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Additional $6 million boost for Tasmanian tourism

The Tasmanian tourism sector will get an additional $6 million boost from the Morrison Government, including funding to promote Tasmania as a premier winter tourist destination. The Government is providing: $2 million to support the Winter 2021 marketing program; $2.8 million to drive investment in new agritourism experiences and leverage Tasmania’s strengths in artisanal and [...]

By |2021-05-04T11:42:41+10:00May 4th, 2021|Media Releases|

DNA database to keep log on timber origins

Western Australian-based company Interpredata has been awarded a $60,000 Australian Government traceability grant to build a DNA database for timber and help prevent illegal logging. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Senator Jonno Duniam said the database was an innovative step in providing certainty for [...]

By |2021-04-27T14:44:02+10:00April 27th, 2021|Media Releases|

A new drought resilience adoption and innovation hub for Tasmania

A new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub based in Hobart is set to transform the way that Tasmanian farmers and communities prepare for and respond to drought. The Australian Government will invest $8 million to establish the Hub under the $5 billion Future Drought Fund, with $13 million to be contributed by Hub members. [...]

By |2021-04-13T13:52:21+10:00April 13th, 2021|Media Releases|

Hobart Jobs Fair to help Tasmanians get in a job

A jobs fair showcasing employment opportunities in and around Hobart will be held on Tuesday 13 April 2021 at Princes Wharf No.1. The Morrison Government’s Hobart Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers and local businesses from across southern Tasmania. Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, said the [...]

By |2021-04-13T11:25:21+10:00April 13th, 2021|Media Releases|

New Hobart facilities for Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology today opened its new-look Hobart Office, which houses the meteorologists, hydrologists, climatologists and communications specialists who provide services for Tasmania, as well as support for Australia's interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. As part of the Bureau's longstanding commitment to the Tasmanian community, the upgraded Macquarie Street facility represents part [...]

By |2021-04-08T15:41:04+10:00April 8th, 2021|Media Releases|

New Zealand travel bubble to benefit Tasmanians

Assistant Minister for Industry Development Jonno Duniam said today’s announcement of a trans-Tasman travel bubble from April 19 will give a boost to local tourism operators. “The return of international flights to Hobart could not be better timed,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. "This new direct service between Auckland and Hobart will see New Zealand travellers [...]

By |2021-04-07T10:42:52+10:00April 7th, 2021|Media Releases|

Franklin funding welcomed

Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam has welcomed the Gutwein Liberal Government’s commitment to invest in health and infrastructure across Franklin. “The Government’s announcement of a $30 million investment to deliver the second stage of the Kingston Health Centre, and $1 million for the Dover Medical Centre will benefit our  communities in Franklin,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. [...]

By |2021-04-07T10:41:43+10:00April 7th, 2021|Media Releases|

Discount airfares to bring tourists back

Assistant Minister for Industry Development Jonno Duniam says tourism businesses across Tasmania will benefit from an influx of tourists from the Morrison Government’s 800,000 half-price airfare tickets, as part of the $1.2 billion tourism and aviation package. Burnie, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart are among the initial 15 regions that the Government is supporting through its [...]