six towns as Victoria experiences dramatic temperature swingsAn out of control bushfire burning in the Tasmanian world heritage area has threatened six towns and sent thick smoke across Hobart and Port Arthur, as Victoria experienced a day of wild temperature changes that brought a dangerous bushfire close to east Gippsland towns.The sky over Hobart turned a dramatic red on Friday morning as the smoke plume stretched for hundreds of kilometres across the sta...
Tags: Australia news, Victoria, Tasmania, Hobart, Bushfires, Australia Weather, Port Arthur, Gippsland


Alicia Taylor ‘Above & Below’ Exhibition at Newrybar Merchants

Newrybar Merchants welcomes lifestyle, food and travel photographer, Alicia Taylor, to the Pop-Up Artists line up for the month of January 2019. Her exhibition, Above & Beyond, which will open at Newrybar Merchants on Saturday 5th January at 2pm, is an evocative collection of images layered on top of one another to create new dialogues and relationships between the Australian landscape, sky, seaweed, shadow and the limbs that denote a physical presence. There is nothing fast about the creative p...
Tags: Travel, News, Australia, Culture, Tasmania, Taylor, Fiji, Byron Bay, Newrybar Merchants, Alicia Taylor


Adventures of Tasmania and of the red luggage

As the saying goes things never go according to plan. Our trip to Tassie started off that way as our transit flight to Melbourne got delayed resulting in a later flight to Hobart and a 4 hrs layover at the Airport. First of many such to come You bet
Tags: Travel, Melbourne, Tasmania, Hobart, Tassie


Australia swelters in extreme weather as one town breaks heat record

Australians will be cranking up the pedestal fans, as extreme heatwave conditions sear across most of the country. Temperatures have soared above average across much of the continent, peaking at 49.1°C (120.38°F) in the town of Marble Bar in Western Australia, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Much of Australia is experiencing a #heatwave. #Temperatures peaked at 49°C today in Marble Bar in the W. High temperatures will continue over the next few days away from the S coast. Some pla...
Tags: Science, Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Met Office, Victoria, Tasmania, Canberra, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, South Australia, Western Australia, Wyndham, South East, WA, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


These Are the 2018 TV Shows and Movies With 100% Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Universal acclaim is hard to come by. Even the most beloved film or TV show will have a few detractors. But every now and then, certain titles come along that end up without a single negative review…on Rotten Tomatoes, at least. As 2018 draws to a close, here are the handful of this year’s lucky TV shows and movies with 100% Rotten Tomatoes scores. Before we dive into this, a disclaimer: not every critic is on Rotten Tomatoes. In fact, there are many arts critics who aren’t accredited to the...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Singapore, Norman Lear, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Netflix, Brooklyn, Paddington, Amy Poehler, High Maintenance


Life on the breadline: 'Am I wearing out my welcome?' is a lingering question | David Samuel

I wrestle the social anxiety that only multiplies the uncertainty of living in a spare bedroom, trying to be a low maintenance guest in someone’s houseBeing homeless is more than the loss of the physical space – the ambience and decor you created for yourself to enjoy. It is more than losing that mental space where you feel comfortable, relaxed and secure. Homelessness is a state of being. People usually take it to mean no permanent physical place of residence; agency forms record NFA (no fixed ...
Tags: Society, Australia news, Poverty, Tasmania, Welfare in Australia, NFA, David Samuel


Drone forces grounding of aircraft fighting bushfire in Tasmania

Police issue warning after crews hampered while battling blaze on Bruny IslandDrone operators are being warned about rules for flying after a drone forced the grounding of firefighting aircraft battling a blaze on Tasmania’s Bruny Island.Tasmania police said the aircraft had to be grounded because firefighting efforts at Conleys Point, south Bruny, were being hampered by a drone flown in the area, putting community safety at risk. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Wildfires, Tasmania, Bushfires, Bruny Island Tasmania, Bruny, Drones (non-military, Conleys Point


