Tasmania Archive

Mr Tony Ferrall named as Secretary of Tasmania’s Department of Treasury and Finance (29 August 2013)

Mr Tony Ferrall was been named as the new Secretary of Tasmania’s Department of Treasury and Finance, effective from 26 August 2013. Tasmania’s Premier and Treasurer, Ms Lara Giddings, said Mr Ferrall had been Acting Secretary since Mr Martin

Tasmania locks in residential electricity feed-in tariffs at current rates for 5 years (20 August 2013)

Feed-in tariffs for existing solar power users in Tasmania will be locked in at current rates for five years. Tasmania’s Deputy Premier, Mr Bryan Green, said the decision would protect people’s investment in solar energy after Aurora Energy’s scheme

New Chief Psychiatrist for Tasmania (12 August 2013)

Tasmania’s new Chief Psychiatrist, Dr Leonard Lambeth, starts in the role today (12 August 2013). Dr Lambeth will play a lead role in implementation of Tasmania’s new Mental Health Act, which commences on 1 January 2014. “The new Act

Tasmania’s next step towards competition in the retail electricity market (17 June 2013)

The Government has begun the next major step towards introducing retail competition in Tasmania’s electricity market. Expressions of Interest have been called for Aurora Energy’s retail customer base which will be sold to private sector retailers. Legislation to end

Australian Government announces that plantation hardwood timber harvested has exceeded native forest production (9 June 2013)

Releasing the publication, Australian forest and wood products statistics, Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), Mr Paul Morris, said that for the first time in Australia in 2011–12, the volume of

Tasmania: Ms Elizabeth Daly appointed interim Children’s Commissioner (4 June 2013)

The Tasmanian Minister for Children, Ms Michelle O’Byrne, today announced the appointment of Ms Elizabeth Daly as the interim Commissioner for Children. “Elizabeth Daly is a highly respected and experienced senior educator who will bring a wealth of knowledge

Tasmanian Electricity Reforms: Dr Dan Norton to head Network Transition Board (23 May 2013)

The Tasmanian Minister for Energy, Mr Bryan Green, has announced Dr Dan Norton as the inaugural Chair of the new electricity company to be established following the merger of Transend Networks and Aurora Energy. Mr Green said the new

Tasmania releases updated Biosecurity Strategy (17 May 2013)

The Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Mr Bryan Green, today released an updated Biosecurity Strategy for Tasmania. Mr Green said Tasmania’s biosecurity strategy set the framework for how the State will protect plants and animals from pests

Tasmania: 168 megawatts Musselroe Wind Farm powers up (23 April 2013)

Tasmanian Premier Ms Lara Giddings and Deputy Premier Mr Bryan Green today visited North East Tasmania to mark the start of power generation from the Musselroe Wind Farm, the biggest wind farm development to date in Tasmania. The $395

Tasmania: Climate change adaptation strategy released for public comment (23 April 2013)

The Tasmanian Minister for Climate Change, Ms Cassy O’Connor, has released the Low Carbon Tasmania – Issues Paper for public consultation. The paper proposes actions to be taken in nine key sectors to mitigate the impacts of climate change.