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Tasmania has banned genetically modified food for 18 years — this scientist wants that changed
Tasmania has banned GMOs for 18 years, but a review is now underway and one scientist says there is a moral responsibility to use genetic modification to develop more resilient crops and battle famine — however farmers are split over the issue.
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:11:51 +1100
'Toilet pipes and old, dead meat': Stench in country town so bad locals want to 'up and leave'
When the wind blows a certain way in the small Tasmanian town of Longford, the odours from the local abattoir and sewage treatment plant combine, leaving locals sickened and rushing to fill out their "pong survey".
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:52:46 +1100

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Current Alerts List throughout Tasmania

Lake Leake
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: N
LOCATION: Lake Leake
STATUS: Going
TYPE: FUEL REDUCTION BURN
SIZE: Approximately 450 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/75309
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:59:05 +1100

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:59:05 +1100
Roaring Magg Hill, Harford
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: NW
LOCATION: Roaring Magg Hill, Harford
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 0.2 Hectare
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/75262
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:49:08 +1100

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:49:08 +1100
Long Plains Road, Bridgenorth
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: N
LOCATION: Long Plains Road, Bridgenorth
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 157 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/75166
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:48 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:48 +1100
Brushy Lagoon, Frankford
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: N
LOCATION: Brushy Lagoon, Frankford
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 15.5 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/73563
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:33 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:33 +1100
Rapid River, West Coast
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: NW
LOCATION: Rapid River, West Coast
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 480 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/68657
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: FORESTRY
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:30 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:30 +1100
Wombat Peak, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Wombat Peak, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 257 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/68655
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:28 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:28 +1100
Dolphin Ridge, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: NW
LOCATION: Dolphin Ridge, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 2913 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/62458
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:20 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:20 +1100
Wilmot Range, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Wilmot Range, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 109 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/62448
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:17 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:17 +1100
Lake Pedder, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Lake Pedder, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 7,512 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/62445
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:15 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:15 +1100
Moores Valley, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: NW
LOCATION: Moores Valley, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 36,255 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/62429
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:07 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:07 +1100
Western Hills
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: NW
LOCATION: Western Hills
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 6500 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/62426
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: ATFS, PWS, STT
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:05 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:07:05 +1100
Jubilee Range, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Jubilee Range, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 60 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/62424
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:57 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:57 +1100
Celtic Hill, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Celtic Hill, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 3560 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/61587
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:49 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:49 +1100
Mount Solitary, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Mount Solitary, Southwest
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 1371 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/62414
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:47 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:47 +1100
Anne Gorge, Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Anne Gorge, Southwest
STATUS: Being Controlled
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 1009 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/61577
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:37 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:37 +1100
Lonnavale, Judbury, Glen Huon, Huonville, Franklin and surrounding areas
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Lonnavale, Judbury, Glen Huon, Huonville, Franklin and surrounding areas
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: ~ 64,500 hectares
Number of Vehicles: 2
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/65581
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:34 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:34 +1100
Castle Forbes Bay, Geeveston, Waterloo, Surges Bay, Glendevie and surrounding areas
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Castle Forbes Bay, Geeveston, Waterloo, Surges Bay, Glendevie and surrounding areas
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 63719 hectares
Number of Vehicles: 2
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/67081
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:33 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:33 +1100
Lynch Hill
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: NW
LOCATION: Lynch Hill
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 2,814 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/71629
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:25 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:25 +1100
Fowl Creek, West Coast
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: NW
LOCATION: Fowl Creek, West Coast
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 38 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/62346
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks & Wildlife Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:23 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:23 +1100
Great Pine Tier, Central Plateau
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Great Pine Tier, Central Plateau
STATUS: Patrol
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Approximately 51185 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/72528
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:15 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:15 +1100
Gell River - Southwest
ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Gell River - Southwest
STATUS: Under Control
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: 35036 hectares
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/a/60812
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Parks and Wildlife Service, Ta
UPDATED: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:12 +1100

Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:06:12 +1100

Weather Warnings for Tasmania. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

23/22:12 EDT Marine Wind Warning Summary for Tasmania

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:12:20 GMT