Chamber's plea for unity

The state's business lobby is appealing to Speaker Sue Hickey to put the best interests of Tasmania first, as she weighs up whether to ditch...

Minority government dread

Business is expressing its jitters about the prospect of a return to the economic pain which characterised the previous time Tasmania fell into minority government.  Speaker...

AMA welcomes Courtney

The state's peak medical body is welcoming the appointment of Sarah Courtney as the new Health Minister AMA President Professor John Burgess wouldn't be drawn on...

$30 million Hobart apartment complex

A development application for a new CBD apartment block housing 165 people is being considered by Hobart City Coucil today. The $30 million Welcome Stranger development...

Severe weather warning for south

Bins toppled in Hobart overnight with a 95 kilometre an hour gust, and now the Weather Bureau's warning peak gusts of more than 100 kilometres...

Ferguson dumped as Health Minister

Embattled Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson has been stripped of his portfolio. It follows months of criticism over the state's lingering health crisis. Mr Ferguson has been...

Fire investigation continues

Investigations into what started a fire which gutted a warehouse in Hobart's inner north yesterday have been halted by a leaking ammonia cylinder. The partially-full 100kg cylinder...

Caravan & trailer warehouse burnt down

Several million dollars worth of damage has been done after a warehouse holding caravans and trailers burnt down in Hobart's north early this morning Fire crews...

Man winched to safety in state's south

A Launceston man is safe and well after being winched out of Tasmania's South West National Park. Police say the 20-year-old became disorientated near Mount Eliza on...

Lake Malbena hearings on hold

An appeal against the rejection of a contentious helicopter-access camp will resume in early August, adjourning this morning after a week of hearings in Hobart. The...

Driveway con job

Scammers have been doing the rounds in Tasmania's North West. Tasmania Police has been fielding complaints about a driveway repair shakedown racket. Using overbearing tactics, the 'would...

Possible weekend floods

Parts of Tasmania are in for a wild weekend weatherwise. Approaching fronts are forecast to dump up to 50 millimetres in the state's north and west...

Festival of Voices warms up

Tasmania's premier vocal extravaganza has begun. Looking to leapfrog off the back of the unprecedented interest in Dark Mofo, many of the Festival of Voices events are...

Dog act: we close in on pooch poo pest

Buried cooked chicken bones are believed to be the latest tactic designed to scare dog owners out of the Girrabong Road Park in Hobart's Lenah...

Teenager faces charges over fast food fire

Police are taking legal action against a 17-year-old boy accused of setting a fire in the toilet at Devonport's Hungry Jacks on Monday afternoon. The outlet...

School phone ban makes waves

The Tasmanian Government isn't ruling out a Victoria-style ban on students using mobile phones during school hours.  The Federal Education Minister likes the idea; he'll lobby...

Guilty of Bradley's murder

The Launceston jury in the murder trial of Mark Rodney Jones has returned a guilty verdict. On New Year's Day in 2017, Jones tracked down and...

Father kills baby for being a girl

A coronial inquest into the death of an 11-week-old baby has found she died as the result of her father’s abusive treatment and anger towards...

Wilkie's views on Iran conflict

Australia has got plenty to lose if the Middle East is gripped by another military skirmish involving the West. That's the verdict of Tasmanian independent Andrew...

Email pervert gaoled

A New Zealander who exchanged perverted paedophile fantasies online is behind bars. 47-year-old IT specialist Vaugh Clark Merry pleaded guilty to charges arising from emails found...