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Corporate Communications is Tasmania’s longest-established and most successful public and government relations, marketing and advertising consultancy, the only fully integrated consultancy in the state.

Founded nearly 40-years-ago, we provide the most effective communications advice and services to a wide range of enterprises, organisations and individuals both within Tasmania, interstate and overseas.

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Tasmanian greyhound racing industry benefiting from reforms

The Tasmanian greyhound racing industry has committed to a significant set of reforms over the past five years, Greyhound Owners Trainers and Breeders Association of Tasmania (GOTBA), Graeme Barber, said. Mr Barber said calls to shut the industry down based on information and media reports from interstate ignored the good work that had been undertaken in Tasmania. “For example, the reforms cover the abolition of breeding incentives and the introduction of strict guidelines for breeding females, including formal registration and restriction of litter numbers,” he said. “As a result, we have seen a reduction in breeding numbers of 24 per cent in 2014/15 and a further 50 per cent in 2015/16. Mr Barber said the industry had zero tolerance for any type of cruelty towards animals. “A recent investigation by the former Director of Racing and the Chief Veterinarian for Tasmania found no evidence of live baiting in this state,” he said. “These are the facts that are often conveniently ignored by the industry’s critics.” Mr Barber said greyhound owners, breeders and trainers treated their animals with respect and compassion. “Importantly, animal welfare is an integral part of the licensing system,” he said. “To renew a trainer or handler license for the upcoming season commencing on 1 August, all persons must have completed the certificated training package provided by TAFE Tasmania that includes practical assessment. “No new licences will be issued until the applicant completes a satisfactory period, determined by the Office of Racing Integrity, under the supervision of an authorised... read more

Declaration of the poll in the electoral division of Denison

The House of Representatives election in the electoral division of Denison has been finalised, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) announced today. The candidate elected to represent the electoral division of Denison is Andrew Wilkie. An official event to finalise the results will take place at 9:30am on 22 July 2016 at level 2, NAB House, 86 Collins Street, Hobart. All candidates, the media and members of the public are welcome to attend.   Full results are available in the AEC’s tally room at... read more

Declaration of the poll in the electoral division of Lyons

The House of Representatives election in the electoral division of Lyons has been finalised, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) announced today. The candidate elected to represent the electoral division of Lyons is Brian Mitchell. An official event to finalise the results will take place at 9:30am on 21 July 2016 at the ground floor of 87 George Street, Launceston. All candidates, the media and members of the public are welcome to attend. Full results are available in the AEC’s tally room at... read more

Declaration of the poll in the electoral division of Braddon

The House of Representatives election in the electoral division of Braddon has been finalised, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) announced. The candidate elected to represent the electoral division of Braddon is Justine Keay. An official event to finalise the results will take place at 10:00am on 19 July 2016 at the first floor of the Harris Building, 51 Cattley Street, Burnie. All candidates, the media and members of the public are welcome to attend. Full results are available in the AEC’s tally room at... read more

PURPOSE-BUILT GAP TASMANIA CENTRE PLANNED FOR 2016/17

The Tasracing Board has approved the construction of a purpose-built greyhound adoption centre in 2016/17. The plan for the new centre, from which the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) Tasmania will operate, is a key feature of a recently-released GAP strategy. Tasracing CEO Dr Eliot Forbes said consultation on the strategy commenced with industry stakeholders in November last year. “In March this year, Tasracing provided the Greyhound Reference Group with a GAP paper that included industry feedback and addressed the future direction of GAP in the state,” he said. “We are now set to release the final GAP strategy to the industry and the broader Tasmanian community.” Dr Forbes said the centre would include appropriate administration and caretaker facilities, and a meet and greet area for prospective foster carers and adopters. “Details of the location of the centre will be announced as soon as they are finalised,” he said. Tasracing doubled GAP Tasmania funding to more than $200,000 in 2015/16. Adoptions increased by 35 per cent in the same financial year. In addition to building the centre, Tasracing will increase the GAP marketing budget in 2015/16 to stimulate demand for post-racing career greyhounds and retain and grow the number of foster carers. The full document is available at: https://tasracingcorporate.com.au/gaptas-strategy/... read more

