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Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
Congratulations to Professor Rufus Black who has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor and President at the University of Tasmania.
Professor Black is the Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University and holds degrees in law and politics from the University of Melbourne and degrees in moral theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Every year, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we pause to remember those men and women who have died in the line of duty.
In this moment of reflection we also give thanks to the thousands of Australians who continue to deploy to areas of war and conflict around the world.
A formal wreath laying service will be held at the Hobart Cenotaph tomorrow, and services will be held across the State.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for State Growth
Growing visitor numbers to Launceston and the Greater Northern Region are attracting big names in the hotel business including Hyatt, Marriott, and Intercontinental, as well as the Silo Hotel development, just to meet demand.
A new study by the Office of the Coordinator-General shows that existing visitor accommodation is operating at, or near, capacity for six months of the year.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Information Technology and Innovation
Launceston is taking a national lead in digital connectivity and innovation with the roll out of the third and final stage of the new network across the city using LoRaWAN technology.
This makes Launceston the first city in Australia to achieve city-wide coverage using LoRa, and the Tamar Valley the best Internet of Thing (IoT) development ecosystem in the nation.
LoRa is a computer network technology which is long range and low power.
Roger Jaensch, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Trade, and Red Tape Reduction
The Hodgman Liberal Government is supporting the establishment of a network of electric vehicle charging stations in Tasmania as we aim for zero net emissions by 2050.
As part of our Climate Change Action Plan the Government is investing $250,000 to establish an electric vehicle working group and begin the strategic rollout of electric vehicle charging stations.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Congratulations to the six finalists vying for this year’s Southern Cross Athlete of the Year.
Tasmania has a strong record of producing great athletes and we’re especially proud of those who represent our State.
The finalists are: Amy Cure – Cycling (Track); Sarah Hawe – Rowing; Deon Kenzie – Athletics; Richie Porte – Cycling (Road); Ariarne Titmus – Swimming; and Rebecca Van Asch – Lawn Bowls
I’d also like to acknowledge the families and supporters who share our pride in their many achievements.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Building and Construction
Fuel retailers will be required to display the full price of fuel on petrol price boards, rather than a discounted price, under new regulations which take effect from 7 May next year.