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925 new Coronavirus cases for Tasmania

Tasmania's Coronavirus numbers have eased slightly today. 925 new infections have been recorded overnight, compared to 1,118 new cases yesterday, and 1,058 the day before. 541 people are being monitored under the [email protected] program, four people are being cared for at a...

$40,000 worth of cocaine seized

Two people have been charged with drug offences after a traffic stop in the Northern Midlands area. Tasmania Police stopped a reportedly unregistered vehicle at around 11.20pm on Thursday night. The 27 year old driver is accused of producing a positive result...

Last push for Tasmanian AFL license revealed

(AAP Image / Jason O'Brien) The leaders of three political parties have come together to a last push for an AFL License. The Premier has been joined by Labor leader Rebecca White and Greens leader Cassy O'Connor for the launch of Believe...

Big bicycle plans for Hobart

Hobart would become Australia's trial location for extra bicycle infrastructure under a Greens plan it intends to champion in the parliament. It includes building a shared path along the Tasman Highway from Mornington to the Tasman Bridge, a path linking Lutana...

Child abusing teacher "had beers and dinner" with parents of victim

A victim-survivor of notorious paedophile Darrel George Harington has told Tasmania's child abuse Commission of Inquiry, it was years before he truly realised what had happened to him as a 12-year-old. Harington would eventually be jailed for preying on boys over...

Drug, sleep link to crash death

A Buckland woman's tragic death on a southern Tasmanian road mid last year is being blamed on fatigue and drugs. Joanne Cooper was behind the wheel of a Hyundai hatchback which crossed to the wrong side of Tea Tree Road at...

Commission of Inquiry hearing

Tasmania's Education Department Secretary hasn't been able to say why a notification of sex abuse apparently disappeared down a so-called "memory hole". A teenager complained about a teacher's grooming and subsequent abuse but wasn't offered any support during the two-year investigation. Tim...

Former PM claims polls underestimate Coalition

(AAP Image/Russell Freeman) John Howard believes the latest polling is understating the Liberal-Nationals coalition vote ahead of the May 21 election. But the former Liberal prime minister admits the election will be "very tight". A poll conducted by YouGov for The Australian predicts...

Covid death toll rises to 61

  Tasmania has reported its 61st coronavirus linked death since the beginning of the pandemic. A woman aged in her late 90s died at a residential aged care facility in the south of the state. Another 1,058 covid cases were reported in the...

Campaign over for gutsy JJs

AAP image/Dan Himbrechts The Sydney Kings have won their first NBL title in 17 years with a 97-88 home win in game three of the grand-final series, bringing to an end the Tasmania JackJumpers fairytale run in the competition. Watched by a...