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Risdon Prison woes linger

Labor's jumping on yet another Custodial Inspector report portraying Risdon Prison as driven into the ground. Inmates continue to face repeated lengthy lockdowns because of chronic staff shortages, being described as a denial of human rights. Shadow Corrections Minister Ella Haddad questions...

Bass Strait shipping and transport pioneers remembered in book

A book detailing the history of Tasmanian shipping and transport family, the Holymans, will be launched in Launceston on Monday. William Holyman, established a fleet of vessels based in Devonport's Mersey River in the 1880s, servicing Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. A third...

Changes to hospital outpatients, drop off and disabled parking

Visitors and outpatients visiting the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie will notice changes from this week on, wiith the area being converted into a construction site for the next 10-12 months. A new antenatal clinic will be constructed above the...

Tasmania Police drop case against Adam Brooks

Adam Brooks is no longer fighting firearms charges locally, after Tasmania Police announced there was no reasonable prospect of a conviction. In a statement released yesterday, police said "the person in question has been formally notified of the outcome. There will...

RSPCA defends dog claims

The RSPCA is renewing calls for an overhaul of Tasmania's animal welfare laws, its CEO claiming the society's hands were tied in a recent shocking cruelty case in Hobart. Distressed members of the public phoned police on Tuesday after seeing a...

Big chunks of NSW locked out

Seven local government areas in Sydney were banned from access into Tasmania from 4pm today (Wednesday) as 16 new cases are found in a day bringing their total to 31 infections. They are the City of Sydney, Randwick, Inner West, Woollahra,...

Hobart 105 year old vaccinated

At 105 years of age, Hobart's Jean Hutton is thought among Australia's oldest to have a coronavirus vaccination. The survivor of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic had her first AstraZeneca dose today (Wednesday). Jean has said she feels it's the right thing...

Staff shortages taking a toll on Tassie restaurants

The state’s hospitality sector is calling for funding for unaccredited training to address a skills shortage that is crippling the industry. A lack of workers has forced Launceston restaurant Rupert and Hound to close its doors for two weeks, to train...

Last of Teddy's shipmates dies

Almost 80 years after the HMAS Armidale was sunk in World War Two, the last Australian survivor on the ship has passed away aged 97. Dr Victor 'Ray' Leonard served with Tasmanian Teddy Sheean who ultimately was recognised with a Victoria...

Coronavirus update

On the first day of Tasmania reopening to Greater Melbourne, there have been no new covid infections in Victoria's community. There are still 58 high risk sites in Melbourne on the Tasmanian government website which do entail a ban on entry...