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Saturday, 12 May

17:48

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Pillinger Street, DYNNYRNE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Pillinger Street, DYNNYRNE
STATUS: Going
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262497
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 13 May 2018 01:48:55 +1000

10:34

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Silver Hill Road, CYGNET "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Silver Hill Road, CYGNET
STATUS: Going
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262489
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sat, 12 May 2018 18:34:34 +1000

06:42

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Sycamore Road, RISDON VALE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Sycamore Road, RISDON VALE
STATUS: Going
TYPE: VEHICLE FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 2
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262481
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sat, 12 May 2018 14:42:09 +1000

05:37

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Gellibrand Lane, OPOSSUM BAY "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Gellibrand Lane, OPOSSUM BAY
STATUS: Going
TYPE: COMMUNITY SERVICE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262479
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sat, 12 May 2018 13:37:26 +1000

03:45

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Grosvenor Crescent, SANDY BAY "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Grosvenor Crescent, SANDY BAY
STATUS: Going
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262476
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sat, 12 May 2018 11:45:39 +1000

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Friday, 11 May

11:12

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Bastick Street, ROSNY PARK "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Bastick Street, ROSNY PARK
STATUS: Going
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262459
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 May 2018 19:12:02 +1000

10:57

News from ABC Radio Hobart: Hobart flooding declared 'catastrophe' as wild Tasmanian storm eases and tracks north "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

The Insurance Council of Australia has declared a catastrophe for storm damage in southern Tasmania, as the floodwaters recede and the rain heads to the state's north-east.

10:31

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Woodies Place, RICHMOND "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Woodies Place, RICHMOND
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: COMMUNITY SERVICE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262457
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 May 2018 18:31:12 +1000

08:25

Tasmania Police: Youth Rescued From New Norfolk Floodwaters "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Search and Rescue members on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter this afternoon rescued a 15-year-old boy from flood waters at Tynwald Park, New Norfolk.

Due to the speed and depth of flood waters, SES and police ground crews were unable to rescue him, resulting in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter being dispatched.

A Tasmania Police Search and Rescue officer winched the youth into the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

He suffered mild hypothermia but was otherwise uninjured.

The post Youth Rescued From New Norfolk Floodwaters appeared first on Tasmania Police.

08:09

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Collinsvale Road, COLLINSVALE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Collinsvale Road, COLLINSVALE
STATUS: Going
TYPE: POWER POLE FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 2
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262450
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 May 2018 16:09:02 +1000

06:55

Current Alerts List Southern Region: New Town Road, NEW TOWN "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: New Town Road, NEW TOWN
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262448
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 May 2018 14:55:56 +1000

06:36

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Fisher Drive, HERDSMANS COVE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Fisher Drive, HERDSMANS COVE
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: VEHICLE FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 3
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262447
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 May 2018 14:36:00 +1000

03:19

News from ABC Radio Hobart: Tasmania authorities provide update on flooding "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Tasmanian emergency services brief the media after heavy rains caused widespread flooding across Hobart and surrounding areas.

03:00

Budget 2018: A frontal assault on a fair go for all Australians ... "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

It also cares about big corporations and their rich mates. Theres nothing in here to tax. Its a rigged systemrigged by some of the biggest, wealthiest and most powerful corporations on this planet. There is nothing to fix the petroleum resource rent tax rort. We could have brought in tens of billions of dollars, if we had gotten these companies to pay for the gas that theyve extractedgas and resources owned by the Australian people

02:54

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Davey Street, HOBART "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Davey Street, HOBART
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/262439
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 May 2018 10:54:17 +1000

02:00

Criminally minded ... and how you can change it all "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

When a person becomes criminally minded, the circumstances that brought them to that place are many, varied and complicated. No one is ever truly out of reach of help but once a person thinks like a criminal they can usually see no options apart from the easy way out. Mental illness of any degree plays a huge role in shaping how someone deals with any given situation

00:25

Record rain, flash flooding inundate CBD and parts of southern Tasmania. Vid "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Cars have floated down Hobart CBD streets and homes and businesses have been evacuated as flash flooding hit the city following record rainfall overnight.

00:00

May 11 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

1806 - The Sydney Gazette reported ;
"...accounts were received from Hunters River, stating the total loss of the fine colonial schooner Governor King, of which we last week made mention. The person who brought in the first accounts of her loss came away very shortly after she struck, in order to obtain timely assistance from the owners, if any service could be rendered; but in the course of a few hours from the time he left her she went to pieces, and by the next morning fragments of the wreck were scattered along the shore for several miles. Great part of her freight of pork has been saved, but little else, except about two ton out of 12 ton of iron taken in at Dusky Bay in lieu of ballast picked up from the wreck of the Endeavour."

1813 - Gregory Blaxland set out with William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth on an exploring expedition across the Blue Mountains.

