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Vigils in Tasmania

There is an aspiration for Tasmania's Black Lives Matter vigils to be a turning point for preventing indigenous deaths when encountering Australia's legal system. Peaceful gatherings...

Unaccompanied learner faces driving offences

Tasmania police has charged a 21-year-old learner driver with a range of driving offences after they alleged caught him drink driving in Campbell Town yesterday...

Uncertain future for 'Orange Roughy'

There is a bid to keep the Aurora Australis icebreaker in Tasmania. After 31 years toting Antarctic scientific teams and supplies, the ship completed its final...

House gutted at Ravenswood

F ire destroyed a house in the Launceston suburb of Ravenswood on Thursday night. Neighbours of the Bendigo Street property raised the alarm around 9.30 pm after...

Pair accused of murder to stand trial

The Swansea couple accused of shooting to death Shane Geoffrey Barker in 2009 in Campbell Town will stand trial. Mr Barker was last seen in Campbell...

Billion dollar boost for infrastructure

Tasmania has outlined a 'record' construction blitz to stimulate the state's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Peter Gutwein has detailed the two-year spend, which will...

Pandemic payment torment

More grievances are being aired about road blocks to accessing government financial assistance programmes. Labor leader Rebecca White has outlined the woes of another tenant in...

Home builders boost

Homeowners will be offered grants of up to $25,000 under a federal government plan to prop up the construction sector during the Covid-19 downturn. The "HomeBuilder"...

Festival of Voices goes virtual

Hobart's much-loved Festival of Voices is moving online for this year, as a result of coronavirus restrictions on gatherings. Jackie Wilson's 1967 classic 'Higher and Higher'...

UTAS plan to weather grim finances

Plunging finances has UTAS releasing a plan of reigning in wages to save jobs. Pandemic border closures have gutted the university's international student numbers, largely responsible...

Menzies blood pressure program

The University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research is taking its regular public talks online. Due to the impact of COVID-19 and not being able...

No charges for woman found with Barbaro

A woman whose penthouse in Sydney was swarmed by police during the arrest of accused murderer Ricardo Barbaro claims she never met him or knew...

Early mark on restrictions welcomed

Peter Gutwein's early mark on easing Stage 2 restrictions from Friday afternoon is being broadly welcomed. The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry says businesses are...

Rare plant's incredible revival

There's been a resurgence of a rare subantarctic herb species on Maquarie Island - one of Tasmania's distant territorial jurisdications.  Macquarie Island is the only place...

Freedoms arrive early

Stage two restrictions will be removed early in Tasmania, because of the headway in toppling coronavirus. From 3pm Friday, with the exception of nightclubs, up to...

Police investigate attempted carjacking

Police are looking for three men involved in an attempted carjacking which occurred on Albion Street in Invermay last night. Authorities say around 11pm three men...

Car theft chaos in Launceston

Two people are in custody as investigations continue into multiple car thefts in Launceston overnight. A member of the public reported an attempted motor vehicle stealing...

Tas home prices up, rents down

Tasmania's home buying market appears to have well and truly shaken off the pandemic. Hobart's home values rose in May, up 0.8% in the newly released...

West Coast TV series

SBS is behind a new drama series in Tasmania. The Tailings tells the story of a daughter investigating her father's death in a remote community on...

BBQ birthday scratchie win

A Tasmanian man has had a birthday he will never forget, winning $25,000 on an Instant Scratch-It ticket he received as a gift. The Sandy Bay...