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Wednesday, 10 January

00:56

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Wilmot Road, HUONVILLE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Wilmot Road, HUONVILLE
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/258365
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:56:19 +1100

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Tuesday, 09 January

22:58

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Lampton Avenue, DERWENT PARK "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Lampton Avenue, DERWENT PARK
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: VEHICLE FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/258361
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:58:25 +1100

22:55

Big chill, dodgy feet downed Aussie tigers "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Thylacine family at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, 1910. (Wikipedia)

Climate change may have helped drive Australias marsupial tigers into a permanent grave, along with their dodgy feet.

The last of the marsupial tigers that once roamed mainland Australia the Tasmanian Tiger died out 90 years ago.Aussie researchers believe they now know what drove a once-diverse group of species called thylacines to extinction: a rapidly-cooling climate about 14 million years ago.

They found thylacines declined during this period, when global temperatures suddenly dropped by about seven degrees Celsius.

The cooler climate transformed Australias wet, closed forests into dry, open woodlands, and thats where the tigers dodgy feet come in.

We think the structure of tigers feet and ankles might have made them better suited to closed forests with uneven surfaces, such as roots and logs, and less well suited to open woodlands, says PhD scholar Shimona Kealy, from the Australian National University.

The same time period also saw the rise of modern carnivorous marsupials such as the Tasmanian Devil and cat-sized quolls, known as dasyurids.

Researchers say the rise of dasyurids appears to have something to do with their superior ear-bone structure, which was better adapted to open woodland environments and allowed them to hear over greater distances than thylacines.

The study relied on an analysis of 95 modern and fossil species, including six species of tigers, studying their skulls, teeth and jaws, along with molecular gene sequences.

The research has been published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

The post Big chill, dodgy feet downed Aussie tigers appeared first on Echonetdaily.

22:00

January 10 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

1696 - The Swan River had Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh splashing around in it today...hope he brought his floaties!

He also eyeballed and described the land region that is now Perth.
Nyoongar - Birak (birok), the summer period between December and January hot and dry.

1820 - John Oxley emailed his report to Macquarie re his digital survey at Illawarra.
Ok, ok, he really used a fax.

1823 - Commissioner Bigge's report was presented to House of Commons; so impressed was the fellow with the area that he included a description of Illawarra.

1828 - Governor Arthur, in Tasmania,  complained in a letter about the daily injuries inflicted on the Aborigines by stockmen and sealers who attempted to 'deprive them of their women whenever the opportunity offered'.

1831 - William Bubb, John Cook and  James Murphy were Hanged at Sydney for the murder of Adam Oliver at Norfolk Island.

1834 - John Lhotsky did a bunk from Sydney to explore the Monaro District, NSW, and the Australian Alps.

1845 - The Mackenzie River discovered Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt.

1852 - The Cape Willoughby lighthouse, at the eastern extremity of Kangaroo Island, lights the 11km wide Backstairs Passage between the island and the South Oz mainland. It was the first lighthouse erected in South Australia, and originally known as the Sturt Light after Captain Charles Sturt, beginning to light up the night on this day.

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20:20

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Bowhill Road, Jericho "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Bowhill Road, Jericho
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not reported
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/54196
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:20:03 +1100

17:15

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Gatty Street, CAMBRIDGE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Gatty Street, CAMBRIDGE
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/258359
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:15:59 +1100

10:59

Liberals' pokie policy "IndyWatch Feed Tas"


Its easy to summarise the Libs pokie policy. They have simply adopted THA and Federal Groups position. Without amendment.

When Rebecca White moved the goalposts the Libs were left flatfooted with a urgent need to find a plausible alternative.

Yet despite the mountain of evidence presented to the parliamentary inquiry plus its 72 findings and 23 recommendations, despite its own post 2023 framework  that specified allocation of venue licenses by a market based mechanism, the Libs opted instead to adopt the THA/ Federal proposal in its entirety, a proposal lodged so late in the life of the parliamentary committee it didnt have enough time to consider it in detail.


Pubs and clubs with existing pokies will be gifted a 20 year license to continue after 2023 with a significantly higher share of the pool. This effectively means the 96 existing pubs have just been given a windfall capital gain of $150 million. Thats how much the value of the pubs will increase with implementation of the Libs policy. One quarter of this or $37.5 million will accrue to the Federal Group as owners of twelve of the better performing pubs. The better performing the pubs the higher the capital gain. About $75 million will fall into the laps of five other groups who own multiple pokie venues. The rest will be distributed amongst single venue operators.

There wont be any market based mechanism to allocate licenses to venues. They will simply be gifted to those who currently have pokies.

But granting a licence for 20 years means that if any government makes any changes in the next 20 years which adversely affe...

09:19

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Susan Parade, LENAH VALLEY "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Susan Parade, LENAH VALLEY
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: FIRE INCIDENT
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/258350
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 19:19:51 +1100

06:51

Cat Tracker "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

This information was received via Iona Mitchell, whose contact details are below.

The University of South Australia is running an innovative Cat Tracker project Australia-wide.  The project tracks the movement of pet cats and interviews their owners.  The aim is to learn about the roaming behaviours of pet cats and to help cat owners make decisions about their cats care and welfare.  Even if you are not a cat owner, you can still fill out the survey to provide your views on cat ownership, part of this project's objectives are to find out more about social attitudes to cat ownership and cat management.

