States announce automated vehicle programs

Coffs Harbour and Armidale in NSW will be the first regional areas in Australia to host a fully automated vehicle trial, while Tasmania announces an electric vehicle program in local government.

Tasmanian police seal NBN deal

By Paul Hemsley The Tasmanian Government has selected iiNet as its preferred internet service provider for the state’s Department of Police and Emergency Management to plug into the National Broadband Network (NBN).   The deal will link the core network between police stations and the state government. The rollout of the NBN across Tasmania has […]

Tasmania to build $2 billion wind farm

By Paul Hemsley Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has backed a move to build the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere on King Island at a cost of $2 billion. Ms Giddings expects the project to provide “enormous benefits” to the Tasmanian economy, which has struggled due to a two speed economy, according to the […]

VoIP contract hears further investment

Government staff and departments will use Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony services following a Tasmanian Government contract with MyNetFone. The contract is expected to be worth up to $20 million in the long term following an initial agreement term of three years, with extensions up to ten years. Selection was based from a rigorous tender […]

Tasmania’s new corruption watchdog open for business

Tasmania has marked an important milestone in its legal and political history, with the launch of the newly established Integrity Commission. Chief Commissioner, Murray Kellam, said the primary focus of the new Integrity Commission was one of prevention, education and advice. “Our key challenges are to prevent misconduct in the first place and to enhance […]

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 […]


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