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Hobart crash, critical injuries

Two people are in a critical condition after a crash this morning on Hobart's Eastern Shore. At around 7.30am, a red Holden Cruze travelling towards Hobart crashed into a tree on the Tasman Highway approximately half a kilometre from the Mornington...

Premier authorises Netflix

"I'm asking people to sit on the couch and watch Netflix. Surely we can do that," Premier Peter Gutwein said on Wednesday morning.  Tasmania is moving to stage 2 restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, after the number of cases...

Virgin cutbacks

Tasmania's set to lose more flights as Virgin Australia drastically scales back services. Virgin had previously cut services by 50 per cent; that's now being ramped up to a 90 per cent reduction, as well as the temporary grounding of 125...

Push for 'medi-hotels' to enforce quarantine

Tasmania's peak medical body is calling for hotels to be used as accommodation for people self-isolating.  Many are empty, given the tourism industry has ground to a halt. AMA State President Professor John Burgess has told Tasmania Talks with Aaron Stevens, the...

Michael Hill shops closed

Michael Hill jewellery outlets have closed their doors indefinitely. 300 shops globally, 165 in Australia, three of those in Greater Hobart and one in Launceston.  Coronavirus of course is the reason, not just because of the massive hit to its trade as...

"Do not come": Spirit crackdown

The State Government is cracking down on Spirit of Tasmania arrivals, now banning non-essential passengers altogether.  Some people have been seen ignoring self-isolation requirements minutes after leaving the vessel in Devonport. "As from today, if you are travelling to Tasmania and it...

Ta Ann closure

Around 100 staff at timber processor Ta Ann Tasmania are being stood down until at least mid April. Tasmanian Broadcasters understands the company is blaming the impact of coronavirus on global markets for the measure, which will take at close of...

Federal Group cuts jobs

The Federal Group is standing down over 1800 employees in the wake of the federal government's entertainment venue shutdown. About 1500 Tasmanians will be without work as the hotel and gaming giant anticipates the crippling impact of effectively closing down the...

Remote beach clean up crew

A team of 21 volunteers have returned from Tasmania's remote beaches in the Wilderness World Heritage Area, collecting 66,752 pieces of rubbish. Team Clean has been doing the voyage since 1999, aiming to tackle marine pollution. Coordinator Matt Dell notes it wasn't as...

Coffee helps couple strike it rich

At least one Tasmanian couple will fondly remember this time in their lives. The Hobart couple have landed nearly $1.4 million in the weekend's TattsLotto. They were one of three division one winners across Australia from Saturday's draw. Fate was smiling on them...