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Coal River Farm ordered to pay redundancies

A popular Southern Tasmanian cheese and chocolate producer has failed in its attempt to avoid paying redundancy packages to two former employees. Coal River Farm made two workers redundant in May at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tasmania, but...

Childcare's perfect storm

Childcare operators are facing a triple-whammy of challenges in coming weeks, with concerns the return of fees today will force some families to pull children out.  After more than six weeks of the Federal Government covering all fees, families are again...

Fatal ATV crash

A man has died in an ATV crash on Tasmania's West Coast. The all-terrain vehicle collided a four-wheel-drive travelling in the opposite direction while cresting a rise on the Sandy Cape Track at Temma around 2:45 yesterday afternoon. Despite the efforts of...

Alleged quarantine dodger fronts court

A young Ulverstone man will front an after-hours court session today, accused of dodging home quarantine having come in from Victoria Police say Alex Bezemer arrived in Devonport on July 3rd, but wasn't at his nominated place of residence when when...

Borders sealed until at least July 31

A decision to open Tasmania to interstate travellers on July 24 has been deferred at least another week. Those arriving from other jurisdictions will still need to quarantine for 14 days, Premier Peter Gutwein told a press conferenece this afternoon.  "It's important...

Mayor Debbie Wisby stands down

A local mayor on Tasmania's East Coast has resigned amid growing criticism. Halfway through her four-year term, Debbie Wisby has quit Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, which last month was issued a performance improvement direction by the state government, over concerns its...

Body found during missing person search

Police and emergency services have located the body of a man at Primrose Sands, believed to be missing 77-year-old man Robert Lucas. The man’s body was located in scrub just off Primrose Sands Road by the Rescue Helicopter crew about 10.30...

Police welcome latest ice bust

A man and a woman are due in Devonport Magistrates Court on Friday morning, police alleging the pair tried to smuggle half a kilo of ice into the state on the Spirit of Tasmania. Officers working with Biosecurity Tasmania and TT...

Missing man: Bob Lucas

A land and air search is underway in the Primrose Sands area for a missing man. The Rescue Helicopter is being utilised in the search. Police say 77-year-old Robert (Bob) Lucas is about 172cm tall with a slim build and is believed...

Fur seal found injured by large hook

DPIPWE’s Marine Conservation Program staff have successfully removed a fishing gaff lodged in the muzzle of an Australian fur seal. The seal, a large adult male weighing about 200kg, was first spotted near Cape Hauy on Tuesday afternoon. It was spotted again...