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ABC Rural News

A Big Country: 'Off the cuff' rainfall readings
For 52 years Peter Jones has been recording rainfall totals in Tasmania. He writes the daily tally in pencil on his shirt cuff as an 'aide memoire', before recording the totals in his daily diary. His efforts have been recognised by the Bureau of Meteorology which has given him a rainfall excellence award. Read more
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:43:00 +1100
Backpackers struggling to find accommodation in fruit-picking season
Backpacking fruit-pickers, essential for Tasmania's booming horticulture industry, are resorting to living in cars because of a lack of suitable accommodation.
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:24:00 +1100

ABS National Statistical Headlines

Economy grows by 0.6% (seasonally adjusted) in the December quarter 2015 (released 2 March 2016)
Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product
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Crime Victimisation, Australia

Crime Victimisation, Australia
Half a million Australians physically assaulted, 2016-17 (Media Release)
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Agribusiness

Fruit fly alert likened to emergency bushfire situation
The Tasmanian Government clarifies a ban on fruit imports by Taiwan, as a grower likens the alert to the "first 15 minutes of a bushfire".
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:39:27 +1100

business.gov.au News and Updates

Is your business in the resources sector?
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Fri, 06 May 2016 03:19:11 GMT
Budget 2016-17

Wed, 04 May 2016 06:57:03 GMT
Coming soon to a screen near you – the new business.gov.au
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Tue, 03 May 2016 00:11:05 GMT
Commercialisation grants offered to nine innovative Australian companies
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 02:44:35 GMT
New grants for Australian SMEs and researchers
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 02:12:31 GMT
New country of origin food labelling laws
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 01:03:06 GMT
The new business.gov.au is coming in May!
We’ve been working hard to build you a new business.gov.au...
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 02:32:30 GMT
Need finance to export goods for your business?
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Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:43:35 GMT
New checklist for employers
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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:18:16 GMT
It’s now simpler than ever to calculate your fuel tax credits
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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:18:53 GMT

business.gov.au News & Features

3% increase to minimum wages from 1 July
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Budget 2014-2015
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Mental Health and your business
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Current Alerts List throughout Tasmania

Back River Road, NEW NORFOLK
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Back River Road, NEW NORFOLK
STATUS: Going
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 7
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/259793
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:21:16 +1100

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:21:16 +1100
Puncheon Point, Cape Barren Island
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: N
LOCATION: Puncheon Point, Cape Barren Island
STATUS: Going
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not reported
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/56273
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:43:34 +1100

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:43:34 +1100
Kettles Road, Lebrina
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: N
LOCATION: Kettles Road, Lebrina
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not reported
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/56054
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:43:08 +1100

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:43:08 +1100
Tasman Highway, Goshen
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: N
LOCATION: Tasman Highway, Goshen
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 19.6 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/56013
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
UPDATED: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:43:06 +1100

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:43:06 +1100
Barcoo Road, Togari
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: NW
LOCATION: Barcoo Road, Togari
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 26 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/55180
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:42:58 +1100

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:42:58 +1100
Eddy Road, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Eddy Road, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 18 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/55307
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Sustainable Timber Tasmania
UPDATED: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:42:06 +1100

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:42:06 +1100