Monthly Archives: July 2014


Written by Katy Rohl With climate change becoming ever more prevalent within Australia, the wine industry is steadily falling victim to its diverse effects. With predictions forecasting significant changes to the Australian climate, wine makers are migrating south to seek cooler climates which favour the production of sparkling and pinot […]

Tasmanian Wine Producers Raise a Glass to Climate Change


Written by Bexy McFly What a generous government we have. 3.8 million clams have been granted to Tassal for production of a fish meal plant 4km north-east of Triabunna on the Tasman Highway, and there’s nothing fishy about that. Ok, there totally is. It reeks of fish carcass, as will […]

Fishing for Compliments: Tassal’s Grant for Fish By Product Factory


Written by Jessica Goddard The decision to allow manufacturers to produce hemp seed for human consumption in Australia has been pushed back to January 2015. The Council of Australian Governments’ National Forum on Food Regulation delayed the decision until next year, citing  concerns that producing hemp seed food would send […]

Hemp Seed Food Debate Continues



Written by Emma Luimes The ABC reported last week that Councils around Tasmania are supportive of the prospect of an industrial and medical industry in Tasmania to combat the state’s employment problems, particularly in regional areas, where traditional means of employment such as forestry and mining are declining.  Last month, […]

Hemp Over Milk to Tackle Tasmania’s Youth Unemployment


Written by Sophie Wood Who knew watching videos on ‘YouTube’ could be so enlightening? I was enjoying listening to the music of ‘Vegan Smyth’; one of my favourite vegan singers, songwriters and comedians. He is the man that has given us memorable songs like: ‘Where do you get your protein?’ […]

Tasmanian Vegan Cheese Adventures


Recipe by Gina Fenech Ingredients: 1 cup gluten free quick cooking oats 15 dried apricots ½ of a ripe banana ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1 tbsp coconut oil ¼ tsp ginger pinch of cloves pinch of salt Roll in shredded coconut Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor […]

Vegan Apricot Bliss Balls



Written by Katy Rohl In recent months an abundance of Swordfish have been reported by fishermen off Tasmanian shores. As Swordfish are world renowned as being very prestigious fish to catch, game fishermen are steadily arriving to try and lure in these lucrative aquatic giants and ultimately surpass the previously […]

Tourism Tasmania using Swordfish to Reel in Game Fishermen


Written by Bexy McFly Want high quality local organic produce? There’s an app for that. Twenty Tasmanian farms are now a lot more sensitive – but they haven’t been watching Bold and The Beautiful or drinking too much soy milk – They’ve been fitted with sensors to make farming easier, […]

The Sensitive New Age Farmer: Sense T Technology in Tasmania


Written by Grace Elkins The Australian government’s stance on climate change and its continued support of the fossil fuel industry has the international community believing Australia is determined to ‘fight the future’. The government’s intention to scrap the price on carbon makes Australia an unattractive location for investment in renewable […]

The Damaging Consequences of Australia’s Stance on Climate Change



Written by Jessica Goddard The peak wool body of Queensland ‘WoolProducers’ has last week released a National Wild Dog Action Plan which it states “will guide the implementation of a nationally-agreed framework for a strategic and risk-based approach to wild dog management; emphasising humane, safe and effective management techniques and […]

The National Wild Dog Action Plan


Written by Sophie WoodThe Australian Federal Government has set its sights on South Africa. It wants the South African Government to ban Australian citizens from participating in ‘canned’ trophy hunting. Canned hunting is a cruel and barbaric ‘sport’, where hunters pay large sums of money to hunt rare and endangered […]

Government wants South Africa to Ban Australian Canned Trophy Hunters


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Written by Gina Fenech The Tasmanian State Government has made a vow to get an industrial hemp industry up and running in Tasmania.  In Tasmania, Cannabis Sativa generally known as Industrial Hemp is being treated as its illegal relative Marijuana.  Industrial Hemp is not grown for its psycho active drug […]

Hemp and Medical Marijuana in Tasmania