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Monday, 20 November

12:34

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Wakehurst Road, AUSTINS FERRY "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Wakehurst Road, AUSTINS FERRY
STATUS: Going
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 4
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256632
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:34:44 +1100

10:20

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Grove Road, GLENORCHY "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Grove Road, GLENORCHY
STATUS: Going
TYPE: HAZMAT
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256626
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:20:26 +1100

09:53

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Midwood Street, NEW TOWN "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Midwood Street, NEW TOWN
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256625
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:53:05 +1100

08:02

King Islanders to get free electricity in renewable energy trial "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Renewable energy trial provides King Island with free power http://www.theage.com.au/business/energy/renewable-energy-trial-provides-tasmania-with-free-power-20171117-gznwk7.html, Cole Latimer   

New technology will provide free power to King Island as it aims to prove low-cost energy generation claims.

Wave Swell Energy, a group developing ocean wave energy generation technology, is carrying out commercial validation trials off Tasmanias King Island ahead of a potential listing.

The group has built what Wave Swell chief executive Tom Denniss described as big concrete caverns, which use the constant back and forth flow of the ocean to generate energy.

As waves pass into the inside of the cavern the water level rises, this causes pressure on the air, which blows open valves at the top of the unit and turns a uni-directional turbine; as the water recedes it causes negative pressure which closes the valves, creating a cyclical process. The air opening and closing the valves turns a turbine, generating a consistent flow of power.

What sets this apart from other wave generation technology is its lack of moving parts, Mr Denniss said. It sits just below the water line, its like an iceberg, but with only two-thirds underwater....

07:05

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Bowden Court, Forcett "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Bowden Court, Forcett
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not reported
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/51876
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:05:44 +1100

06:14

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Clarendon Vale, Mount Rumney and Mornington "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Clarendon Vale, Mount Rumney and Mornington
STATUS: Stop
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not reported
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/51852
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:14:53 +1100

03:02

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Springs Road, CRANBROOK "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Springs Road, CRANBROOK
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256610
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:02:55 +1100

02:07

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Castray Esplanade, HOBART "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Castray Esplanade, HOBART
STATUS: Going
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256608
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:07:35 +1100

02:04

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Holyman Avenue, CAMBRIDGE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Holyman Avenue, CAMBRIDGE
STATUS: Going
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256607
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:04:31 +1100

01:03

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Elwick Road, GLENORCHY "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Elwick Road, GLENORCHY
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: STRUCTURE FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 3
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256603
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:03:37 +1100

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Sunday, 19 November

21:15

Misrepresentation, lies, deception and fraud ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Despite the expense neither the Department nor their collaborators the Invasive Animals CRC were able to confirm the existence of any live foxes in Tasmania. Beginning in 2014 independent peer-reviewed research demonstrated that the physical evidence gathered in Tasmania was unsound and to date neither organisation has chosen to vouch for their data or justify the expenditure of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars trying to eradicate an animal they could not locate Premier Bacon literally head-hunted journalists he wanted from the local newspapers, commercial TV and the ABC and paid them far more than they could ever earn in the private sector. In this way local media was tamed to play along with Government policy. Twenty years on and arguably there are more journalists now employed inside government to fend off the public interest than exist outside to defend it. Moulding public perception is now a bog-standard skill of government with little regard for truth Jack Jolly in Comments: Deception is the way this is done. Thats how High Rise Harry gets to turn Sydney and Melbourne into Hong Kong. Hes given a licence by the state government to do so, and to hell with what the people who live there want. Did anyone ask the people of Sydney and Melbourne? Nope. Oddly, governing the state would be a hell of a lot easier if it was done on the basis of finding out what the public wanted done and what public values require If you can chase something that does not exist for 15 years and spend $50 million on it, then claim that it has been an outstanding success, then there are no limits to the bullshit you will project. Anything is possible. Isnt that the lesson of the fox fiasco - that government has no shame and no fear of the public whatsoever? They can look us in the eye and lie time and time again. There are no consequences David Obendorf in Comments: Perhaps it is a bitter pill. That this expensive eradication program was based on some unconscionable lying and the use of imported hoaxed evidence calculated to deceive. The presentation of false, unsubstantiated allegations to Tasmania Police was bad enough, but lying to a fox ecologist compounds the offence. To falsify physical evidence using dead fox exhibits adds to the gravity Jack in Comments: Of course, the government in the lower house can always cancel parliament when things get too hot as Do-Nothing Malcolm (Member for Goldman Sachs) has just done: HERE

18:45

Community Health underfunded by $84 million "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

The Tasmanian government spent $84 million less on out-of-hospital health care in 2015-16 than other states, a new analysis has found. When this is taken into account, the total underspend amounts to $84 million, or $162.45 for every Tasmanian. This means the government needs to spend almost double its current amount in this area if the people of this state are to get the same level and quality of services enjoyed by other Australians