Latest grant round provides $1.86 million to Tasmanian communities

The Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) has provided funding of $1.86 million to 55 projects throughout Tasmania in its latest grant round (Round 32). A mobile phone app to assist dementia carers, a multimedia film clip addressing family violence and the development of a bicycle park are just three projects to benefit from the latest grant round. Initiated by the University of Tasmania, the Carers’ CARE mobile phone app will deliver assistance and coping skills to dementia carers and enhance the capacity of Tasmanian support services. The “Engaging Men to Change Violence” multimedia film clip will be designed and developed by the Salvation Army (Tasmania) Property Trust to engage men to actively oppose domestic violence by raising awareness of its damaging effects on children. The TCF has also provided a grant to help with the development of a bicycle park that simulates road conditions and delivers education programs for young people in East Devonport. Other projects to receive grant funding in the TCF’s latest allocation include: A grant to the City of Launceston RSL Pipes and Drums to assist with the purchase of new band uniforms. The establishment of an office space to promote the procurement of products and services from Tasmanian-based Australian Disability Enterprises. Announcing the grants, TCF chairwoman Lynn Mason said the latest round took the total amount of funding awarded since 2000 to more than $77 million. “To date, the TCF has provided funding to nearly 2500 projects in all areas of the state,” she said. “The Board was particularly impressed with the applications for Grant Round 32, which demonstrated enthusiasm, commitment and resourcefulness. “While many are... read more

Merger agreed for Guide Dogs Tasmania

A Special General Meeting of Guide Dogs Tasmania has voted to merge with VisAbility, formerly the Association for the Blind of Western Australia. Guide Dogs Tasmania President Sue Shoobridge said the merger would deliver cost savings for the organisation through the centralisation of back office and administrative tasks. “But most importantly, the partnership will allow for the delivery of a greater range and level of service for people who are blind or vision impaired living in Tasmania,” she said. Mrs Shoobridge said the Board had recommended the merger because of sector reforms that would have made it difficult to deliver an appropriate level and range of services for Tasmanians in the future. “While we have increased the quality and level of service in recent years, and have improved the organisation’s financial health, following the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Board took the view that it would be difficult for us to deliver services without assistance going forward,” she said. “VisAbility was identified as an appropriate partner after a detailed and robust due diligence process.” Mrs Shoobridge said under the new arrangements approved by the Special General Meeting, Guide Dogs Tasmania members could become members of VisAbility. “Two directors of Guide Dogs Tasmania will be appointed to the VisAbility Board to maintain an important Tasmanian perspective,” she said. “The Guide Dogs Tasmania brand will also continue to operate in Tasmania. “All existing services provided by Guide Dogs Tasmania will continue. There will still be a need for Guide Dogs Tasmania to fundraise in Tasmania, as there is still a need to train Guide Dogs here for Tasmanians.... read more

Voting services in Tasmania for the 2016 federal election

Voters in Tasmania have a range of options available to plan how they will vote for the federal election. The acting Australian Electoral Officer for Tasmania, David Molnar, said early voting was now underway for voters who could not make it to a polling place on election day. “Early voting centres will be open for voters entitled to an early vote until 6pm, Friday 1 July. To find your closest early voting centre visit www.aec.gov.au or call 13 23 26,” Mr Molnar said. Eligible voters who are unable to make it to an early voting centre can apply for a postal vote, but should do so immediately. Postal vote applications can be completed online at www.aec.gov.au/pva. Hardcopy application forms are also available from any AEC office or Australia Post outlet, or by calling 13 23 26. “It is important for voters to apply early to ensure there is enough time to receive their ballot papers and complete and return them to the AEC by election day,” Mr Molnar said. The location of some polling places in Tasmania have changed since the previous federal election. “Some polling places have closed and others have moved location since the previous federal election, so voters are urged to visit www.aec.gov.au to find out where they can vote on election day,” Mr Molnar said. Voting in the 2016 federal election is compulsory for all enrolled voters.  ... read more

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