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Union calls for North-West fire risk fix

The Firefighters Union is calling on candidates in the upcoming state election to pledge more funding for additional crews in the North-West. The Union claims Tasmanians are more likely to die in a residential fire than people on the mainland, with...

First votes in

The first official votes are being cast for the 2021 Tasmanian Election, as pre-polling gets underway. Early voters must declare they'll be unable to do so on May 1st. 7 prepolling centres opened around the state at 8:30 this morning: Burnie, Devonport...

Police investigate after shot fired into the air

Police are investigating after a shot was fired into the air at Mayfield in the state's north last night. It's alleged it occurred during a neighbourhood dispute in Lawson Street at about 7pm. When police arrived, they located two damaged houses and...

Farewell Prince Philip

Hobart Town Hall is among the many buildings around the Commonwealth flying flags at half mast in recognition of the death of Prince Philip. State Liberal and Labor leaders Peter Gutwein and Rebecca White have issued condolences on the passing of...

Full capacity to return for some events

Tasmania will adopt the national recommendation and move to 100% seating capacity in theatres and sporting venues indoors and outdoors across the state by early next month. In a statement, the Premier detailed that the advice from the Australian Health Protection...

Cold snap to hit Tassie

Tasmania's run with warm weather will come to a bitter end this weekend, when a cold snap sweeps across the state.  Temperatures in Launceston, Burnie and Devonport will only make it into the low teens on Sunday, making it the coldest...

Labor calls for Brooks to stand down

Labor's unloading on popular Liberal Braddon candidate Adam Brooks after revelations he's being accused of firearms offences. The former Mining Minister is being summonsed to the Devonport Magistrates Court on what he says is an ammunition storage offence which he's vowing...

Major vaccine rollout overhaul

Tasmania's health department is cancelling first-dose Astra Zeneca vaccination appointments for people aged under 50. It's in response to advice that the Pfizer inoculation is now the preferred vaccination for people aged under 50, due to Astra Zeneca's very rare side...

Police charging Adam Brooks over ammo storage

Another diversion's popped up in the state election campaign, this time affecting a Liberals candidate. Adam Brooks is accused by police of violating the Firearms Act in the storage of ammunition, allegations the clay target shooter plans to defend in Devonport...

Support vessel en route to MPV Everest

A fire on board an Antarctic resupply ship earlier this week appears to be worse than first thought.  The Australian Antarctic Division has confirmed a support vessel is being sent to assist the MPV Everest, after the blaze engulfed its port engine...