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New road safety rule approved for August 2022

(From left to right: Scott Tilyard -Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council, Peter Frazer - Founder of Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) group and Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week, Deputy Premier Michael Ferguson, and Mark Mugnaioni - RACT CEO) The State Government is...

Free central Hobart bus loop on the cards

Hobart City Council has unanimously voted in favour of a free bus service for the central business district. CEO Kelly Grisby will explore options with Metro and other bus operators for a no-cost zone or loop within the city centre. The motion...

State records 66th covid death

    Tasmania has recorded another covid linked death overnight - a man in his 80's in the state's south. Another 1,216 covid cases have been reported - 6,244 cases are active across the state currently. 1,042 people were released from isolation in the...

Child abuse material offender behind bars

A 31-year-old Tasmanian man was yesterday (Monday 16 May) sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for child exploitation and bestiality offences. He is one of more than 100 Australians who have been charged as part of Operation Molto, which was a global...

Police shaken after alleged vehicle ram

Police have slammed the behaviour of two drivers in Tasmania's south, after two separate hooning events. Shortly after midnight on Saturday, an officer reportedly spotted a white Toyota Hilux doing "burn outs" in New Norfolk. The patrol tried to stop the ute...

Coroner: cannabis at play in 2020 Midland Highway triple fatality

Coronial findings have been released into a shocking car crash that claimed three lives on the Midland Highway south of Ross in October 2020. A red Toyota Celica coupe lost control and veered into an oncoming vehicle after swerving when a...

Another covid linked death

Tasmania has lost another life linked to covid-19 - a woman in her 80s passing away at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Today, Federal Independent MP for Clark Andrew Wilkie has tested positive on a rapid antigen test - and will remain...

Soaring toll concerns

The Australian College of Road Safety says the state's road toll is on track for horrific statistics by the end of the year, in response to the number of fatal crashes on Tasmanian roads so far in 2021.  Most recently two...

64th Tasmanian dies of Covid-19

Tasmania has recorded another death linked to Covid-19. A man in his 60s has passed away at a residential aged care facility in the state's North. His passing takes the state's Coronavirus toll to 64 since the pandemic began in 2020. Public Health...

Eight people injured in two vehicle smash

Eight people have been taken to hospital after a two vehicle crash in the state's north. Tasmania Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to Lilydale Rd, two kilometres from Rocherlea at 2.45pm yesterday afternoon. A provisional 2 driver was travelling in...