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Overland Track rescue

Two injured bushwalkers have been rescued from the Overland Track this morning (Thursday). The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was deployed to New Pelion Hut on the northern...

Art prize cancels 2020 event

Australia’s richest art prize has announced it will cancel its 2020 event. The Tasmanian-based Hadley’s Art Prize, now in its fourth year, was scheduled to announce...

Lower unemployment in Tasmania

Tasmania's unemployment rate has fallen. In Australian Bureau of Statistics trend data for February, the state's jobless figure fell to 5.5% Tasmania has lower unemployment than South...

Tassie lockdown

The Tasmanian Government is declaring a State of Emergency to underpin a new border control crackdown coming into effect as of midnight Friday. Premier Peter Gutwein...

17yo allegedly caught speeding with no licence

A 17-year-old male has been charged after allegedly caught speeding, drink driving and driving without a licence in Carrick in the state's north. Deloraine Police detected...

No border closures: Premier

The states and territories will implement tougher crowd rules, to slow the spread of coronavirus. Non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned,...

Police appeal for information

A man is refusing to cooperate with detectives after being shot in the leg in suburban Launceston last night. The 31-year-old, well-known to police, presented to...

Agfest decision imminent

UPDATE: The 2020 Agfest has been cancelled due to coronavirus, in the first time in the event's 37-year history.  "After much careful deliberation weighing up the...

Government announces Tas stimulus

The Tasmanian Government has unveiled a $420 million stimulus package to help boost the local economy in light of the coronavirus pandemic. There is a one...

K-Block opening

Coronavirus has prompted the state government to accept the Royal Hobart Hospital's K-Block, flaws and all. Previously the government refused to accept a hand over of...

Mona temporarily closes

Mona founder David Walsh says his famed museum will close for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19. The professional gambler has used his well-known knack for...

Huon tractor tragedy

A report's being prepared for the coroner after an elderly man died in a tractor crash at Huonville. The 87 year old couldn't be revived after...

New measures for those arriving in Tas

Everyone entering Tasmania will be forced to give the state government their contact details as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. Premier Peter...

RSL cancels Anzac Day services

RSL Anzac Day services are cancelled for Tasmania in response to coronavirus.   The league's board met on the weekend and came to a unanimous decision in...

UTAS heads online

The University of Tasmania is beginning to move its courses online. UTAS has announced it's beginning a staged transition to online courses for students where possible...

Schools clamp down; case #7

Tasmanians are being reassured there still hasn't been any community transmission of coronavirus, after the number of cases in the state rose to seven. The latest,...

6th case confirmed, cruise ships locked out

All cruise ships will be suspended from visiting Tasmanian ports until June 30th in an unprecedented move by the state government. There are now six confirmed...

State's 5th coronavirus case

Another coronavirus patient is in isolation in the Royal Hobart Hospital, bringing the state's known infections to five. The man in his 60s had been travelling recently...

Government says no mass gatherings

All mass public gatherings of more than 500 people will be cancelled from Monday, in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Scott...

Tasmanian case number 4

A mature-aged student at the University of Tasmania's Newnham campus in the state's north is the fourth case of coronavirus in Tasmania.  The woman in her...