Hobart lawyer honoured

The career of internationally-renowned human rights lawyer and humanitarian Dr Alice Edwards was recognised with the presentation of the University of Tasmania Foundation Graduate Award. 

Packing meals for locals in need

Demand for food assistance in Tasmania has grown rapidly in recent years with Food Bank stretching its resources to the limit to provide relief for those in need. The shear number of people in need of food assistance has meant Food Bank’s partner organisations are digging deep to help.

State enjoys employment escalation 

Tasmania has had the fastest jobs growth in the country over the past 12 months, with a four per cent increase in the number of people employed. But more needs to be done to improve full-time employment rates, say government opponents.

Resource role models on show

Inclusive and diverse workforce can positively impact and influence business to grow, remain competitive and relevant. That was the key message from the Rio Tinto Women in Resources National Awards and Forum held in Launceston on August 31.

Toll’s new rail hub on track

A new $20 million transport hub for Toll Group has been approved by Launceston City Council. Despite objections from numerous nearby residents, the council gave permission for the transport business to expand its operation on the Dowling St site which is zoned light industrial and has existing use rights.