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75yo bashed after masked men enter home

Police are on the hunt for two men who bashed and stole property from an elderly man at his house in South Launceston last night. It's understood they stormed the residential address on Heather Street around 9pm, allegedly demanding money armed with...

Liberals claim Bass

Tasmania's swinging voters in Bass have proven true to form, officially swapping parties again by electing the Liberals Bridget Archer. Typical Labor strongholds in Launceston's northern and eastern suburbs turned on the party and incumbent Ross Hart. Bass being declared now pushes...

Fatal Swansea fire

The body of what's believed to be a 61 year old man has been found inside a fire ravaged garage at Swansea on Tasmania's East Coast. He had been living there behind the main home in Meredith Court. Crews had rushed to...

Tas adviser for Assange warns press freedom is at stake

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been accused of placing the US at risk of "serious harm" by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents in new charges filed by the US Justice Department. In an 18-count, superseding indictment, Justice Department prosecutors...

Fire destroys West Moonah house

An investigation is underway to discover what caused a fire that destroyed a house in the state's south last night. Firefighters were called to the blaze on Robbins Place in West Moonah shortly after 11pm, finding the house fully engulfed in...

WINTER IS COMING: grab yr puffies

Snow and wind will characterise next week's lead-in to Winter thanks to fronts accompanying low and high-pressure systems. Sheep graziers and drivers will need to be ready for snow down to 600 metres and single-digit maximums in the state's west, south...

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...