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Tired and drunk driver caused fatal crash: Coroner

A Coroner has found a man who hit and killed a Kings Meadows man in a horror crash in 2016 had slept for less than three hours the night before the fatal collision. 53-year-old David Alan Smith was driving along the...

Pill testing support reaction

Some within Hobart City Council are wondering why its attention is being consumed by peripheral topics traditionally outside the core functions of local government. The latest example was a vote last night which now sees council adopting a pro-pill testing stance...

Snow, possible hail incoming

Tasmania is bracing for another icy blast of weather. Authorities are asking for bushwalkers to exercise extreme caution, after last week's dramatic rescue operations around Cradle Mountain. Snowfalls are expected for areas as low as 400 metres in southern parts of the...

Body at Strahan

Police don't believe there are any suspicious circumstances in the death of a man on the west coast. They're paying tribute to a member of the public who found the 51-year-old face down in the water off West Strahan beach around...

Hobart's pill test vote

New ground is set to be broken when Hobart City Council takes a vote tonight on whether to adopt a pro-pill testing stance for music festivals and other events. Councillor Holly Ewin has championed the idea and is confident she has...

Wilkie presses the Federal Government on health

Andrew Wilkie has pressed the Morrison Government about what he's dubbed Tasmania's health investment fraud. In Question Time, the member for Clark referred to independent analysis which found since 2014 the Tasmanian Government's redirected 1.6 billion dollars of GST funding earmarked...

Wind farm dispute

Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam says recent criticism of a proposed wind farm for Tasmania’s North West is not based on facts. Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has joined former leader Bob Brown in raising concern about the Robbins Island turbines killing...

Bushwalkers stay clear

The search will resume this morning for a man who's spent a third night missing in Victoria's high country. Dozens of police and SES personnel spent much of the weekend scouring the dense, steep bush near Dargo for Jeremy Boyden. The 24...

Ambulance woes

The Chief Executive of Ambulance Tasmania admits they were understaffed this weekend but is adamant it's not a common occurrence. An employee took to social media to say he was the only paramedic rostered for the Friday-Saturday nightshift in the Glenorchy...

Police unleash unmarked bikes

Unmarked police motorcycles are being rolled out statewide, to catch unsuspecting road users doing the wrong thing. It follows a trial which detected 1000 offences in the first 3 months; one-in-four of those were people using their mobile phone while driving. Inspector...