Tasmanian News

Fire permit season ends for NW

Fire permit season is over in the state's north-west. Tasmania Fire Service regional chief Shane Batt said, "ecent and above-average summer rainfalls in the region have...

Top end tax cuts lack support

The plan to reduce corporate tax from 30% to 25% for all businesses over the next decade is likely to need some compromise by the...

Derby gets ready

The Derby region in Tasmania's Northeast is making the finishing touches before thousands swarm in for the Enduro World Series international mountain bike race. Around 500...

'Undies runner' has passed halfway

  Tasmania's 'undies runner' has passed the halfway mark of his Hobart to Burnie ultramarathon. Brayden Hayes left Perth this morning on his way to Westbury . The...

Jobs galore if Hobart light rail proceeds

A report into a rail corridor proposal for Hobart's northern suburbs suggests it would be a jobs bonanza. Consultants GHD believe constructing the light rail would...

Hemp hope

It's hoped it'll be third time lucky for governments to adopt the recommendation for hemp to become officially cleared for human consumption. Food Standards Australia and...

FNQ search for Tassie tiger

A new search is about to start for the Tasmanian tiger. But the latest endeavour is taking place more than 4,000 kilometres from where the last...

Tasmanian spot tops for ecstasy use

  An unnamed Tasmanian location is the nation's ecstasy use hotspot. The surprising result is contained in Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission analysis of waste water for traces...

Goodwin family goes to ground

Vanessa Goodwin's family says it's grateful for the love and support from her friends, colleagues and the wider Tasmanian community. The state Attorney-General was hospitalised on...

Vanessa Goodwin hospitalised

Tasmania's Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin is in hospital after being diagnosed with multiple brain tumours. Dr Goodwin was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital by ambulance yesterday...