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Taking care of yourself after retrenchment or financial loss
Beyondblue has published a booklet to help people look after their health and well-being during tough financial times.
taking stock flyer (taking_stock_consultations_flyer.pdf 110 KB)
dairy assistance package - taking stock flyer 2009
Talks in Tasmania for national agricultural competitiveness inquiry
Face-to-face discussions on the Federal Government's Agriculture Competitiveness White Paper have started in Tasmania.
Tamar Valley Dairy business sold to Fonterra
The future of Tamar Valley Dairy has been assured, with confirmation that Fonterra will buy the factory to operate as a going concern.
Tamar Valley producers improve productivity by managing pastures more effectively
Over recent years, the Archer family has intensified their enterprise to maximise its productive potential by using a breeding plan to increase livestock numbers while considering the most effective way to support those increased numbers.
Target 120 - support for King Island beef producers
Applications are now open for the Tasmanian Government's assistance program - Target 120, which will provide $1.24m over the next 12 months to assist King Island beef producers.
Target 120 assisting King Island beef producers
Target 120 provides King Island beef producers $30/head assistance to offset stock transport costs, and an enterprise assessment report.
Tas carbon comparisons (Tasmanian_Carbon_Comparisons_Fact_Sheet.pdf 814 KB)
Tas carbon comparisons fact sheet
Tas farm energy self audit tool (Tasmanian_Farm_Energy_Self_Audit_Tool.pdf 808 KB)
Tas farm energy self audit tool
Tas Women in Agriculture leadership scholarship open until 13 Februrary 2015
Women involved in rural industries are invited to apply for a $3,000 leadership scholarship.
Tasmania’s agriculture and water futures in a changing climate
Tasmania’s Agriculture and Water Futures in a Changing Climate
Tasmania's Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines
Contains information on the Tasmanian standards for the welfare of livestock.
Tasmania's cherry growers celebrate a record season
Tasmania's cherry growers are celebrating a record season with exports up 20 per cent to $23 million.
Tasmania’s dairy and poppy farmers facing volatile markets
The dairy and poppy industries in Tasmania are facing challenges driven by changes in price and demand respectively.
Tasmania's Economic Development Plan (Food and Agriculture)
The State Government has a vision for Tasmania to substantially increase its food and agriculture production and become a major supplier of the nation’s premium food products.
Tasmania's exports climb in 2015
In the year to November 2015, the value of exports from Tasmania increased to $2.74 billion, an increase of 3.5 per cent.
Tasmania's first Cat Management Plan
The State’s first comprehensive Cat Management Plan addressing domestic, stray and feral cats in Tasmania has been released by the Government.
Tasmania’s GMO-Free status reaping rewards
Tasmania’s GMO-Free Status Reaping Rewards
Tasmania's GMO-free status to remain in place
Tasmania will not remove its current moratorium on genetically modified organisms, despite a recommendation from a draft report from the Productivity Commission.
Tasmania's import risk analysis framework (July 2010)
Risk Analysis Framework (RAF) explains the process that DPIPWE uses to assess the pest and disease risks of imports, and identify suitable risk management options. The RAF will help ensure Tasmania' s Appropriate Level of Protection is met in ways that are defensible, transparent, effective and consistent with our legal obligations for regulating trade and travel to minimise biosecurity risk.
Tasmania's largest irrigation scheme ready to start
The construction of Tasmania's largest irrigation scheme is ready to start in the Midlands.
Tasmania's overall food exports prospering
Tasmania's overall food exports are prospering, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Tasmania's salt water cattle muster
Welcome to Tasmanian cattle country, dubbed the coastal outback.
Tasmania's strong warning to the Victorian Government over freight costs
Tasmanian Infrastructure Minister has told State Parliament the Government will not sit idly by and watch rental charges at the Port of Melbourne increase markedly.
Tasmania appoints trade and investment representative in China
The Tasmanian Premier has announced the appointment of Vivian Zhao as Tasmania's first trade and investment representative in China
Tasmania emerges as unlikely avocado source
Tasmania has emerged as an unlikely source for avocados as Australia's appetite for the fruit shows no signs of slowing down.
