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Australia’s Abbott turns chainsaws loose on Tasmania

By Sun, Mar 23, 2014 12:03PM UTC Comments Off Pic: Asia Sentinel.

Oz has too much protected forest, PM says writes Asia Sentinel. Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott set the cat among the pigeons — or the chainsaw among the trees – on March 4 when, speaking at a forestry industry dinner, he said Australia had “too much” protected forest. Abbott called foresters the “ultimate conservationists” and...

Russia pumps oil from the Arctic, 30 activists arrive home

By Sat, Dec 28, 2013 1:52PM UTC Comments Off Gazprom's Polarstar platform (Photo:

Tasmania awaits the homecoming of Colin Russell, 59, one of the 30 Arctic activists detained and freed by Russian authorities. The Russian Parliament passed amnesty laws before Christmas absolving a range of minor felons, including 30 Greenpeace activists known as the Arctic 30. As New Year draws near, the immigration department  also ordered the issue of exit visas so that former detainees can go home. Twenty-eight Greenpeace protestors...

Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

By Wed, Dec 04, 2013 6:09PM UTC Comments Off Pic: Explore the picturesque Launceston township near the UTAS campus

The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, previously known as the Faculty of Business at the University of Tasmania, is becoming one of Australia’s top business schools. Providing world-class teaching, learning and research, it offers flexible undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, preparing its students for the workplace with exclusive internship opportunities. The Tasmanian School of Business...

Australia: Tasmania’s trade mission to Asia blasts off amid protests

By Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:17AM UTC 5 Comments Tasmania's Premier Lara Giddings (center) poses with the Indonesian Minister for Youth and Sport, Roy Suryo and his wife.

Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings went ahead with her overseas trip aimed at forging ties with Asian leaders and to promote Tasmanian businesses amid raging protests from environmental groups in Hobart. Giddings, accompanied by a 60-man delegate embarked on a 2-week trade mission to Asia (Sept. 1 -14) to secure markets for Tasmanian forest products. Her itinerary includes major markets in...

Australia: Tasmanian forests added to UN heritage list

By Mon, Jun 24, 2013 9:37PM UTC Comments Off Australia: Tasmanian forests added to UN heritage list

Conservation groups who fought for the protection of old-growth forests around the Tasmanian Wilderness have a reason to celebrate: The UN World Heritage Committee officially approved the extension of the state’s forest into its World Heritage List. This means 170,000 hectares of forests are added into the highly protected area. The decision was passed in a meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia June...

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