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Greens show hypocrisy over plantation forestry

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the Greens have shown their hypocrisy in the Senate today by calling for an end to the plantation timber industry. “The Greens have shown another instance of hypocrisy today, with a clumsily worded motion calling for a plan to transition workers out of the plantation timber [...]

By |2021-02-24T16:55:05+11:00February 24th, 2021|Media Releases|

Sandfly Road intersection upgrade to create a buzz in Tassie

The Huon Highway and Sandfly Road intersection upgrade is moving along, with the contract awarded to local Tasmanian company Hazell Bros Group – paving the way for work to start in coming weeks. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project formed part of the Australian and [...]

By |2021-02-12T12:03:49+11:00February 12th, 2021|Media Releases|

Community resilience grants to help commercial fishers Stay Afloat

Applications are now open for Community Resilience Grants of up to $2000, as part of the Stay Afloat program to support and improve the mental health of those in the seafood industry. There are 35 grants available thanks to the Morrison Government’s $600,000 election commitment for Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) to deliver the first industry-specific [...]

By |2021-02-09T08:51:20+11:00February 8th, 2021|Media Releases|

‘Great Forest Case’ proves Tasmanian forestry is a winner

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the Federal Court’s judgment on the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement was a win for Australia’s forest industry. “This is a victory for every hard-working man and woman in forestry across the nation,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “Regional Forest Agreements (RFA) are the best way of balancing [...]

By |2021-02-03T13:16:34+11:00February 3rd, 2021|Media Releases|

EPBC milestone in improved environmental laws to support economic recovery

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam has welcomed the release of the independent statutory review of the EPBC Act by Professor Graeme Samuel AC. “The release of the final EPBC review marks another milestone in the Morrison Government’s significant reform of Australia’s environmental law, to support jobs,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “Already we [...]

By |2021-01-28T14:59:43+11:00January 28th, 2021|Media Releases|

$4.8 MILLION INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE TO COPE WITH FLOODING

Tasmanian businesses and residents will benefit from new infrastructure upgrades that will mitigate flooding along the main street of Huonville. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government invested $1.6 million to protect Huonville businesses and residents, including the Pine Lane Retirement Village. “This project will [...]

By |2021-01-15T12:49:25+11:00January 15th, 2021|Media Releases|

Spirit of Tasmania passengers flock to book free car trips

Assistant Minister for Industry Development Jonno Duniam said travellers set their alarms for midnight last night to ensure they did not miss out on free car trips on the Spirit of Tasmania. “The Morrison Government’s Spirit of Tasmania bring your car for free initiative is off to a flying start,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “This [...]

By |2021-01-14T10:08:14+11:00January 14th, 2021|Media Releases|

New Hub to service BOM operations across Tasmania and Antarctica

The Morrison Government is continuing to deliver on its investment in the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), officially opening the first purpose-built Observing Operations Hub in Hobart, designed to monitor the extreme weather experienced across Tasmania and Antarctica. Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the Operations Hub will house highly-skilled technical staff to fully service [...]