Churchill Fellowship offering opportunity of a lifetime

No one lived up to the saying ‘the world is your oyster’ better than Sir Winston Churchill, who, beyond the grave is still encouraging everyday Australians to seize the opportunities to learn and explore abroad. Created on the wishes of the late British leader, the Churchill Fellowships presents the opportunity for everyday people to travel,…

Money

Six years of deficit leaves Auditor General searching for answers

Auditor-General Mike Blake tabled his analysis of the Treasurer’s 2013-14 Annual Financial Report to reveal a sixth year of consecutive underlying deficits in the General Government Sector. Mr Blake noted that while the overall underlying financial performance of the State improved slightly this year, the General Government Sector, which accounts for the majority of state…

Submerged trees at Lake Pieman

The search for underwater timber on Tasmania’s west coast drives innovation in local design and manufacturing

Innovation is at the forefront of this local manufacturing project that has inspired local craftsmen and manufacturers to help resurrect purpose for underwater trees on Tasmania’s rugged west coast. Leading the search for submerged trees is Hydrowood, who recently unveiled the locally designed AquaTruck Survey Vessel tailored for the purpose of underwater tree locating at…

New Swire S Class vessel Shuntien. Image: Rob Burnett

Tasmania shipping into international waters

By Georgi Wicks Tasmania is poised to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the introduction of a new international shipping link to China from Bell Bay in the state’s north. The state government has announced that the signing of the agreement with Singapore based Swire Shipping is expected in the near future. The…

Left to right, Dean Cocker Managing Director of The JAC Group, Roger Smith of Penny Royal Advendures and Josef Chromy, Founder of The JAC Group

DEVELOPMENT BOOM IN LAUNCESTON CBD

A number of city projects worth more than $60milllion have been ticked off by the Launceston City with major works starting from December and early in the New Year. The varied projects will have a major positive impact on the city and for the construction industry in the North, bring forth a mini boom the…

Xi

CHINESE PRESIDENT TO VISIT

With the Chinese economic miracle in full swing, Tasmania has a once in a lifetime opportunity with our biggest trading partners thanks to the announcement of a visit by the President, Xi Jinping. President Jinping and his wife Madam Peng Liyuan will visit Tasmanian territory on 17 November, following his attendance at the G20 Leaders’…

Peter and Frances Bender of Huon Aquaculture

HUON AQUACULTURE SPLASHING INTO THE AUSTRALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE

Salmon are not the only the thing swimming up-stream at Huon Aquaculture, with the Tasmanian owned and operated business opening a public share offer as part of an overall expansion to the company. The Tasmanian family owned salmon business is now worth an estimated $430 million through the implementation of their public offer, aiding an…