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Tasmanian federal MPs reveal parliamentary marriage vote intentions

If the same-sex marriage postal survey returns a majority ‘yes’ result, the federal Parliament will vote on whether or not to change the Marriage Act.The results of the survey will not only offer a national count of ‘yes’ and ‘no’ votes, but will also br

The Advocate, 4 min. ago
 

Greens promise a moratorium on salmon farming

The Tasmanian Greens will lobby for a complete ban on near-shore salmon farms on the East and North-West coasts of Tasmania.Under a motion passed at the party’s state conference, farms would be banned on the East Coast from Cape Portland to Tasman Island

The Advocate, 42 min. ago
 

Tasmanian Trail 20th anniversary celebration

Dakota Wolf makes the epic 480 kilometre journey along the Tasmanian Trail with his horse, Mia Coda, every year.“It gives me a lot of freedom, something that you rarely find these days,” he said. “So I’m able to ride my horse from Devonport all the way d

The Advocate, today, 12:24
 

Tasmanian Greens election vision revealed

The Tasmanian Greens will immediately push to remove poker machines from pubs and clubs and restrict logging in protected areas if it holds the balance of power at the next election.At the party’s state conference on Sunday, Greens’ leader Cassy O’Connor

The Advocate, today, 12:24
 

Tasmanian Trail 20th anniversary celebration

Dakota Wolf makes the epic 480 kilometre journey along the Tasmanian Trail with his horse, Mia Coda, every year.“It gives me a lot of freedom, something that you rarely find these days,” he said. So I’m able to ride my horse from Devonport all the way do

The Advocate, today, 12:10
 

We take you for a look around Tasmania’s parliament

It’s a complicated place, Parliament House.Behind its doors, our laws are made, elected members debate our future, and the sound of bells ring continuously throughout each sitting day. But the world of politics is a tricky one, even for our most experien

The Advocate, today, 10:58
 

Memories of World War II and the Battle of Britain

Brian Sparks can still remember the ringing of the siren from the moment World War II was declared. The 82-year-old from Stowport was just a child during the battle but has distinct memories of the destruction. But most of his childhood memories circle a

The Advocate, today, 09:46
 

Farming couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

It was 1944 at the Cressy dance when Barbara Badock first met a strapping young farmer’s son named Llyod.Llyod had noticed Barbara around town for quite some time, but it wasn’t until one fateful night in July that he worked up the courage to meet her. “

The Advocate, today, 08:48
 

Creating a Clunes book town

Clunes local Dr Tess Brady has been nominated as a finalist in Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards for her work in transforming Clunes to a vibrant and prosperous community.

Hepburn Advocate, today, 07:55
 
Testing times: do we need to test six-year-olds?

Testing times: do we need to test six-year-olds?

Aarthi Ayyar-Biddle is a "bit sceptical" about the Turnbull government's plans to introduce a national test for kids in their second year of schooling.Her younger son, Sujaan, is in year 1 at Turner School in Canberra's inner north, where he...

The Advertiser, today, 00:36
 
Sydney mayor moves to have free same-sex weddings

Sydney mayor moves to have free same-sex weddings

The sky-high cost of a wedding could be slashed for all gay couples wanting to marry in the Inner West of Sydney if the newly elected mayor gets his way.Fresh from taking charge of the newly formed council, Labor's Darcy Byrne will soon move to see same-

The Advertiser, today, 00:36
 
Labor calls for urgent action on foreign worker visas

Labor calls for urgent action on foreign worker visas

A little-known visa category facing accusations of systematic abuse needs to be urgently safeguarded by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, the Labor Party has said, expressing concern that subclass 400 visas are being used as a "back door"...

The Advertiser, today, 00:36
 
Testing times: do we need to test six-year-olds?

Testing times: do we need to test six-year-olds?

Aarthi Ayyar-Biddle is a "bit sceptical" about the Turnbull government's plans to introduce a national test for kids in their second year of schooling.Her younger son, Sujaan, is in year 1 at Turner School in Canberra's inner north, where he...

Bombala Times, today, 00:32
 
Sydney mayor moves to have free same-sex weddings

Sydney mayor moves to have free same-sex weddings

The sky-high cost of a wedding could be slashed for all gay couples wanting to marry in the Inner West of Sydney if the newly elected mayor gets his way.Fresh from taking charge of the newly formed council, Labor's Darcy Byrne will soon move to see same-

Bombala Times, today, 00:32
 
Labor calls for urgent action on foreign worker visas

Labor calls for urgent action on foreign worker visas

A little-known visa category facing accusations of systematic abuse needs to be urgently safeguarded by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, the Labor Party has said, expressing concern that subclass 400 visas are being used as a "back door"...

Bombala Times, today, 00:32
 
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