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New Royalties for West bid

The West Coast Mayor is welcoming the local Labor Party branch's bid to resurrect a Royalties for the Regions program to return mining wealth to...

Squatter arsonist jailed

A 23 year old man who's been homeless and unemployed all of his adult life has been sent to jail for two years for torching...

Calls for trans federal inquiry

Fresh calls for a federal inquiry into gender dysphoria are being headed up by a well-recognised Tasmanian sociologist. Hobart-based Dr Geoff Holloway, who's known mainly for...

Upper House to debate pill testing

The Legislative Council is being urged to put politics aside and focus on the evidence ahead of the pill testing debate this week. Tomorrow, Independent member...

Tassie dogs chasing national honours

Two kelpies from Tasmania are among a dozen from around the country vying for the title of the nation's hardest-working dog. Lady from Epping Forrest and...

Regional paramedics hired

Regional Tasmania will be boosted by the employment of 12 new paramedics. Three will be posted each to Dodges Ferry, Bicheno, St Helens and Deloraine. "As part...

Flood warnings active

While the mainland's feeling the worst effects of an icy blast moving up through south-east Australia, Tasmania's weather isn't faring much better. The low pressure system...

Living City believers undaunted

Devonport's leaders remain satisfied the massive Living City transformation will deliver renewed prosperity to the region. An auction business owner reckons he moved his operation from...

All fired up

There are fears Tasmania's isolated areas are completely exposed to the risk of bushfire, after all remote firefighting operations were suspended pending a work, health...

Huskies gone

The Southern Huskies have pulled the plug on the New Zealand NBL, leaving the competition after just one season. In a bombshell statement released this afternoon,...

Clarendon Vale fire

A fire has done around $20,000 damage to a vacant public housing property on Hobart's eastern shore early on Friday.  Crews were called to the vacant home on...

Firefight missteps in cruel summer

Tasmania's bushfire fighting shortcomings are cropping up in a new independent report on the brutal last season. It's found the early response to what developed into...

48 wind turbines need names

Tasmanian students have the opportunity to name their very own wind turbine at a wind farm in the state's Central Plateau. Aurora Energy is launching a state-wide...

Ta-ta, Tah: new homeless shelter

Hobart's Waratah Hotel is being bought by the Hodgman Government for supported accommodation. The Murray Street building will be housing the vulnerable next year after refurbishment...

Rapist rowing coach gaoled

A former rowing coach now behind bars for rape was considered a family friend of the victim. The 60-year-old, whose identity can't be revealed, attacked a...

Meningococcal in Burnie

Meningococcal's surfaced in Tasmania again, this time in the North West. A 20-year-old Burnie man has the B strain, which is not covered by government funded...

Chilly blast coming our way

Tasmania is in for an icy blast, with multiple weather systems carrying cold air from Antarctica approaching. Temperatures will drop over the rest of the week,...

Smoking limit a no-go, for now

A controversial Bill to increase Tasmania's minimum smoking age to 21 is off the table, after the politician behind the measure withdrew it. Premier Will Hodgman...

Skyway visual claims

Opponents to the planned skyway development at Launceston's Cataract Gorge have released their impression of how they think it could look close up (above impression). The...

Private hospital bid

As uncertainty continues about the future of Hobart Private Hospital, another operator is looking at entering the market, albeit on a smaller scale, up the...