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Degrees adapt to change

BY DR ROBIN BARNES University College Course Coordinator for Applied Science TASMANIA’S fast-growing industries need a skilled and agile workforce. Aquaculture is the fastest growing primary industry in the state. The Tasmanian industry currently employs an estimated 2,595 full-time equivalents (FTEs – inclusive of processing), a number that will likely continue to grow to support…

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Locals key to social licence

AT THE Tasmanian Energy Development Conference in Devonport this month, I was part of a forum discussing the need for social licence before undertaking a project. The concept of social licence is an interesting thing. It is something that cannot be physically attained and seems to have rules that shift and change. As someone old…

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Uni to bring city to life

PLANS to relocate the University of Tasmania’s Launceston campus to Invermay have been reimagined with the Northern Transformation project now worth $344 million. Work is expected to start in the first half of next year with the project set for completion in 2024. The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce has echoed sentiments from UTAS that the…

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Highlighting Growing Exporters

Applications are now open for the 2019 Tasmanian Export Awards. In their 26th year, the awards honour and reward our hard working, risk taking exporters who employ so many people around Tasmania, Australia and the globe. The Tasmanian Export Awards are open to companies engaged in international business who have achieved sustainable growth through innovation…

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Hotels lead upturn

MILLIONS of dollars’ worth of hotel construction is under way across Tasmania in an unprecedented response to a visitor accommodation shortage. Tasmania experienced a record $2.49 billion visitor spend in the last year and nearly 1000 new rooms will soon come online to meet growing tourist demand. Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Michael…

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Scallop buyers urged to support locals

A NEW threat is concerning Tasmanian scallop fishermen. Scallop Fishermen’s Association of Tasmania Chairman John Hammond said imported product from America was a new worry for Tasmanian businesses already operating on significantly reduced quotas. While Tasmania did not directly import the US product, it was permitted interstate and could then be transferred between states, a…

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