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Hobart unit block set to rise

There's finally some movement on a block that's sat vacant near Hobart's CBD for more than a decade. Hobart City Council is now assessing a development application for the fenced-off land next door to St Michael's Collegiate School on Macquarie Street. The...

Uproar over recycling plant

Residents near a controversial recycling plant slated for Invermay are voicing their concerns to the Launceston City Council. Dozens of locals have already rallied against the Churchill Park Drive facility, amidst concerns about noise as well as oil and medical waste...

West Coast gem back on track

West Coast Wilderness Railway's steaming back into life after the pandemic brought its popular trips to a standstill. Twenty-three local tourism industry representatives took to the railway today on a special Rack and Gorge departure, with a further 37 due to...

Jobs recovery

Encouraging signs for the employment market are emerging from new data. Tasmania restored some jobs in the latest ABS figures for August, although the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose a little to 6.3%. The ABS data finds this state has one of...

Change of heart as dole cut looms

New data shows a growing number of Australians want a permanent increase to the Job Seeker rate. The double dole will be reduced by $300 a fortnight at the end of this month, affecting more than 34,000 Tasmanians, and could fall...

Claim teacher impregnated school girl

A Tasmania teacher accused of a sex crime against a student is being suspended. The Mercury reported that a retired former colleague claims the teacher resigned after he got a Year 9 student pregnant at a Hobart school in the 1980's,...

Puppy scam warning

Tasmanians have lost more than $35,000 to overseas puppy scams this year, with people paying for dogs that do not exist. Tasmania Police says eleven people have fallen for fake advertisements posted by fraudsters who have taken advantage of coronavirus restrictions. "This...

Border and fruit conundrum

Border policy and mounting a seasonal workforce to substitute for absent international back-packers is an ongoing topic in parliament. 8000 people are needed for harvest jobs in Tasmania's $1.6 billion agriculture industry. Labor leader Rebecca White claims the Gutwein government is having...

Festivale 2021 canned

The organisers of northern Tasmania's premier food and drink event are philosophical after it became the pandemic's latest casualty. Festivale 2021 has been cancelled due to the challenges posed by gathering limits and social distancing rules. Chairman David Dunn has told Jules...

Premier blasted over political donations reform

A report handed to the state government in December last year on Tasmania's politicial donations laws hasn't earned the attention of the Premier. Peter Gutwein was quizzed on the matter by Greens Leader Cassy O'Connor in parliament on Tuesday, insisting he...