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Ferry replacement puzzle

It may be back to square one for new Spirit of Tasmania ferries. After uncertainty over a German company delivering the ships, a Finnish builder was...

Time for Burnie CBD to butt out?

The Burnie City Council will discuss a smoking ban in the CBD at Tuesday night's meeting. Smoking bans have been enforced in the Ulverstone and Hobart...

Unions claim local seafarers frozen out

Three maritime unions are urging the Australian Antarctic Division to employ local seafarers for this summer's expeditions, but the Division is rubbishing the claims.  The Everest...

Critical injury in Devonport smash

A two vehicle crash in Devonport has left one person in a critical condition. Five others have non-life threatening injuries, two are in a serious way,...

Pressure mounts over dancing ban

Victoria's decision to allow dancing and drinking while standing in venues has left the Tasmanian Hospitality Association bewildered at why the same can't be done...

Major spend on TFS equipment

Tasmanian firefighting abilities have now been given another major boost, with the arrival of new German-built tankers obtained through a multi million dollar state government...

Yachtie rescued

Search and rescue crews from as far away as Victoria have assisted in saving a Canberra man over the weekend, after his yacht engine failed...

Financial assistance for hotel quarantine workers

The Tasmanian Government has announced wage supplements for hotel quarantine workers to minimise the risk of a coronavirus outbreak in the facilities. It comes as the...

Border reopening to SA after Adelaide scare

Tasmania's border will reopen to South Australia at 12:01am Thursday. It'll be classified as a low-risk jurisdiction, meaning arrivals won't have to quarantine - unless they've been...

Tangled whale warning

Those on the state's east coast are being urged to keep an eye out for an entangled whale calf. The baby humpback and its mother were...

Fish frenzy over escapees

A fish farming campaigner wants a full EPA probe into yesterday morning's mass Huon Acquaculture salmon escape due to an electrical fire in one of...

Escape from SA: Tassies in lockdown

Thursday marks day 1 of South Australia's six-day hard lockdown which has seen all schools, universities, takeaway, restaurants, cafes and food courts closed and outdoor...

Outdoor "vertical drinking" to be permitted

Tasmania's enforcement of sit-down drinking in pubs, clubs and hotels is being eased. From next Friday, November 13, punters will be able to drink while standing...

Green light for NSW-Tas travellers

The Premier's confirmed Tasmania will lower border restrictions with NSW this week. Peter Gutwein had already flagged November 6 for arrivals from NSW to enter the...

Border to open to NSW on Nov 6

Tasmania's border will open to New South Wales on Friday, November 6. Pending no major coronavirus outbreaks there, arrivals from NSW won't have to quarantine from...