Lambie tight-lipped on medevac negotiation
Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says talks over a deal to scrap the medevac laws are progressing nicely. She said she was in constructive talks with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton."I can't feed out to any media what the condition is. Right now the talks are going along really, really nicely," she told AAP on Thursday."There's a game of trust there between myself, the PM and Minister Dutton and I will not put that at risk."New Zealand has long offered to take 150 refugees per year from Australia's offshore processing centres in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
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Individuals suffering from mild hypothermia are usually alert, but may begin to show signs of disorientation, irritability, apathy, or confusion. Improper or aggressive rewarming of victims suffering from severe hypothermia can result in an abundance of other problems, including heart failure.
Strong winds, thick snow and freezing temperatures have hampered the operation to rescue three walkers in the remote Tasmanian wilderness.
The walkers, believed to be from India, got into trouble after they started to succumb to hypothermia on the Overland Track in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park yesterday afternoon.
The trio, aged 28, 37 and 45, were waiting to be helicoptered out of Kitchen Hut following a failed attempt to rescue them last night, when winds of 100 kilometres per hour forced the police helicopter to return to Hobart.
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Two Parks and Wildlife Service rangers and other walkers assisted the trio before a ground search and rescue party of three police officers and two wilderness paramedics arrived about 9:00pm on Friday.
Another attempt will be made today to fly them out.
Snow in the area is about one metre deep and temperatures dropped to as low as -7 degrees Celsius overnight.
Tasmania Police Inspector Shane LeFevre said the rescue was a timely reminder for walkers in Tasmania.
"Hikers must pay close attention to weather forecasts and take appropriate precautions," he said.
"They must prepare fully for the extreme walking conditions of Tasmania, even in summer.
"They should preferably carry an EPIRB at all times, and if not prepared, delay their walk."
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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority aircraft, dedicated to search and rescue missions, was deployed yesterday from King Island and provided advice on weather conditions in the area.
Fire and flood elsewhere in Tasmania
Wild weather is also causing issues on Tasmania's east coast, with an uncontrolled fire approaching the township of Swansea.
The fire has now burnt through almost 2,000 hectares of land and is now 2 kilometres west of the town.
It was sparked from a lightning strike a week ago and has been fanned by strong winds.
Two Tasmania Fire Service strike teams will arrive in the area today to assist local crews.
An initial minor flood warning has also been issued for the lower River Derwent, with a flood watch in place for the Huon and Derwent catchments.
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Police seize more than 2,000 opium poppy capsules from a Hobart property and charge a 36-year-old Adelaide man with trafficking.The 36-year-old was charged after police searched an address in the Hobart suburb of Rosetta on Friday afternoon and allegedly found 2,286 capsules and residue.