Tasmanian News

Burned cop's condition improves

Colleagues of injured Tasmania Police officer Darren Hopkins are welcoming more positive medical reports this morning. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious but...

Bushwalkers pan Cradle bus change

There are concerns bushwalkers could literally be left out in the cold by new arrangements in place at Cradle Mountain National Park.  In a move criticised...

Man suffers severe burns in plane crash

A 52-year-old Launceston man has suffered severe burns in a single engine light plane crash near Hagley in the state's north. Police and emergency services were...

Man accused of cruise attempted murder

A Queensland man has been accused of trying to throw his partner off a cruise ship near Hobart. 46-year-old David James Fysh allegedly had an "altercation"...

Fish still on the menu

Tasmania's health department says fish caught around Hobart Airport are still safe to eat, after Airservices Australia released a report into firefighting foam found in...

No Spin tour

Cricket great Shane Warne is landing in Tasmania this weekend for a personal appearance promoting his new book. The 49 year old's autobiography called 'No Spin'...

Knives out in mental health

Health Minister Michael Ferguson is fending off claims he's dropped the ball on staff safety at psychiatric units in the state's south, north and northwest. Labor's...

Prison problems

Too many prisoners and a dire shortage of staff to manage them is how Tasmania's Custodial Inspector has characterised the state's jail system. In his latest...