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Have your say: container refunds

Tasmania remains on track to have a container deposit scheme up and running next year after years of campaigning from environment groups. It would offer a...

Tas wary of virus mystery

A puzzle has arisen from four new coronavirus infections in Victoria because a Delta strain's emerged, different to Melbourne's other cases It revolves around the Melbourne...

Longford meat workers back on deck

Relieved workers have returned to Tasmania's largest abattoir in Longford on Friday morning, following the imposed hiatus from a Russian cyber attack on JBS Foods...

Man charged over Burnie standoff

A 37 year old man is facing a number of charges, following a tense four hour standoff with police earlier this week. Officers were called to...

Bowen hoon busted

A BMW is in the Tasmania Police impound lot after its driver took things too far in Hobart's north early on Friday morning. Police allege they...

Retail up in Tasmania

Cash registers are ringing in Tasmania. The state's retail turnover rose 0.4% seasonally adjusted for April on the previous month in new ABS data. Food, clothing and...

Ellis returns to state parliament

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission has confirmed Liberal Felix Ellis will be sworn into the House of Assembly, following a countback in Braddon. It was triggered by...

Man arrested following four hour standoff

A 37-year-old man has been arrested following an armed standoff with police in the state's north west. Police were called to a home in Arthur Street,...

Doctors hopeful on health push

The Australian Medical Association is taking a wait-and-see approach on the Liberals' ambitious elective surgery plans. Health Minister Jeremy Rockliff has announced a taskforce which will...

Anti-golliwog gathering

(Photo of golliwogs for sale at Richmond) Tasmania's golliwog debate isn't over, with a gathering outside Clarence City Council today (Wednesday) expressing grievances at the actions...

NSW locations declared "high-risk" by Tas Health

Victoria's coronavirus cluster is now threatening to impact New South Wales, after confirmation an infected person with the highly infectious Indian variant visited several sites...

Early Tasman works underway

A protective gravel cushion weighing some 2000 tonnes is now in place on the Tasman Highway as authorities work towards dropping huge rocks perched in...

Home values still zooming

Hobart's median home value has nearly hit $575,000, up 3.2% in one month in CoreLogic's latest report. It represents the largest property value rise of Australia's...

Tassie initiative to reduce plastic waste

A Tasmanian designed milk delivery system, which provides milk on tap, could eliminate the use of up to 10,000 plastic bottles per year for an...

Clarence dog policy take 2

There will be eight weeks of public consultation for Clarence City Council's latest draft dog management policy. The first round of consultation drew a record number...

Golliwog debate

Clarence Alderman Brendan Blomeley (pictured) is nipping any suggestion of racist undertones in the bud over his Facebook post of golliwogs for sale at a...

NILS leaves loan sharks out in the cold

There's good news for low-income Tasmanians whose heaters and other appliances go on the blink heading into winter. The state's popular No Interest Loans Scheme, or...