18:15

Misrepresentation, lies, deception and fraud "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Despite the expense neither the Department nor their collaborators the Invasive Animals CRC were able to confirm the existence of any live foxes in Tasmania. Beginning in 2014 independent peer-reviewed research demonstrated that the physical evidence gathered in Tasmania was unsound and to date neither organisation has chosen to vouch for their data or justify the expenditure of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars trying to eradicate an animal they could not locate Premier Bacon literally head-hunted journalists he wanted from the local newspapers, commercial TV and the ABC and paid them far more than they could ever earn in the private sector. In this way local media was tamed to play along with Government policy. Twenty years on and arguably there are more journalists now employed inside government to fend off the public interest than exist outside to defend it. Moulding public perception is now a bog-standard skill of government with little regard for truth Jack Jolly in Comments: Deception is the way this is done. Thats how High Rise Harry gets to turn Sydney and Melbourne into Hong Kong. Hes given a licence by the state government to do so, and to hell with what the people who live there want. Did anyone ask the people of Sydney and Melbourne? Nope. Oddly, governing the state would be a hell of a lot easier if it was done on the basis of finding out what the public wanted done and what public values require If you can chase something that does not exist for 15 years and spend $50 million on it, then claim that it has been an outstanding success, then there are no limits to the bullshit you will project. Anything is possible. Isnt that the lesson of the fox fiasco - that government has no shame and no fear of the public whatsoever? They can look us in the eye and lie time and time again. There are no consequences David Obendorf in Comments: Perhaps it is a bitter pill. That this expensive eradication program was based on some unconscionable lying and the use of imported hoaxed evidence calculated to deceive. The presentation of false, unsubstantiated allegations to Tasmania Police was bad enough, but lying to a fox ecologist compounds the offence. To falsify physical evidence using dead fox exhibits adds to the gravity

18:01

Reminiscent of a tin-pot dictatorship ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

A STATEMENT FROM ANDREW WILKIE REGARDING THE CANCELLATION OF PARLIAMENT The Governments decision to cancel parliament is scandalous and reminiscent of a tin-pot dictatorship

16:43

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Sunshine Road, AUSTINS FERRY "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Sunshine Road, AUSTINS FERRY
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: VEHICLE FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256593
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 02:43:26 +1100

11:18

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Greenbanks Road, BRIDGEWATER "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Greenbanks Road, BRIDGEWATER
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: VEHICLE FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 2
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256586
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:18:46 +1100

06:56

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Francois Court, OLD BEACH "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Francois Court, OLD BEACH
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: FIRE INCIDENT
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256579
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:56:17 +1100

04:20

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Cobbs Hill Road, BRIDGEWATER "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Cobbs Hill Road, BRIDGEWATER
STATUS: Going
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 3
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/256575
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:20:04 +1100

02:01

Gross State Product. Victoria top, but NSW the real winner "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Victoria has Australia's top-performing state economy, but the real prizes have gone to NSW and South Australia.

The annual Bureau of Statistics measure of state domestic product puts Victoria's economic growth at 3.3 per cent throughout 2016-17. NSW recorded weaker growth of 2.9 per cent, South Australia 2.2 per cent, Queensland 1.8 per cent and Tasmania 1.1 per cent. Western Australia's economy shrank 2.7 per cent.

But the league table takes no account of population growth.

Victoria had by far the strongest population growth during 2016-17. NSW and Queensland were well behind, and the other states even further behind. When adjusted for population, gross state product per resident grew fastest in South Australia (1.6 per cent) and NSW (1.3 per cent). Victoria's gross state product per resident grew just 0.9 per cent.

 

The Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory did better than the states on all measures. The ACT recorded economic growth of 4.6 per cent and growth per resident of 2.9 per cent and the Northern Territory recording growth of 4 per cent and 3.7 per cent.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas brushed aside the per capita measure to declare that the overall 3.3 per cent result was higher than at any point during the previous term of the Liberal National Party government.

"This data once again shows the strength of Victoria's economy, and reinforces the direction we've steered our economy across three successive budgets with a focus on the infrastructure and services Victorians need," he said.

In both big states the growth was broadly based with the production of "professional, scientific and technical services" the biggest contributor.

"For the past five years professional, sc...

Saturday, 18 November

17:15

Geoffrey Dyers genius ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

GEOFF DYER Recent paintings 15 November - 10 December 2017 Arguably Tasmanias most prominent landscape painter, Geoff Dyer became nationally known after winning the 2003 Archibald Prize with his powerful portrait of Tasmanian environmentalist, writer and friend, Richard Flanagan (who did the poignant launch speech) Despard here: What a Geoff Dyer day, wild, hot, thunderous, torrential and overwhelming

17:15

Geoffrey Dyers supreme artistry ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

GEOFF DYER Recent paintings 15 November - 10 December 2017 Arguably Tasmanias most prominent landscape painter, Geoff Dyer became nationally known after winning the 2003 Archibald Prize with his powerful portrait of Tasmanian environmentalist, writer and friend, Richard Flanagan (who did the poignant launch speech)

16:50

Norfolk Island heading for disaster ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

A report released today claims the Norfolk Island economy is in crisis and heading for disaster

16:44

The 1821 Macquarie Bicentenary ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

This suggestion for a bicentenary event also includes the proposal for an Australian Convict Trail

15:00

AGM Vic Branch of Sustainable Population Australia Nov 25 Hawthorn Library "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Public Seminar with two speakers: Jack Roach, immediate past president of Boroondara Residents Action Group and Adrian Whitehead. Adrian Whitehead will speak on "Population Perspectives, from global to local." Public Welcome. Free Parking near venue. Financial members may nominate for any committee positions. See details inside re how to nominate.

Sustainable Population Australia (Victorian and Tasmanian branch)
Annual General Meeting
Saturday November 25th 2017 at 2.00pm
Hawthorn Library meeting rooms 3-4, 584 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Nominations for Committee Positions: Financial members of SPA may nominate for any committee positions. Please email before 17thth November to victas@population.org.au or write to:

Returning Officer, Sustainable Population Australia, Victorian and Tasmanian branch,
P.O.BOX 556 Hawthorn 3122

Following the formal proceedings, please stay for our public seminar
Population perspectives: from global to local
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Presenters: Adrian Whitehead, Environmental campaigner &
Jack Roach: Immediate Past President Boroondara Residents Action Group
Free parking is available near the venue.
You are invited to stay for afternoon tea following the seminar

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