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Friday, 11 August

09:58

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Stoney Steps Road, SOUTH HOBART "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Stoney Steps Road, SOUTH HOBART
STATUS: Going
TYPE: VEGETATION FIRE
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 2
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/253620
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:58:44 +1000

04:01

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Hull Street, GLENORCHY "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Hull Street, GLENORCHY
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/253613
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:01:31 +1000

02:45

02:21

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Cuthberts Road, MARGATE "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Cuthberts Road, MARGATE
STATUS: Going
TYPE: Chimney fire
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles:
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/253611
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:21:39 +1000

01:47

Potentially disastrous consequences of climate change for Australia...and more Zedlines "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

(image: Aftermath of 2016 Tasmanian bushfire. Source: Wikimedia) Military and climate experts have told a senate inquiry that Australia faces potential disastrous consequences from climate change, including forced migration of millions across the region and constant natural disasters that would overwhelm security forces and the government.

Former defence force chief Admiral Chris Barrie, says Australias ability to respond and mitigate impacts of climate change had been corrupted by political timidity and flux.

Barrie said that the security thread of climate change is comparable to nuclear war, and that Australia would be the most affected, including new, extreme weather patterns and substantial damage to coastal communities.

01:23

Current Alerts List Southern Region: Macquarie Street, HOBART "hobart IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

ALERT LEVEL: No Alert Level
Region: S
LOCATION: Macquarie Street, HOBART
STATUS: Contained
TYPE: ALARM
SIZE: Not Available
Number of Vehicles: 1
More Info: http://www.fire.tas.gov.au/i/253608
RESPONSIBLE AGENCY: Tasmania Fire Service
UPDATED: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:23:27 +1000

00:13

On Marriage Equality, The Coalition Has Turned A Democratic Antidote Into A Poison "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

In forging ahead with a bad-faith postal vote on same-sex marriage, the government has damaged one of the few implements that could have been deployed against a crisis that runs deeper than the Coalitions leadership or the definition of marriage, writes Max Chalmers.

If there was ever any doubt about why the opponents of same-sex marriage wanted a plebiscite in the first place, it has been clarified this week.

Once a delay tactic, the triumph of a non-compulsory postal vote run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics assuming it overcomes legal challenges opens a path for the minority of Australians who oppose marriage equality to veil their position with democratic legitimacy, despite the long-running majority support for same-sex marriage in this country.

The postal vote will deliver an unrepresentative result, one that will almost certainly favour the same conservative voters who still take the time to mail handwritten homophobic letters to MPs and ABC newsreaders.

If we are calling this a poll then its one thats premised on voter suppression. Even if supporters of same-sex marriage overcome their disadvantage, the unfitness of the ABS to run what the Coalition is selling as a genuine poll dashes any hope of an accurate representation of Australian opinion.

And then theres the fact that, like the original plebiscite, this B-grade poll has no real power. Senior Coalition MPs like Eric Abetz have openly talked of ignoring the results something all the more likely if a dodgy survey returns a narrow Yes vote.

Tasmanian Liberal Senator, Eric Abetz.Tasmanian Liberal Senator, Eric Abetz.

Since day one of the plebiscite debate, LGBTI groups have rightfully protested that such an exercise even if carried out properly would amount to a government-funded platform for attacks on their families, friends, and personal relationships. The first days of the campaign confirm that this will be the case.

But beyond this well-founded objection, the postal write-in will do an even broader harm.

In late 2016, researchers from ANU released a survey of their own. Based on interviews conducted a few weeks after the July election, they described the results as a wake-up call. Among the key findings: 40 per cent of respondents were not satisfied with democracy in Australia, the lowest level since the 1970s, according to the reports summary.

That survey supports regular polling by the Lowy Institute, which over the past six years has consistently found around 40% of Australians...

Thursday, 10 August

23:00

Hydropower puts Tasmania in a leading position for battery storage of renewable energy "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

The Tasmanian Energy Minister andHydro Tasmania CEO inspected progress on the Cluny Power Station Upgrade and Refurbishment, which once installed will boost generation efficiency by about three per cent.

via Hydropower investment positions Tasmania as battery of the nation RenewEconomy


21:49

How long did Senator Eric Abetz hold dual citizenship: 16 years ...? "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

I have been open with my documentation. I also know that Senator Di Natale has been open about his, but it has been brought to my attention that one person in this chamber has not been willing to clear up public speculation and doubts about their efforts to rid themselves of dual citizenship when they were duly first elected: Senator Eric Abetz. We know that Eric Abetz was once a German citizen. We know that he is now no longer a German citizen. What we dont know is whether or how long he sat in this chamber before he rid himself of his dual citizenship. It couldve been anything up to 16 years. We dont know whether he took all reasonable steps to renounce his German citizenship before he took his place in the Senate. He has previously said he would publicly release documentation, but I understand he has not done so

21:40

Removing poker machines good for economy "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Removing poker machines from hotels and clubs would be a boon for the Tasmanian economy, a new independent economic report has found. John Mangan, Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland, investigated the likely impact of Anglicares recommendation that poker machines be removed from hotels and clubs. He has provided the report to the Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets. Professor Mangans ground-breaking report made clear there would be significant economic advantages to the state in removing poker machines from suburban venues

21:15

The Therapeutic Conversation "IndyWatch Feed Tas"

Changes to modern medicine mean less time devoted to therapeutic discussion

16:00

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