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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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February
Learning Together draft document released. Learning Together proposes a vision for Tasmania's public education, training and information systems.

World Cup Swimming held at Tattersall's Hobart Aquatic Centre.

February 25
The combined Hash House Harrier Clubs of Tasmania host Interhash 2000 in Hobart.


March 1
Intelligent Island Program officially commences. Intelligent Island is a $40m program focused on strategic investment in Tasmania to create higher, long-term sustainable growth of the State's information and communications technology.

March 28-29
Royal visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

May
Cabinet agrees to the introduction of red light cameras as a road safety initiative.

June
State Government announces it will pay for a 50 km rail line to Bell Bay enabling the transportation of magnesium ore for the proposed Crest/Multiplex refinery.


July 5
Asbestos Range National Park is officially renamed Narawntapu National Park.

August 14
Driver licensing and vehicle registration changes are implemented.

July 23
More than 20,000 Tasmanians take part in the Aboriginal reconciliation walk across Hobart's Tasman Bridge in one of the State's largest ever public rallies.

October
Federation Concert Hall hosts its first performance.

October 27
The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra commences its international tour of Argentina, Canada and the U.S.

November
Seahorse World, a tourist attraction featuring a working seahorse farm, opens at Beauty Point.

Tasmania closes 'Willow Court', Australia's oldest institution for intellectually disabled people.

TAFE Tasmania is named Australian Training Provider of the Year by the Australian National Training Authority.

December
Reece High School in Devonport is destroyed by fire.


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