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Missing Melbourne woman

There are concerns for the welfare of a missing Melbourne woman who could be travelling in Tasmania. Victoria Police say Danielle Zschech has a health condition that requires medication. The 46-year-old vanished from a Melbourne address a week ago. Ms Zschech is around...

2019 State Budget: key points

Treasurer Peter Gutwein has handed down the 2019-20 State Budget in Parliament. A statement from the Tasmanian Government reveals the key points: • Record $3.6 billion investment into intergenerational infrastructure, including $2.8 billion in agency-funded infrastructure and nearly $800 million in equity investments into...

Winemaking Tas money troubles

After 18 years playing a pivotal role in the state's flourishing wine and cider sector, Winemaking Tasmania's hit financial strife. The Coal Valley operation, which crafts and bottles product for dozens of the state's vineyards and brands, has fallen into voluntary...

No suspicious activity in One Nation ute fire

Authorities say the fire that destroyed a One Nation campaign vehicle in the Shoreline Shopping Centre car park at the weekend was most likely caused by an ember from a discarded cigarette. Police and the Tasmania Fire Service rushed to Howrah's Shoreline Shopping...

5G going live

Hobart and Launceston residents will finally be able to take advantage of the early 5G rollout next Tuesday when the first retail devices capable of accessing the faster internet go on sale. Telstra will sell a 5G capable phone and a...

Hospital funding windfall

The Hodgman Government is set to hire dozens more doctors and hundreds more nurses at Tasmania's only tertiary referral hospital in funding to be announced in tomorrow's budget.  Around $90 million of the $132 million investment will be spent expanding the...

Police swoop on suburbs during major operation

Launceston’s northern suburbs were locked down today as part of a major operation targeting offenders. Acting Sergeant Aziz Melick said the lockdown occurred as part of Operation Raptor, a special taskforce aimed at cracking down on crime in the Launceston area. “The...

More Tasmanians accessing palliative care

Tasmania's ageing population has led to palliative care-related hospitalisations rising faster than any other type. A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that palliative care-related hospitalisations have been rising at a faster rate than other hospital...

Bike hoons busted

The whine of illegal trail bike riding is an all-too-familiar sound around certain areas north of Hobart, and police are concerned it's just a matter of time before someone's killed or seriously injured. Officers seized three bikes yesterday after reports of...

Woman appears in court over Richmond death

A woman has pleaded not guilty in the Hobart Magistrates Court to charges relating to the alleged murder of a young Hobart father. 22-year-old Jemma Rumley-Cantrell is charged with failing to report a killing and being an accessory after the fact...