Australia heatwave to break Christmas weather records with temperatures up to 47C forecast

Temperatures to reach up to 12C above average in some parts of Australia, with authorities issuing fire warningsA heatwave will hit most of Australia this week that will push Christmas temperatures in some areas to as much as 12C above the December average before breaking monthly records later in the week.Victorian authorities have issued health alerts for parts of the state and fire warnings are in place for several other states including Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Continu...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Australia Weather, Rural Australia, Western Australia South Australia


Australia faces Christmas heatwave with record temperatures up to 47C forecast

Temperatures to reach up to 12C above average in some parts of Australia, with authorities issuing fire warningsA heatwave will hit most of Australia this week that will push Christmas temperatures in some areas to as much as 12C above the December average before breaking monthly records later in the week.Victorian authorities have issued health alerts for parts of the state and fire warnings are in place for several other states including Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Continu...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Australia Weather, Rural Australia, Western Australia South Australia


Christmas heatwave to break weather records with temperatures up to 47C forecast

Temperatures to reach up to 12C above average in some parts of Australia, with authorities issuing fire warningsA heatwave will hit most of Australia this week that will push Christmas temperatures in some areas to as much as 12C above the December average before breaking monthly records later in the week.Victorian authorities have issued health alerts for parts of the state and fire warnings are in place for several other states including Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Continu...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Australia Weather, Rural Australia, Western Australia South Australia


Former priest becomes sixth teacher at Burnie Marist College convicted of historic child sex offences

Father Thomas Fulcher sentenced to four years’ jail for indecently assaulting two boys When a Catholic priest who taught at the Marist Regional College in Burnie, Tasmania, in the 1960s was sentenced to four years’ jail for child sex offences this week, it brought the number of past staff members who have been convicted of child sex offences to six.Father Thomas Fulcher, 84, was sentenced at the supreme court in Hobart on Wednesday after pleading guilty to three counts of indecent assault agains...
Tags: Australia news, Catholicism, Christianity, Tasmania, Hobart, Crime - Australia, Australian education, Rape and sexual assault, Burnie Marist College, Thomas Fulcher, Marist Regional College, Burnie Tasmania


Electricity prices forecast to fall 2.1% in two years due to wind and solar

Lower wholesale prices will give typical household a saving of $55 a year in next two years, Australian Energy Market Commission saysIncreased wind and solar generation will help drive power prices down by 2.1% on average in the next two years, according to the Australian Energy Market Commission.The electricity price trend report, released on Friday, reveals that consumers in South Australia can expect the biggest price falls – down $120 a year on average by 2021 – followed by south-east Queens...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory


our echo-chambers can kill us

Cultural Echo-chambers Innovation is about making connections — connecting people and connecting ideas. The broader and deeper the connections, the more potential for serendipity. This is why systemic factors like gender or racial bias put organizations and societies at a disadvantage. They lose diversity and they become less innovative. History has shown us this, such as the chase for the atomic bomb during the Second World War. The Germans refused to engage Jewish scientists, some of whom the...
Tags: US, Innovation, Tasmania, eLearning, Esko Kilpi, Jesse Martin, Bonnita Roy


Ocean research device found after 8,699-mile five-year journey

The measuring device was found on a beach in Tasmania, 8,700 miles away from where it was deployed.
Tags: News, Tasmania


Reforesting the world: the Australian farmer with 240m trees to his name

Tony Rinaudo’s regeneration technique, developed in west Africa 30 years ago, has helped bring back forest over 6m hectaresThrough the cacophony of the UN’s global climate talks, an Australian farmer is quietly spreading his plan to reforest the world.Over more than 30 years in west Africa, Tony Rinaudo has regenerated more than 6m hectares – an area nearly as large as Tasmania. His farmer-managed natural regeneration technique is responsible for 240m trees regrowing across that parched continen...
Tags: Climate Change, Africa, Environment, Australia news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Un, Victoria, Tasmania, Niger, Tony Rinaudo