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Tractor tragedy

A report is being prepared for the coroner after what police are calling a fatal tractor accident in northern Tasmania on Tuesday evening. Police and Ambulance...

Lambie unleashes Teddy campaign

Maverick senator Jacqui Lambie has launched a new ad campaign, calling for Tasmanian war hero Teddy Sheean to be given a posthumous Victoria Cross medal. "We've...

Ruby Princess Inquiry

The Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess in New South Wales is interrogating key decision makers involved in the cruise ship's spread of coronavirus. Infected...

Police seek driver after fatal crash

Investigations are continuing into a fatal chicken truck crash east of Hobart in early May. Police believe a motorist in the area at the time of...

Suspicious fires probed

Launceston Police are probing a shipping container fire that erupted on the grounds of a heavy haulage business at Rocherlea on Monday night.  4 crews attended...

Queen's Honours

Queens birthday honours have been bestowed upon 12 Tasmanians. Becoming a Member of the Order of Australia is former politician Hugh Hiscutt, the Burnie born 93...

Polley apologises for "All Lives Matter" post

Labor Senator Helen Polley during Question Time in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, November 30, 2017. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Tasmanian Labor Senator...

Bridgewater armed robbery

Coles supermarket at Bridgewater in Hobart's north was hit by an armed robbery yesterday afternoon (Sunday) at 5.50pm. A man left the premises with a bag...

Bushwalkers cautioned

Multiple bushwalkers got into strife over the weekend, prompting warnings from authorities. In separate incidents in Southern Tasmania yesterday, two women in their 60s with suspected...

Police rammed by stolen truck

Authorities are on the hunt for three occupants of a stolen truck which reversed into a police car and then evaded other patrols last night...

21yo in critical condition from crash

  Police believe excessive speed was a factor in a single-vehicle crash in the state's south on Friday night, that's seen a young Kingston woman taken...

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'...