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Ice bust leads to arrests

A kilo of ice is off the streets after police raids and postal interceptions. A 25-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman have faced Hobart Magistrates Court...

Moonah mugging

An ongoing feud between youths is believed to have led to a mugging in Hobart's north yesterday afternoon. A male was set upon at the Moonah...

Restrictions ease further

Noon on Friday begins the next phase of increased maximum numbers for groups to 500 outdoors and 250 indoors. It's around two and a half weeks...

Landlords unhappy with extension

Tasmanian tenants are being urged to keep paying rent if they can, after the state government extended certain pandemic eviction protections. Rent increases and evictions following...

Governor Warner extension

Tasmania's Governor Kate Warner whose term was to expire in December will extend her time in the role by 6 months. The 71 year old, who...

Man charged with arson

Police investigating a spate of arson attacks in a Hobart suburb this week believe they've made a breakthrough. A suspicious fire did $50,000 damage to a...

Tenant protections extended

Protections for vulnerable residential tenants in Tasmania will remain in place for at least another 3 months. Tasmanian renters can't be evicted until October nor can...

Sentence over 2018 Trevallyn siege

A woman has avoided jail for her part a siege in Launceston. 42-year-old Nomi Lea Mountney had let Brett Julian Robinson-Stacey into her rental at Trevallyn...

HomeShare scheme widened

Asset and income limits for the state government's HomeShare programme are being lifted to support more jobs in building and construction. It's part of the government’s...

Winter drenching continues

Hobart's rivulet is among several waterways with strong and dangerous flows after more than 170 millimetres of rain fell on Mt Wellington in the 24...

Gender laws given all-clear by TLRI

Controversial gender laws in Tasmania have been given the all-clear from the Law Reform Institute, which investigated their impact on the legal system. Under the ammendments,...

Man accused of stabbing

A man in the state's north has been charged over an alleged wounding incident in Launceston last night. Police were called to the vicinity of 262...

Rainy Days and Mondays

The Huon River is now subject to a minor flood warning as the south east and lower east receive the largest share of a rain...

Hobart arson probe

Two apparent arson attacks on a Hobart unit within hours of each other are being probed by detectives. Crews found smoke and flames issuing from the...

Gutwein holding firm on borders amid Vic concern

Premier Peter Gutwein is resisting calls to ease restrictions and open Tasmania's borders earlier than planned, despite Labor and industry bodies pushing him on the...

New UTAS Launceston buildings

The University of Tasmania has unveiled designs for the final major buildings of the new Launceston campus. Development applications for the River’s Edge and the Willis...

Business unhappy about wage rise

Workers on the minimum wage have been granted a 1.75% pay rise to a weekly $753.80, but the increase will be staged. From July, an increase...

Winter fire warning

The Tasmania Fire Service is reminding people to be fire aware this winter following two accidental incidents in the state's south. Hobart crews attended to a...

Fall kills 19-year-old bushwalker

A young man has died while bushwalking at Sentinel Range, near Strathgordon in Tasmania's Wildnerness World Heritage Area. Police believe the 19-year-old from Hobart fell from...

Hordes abandoning job hunt

New Tasmanian unemployment figures for May indicate thousands of people have given up looking for work due to the pandemic.  A 4.5 per cent drop in...