EARLY last month, at the Royal Hobart Hospital, The Pink Army team, along with Opposition Leader Rebecca White and Jen Butler attended an afternoon tea to present a cheque from their fundraising efforts for the Save Our Hair – Save our Identity campaign. The money raised was for a hair cooling system for the chemo ward, 8A at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The cheque was received by Dr Louise Knott.
THE State Government must now tell Tasmanians when work will begin on the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge following the failure to secure funding in last night’s Federal Budget.
In April last year Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding unveiled designs for a new four-lane bridge and said the State Government was preparing a case for Federal funding to meet the $535 million price tag.
THE latest Tasmanian Brand Health Survey has put paid to claims by Treasurer Peter Gutwein that the State’s reputation as a clean, green destination was being threatened by the State’s water and sewerage systems.
The annual survey, conducted by Brand Tasmania and released this month, was described as overwhelmingly positive with respondents believing Tasmania’s reputation and perceptions of the State improving over the past year. The words most used by respondents in describing Tasmania were beautiful, clean and natural. Responses came in from across Australia and from 19 other countries. Continue reading “Brand survey destroys Treasurer’s claim that State’s reputation at risk”
TASMANIANS are currently confronted by the prospect of a robbery of public assets of unprecedented proportions, fuelled by political ambition with the prospect that the proceeds of that robbery will be paid for by Tasmanians for years to come.
BRIGHTON Council has strongly rejected the move by Treasurer Peter Gutwein to take over Tasmania’s water and sewerage services and says the Minister is pandering to vested interests rather than looking after ordinary people.
At its March meeting, Council voted unanimously to oppose the State Government takeover of TasWater and expressed its determination to take up the fight to protect its ratepayers and community. Continue reading “‘Crisis’ claim is biggest lie”