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North-west coronavirus testing expanded

Coronavirus testing is being ramped up in Tasmania's north-west, in the hope of finding a source of infection for two people in Devonport with no obivious links to cruise ships or overseas travel. There are currently 74 confirmed cases in the...

Temporary water restrictions at Orford and Triabunna

Two coastal towns in Tasmania's south-east are suddenly under severe water restrictions. Recent heavy rain has caused a pipe connecting the Prosser treatment plant and the storage reservoir to fail, essentially meaning there's a lack of fresh water supply for Orford...

Tiger film funding

A cash prize has been awarded to a documentary venture on the Tasmanian Tiger. The competition of ideas from film-makers called Pitch Australiana has been won by independent project Searching for the Tassie Tiger. $50,000 from Screen Australia will fund the filming...

Prison threat for bully landlords

There's been a slapdown from the nation's financial watchdog for hard-nosed landlords and real estate agents. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is threatening prison or fines of up to $1.26 million for landlords and property managers who've been urging tenants...

More restrictions announced

More shutters are coming down in Tasmania to strangle any spread of coronavirus, the racing industry is now frozen immediately, meaning tonight's (Thursday) greyhound meeting at Hobart's Elwick is off. Betting agency outlets are closed from 6pm tomorrow (Friday). Sex workers are out...

Another coronavirus arrest

Another coronavirus related arrest has been made in Launceston, this time a 23 year old woman for allegedly not having a reasonable excuse to be away from her home. It started when police called out to a vehicle break-in near the...

Ships of shame

The Home Affairs Minster is accusing cruise liners of lying about the health of passengers, so they can dock in Australia. Hundreds of people who were exposed to coronavirus were allowed to disembark the "Ruby Princess" in Sydney almost two weeks...

Corona-tour chased up

Tasmanian health authorities are working with a bus tour operator following news an infected pair of tourists travelled around the state for a week and a half last month. One of the pair, who've been diagnosed after going home interstate, didn't...

East Coast rain

East Coasters and those in the Furneaux Islands are being advised to batten down the hatches. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the state's northeast - a low pressure system and trough are sweeping through this...

Launceston coronavirus related arrest

  3 months jail or a $16,800 fine is potentially in store for a 29 year old Launceston man accused of breaching the Emergency Management Act in the coronavirus pandemic. When bailed up driving at Rocherlea on Tuesday night around 8.30pm, police...