1815 - William Henry Moore was admitted to the courts as the first free solicitor in the colony.

1816 - The very first issue of the Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter was published. Though 1 June is usually recognized as the date of its first issue, a rare earlier number dated Saturday, 11 May 1816, is described as 'volume the third number 158' and bore the normal heading 'Published by Authority'.

1821 - The Father of the Australian press, George Howe, printer, editor, publisher and poet, died aged just 51.

1825 - George Spencer, Lewis Collins and other convicts played pirate and escaped from Newcastle in the cutter Eclipse.

1827 - Private examination took place at the Police Office at Sydney in the case of Lieutenant Lowe who was accused of originating the death of a black native 'at Newcastle.. Lieut. Lowe is a gentleman universally esteemed for his mildness and humanity and he had great difficulty to encounter from the hostile and ferocious conduct of the blacks at the time the transaction is said to have taken place'

1835 - Patrick Kilmartin was hanged at Sydney for the murder of James Hamilton.

1836 - Joseph Free was hanged at Sydney for the murder of Edward Brown at Invermein.

1859 - John Arrow was hanged at Bathurst for the murder of Catherine Leary at Summer Hill Creek, Orange.

1859 - Thomas Ryan (alias William Martin) was hanged at Bathurst for the rape of Leah England in the Wellington Valley.

1861 - William Dymock, he what founded Dymock's Book Stores, was hatched.

1861 - Walter George Arthur, Aboriginal leader,  the son of Rolepa, known to Europeans as 'King George', a senior man of the Ben Lomond tribe in north-eastern Tasmania, was returning by row boat to Oyster Cove from Hobart when he fell overboard; his body was not recovered.

1880 - The Opening of the 10th Victorian Pa...

Thursday, 10 May

12:59

English for Politicians "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

English is a fascinating language.  It has changed and evolved over time.  For example, Spartacus junior frequently comes home from school and say that he versed so and so and that his team is versing them and thum (you like that one?  creation of thum).

But while evolution is one thing, corruption is another.  And the English language seems to have been corrupted in the last 10 years for the purpose of confusion and obfuscation.

It all seems to have started with the Worlds Greatest Treasurer, Wayne Swan and Australias best bank Chairman, Ken Henry.

So in the interests of doing his bit for public finance discourse, Spartacus would like to note the following:

  • A tax cut is not an expenditure.
  • A tax increase in not a saving.
  • Multiple tax increases are not tax reform.
  • Tax cuts do not need to be funded, expenditure increases do.
  • Recurrent expenditure is not investment.
  • The absence of a budget increase is not a budget cut.

And whilst it may be like a Tasmanian tiger, with lots of sightings but none confirmed, a surplus is when you spend less than you collect/earn.

Spartacus invites Cats to add to this list.  Perhaps we can send it to Treasury.

Follow I Am Spartacus on Twitter at @Ey_am_Spartacus

12:51

Batman Bits And Pieces "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

There are a few points of interest I thought were worth commenting on quickly following Labor's drubbing of the Greens in the Batman by-election.


The 34% swing that wasn't

It has been widely reported that the Northcote West booth swung to Labor by 34 points.  This is incorrect; the actual two-party swing in that booth was 9%, which was still one of the largest in the electorate.  It was quite obvious based on the primary votes that the AEC had accidentally transposed the Labor and Green 2PP figures during data entry.  This kind of thing happens now and then and it is best to check cases where one booth says something off the scale before commenting further.


Did the CoryTories save Batman from the Greens?

The Australian Conservatives are currently on 6.41% of the vote.  This isn't especially impressive given that the Liberals normally poll about 20% in the seat.  However, it is better than the votes polled by the lead right-wing micro-party in most other by-elections that the Coalition has declined to contest in the past few decades. (In some other such cases there were multiple well-known right-wing parties contesting for the Coalition vote - Family First, Christian Democrats, One Nation etc). 

The Conservatives have been trying to claim credit for the Greens' defeat based on their decision to preference Labor on their how-to-vote cards.  In fact, this only works if both the following are true:

1. A sufficient portion of the Conservatives voters actually preferenced Labor ahead of the Greens for the Conservatives preferences to have decided the result. At present, the required portion is 84.6%; the formula is (L+C)/2C, where L = Labor's two-party vote (presently 54.43) minus 50, and C = the Conservative vote.  At present Labor have 64.7% of all preferences, so it is plausible the Conservative votes might have just split this strongly, but we'll need to wait for the final figures to see if this is so.  (EDIT: This calculation is actually incorrect, see update).

and

2. Enough of the Conservatives voters preferencing Labor ahead of the Greens only because the party's How-To-Vote card (and/or media publicity) told them to, when otherwise these voters would have preferenced the Greens or voted informally or not at a...

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