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Rumney race heats up

The electoral race for the southern Legislative Council seat of Rumney has another starter. Glamorgan Spring-Bay's Deputy Mayor Cheryl Arnol has declared her candidacy for the Shooters and Fishers Party. Councillor Arnol joins incumbent Tony Mulder, Greens and Labor candidates and former-Glenorchy...

Soward's eyeing Tas election

Despite the feverish speculation, Launceston Deputy Mayor Rob Soward's yet to formerly enter Tasmania's state election race. Tasmania Talks has reported the rumours he's to sign on as a Labor candidate have been gathering pace in recent days. He's not ruling it...

Swift parrot protection measures in spotlight

The Federal Environment Minister says measures are in place to protect the swift parrot. Josh Frydenberg was asked by Andrew Wilkie how threatened species would be safe if more than 350,000 hectares of forest is unlocked. Mr Wilkie said the minister's response...

Launceston Council out to catch cricket

Launceston City Council is to formalise its push to host more events at York Park. Aldermen will set up a working group, after unanimously voting to press for more attractions in the city. Cricket will top council's wishlist, with Alderman Robin McKendrick...

Tas power potential

Jacqui Lambie's seen the Prime Minister open the cheque book for the Snowy River Hydro Scheme and is now banging on his door for Tasmania's interests. The Tasmanian Independent's canvassing federal funding for a second Basslink cable and more investment in...

Winter Feast expands

Tasmania's Winter Feast has been such a smash hit it's now to run across 2 weekends to cope with demand. As part of Dark Mofo, the Feast will be held Friday June 9 to 11, then the next weekend after that...

1,000 TasWater jobs works claim

Tasmania's Treasurer claims fast-tracking TasWater's infrastructure upgrades will create a jobs bonanza. Peter Gutwein announced last month his plan to see the government take over the water and sewerage utility, halving the current 10-year timeline for its works program. "Bringing forward this...

Not guilty plea in Breward case

One of two men accused of murdering Launceston man Bradley Breward has pleaded not guilty. 41-year-old Mark Rodney Jones of West Launceston appeared videolink today in the Launceston Magistrates Court and was committed to stand trial in the Supreme Court on...

Miner identity released

A former British Royal Marine who was waiting for a transfer to the Australian army has been identified as the mine worker killed at Tasmania's Savage River last week. 32 year old Nathaniel Beesley had been contracting at the mine when...

Broad's tilt at Braddon

Shane Broad has now confirmed he's keen to fill the spot for Labor left by the retirement of Bryan Green in Tasmania's seat of Braddon. The scientist's success is now hinging on the recount of the votes in the 2014 election...