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Yaraandoo's familiar failures

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission in Tasmania has been drilling down into the Yaraandoo facility at Somerset near Burnie, which was sanctioned last year for critical deficiencies. Ellie Valier has reflected on staff shortages and perceived management evasiveness...

Launceston yacht fire

A leaky stove sparked a fire that badly damaged a yacht and burned two others in Tasmania's north. Just after 8pm on Sunday the Tasmania Fire Service rushed to the Tamar Yacht Club in Launceston, finding a yacht on dry land...

Remembrance Day events

From Zeehan to Bicheno, King Island to Dover, Tasmanians right across the state have stopped to pay their respects to defence force personnel who gave their lives. A total of 67 locations across the state hosted commemorative events for Remembrance Day. It's...

Bushwalker search underway

  Another search and rescue operation is underway in Tasmanian bushland. Four bushwalkers called for help late on Sunday afternoon after becoming disoriented on the top of Tarn Shelf at Mt Field National Park. The rescue helicopter had a possible sighting but conditions...

Tassie firefighters heading to NSW to help

27 additional TFS firefighters have left for Northern NSW to help the state battle unprecedented bushfires. The group, including 25 volunteers, flew out on Airforce Hercules from Hobart Airport early this morning  A Tasmanian strike team from the state attended the Kangawalla...

Regional Tas shines at tourism awards

The state's often overlooked West Coast has been recognised for its fast growing tourism sector. Four operators from the region including the West Coast Wilderness Railway and Gordon River Cruises won gold at the 2019 Tasmanian Tourism Awards at Wrest Point...

Newstart inquiry in Tasmania

Tasmania's perspective on life on the dole is being heard by the federal parliamentary Newstart inquiry which is moving around the country.  Liberal Premier Hodgman's expressed his support for a rise to the weekly social security allowance of around $278, which...

Gorge Hotel plans struck down

Hopes for a proposed new hotel development in Launceston have been dashed, following a decision by the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal. Josef Chromy's JAC Group was behind the $50 million Gorge Hotel to be built on the corner of...

Alleged Launceston murder

Tasmanian detectives are seeking the extradition of a Western Australian woman who allegedly killed her elderly roommate in Launceston last month. The body of 71-year-old Veronica Corstorphine was discovered at her house on Keane Street in South Launceston last Tuesday, but...

PM warned to follow through on vets RC

Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie is hopeful a potential Royal Commission into veteran suicide will put a broom through the Defence and Veterans Affairs Departments. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed he's actively considering a high-level inquiry into the welfare of those...