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Gutwein confirmed as new Tasmanian Premier

Treasurer Peter Gutwein will be Tasmania's 46th Premier. His only challenger for the state's top job, Michael Ferguson, confirmed in a statement that he and would-be deputy Elise Archer would not challege at today's Liberal Party ballot. "I have been speaking with...

Fatal smash north of Hobart

A 54-year-old man is dead after a serious single-vehicle crash in southern Tasmania overnight. A passing motorist found a crashed vehicle on Colebrook Road between Colebrook and Campania, alerting authorities just after midnight.  The white Hilux's sole occupant, a Mornington man, was...

ATV crash leaves man in serious condition

Safety surrounding quad bikes has again been thrust into the spotlight, after a shocking crash in Tasmania's northwest left a person in a serious condition. It's understood two all-terrain vehicles collided on Blythe Road in Upper Natone at around 6:30 yesterday...

Cable car setback

Hobart City Council is again requesting more details from the proponent behind the controversial Mount Wellington/kunyani cable car. Additional information from the Mount Wellington Cableway Company was submitted last week to address issues in the original development application. But Hobart City Council's...

Showdown: Gutwein vs Ferguson for Premier

Outgoing Premier Will Hodgman says it would be inappropriate for him to vote on the new Liberal leader, given he won't be a part of the team.  It means 14 members are expected to decide on who will take the state's...

Tasmanian seats part of pork barrelling saga

Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, December 3, 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Tasmania has been caught up in the pork barrelling saga which has prompted calls for former Federal Sports Minister Bridget...

Man charged following supermarket burglary

A 36-year-old man has been charged after a New Norfolk supermarket was allegedly burgled. Shortly before 3am on Thursday, it's alleged two people forced entry and stole a large amount of cigarette packets. About 5am a white Subaru wagon was reported stolen...

Reward offered to solve Rokeby arson

Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information on an arson attack in Rokeby, in the state's south, recently. Shortly after midnight on January 9, multiple Tasmania Fire Service crews were called to the house on Annabelle...

New vessel for Tasmania Police

A Victorian shipwright will be tasked with building Tasmania's next police boat. The 12 metre vessel will replace the current vessel 'Dauntless', as part of the $10.7 million four-year Large Vessel Replacement Program and will be constructed by Hart Marine. Police Minister Mark...

Funding boost for local NDIS businesses

More funding will be rolled out to four northern Tasmanian organisations to support participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Federal Member for Bass Bridget Archer says the initiative will go a long way towards equipping local organisations with the tools...