A light-weight GPS tracker (like the one in the attached photo) is placed on a cats collar or harness, and its movement over a 24 hour period is recorded.  The information is downloaded and displayed on a map - to show you exactly where your cat roams!  This enables you to check on your cats safety e.g. is it spending time near roads; identify its favourite sleeping, hiding and roaming places; and find out if it is entering other peoples homes to be fed!  Kids also love to learn where their furry-friends like to spend time.





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01:14

Tasmania Police: Update George Town Fire "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Police have interviewed two boys, aged 11, who will be proceeded against under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act in relation to the fire at George Town on 2 January 2018.

 

The boys will also receive some education and advice from TFS and police.

 

Inspector Michael Johnston said:

 

Its clear that the boys did not mean to cause the damage that they did.

 

While the fire was deliberately lit, they did try to put it out and did not mean for it to spread.

 

Its a timely reminder of the importance of speaking to children about safe fire behaviour, he said.

 

 

The post Update George Town Fire appeared first on Tasmania Police.

00:35

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Tamarix Road, PRIMROSE SANDS "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Tamarix Road, PRIMROSE SANDS
STATUS: Going
TYPE: STRUCTURE FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/258333
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:35:00 +1100

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Monday, 08 January

23:50

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

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Tower Road, NEW TOWN
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/258330
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:50:19 +1100

22:00

January 9 On This Day in Australian History "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

1815 - First fleeter Augustus Alt, who was responsible for laying out the first streets of the towns of Sydney and Parramatta, turned up his toes at age 83.

1816 - Whaling captain and explorer James Kelly popped into Port Dalrymple whilst puttering around the coastline of Tassie...and was promptly arrested under suspicion of being a bushranger.
Yep, that's how we do things in Oz...see a bloke and reckon he'd like to be flogged while in chains.

1821 - Governor Macquarie issued further grants at Illawarra: Samuel Terry 2000 acres, Andrew Allan 700 acres, Thomas Davey 2000 acres, D'Arcy Wentworth 3150 acres, James Mitcham 700 acres, John Horsley 1200 acres, William Wentworth 1000 acres.

1826 - The ayes have it...The first Executive Council for Van Diemen's Land aka Tasmania was appointed.

1830 - The Sydney Gazette announced....
'The female prisoners by the Lucy Davidson' have turned out but a profitless shipment. Most of the Magdalens, were assigned to service in Sydney and by far the greater portion of those, we are told, have been returned by their masters to government as incorrigibly bad characters'

1854 - It's your money Ralph....The first branch of the English, Scottish and Australian Chartered Bank was opened in Melbourne by F.A.Walsh....and keep those pennies in the tea tin for now.

1862 - William Voss was hanged at Perth Gaol for the murder of his wife Mary Moir at York.

1863 - First Post Office opened in Mackay.

1867 - The Clarke Gang of bushrangers constantly raided crops and livestock. Their gang, the Jerrabat Gully Rakers, were regarded as scientists in the art of cattle duffing and horse stealing. The Clarke gang of relatives and friends was well trained in bushcraft and were heavily armed.
They plundered publicans, storekeepers, farmers and travelers. They ambushed gold shipments from Nerrigundah and Araluen and the coaches that traveled from Sydney and the Illawarra. Till November 1866 they marauded virtually unchecked in a triangle through the Jingeras from Braidwood to Bega, and up the coast to Moruya and Nelligen. A party of special constables assigned to capture the Clarke GangJohn Carroll, Patrick Kennagh, Eneas McDonnell and John Pheganwere ambushed and killed near Jinden Station. They had been tied to a tree and then shot.

1868 - The last convict ship, the Hougoumont, arrived at Fremantle with 279 convicts. Their arrival brought an end to the transportation of prisoners from the UK.Somehow I don't think they got mints on their pillows during their voyage...

1869 - The fast clipper ship, 'Thermopylae', reached Melbourne after a record 60 days sailing from London.
Show off !

1870 - First issue of Australian Town & Country Journal.

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20:24

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Rockingham Drive, CLARENDON VALE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Rockingham Drive, CLARENDON VALE
STATUS: Going
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/258326
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 06:24:03 +1100

Saturday, 06 January

01:05

Tasmania Police: Arrest and charges following fire at Wynyard Bowls Club "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Detectives from Burnie CIB have arrested and charged a 15 year old Wynyard youth with burglary and arson following a fire at the Wynyard Bowls Club on Thursday night.

The arrest was made on Friday afternoon.  The youth will appear before the Youth Justice Court in the near future.

Western District Police Acting Commander Craig Joel said that, whilst the arrest was a pleasing development, enquiries are continuing into an ongoing spate of burglary, damage and arson in the Wynyard area.  Detectives have a particular line of enquiry which is being followed to solve these crimes and offences.  Yesterdays arrest will assist in advancing those enquiries, he said.

Any information to assist this investigation can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au

The post Arrest and charges following fire at Wynyard Bowls Club appeared first on Tasmania Police.

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