Written by Katy RohlAfter the original rejection of the medical marijuana trials in July of this year, Tasmanian politicians have now changed their stance on the subject and consideration of a medical marijuana trial is in the works. Many things must be considered by the government before legalization will either […]

Tasmanian government planting the seed in a medical marijuana trial

Written by Katy RohlFor thousands of years salt production has been a profitable industry. Now, after receiving approval, Alice Laing and Chris Manson are set to begin a new venture of salt flake production in Mayfield Point, Swansea. Although previous attempts have been made on salt production in this area, […]

Tasmania Headed for Salty New Venture

Written by Emma Luimes The cost of natural disasters could double in the next six years according to research conducted by The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre. The ABC reported that emergency workers have been warned that the intense weather Tasmania experienced in the last few weeks could […]

Cost of Natural Disasters Could Double in the Next 6 ...

Written by Bexy McFly Move over, Miranda Kerr. Cabbage is the new supermodel. It’s no longer just humans dealing with image issues and feeling as though they’re ‘not good enough’. Less than perfect produce that doesn’t make the cut on Supermarket’s Next Top Model are sent back to the ground […]

“You Can’t Afford Me” Says Hot Potato

Written by Emma Luimes The Labor Party is calling on Australians to have their say about animal testing in the Cosmetics and Animal Testing Policy Consultation. The consultation is a commitment made by the party last year in an effort to phase out the importation, manufacture, sale and advertising of […]

Cosmetics and Animal Testing Policy Consultation: Help to Ban Animal ...

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 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 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