Tasmania exporting cool-climate wine to China
Nocton Vineyard reviewed its strategy to build brand recognition among a growing wine-drinking Chinese market.
Tasmania Fire Service
The Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) was created through the amalgamation of the State Fire Authority, the Rural Fires Board and 22 urban fire brigade boards.
Tasmania included in major reforms to national drought policy
Assisting farmers to prepare for the effects of major climatic events is the focus of the national drought reform package.
Tasmania launches Fruit Industry Strategic Plan
The 'Tasmanian Fruit Industry Strategic Plan 2016-2020' is a significant milestone in efforts to further expand the State's $180 million fruit sector.
Tasmania maintains cheese supremacy at national dairy awards
For the fourth year running a Heidi Farm cheese produced at Lion's Heritage Cheese operation in Burnie has been declared Grand Champion Cheese at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards.
Tasmania Online
Provides aasy access to all Tasmanian Government services including tenders, jobs, goverment organisanisations and the government directory.
Tasmania Police
Tasmania Police Officers serve a population nearing half a million people within four geographical districts. In addition to the geographical districts there are five support commands.
Tasmania quits national farm body
The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association is quitting the National Farmers Federation over moves to unify state and national farmer advocacy groups.
Tasmania takes world title for single malt whisky
A Tasmanian whisky has been named best single malt at the prestigious World Whisky Awards in London.
Tasmania to contribute to the new Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
A new national Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will support emergency services and the community to better prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.
Tasmania to host International Farm Management Congress in 2019
Tasmanian agriculture will be under the international spotlight when it hosts the International Farm Management Association world congress in Launceston in March 2019.
Tasmania to trial new citrus import protocol
Navel oranges from southern New South Wales are about to head to Tasmania under a new domestic trade protocol for fruit fly.
Tasmanian Agricultural Education Network
The newsletter of the Network, connecting Tasmanian schools providing agricultural education programs.
Tasmanian Agricultural Education Network
A new association for food and fibre production educators and supporters has been formed in Tasmania.
Tasmanian Alkaloids rules out growing mainland crops
Poppy processor Tasmanian Alkaloids has ruled out growing poppies in mainland Australia.
Tasmanian Animal Welfare Act (1993)
Summary of the Tasmanian Animal Welfare Act (1993) and Regulations
Tasmanian apple farmers upbeat about prospects of growing Asian export market
Tasmanian apple growers are upbeat about the prospects of a growing Asian export market, following the sale of the first Australian apples direct to Shanghai in China.
Tasmanian apple trees find markets online
A new e-commerce business will see more than 60 varieties of apple trees sold throughout Australia.
Tasmanian Beef Industry Trust project funding opportunities
The Tasmanian Beef Industry (Research &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Development) Trust is seeking expressions of interest from groups or individuals who may require funding to support projects within the beef industry.
Tasmanian beef tops Meat Standards Australia
Based on Index data collected across more than two million MSA cattle over the past 12 months, Tasmania is clearly on top of the Australian beef eating quality pyramid.
Tasmanian beekeepers seek greater recognition in WHA draft management plan
The Tasmanian beekeeping industry is demanding greater recognition in the State Government's new World Heritage Area draft management plan.
Tasmanian berry producer teams up with Coles supermarket chain
Tasmanian berry producer, Westerway Raspberry Farm is teaming up with Coles to put Tasmanian-grown berries in supermarket freezers around the nation.
Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisories
Biosecurity Tasmania Enews – a quarterly summary of biosecurity issues of relevance to Tasmania; alerts to any significant new disease, pest or weed risk and; advice of any significant changes to biosecurity legislation, protocols or other requirements (ie quarantine rules, animal or plant health legislation, animal welfare legislation etc)
Tasmanian biosecurity news
Biosecurity Tasmania has established a means by which stakeholders and anyone else interested in biosecurity can register for updates on matters of specific interest to them.
Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy 2013-17
The Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy (2013-17).
Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy Flyer 2013-17 (TBSflyerJuly2013.pdf 412 KB)
The Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy for 2013-17 was launched a few months ago. The strategy is summarised in this flyer.
Tasmanian Blue Hills Leatherwood Honey named as one of the top five food products in the world
Blue Hills Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey has been named one of the top five food products in the world at the Monde fine food awards in Budapest, Hungary.
Tasmanian Bushcare Toolkit
The Toolkit provides landowners and community groups with a comprehensive guide to the management and conservation needs of native bush. The toolkit covers a wide variety of topics including bush on your farm, different vegetation types, threatened species, revegetation and weed management.
Tasmanian Bushfire Mitigation Grants now open for application
The Minister for Police and Emergency Management recently announced that applications for funding through the Tasmanian Bushfire Mitigation Grants Program are now open.
Tasmanian Bushfire Mitigation Grants Program
The Tasmanian Bushfire Mitigation Grants Program is a competitive grants program that aims to support the implementation of the National Bushfire Mitigation Programme (NBMP) in this State.
Tasmanian cherries bound for China
The first shipment of Tasmanian cherries has been packed destined for China.
Tasmanian cherries ripe for Lunar New Year celebrations
Tasmanian cherry growers are on the harvest home stretch as they prepare export consignments for Lunar New Year celebrations.
Tasmanian cherries timed perfectly for Chinese New Year celebrations
Tasmanian cherries will be at the centre of celebrations in China when they bring in the New Year on the 18th February.
Tasmanian cherries to China
The Tasmanian Government is working closely with Chinese quarantine authorities to pave the way for the export of Tasmanian cherries to China.
Tasmanian cherry growers find a second market for cherry juice
The insatiable appetite for Tasmanian cherries in Asia has prompted an enterprising business to export the countries first batch of cherry juice.
Tasmanian cherry growers welcome new trade deal with South Korea
The Tasmanian cherry industry is set to benefit from the signing of the South Korea Free Trade Agreement.
Tasmanian cherry producer set to double production with investment from China
Tasmanian cherry grower Reid Fruits will double its production with help from a Chinese investor.
Tasmanian Churchill Fellows for 2012 target rural industries
Four of the six Churchill Fellowships for 2012 have been awarded to Tasmanians investigating topics related to agriculture.
Tasmanian Cider expanding production in the Huon Valley
Opening of the Huon Valley Apple Shed which has been redeveloped with the support of a $150,000 Tasmanian Government grant.
Tasmanian Climate Change Office
Funding for the Tasmanian Climate Change Office has more than doubled from $1 million a year to $2.43 million in 2008-09.
Tasmanian Climate Change Office grant funding now open
The Tasmanian Climate Change Office (TCCO) announces grant funding under the 'Earn Your Stars' and ClimateConnect programs.
Tasmanian Climate Change Office (Dept of Premier and Cabinet)
The Tasmanian Climate Change Office (TCCO), leads the State Government’s response to the challenges and opportunities of a changing climate.
Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards - 2017 Agriculture Award
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards, including the Fonterra Australia Agriculture Award.
Tasmanian dairy farmers air their concerns with the ACCC
Tasmanian dairy farmers are still struggling after last year's farm gate price cuts, a national forum has been told.
Tasmanian devil disease monitoring
Media release: Monitoring of Tasmanian devils on disease frontline
Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Information on the disease and how it affects Tasmanian Devils.
Tasmanian discovery offers hope for saturated and waterlogged cereal crops
The solution to water-logging loses in cereal crops could lie in a single gene.
Tasmanian Drought Evaluation Report
The Tasmanian Drought Evaluation Project evaluated a range of government initiatives that were used to assist drought affected communities in Tasmania, and provides recommendations for the design and implementation of future government and non-government support initiatives.
Tasmanian Drought Evaluation Report (2011)
The Tasmanian Drought Evaluation Project evaluated a range of government initiatives that were used to assist drought affected communities in Tasmania. It provides recommendations for the design and implementation of future government and non-government support initiatives.
