A Tasmanian man has come up with one of the most true blue aussie inventions you could imagine - a collared singlet.
The 'Colsi' has been around for a few years now, and Brian Carlton first spoke to the inventor and Hobart resident, Stephen Tully, when the singlets were created.
However, after being given a colsi last week at Les Lees Mensland in Launceston by Stephen's father-in-law, Brian just had to catch up with Stephen and see how they are going!
Stephen says that he still finds it odd when he heads to the beach and observes people wearing his invention ,telling Brian he often thinks: 'bloody hell they’re wearing what I made - it was just a joke to begin with.'
You can buy the colsi from www.colsi.com.au. If you use the special BRIANTALKS discount code, you will recieve $5 off your colsi!
A single mother and six of her children have been left devastated after their Montumana home went up in flames on last Thursday.
The Tasmania Fire Service could not pinpoint what caused the fire, but were able to narrow down the area to the bathroom and the laundry, near a bedroom.
Rachael Hamill arrived home from a school pickup to find the house ablaze. She joins Brian Carlton this morning to tell him about the fire, and says all they could do is stand there and watch it burn.
Firefighters also went above and beyond to save a very special item for Rachael's two older sons.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Rachael and her family. If you would like to donate, click here. If you would like to donate any household items to Rachael, please get in touch with us via Facebook or our website.
Sergeant Percy Statton was a veteran, a mayor, a farmer, a husband, a father and a Victoria Cross medallist.
Born in Beaconsfield, the Tasmanian World War 1 veteran led an extraordinary life. This weekend marks the centenary of Sgt Statton being awarded the Victoria Cross medal, and celebrations have already begun across the state.
The great granddaughter of Percy Statton, Kerri Morely, joins Brian Carlton to talk about this amazing story. She says that Zeehan Primary School, which Percy is a former pupil of, have claimed the veteran as ‘our Percy.’
There is a special celebration at Zeehan Primary School this Saturday from 11am – 12:30pm.
The Meander Valley Council has voted to reopen the Bracknell River Reserve camp ground in 30 days.
However it will no longer be free, with the Council forced by the National Competition Policy to charge some sort of fee for the area. They have decided that it will cost $3 a night to stay at the area, and tickets will be able to be purchased from the Bracknell Shop.
Listen as Mayor of Meander Valley Council, Craig Perkins, discusses the reopening of the Bracknell River Reserve, the issue of free camping, and a new free camping site that’s popped up at Winnealeah.
They also talk about Craig’s announcement this morning that he will not for Mayor again at the next local government elections.
Residents on the East Coast are hugely concerned about a potential $100m luxury development earmarked for Swansea.
The concerns generally relate the enormous size of the project, which residents say will be like creating a new town next to Swansea. There are also fears regarding the nature of the development, with the project being backed by Chinese investors
Freycinet Action Group founder, Sophie Underwood, is one person who has been talking about the potential issues with this project. She speaks to Brian Carlton about the main concerns residents have.
What do you think about the proposed development?
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A proposal to develop a new town near Evandale would need to establish a sort of ‘buffer zone’, says Northern Midland Council Mayor David Downie
Mayor Downie says that council have not seen the plans for the new town yet, but that it will not become an extension of Evandale.
Brian Carlton speaks with Mayor Downie about the project, as well as the new TasWater memorandum with the State Government and the sale of Anglican Churches in the community.
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Over 100 people turned up for a meeting about the Mt Roland Cableway on Tuesday night – likely a record for a community meeting in Sheffield, according to Mt Roland Cableway Director and Project Lead, Justin Carmen.
Local residents turned up to learn more about the proposed cableway and adventure precinct, and put ‘ghost stories’ to bed.
Mr Carmen joins Brian Carlton this morning, and says that the vibe at the meeting was overwhelmingly positive.
Orthopedic sugeon, Dr Gary Fettke, was extremely surprised to find an email in his work inbox from Rebecca White and the Labor team touting their health policy.
The email, sent yesterday afternoon, comes days before the state election, and after the CEO of Tasmanian Health System (THS) allegedly told staff to not be involved with political commentary or discourse of any kind.
Tasmanian Health Service is leaking like a sieve. No protection for employees when the THS gives out internal email addresses to political parties days before an election. #politas#respectpic.twitter.com/xWMbXrWc2s
King Island Mayor, Duncan McFie, says that perhaps Regional Express Airlines (REX) is taking a leaf out of the Donald Trump playbook.
There is an ongoing stoush between the King Island Council and REX, ever since the council decided to increase landing and passenger charges for the airline. This is because the King Island airport is currently operating at a loss of $500,000 a year, which is being paid by the King Island community.
The latest in the stoush is that REX have cut four flights between the island and Melbourne. Mayor McFie tells Brian Carlton that these cancellations could be due to several mitigating factors, but the timing is coincidental.
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Three North-West Tasmanians have made national news across the country for a ‘Mad Monday’ costume.
The three men from the Penguin Football Club have been pictured in ‘blackface’, dressed as Serena and Venus Williams alongside Sydney Swans player Aliir Aliir.
The picture has caused outrage around the nation, with some people appalled at what they believe is racism and cultural appropriation. However others believe that this was just a fun dress up costume and nothing more.
Tasmania Talks listeners call in to speak to Brian Carlton this morning about their thoughts on the blackface incident.
One Australian man is attempting to do the impossible and sue Facebook.
Edward Poljak was one of over 300,000 people who had his data stolen in the Cambridge Analytica hack. Given that Edward is a veteran and has many friends who are in sensitive positions, it came as quite a shock to learn his locations, pictures and profile had been breached.
Edward is now taking on Facebook in a class action lawsuit and ,despite many people believing it's an impossible task, Edward says that he believes in standing up to injustice,
Edward joins Brian Carlton this morning to discuss the data breach and his class action suit.
If you or someone you know would like to join the class action suit, they must do so before July 31. Click herefor more information.