Bartlett launches Tas innovation strategy

By Rob O'Brien Tasmania has introduced an Innovation Strategy targeting investment in sectors such as renewable energy and the digital economy in a bid to modernise its economy. The Premier and Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, David Bartlett MP, launched the next significant step towards building a dynamic and modernised economy setting an ambitious […]

Tas consultation paper to look at council performance

By Rob O'Brien State and local government in Tasmania have announced a consultation paper on how to measure the performance of councils. Releasing the paper, the Premier, David Bartlett, and the President of the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT), Cr Barry Easther, said the initiative would improve the management and sustainability of the third […]

Tassie libraries surge in book loans

By Staff Writer Tasmanian libraries have broken through the 5 million mark, with library loans over the 2008-09 financial year up by more than 500,000 on previous years.   Premier and Minister for Education and Skills, David Bartlett, said that the outstanding result supported the fact that Tasmanians had better access to libraries, online access centres and […]

Car grants brings Tassie communities in from the dark

By Rob O’Brien   It’s a been a long time coming but Tasmanian communities have been offered a solution to isolation in the form of car grants from the state government. Councils, community groups and NGOs have all signed up for the Cars for Communities Grant Program, which should see them overcome the tyranny of […]


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