Tasmanian Drought Map (Tas_Drought_Map_16_8_2007_V5.pdf 340 KB)
Latest tasmanian drought map
Tasmanian economy diversifying as berries bloom
The new pack house and chill facility at Burlington Berries in Cressy is expecting a crop of 300 tonnes of strawberries and 50 tonnes of raspberries in its first production season.
Tasmanian Export Awards
The Export Awards provide tangible rewards and recognition for the endeavour, tenacity and entrepreneurial spirit of Tasmania’s growing number of exporters.
Tasmanian family-owned cherry dynasty for sale
Australia's biggest cherry exporter, Reid Fruits, is up for sale
Tasmanian farm growth doubles world average
Tasmanian farmers are outstripping world growth rates in agricultural productivity.
Tasmanian farmer appointed to the Climate Action Council
Tasmanian poultry producer Robert Nichols has been appointed to the state's Climate Action Council.
Tasmanian farmer boosts work health and safety
For Tasmanian grain and livestock producer Georgie Burbury, peace of mind has been boosted by the use of technology and putting into place strategies to increase work health and safety.
Tasmanian farmer buys former detention centre at Pontville
A Tasmanian farmer has become the new owner of the former Pontville Detention Centre.
Tasmanian farmer juggles livestock and cropping on two large properties
Julian von Bibra farms almost 20,000ha across two locations at Ross and Gladstone in Tasmania.
Tasmanian farmer puts blackcurrant skins to a good use
Richard Clark farms blackcurrants in Tasmania's Derwent Valley and has found a use for several tonnes of blackcurrant skins.
Tasmanian farmer sentiment hits 14-year high
Tasmanian farmer sentiment jumped significantly this quarter, with net confidence hitting its highest recorded level since the Rabobank Rural Confidence survey began 14 years ago.
Tasmanian farmers aiming for MLA's Target 100 goals
Matt and Vanessa Dunbabin promote environmentally responsible food production with a Target 100 profile.
Tasmanian farmers call for the backpacker tax to be scrapped
Tasmanian farmers have vented their frustration at the Federal Government and demanded it abandon its controversial proposed backpacker tax changes.
Tasmanian farmers celebrate big win in Bass Strait freight costs
Tasmanian farmers are welcoming a decision to expand freight subsidies for overseas exports, describing the move as a "game changer" for agriculture in the state.
Tasmanian farmers continuing to grow their industries
Agriculture continues to be a pillar industry for Tasmania with the latest ABS agricultural census information showing the value of agricultural production has grown to almost $1.5 billion.
Tasmanian farmers disappointed by dairy processor Fonterra's profit announcement
Tasmanian farmers are disappointed by dairy processor Fonterra's $807 million profit, after it cut the price it pays to Australian farmers.
Tasmanian farmers fear flow-on effect from global dairy price slump
Tasmanian farmers are being urged to budget carefully this season amid fears a plunge in the global dairy price could affect local farm gate prices.
Tasmanian farmers succeed at the national Farmer of the Year awards
Tasmania has won four of 10 awards at the annual event, including the coveted Farmer of the Year award.
Tasmanian farmers to benefit from subsidised business training
Rural Business Tasmania, in partnership with RuralBiz Training, has announced an exciting offer on accredited business training for farmers.
Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association donates $45,000 to the Rural Relief Fund
The TFGA, thanks to a generous donation from Incitec Pivot Fertilisers, will make a contribution to the Rural Relief Fund.
Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association (TFGA)
The Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association (TFGA) is the peak body representing the interests of Tasmanian farmers and has about 5,000 members.
Tasmanian farming confidence high
Rabobank says that 73 per cent of Tasmanian dairy farmers expected improved agricultural economic conditions in the year ahead, up 22 per cent on this time last year.
Tasmanian finalists in the 2013 'Farmer of the Year' competition
Tasmanian farmers are well represented in the finals of the 'Farmer of the Year' competition for 2013.
Tasmanian Food and Beverage Industry ScoreCards
These statistics are produced and updated by the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).
Tasmanian food exporters broker trade with China
Tasmanian food and beverage producers are forging new trading relationships with China.
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