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Growth Strategies for Tasmanian Wine Industry Must be Based on Commercial Realities

 

The Australian Greens have welcomed the Tasmanian government’s recognition of the wine industry’s significance to the Tasmanian economy, but cautioned against commercially unsustainable growth strategies.

Senator, and wine maker, Peter Whish-Wilson stated Tasmanian wine producers were doing a good job putting their heart and soul into promoting Tasmania, and should be supported.

 "I am glad the hard work, commitment and contribution of this industry is finally being rewarded.”

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Tarkine trashed in cynical pre-Christmas dump

In take-out-the-trash week, Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has today announced the first step in the trashing of the world renowned Tarkine wilderness.

"We can now expect Minister Burke to approve several more mines, and excise their footprint from any Heritage listing, once again putting short term profits ahead of the long-term interests of the Tarkine and the communities who depend on it," Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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Labor’s Plan to Quadruple Wine Production Not Supported by the Tasmanian Wine Industry?

 

Feedback provided to the Australian Greens by many stakeholders in the Tasmanian wine industry, including the industry’s peak body, Wine Industry Tasmania (WIT), is they are concerned about Labor’s plans to incentivise the aggressive quadrupling of grape plantings in the state.

Whilst supporting the principle of schemes to drive new investment and jobs in the Tasmanian wine sector, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson stated any package of incentives to grow the Tasmanian wine industry must be grounded upon commercial realities.

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Decision to axe ABC Tasmania production must be reversed

The move to close down the ABC's Hobart television production unit would be "grossly unjust for the people of Tasmania", the Australian Greens said today.

Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said closing the Tasmanian unit would "violate the spirit and the letter of the national broadcaster's charter - which stresses the need to represent voices from across the nation".

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Trans‐Pacific Agreement to Have Unknown Impact on Tasmanian Economy.

 

 Japan has made the strongest indication yet that it’s poised to join eleven other nations including Australia and the United States in negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

 

The TPPA and the potential addition of Japan to negotiations could have significant ramifications for Tasmania, Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson stated today.

 

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