Opportunities in maritime

Tasmania is well placed to benefit from the multi-billion dollar navy ship building program, the University of Tasmania says.

UTAS Vice-Chancellor Professor Rufus Black said the Australian Maritime College was delighted to be announced as a strategic partner in the new national enterprise, the Naval Shipbuilding Institute, a joint venture between Kellogg Brown & Root and Huntington Ingalls Industries, which will operate the Naval Shipbuilding College in Adelaide.

Distiller heads the right whey

Vodka produced by Tasmania’s Hartshorn Distillery has won World Vodka of the Year at the World Vodka Awards in London.

The accolade is a wonderful achievement for the young business, which had already gained two other international awards this year.

Hickey seizes speakership

Ms Hickey has stated she will “mostly” vote with the Government, providing a guarantee of supply and confidence, however she went on to be quoted as saying she will not be attending party room meetings and will vote independently depending on the merits of legislation put forward.

Tassie tourism leads the way

Unprecedented development, particularly in the tourism sector, is generating a huge economic windfall for Tasmania, with no signs of it slowing down.

Across the state, business sector confidence is booming, as multiple multi-million projects take shape.

Speaker Hickey swoops

Tasmania’s Parliament was thrown into chaos on the first sitting day since the March 3 election with new Liberal MHA Sue Hickey snatching the prestigious speakership from Premier Will Hodgman’s preferred candidate, Rene Hidding.

Patients opt for private treatment

With an 89 day average waiting time in the public health system, growing demand for elective surgery continues to put a strain on the performance and perception of our hospitals, writes St.LukesHealth CEO Paul Lupo.