Veranto Executive Assistant Alison Hall and CEO Paul Byrne

Tasmanian not-for-profit wins on Australian stage

Local disability organisation Veranto has been recognised for its professional and engaging annual report, by winning a bronze award at the annual Australasian Reporting Awards. From hundreds of entries, the southern disability provider was praised for its use of vibrant photos and stories, allowing the judges to gain a full picture of Veranto. The Australasian…

Super merger

Super move welcomed

By BECHER TOWNSHEND THE business community has applauded a move that is likely to see the creation of a $6.5 billion single Tasmanian super fund through the merger of industry funds Tasplan and Quadrant, which the state government’s RBF Tasmanian Accumulation Scheme is now poised to join. Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairwoman Susan Parr said the move was a vote of confidence in the Tasmanian economy and would create the state’s largest…

Tas PPB vessel


A consortium of Tasmania’s major ship builders and specialist maritime businesses, including the Australian Maritime College, is leaving no stone unturned in a bid to win a $600 million Pacific patrol boat replacement project with the Australian government.

Damien White, chief executive of Tasrail

Savings on track

TASRAIL is on track to capture 60 per cent of the contestable road and rail freight market by the end of 2015-16, in a surprise turnaround for the state-owned business. On the high volume Burnie-to-Brighton corridor, Tasrail now carries 68 per cent of the freight volume compared to 32 per cent travelling by road. And on the statewide figure, which includes areas where rail is not an option, Tasrail will…

Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women speaking at the 2014 International Women's Day.

Financial inequality gap: a gender issue

Ninety per cent of Australian women will have inadequate savings come retirement according to a new report. ANZ Women’s Report: Barriers to Achieving Gender Equity, has found full-time working Australian women earn on average $295 per week less than men, or $15,000 a year. If extended over a typical 45- year career, this pay gap…

The Bicheno Boathouse

Bicheno boathouse wins 2015 International Architecture award

Launceston’s Birrelli Architecture has been recognised at the 2015 International Architecture Awards 2015, for its work on the new Bicheno boathouse. Presented annually by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and Metropolitan Arts Press, the awards are one of the most prestigious honours…