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2 hobart weekly news I TUESDAY, 14 MAY, 2024 ampol Foodary service station blac Fig baxter’s iGa sandy bay Centrepoint newsagent Centrepoint shopping Centre Coles sandy bay daci and daci bakers new town hampden Road service station hill street Grocer sandy bay hill street Grocer West hobart hobart City Council Mayfair Plaza hotel Mitre 10 Patrick street Mount nelson store new town Plaza Prince of Wales hotel Royal hobart hospital Royal Yacht Club of tasmania salamanca nextra newsagency sandy bay bakery Cafè sandy bay bowls Club sandy bay nextra newsagency sandy bay senior Citizens Club st ives hotel state library West hobart Express Winnings newsagency Woolworths new town Woolworths Cbd argyle street Pick up our latest issue FREE from: EstablishEd 2024. issuE no. 19. Hobart Weekly News is published weekly on Tuesday. COntaCt hEad OFFiCE: 3351 Huon Highway, Franklin. TAS. 7113. POstal: PO Box 306, Kingston. 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In the event an advertisement is omitted from publication, we assume no liability for such omission. (Ps) at the end of a caption means ‘Photo supplied’ and these photos cannot be ordered. Corner Marguerite/Agnes Streets, Ranelagh Phone 0417 504 671 TRADING HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 7.30am - 4pm SATURDAY: 8am - 4pm SUNDAY: 8am - 4pm CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS H22470 Organic Woodfired Sourdough Bakery Returning officers from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) held the declaration of the poll ceremony at 10am on Thursday, May 9 on the Legislative Council steps, Murray St, Hobart. Cassy O’Connor was elected to Hobart with approximately 59 per cent of the vote. Bec Thomas was elected to Elwick with approximately 53 per cent of the vote and Kerry Vincent was elected to Prosser with approximately 53 per cent of the vote. Final figures will be available from the TEC website on Tuesday, May 14 after the deadline for the return of remaining postal ballots. Results declared Cassy O’Connor has been elected to the Legislative Council representing the electorate of Hobart. (PS) Bec Thomas has joined the Legislative Council representing Elwick.(PS) Kerry Vincent has joined the Legislative Council representing Prosser. (PS) Tasmania Police had a specific focus on patron behaviour within licence premises throughout April. Inspector John Toohey said the focus was about creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all patrons. “The Southern District Licensing Unit in collaboration with licensed venues, issued 26 barring orders and 13 infringements throughout April,” Inspector Toohey said. “Barring orders are an essential tool in protecting the community by stopping individuals from entering licensed premises where their behaviour poses a risk to public safety or breaches liquor licensing laws. “Barring orders may be issued when a person is at-risk as a result of drinking alcohol; if they have committed an offence or behaved in an offensive or disorderly manner on or near a licensed premises; or there are reasonable grounds to do so.” Infringements were issued for offences including act in violent, quarrelsome, disorderly manner on licensed/permit premises; person subject to Barring Order enter or attempt to enter relevant licensed/permit premises; and fail to leave licensed premises when required to do so. Police focus on unruly behaviour A former Japanese Fisheries patrol ship has been brought to Hobart by the Captain Paul Watson Foundation to combat illegal whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The vessel sailed from Busan, Korea and docked in Hobart on Friday, May 3. Bob Brown said he was very happy to welcome the Northern Horizon, the first ship from the Captain Paul Watson Foundation to come into Hobart. Formerly named the Bandero, the Northern Horizon sailed on a single voyage permit to Australia under a Mongolian Flag. The ship was recently purchased covertly by Watson’s Foundation from the Japanese government. Captain Locky MacLean said months of preparation went into acquiring a suitable vessel to restart southern ocean campaigns. “Though this vessel will be used to curtail whaling in Antarctic waters, there is no denying Japan builds some of the best quality vessels,” said Captain MacLean. “This ship is tailor-made for what we do.” Captain MacLean has helped acquire 10 ships for Captain Watson over the two decades he has sailed with him, including the former Japanese Oceanographic Research vessel Seifu Maru in 2012, which was also unveiled in Hobart and named Sam Simon, after the Producer of the Simpsons television show, who donated funds toward the vessel’s acquisition. Covertly acquired ship to hinder whalers The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) and Laurel House hosted a symposium designed to spur collective action to prevent and respond to sexual violence in Tasmania. The two-day Courageous Conversations event featured interstate and local speakers including experts, authors and victim-survivors. CEO of Laurel House Kathryn Fordyce and Acting CEO of SASS Sandi Doherty said in a statement that they were holding this symposium to move Tasmania towards being a place where victim-survivors are supported to heal free of stigma and shame - towards a future free from child sexual abuse. Speakers included the CEO of the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse Doctor Leanne Beagley, the Director at the Australian Centre of Child Protection Professor Leah Bromfield, Representatives of Tasmania Police and the Tasmanian Government. Ms Doherty said putting victim survivors’ voices first is key to eliminating sexual harm in the state. “Bringing together academic and lived expertise is incredibly powerful for systemic change,” she said. Ms Fordyce said we know that at least one in four children in Tasmania experience some form of sexual assault. “To make meaningful change, we must go beyond listening and start to act on what victim-survivors of all ages courageously share,” she said. Symposium to spur action On May 1, Hobart Airport announced the receipt of $60 million in funding from the Federal Government to support the Hobart Airport Runway Upgrade project. The full cost of the upgrade for non-stop international flights between Tasmania and Asia is $130 million. Currently, Tasmania is the only state or territory in Australia without a runway strong enough to allow for wide-body aircraft operations. Once complete, aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 will be able to operate at Hobart Airport. Hobart Airport CEO Norris Carter said the $60 million in federal funding combined with the airport’s $70 million would unlock unprecedented opportunities across Tasmania. “This is one of the most significant projects in the Airport’s 60-year history, both in terms of investment and opportunity,” Mr Carter said. “The combined $130 million investment will pave the way for a trifecta of opportunities across tourism, trade and the Antarctic. “When this project is complete in 2025, it will open the door for international travellers to be able to fly directly to and from Hobart to Asia and beyond, removing the time and cost burden that comes with additional stops that put off many tourists. “It also brings opportunities for Tasmanians to travel one-stop to Asia and Europe without the need for mainland stopovers.” The project will create 197 jobs during construction, and once completed it is forecast to support over 1200 jobs, plus an annual economic boost of $122 million. National airport pavement specialists Downer will deliver the project. Downer EGM Stuart Billing said this is a reflection of Downer’s ongoing investment into Tasmania. “Our approach to constructing the works draws upon Downer’s extensive experience in delivering airfield projects, minimising disruption and ensuring the safety of aircraft and the travelling public,” Mr Billing said. “We’re proud to be involved with this project which will have such a positive economic impact on the state.” The Runway Upgrade project is part of the Airport’s Master Plan. No more layovers?