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Statewide review of the Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (PTAS)

The Tasmanian Department of Health has commissioned KP Health to perform a Statewide review of the Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (PTAS). PTAS is important for King Island residents to access the health care they need. KP Health is flying to King Island, for two days in the last week of…

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Census – Its not too late

Census night was Tuesday 10 August, but there’s still time to complete.  Every person in Australia needs to be included, so that Census data is as accurate as possible.  Data from the 2021 Census will be more important than ever, providing valuable insights into how the pandemic has changed life…

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Invitation for applications from artists in residence – 2022

Applications are invited for the 2022 calendar of artist residencies at King Island Council’s Arts & Cultural Centre, with residencies of two to six weeks offered between 4 January and 23 December 2022. All Australia-based artists working in any medium and at any stage of their career are eligible to…

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Update – All Television Services operational

We are all looking forward to cheering Stewart McSweyn as he competes in the semi final tomorrow evening, Thursday 5 August 2021 at 9.10pm AEST, broadcast live on Channel 7. Until then, thanks to the efforts of many on- and off-Island contractors, all television services are now back to normal.

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Thank you

Council would like to extend a huge thank you to all those involved over the last few days getting the island’s TV and Radio Services back on line. Special thanks goes to Peter White and Manny Burley who were quick to answer the call for help.  We are grateful to…

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Update – TV and Radio Services

Radio services have been restored and WIN TV is providing 5 power packs to temporarily replace those destroyed in the storm until they are repaired.  The temporary power packs are expected to arrive early next week for installation.  If all goes well, TV services are expected to be restored by…

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Storm cuts TV and Radio to King Island

TV and radio services could be off air for a least four days as a result of Wednesday’s severe electrical storm which caused significant damage to the Currie communications facility. Replacement equipment has been ordered and will be installed as soon as it is delivered. Council apologises for the disruption…

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Rural Health Inquiry – Mental Health Services

An inquiry into the Rural Health Services in Tasmania, its health outcomes, and access to community health and hospital services for Tasmanians living in rural and remote Tasmania was submitted earlier this year by King Island Council in collaboration with the King Island and Flinders Island community members. This submission…

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Keep on top of COVID

For all COVID-19 information for Tasmania,  including updates, travel alerts and media releases please visit www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au…

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