News & Media

We'll keep you up to date with the latest news and info that matters to you. 

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    Our latest media releases

    • May 2020

      31 May 2020 - West Tamar Highway and Boat Harbour road upgrades 

      The government must not leave North and North West Tasmanians off the map when it comes to fast tracking road projects.

       

      30 May 2020 - Community supports River Derwent ferries

      The Hobart community has thrown its support behind ferries on the River Derwent.

       

      28 May 2020 - Huntingfield park and ride

      We're calling on the government to fast track its Huntingfield park-and-ride facility. 

       

      26 May 2020 - Real time fuel prices

      Tasmanians are set to win at the bowser after the government adopts real time fuel price monitoring.

       

      24 May 2020 - River Derwent ferries

      We want to see the government motor ahead with the River Derwent ferry project.

       

      22 May 2020 - Bridgewater Bridge replacement

      The government must “stick with the plan” on the new Bridgewater Bridge project.

       

      21 May 2020 - Hobart Airport interchange

      We are calling on the Hobart Airport interchange project to be fast-tracked, not delayed.

       

      15 May 2020 - Fast tracking road infrastructure

      We've welcomed news the Tasmanian Government will fast track infrastructure projects to boost the economy.

       

      13 May 2020 - Government must act

      The government needs to act immediately after the ACCC ruled out investigating fuel prices in Tassie.

       

      11 May 2020 - Road to recovery

      We've revealed our plan to help the Tasmanian community get back on its feet.

    • March 2020

      18 March 2020 - Call to keep fuel retailers to account on pricing

      Tasmanians are being hit hard at the fuel pump and the time to take action is now.

    • February 2020

      18 February 2020 - New faulty airbag threat

      A new serious Takata airbag recall is putting thousands of Tasmanian families at risk.

       

      13 February 2020 - Tasmanians are paying too much for petrol

      The wholesale price of petrol is the lowest it's been in more than six months, but Tasmanians are still paying too much.

       

      8 February 2020 - Call for more road safety funding

      We're calling for more funding for road safety programs and infrastructure upgrades after six deaths on our roads in January.

       

      5 February 2020 - Vital road upgrades lagging behind

      We're calling on the state and federal governments to accelerate the delivery of key road projects across Tasmania.

    • January 2020

      20 January 2020 - Welcoming Tasmania's new Premier

      We're ready to work with our new Premier Peter Gutwein on road safety upgrades and traffic congestion.

       

      8 January 2020 - Never leave your kids or pets alone in the car

      With the weather warming up and school holidays underway, we're reminding drivers to never leave their loved ones in the car.  

    • 2019

      December

      20 December - Stay safe on the road this summer

      We're reminding drivers to stay safe and alert on the roads as the busy Christmas season and summer holidays approach.

       

      12 December - State Budget

      Planning, public transport and fuel are key requests in our 2020-21 State Budget submission.


      6 December - Driverless technology comes to Tassie

      We've partnered with the Tasmanian Government and City of Hobart to bring the first driverless electric bus demonstration to Hobart. 

       

      November

      29 November - Fight Tassie petrol prices

      We're calling on Tasmanians to sign our petition for real-time petrol price monitoring. 

       

      15 November - Australia's Best Cars

      The judges have had their say. We take a look at the best cars in the country for 2019.

       

      October

      31 October - New tour launches in Strahan

      We're excited to launch the new Pillinger Explorer tour. Guests will experience the abandoned port and town of Pillinger on the shores of Macquarie Harbour.

       

      31 October - More needs to be done on road safety

      We're calling on the state and federal governments to put tougher road safety measures in place.

       

      17 October - Exploring Freycinet National Park

      Join the team at Experiential Tasmania for a brand new walking tour leaving from Freycinet Lodge.

       

      11 October - TasPP winner announced

      George Kennedy has taken out the 2019 Tasmanian Portrait Prize. 

       

      3 October - Tassie's top 10 worst roads revealed 

      Our members have told us that Tassie's roads have improved over the past two years, but more still needs to be done. 

       

      September

      25 September - Stop when you're tired

      With school holidays and family road trips coming up, we're reminding drivers to take a break. 

       

      23 September - Caring for Tasmania's penguins 

      Gordon River Cruises has teamed up with Wildcare to protect penguins.

       

      August

      28 August - Time to act on fuel prices

      To fight rising petrol costs, we want it to be compulsory for fuel retailers to report their prices at the bowser.

       

      26 August - Keep an eye on your vision

      Older drivers are being reminded to have regular eye checks so they can stay safe on the road. 

       

      23 August - Taking out the ANZIIF Award

      We're very excited to announce that we've been named the Small - Medium General Insurance Company of the Year for the second year in a row at the ANZIIF Awards. 

       

      14 August - Keeping your vehicle safe all year round

      The results from our free winter safety checks show how important it is to check your vehicle regularly. 

       

      8 August - Our new-look Launceston branch

      Pop into our Launceston branch to check out its brand new renovations.

       

      6 August - Slow Down Move Over

      We want our Roadside team to be included in the State Government's proposed 'Slow Down Move Over' legislation.

       

      5 August - Our new Group Chief Executive

      We're excited to announce that Mark Mugnaioni is our new Group Chief Executive.

       

      July

      22 July - Vehicle Operating Costs
      Buying a new car? Our yearly survey shows you the cheapest and most expensive cars to run.

       

      1 July - Golden Rules of Road Safety

      We take a look at 12 Golden Rules for you to follow on Tasmania's roads.

       

      June

      20 June - Are you ready for winter?
      We're helping Tasmanian motorists stay safe this winter with free car checks.

       

      May

      27 May 2019 - Introducing our EV
      Our new fully-electric Hyundai Ioniq will help us teach Tasmanians about road safety.

       

      23 May 2019 - State Budget announcement
      The State Budget has set a clear timeline for the Bridgewater Bridge upgrades.

       

      21 May - Support for community garden
      Bucaan Community House Inc has received funding through our Community Fund program.

       

      13 May - New EV tech coming soon
      Tasmania's first public ultra-rapid EV charging station will open in Campbell Town.


      9 May - Educating Tasmanians of all ages
      We're bringing you more educational programs thanks to funding from the Road Safe Levy.


      6 May - Reminder on children's safety
      Keep your child safe in the car with these important tips.


      5 May - Changes to licensing
      The roll out of the Graduating Licensing System in Tassie is a positive step for new drivers.


      4 May - More needs to be done on road safety
      Tasmania won't meet its National Road Safety Strategy target unless there is a big improvement.

       

      April

      16 April – Check your vehicles and tyres
      Get your car ready for winter with these simple safety checks. 


      12 April – Unveiling our 30-year Vision
      Public and active transport are taking the lead in our Vision for the future. 


      6 April – Welcoming University move
      With UTAS moving into the Hobart CBD, we need a long-term traffic plan. 

       

      March

      26 March – Fly to Strahan
      A regular service between Hobart and Strahan takes flight.

       

      February

      23 February – Hobart City Deal
      We’ve welcomed the official signing of the Hobart City Deal. 


      19 February – Supporting our community
      A new rag cutter at Self Help Workplace is the perfect addition to the team’s workshop. 

       

      January

      10 January – Support cheap fuel

      After weeks of high prices, we’re urging drivers to look out for fuel under $1.40.