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Jobless rate down

Tasmania's jobless rate has dipped slightly in the latest ABS data. It is still the third worst trend rate in Australia, but at 6.1% for October, it has at least come down a small tick of 0.1%. Made all the more positive when...

Spring blast continues

Severe weather's forecast to continue for Tasmania's south, southeast and east coast on Thursday as strong westerlies continue to blow over. No major damage was reported from yesterday's statewide blast. Senior Forecaster Glenn Perrin says they've also issued a sheep graziers alert. "We've...

Buy a house, rather than rent

A new report has found buying a house is actually cheaper than renting in Greater Hobart. The ANZ and Corelogic report found the percentage of income it took to service a mortgage was 32.8% compared to 38.5% to rent, making parts...

Launceston's Southern Outlet speed reduction

A new speed limit will be implemented on the Launceston's Southern Outlet. The current 110 km/h speed zone between the Bass Highway Interchange and Howick street intersection will be reduced to 90 km/h for 2.2 kilometres, in both directions. Since 2013 there...

Bothwell GP loss

An age old scenario of a small Tasmanian town wrestling with keeping a GP service is catching up with Bothwell in the Central Highlands municipality. The surgery, due to close at the end of the week, has around 600 patients on the...

More Tassie help on the way

Tasmanian firefighters are heading to Queensland today to assist with that state's bushfire threat. Around 45 Tasmanian firefighters and support crew took on the worst of NSW's catastrophic conditions on Tuesday. Now we're lending QLD a hand - 23 Tasmania Fire Service...

Glenara Lakes lapses laid bare

Shortcomings at Youngtown's Glenara Lakes aged care home have been sifted through for day two of the Tasmanian leg of the Royal Commission. The wife of one of the residents has portrayed a neglectful scenario around her husband's fluid intake, to...

Seedlab to make products 'export ready'

More than 200 Tasmanian start-up businesses will receive free expert support to get their products prepared for exporting to the world. Seedlab Tasmania - the brainchild of renowned food scientist Dr Hazel MacTavish-West - has secured federal funding to the tune...

Bees to buzz at Taste

The Taste of Tasmania is today unveiling its full line-up of food and beverage producers who will gather at Princes Wharf to tempt crowds from December 28th to January 3rd. 93 producers will be serving up a range of BBQ meats...

Payday lenders crackdown call

Predatory payday loans are on the rise as Tasmanians feel the pinch from the rising cost of living. Advocacy groups including the Hobart Community Legal Centre and TasCOSS have released data revealing more and more people are being trapped in debt. They're...