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2021 Wooden Boat Festival cancelled

Next year's Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart has been cancelled. Organisers of the biennial event in February which attracts a large international audience say uncertainty...

Budget not great, but better than first feared

Treasury Department's latest Economic and Fiscal Update report paints a somewhat rosier picture of Tasmania than many were expecting. The budget deficit was $273 million for...

National parks fee increase

The state's peak tourism body is supportive of the revised fee structure for Tasmania's national parks. The state government is increasing fees to access national parks...

Red Hot Tips Programme

Tasmania's bushfire prevention initiative Red Hot Tips is rolling out consultation with landholders this month. The education and mentoring programme aims to empower landholders, to ensure...

New TasTAFE nursing centre

Tasmanian nursing students now have the opportunity to train in exact replicas of real hospital wards following the opening of the $1.4 million nursing centre...

Private hospital development plans

A privately-funded $55 million medical facility in New Town Road is currently being considered by Hobart City Council.  Nexus Hospitals is proposing to build a new...

Deadly road collision

Just after 8:35 this morning a crash occurred on Algona road between a white passenger bus which was travelling north on Algona road, and a...

TEMCO jobs saved

There is a huge relief for hundreds of workers in the George Town area after the announcement Bell Bay's manganese smelter will receive a new...

Three hoons caught speeding

Between 3:30 and 4:00 yesterday afternoon, three men were caught travelling at excessive speeds in separate incidents. All three were detected exceeding the 100km/hr speed limit...

Tasmania's new medical cannabis facility

Tasmanian Alkaloids has opened a medical cannabis facility with support from the Tasmanian government. The 10 million dollar loan through the Department of State Growth accelerated...

Road fatality spike

The Tasmanian government has once again urged Tasmanians to take care on our roads ahead of wet weather on the way. The North West in particular...

New coronavirus case in Tas

A new coronavirus case has been detected in Tasmania. Premier Peter Gutwein announced this afternoon the man in his 60's, who was transferred from Melbourne to...

Oyster brands to be imprinted on shell

New laser branding technology means instant knowledge of where an oyster was sourced could be just around the corner. A specifically designed high-tech C-O-2 laser has...

Burnie courts on the move

Burnie's court complex is moving out of town. $15 million was committed at the last election to upgrade the Alexander Street courts, but Attorney General Elise...

Drugs, firearms seized

A trafficable quantity of methylamphetamine and firearms have been seized from a Hadspen property. Earlier this month, police conducting routine screening of mail into Tasmania and...

Icy roads danger

Clear skies in parts of Tasmania brought about plummeting overnight temperatures and ice on many roads again this morning. A two car crash yesterday (Monday) morning...

Testing capacity boosted

New equipment and an expansion at the Royal Hobart Hospital Molecular Laboratory is set to boost Tasmania's COVID-19 testing capacity. The lab will be able to...

Online safety among concerns for Tasmanians

Crime Stoppers is urging Tasmanians to remain on the look out for suspicious activity online. New EMRS research commissioned by the Federal Group has found 68%...

Sheean granted VC recognition

Tasmanian World War Two hero Teedy Sheean has been recommended for a Victoria Cross, ending a long campaign for recognition. Findings of a second expert panel...