The Mt Roland Cableway project is one step closer to becoming a reality, with approval from the State Government granted today for the use of Crown Land.
This is one small step of the process to getting a cableway and adventure precinct underway on Mt Roland, but will now allow the proponents to put some actual details around the plans, rather than just having concepts.
Justin Carman, Director of Mt Roland Cableway, speaks to Brian Carlton this morning about what this means for the project and what the next step is.
Should victims of crime have access to the superannuation of the person who committed the offence against them?
That’s what the Federal Government is arguing, with public submissions currently open on the new policy. A victim currently has the right to access a perpetrators assets, however there have been cases of wealthy offenders hiding their assets in their super.
Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer, is in Tasmania today, and joins Brian Carlton to speak about the policy.
They also discuss the Government’s proposed tax cuts, criminal charges laid on big banks, Bill Shorten’s tax plans, and the taskforce to end the tobacco black market.
Tasmanian agriculture is booming, but things aren’t necessarily greener on the other side for poppy growers at the moment.
An effective US crackdown on codeine drugs has caused some challenging market positions for Tasmanian poppy farmers, many of whom are looking to get into other markets just to stay afloat.
Chief Executive of Poppy Growers Tasmania, Keith Rice, says that the next 12 months are critical for farmers. However, if the market keeps going the way that it is, Mr Rice warns that it may become unsustainable for poppy growers in Tasmania.
Brian Carlton is a big fan of Ashgrove Cheese, and was delighted when some Amazeballs were dropped off at the station yesterday.
Roy Thomas, Tasmanian Milk Sales and Distribution Manager for Ashgrove, speaks to Brian Carlton about the Amazeballs, where you can get them, and some exciting new flavours that will be coming in the near future.
The Business Council of Australia says that Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s first budget was a ‘strong, responsible budget’, with some good measures for small businesses.
These include raising the instant asset write-off threshold to companies with a turnover of $50 million, and funding to create 80,000 new apprenticeships.
Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, speaks to Brian Carlton about the BCA’s thoughts on these budget measures, and says that the government now has to look to confront the high company tax rate.
Tax cuts for craft beer will help local brewers to invest in quality control measures, better staff and growing their business, according to Founder of Van Dieman’s Brewing, Will Tatchell.
The Federal Budget revealed the tax cuts yesterday, and Mr Tatchell says this tax relief will be seen on smaller 30L kegs.
Mr Tatchell has been lobbying for these tax cuts for some time, and he speaks with Brian Carlton about what they will mean for his brewery. They also discuss the Independent Brewing Seal which the Independent Brewers Association will launch tonight.
The Federal Government’s plan to restrict migrants to living in regional areas only won’t work, according to Australian businessman Dick Smith.
Speaking with Brian Carlton this morning, Dick says that population growth is his main concern, and that if ‘we keep this mad growth up, you will compeltely destroy the magnificent Tasmania as you know it today.’
Dick Smith also discusses the mysterious rebranding of his famous OzENuts peanut butter.
Last Free Range Friday, Terry from Devonport called in with some concerns about stage 2 of the Devonport Living City plan – in particular the waterfront hotel, which Terry said looked like a ‘sheep boat.’
This morning Fairbrothers Business Development Manager, Darryn Smith, joins Brian Carlton to speak through the logistics of the proposed waterfront hotel and park, which he’s hoping will be approved by the end of the year.
Darryn even says they might be able to incorporate Terry’s description of ‘sheep boat’ into the name of the hotel somehow!
Elections, and in this case by-elections, bring with it the political fanfare of door knocking, pop up meet and greets, and mailing political brochures.
This morning, Lilliana from Burnie emailed Brian Carlton to say that she received a brochure from the Labor candidate for Braddon, Justine Keay, which was printed in Launceston.
Brian Carlton questions why the printing would not be done by a local printer in the Braddon area. He asks printing businesses on the North-West to call in and discuss whether they were approached for business by political parties.