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Firies gear up for big day

Authorities fear Thursday's unseasonally hot weather will cause large bushfires to flare up northwest of Hobart. A 164-hectare fire at Lachlan is a potential threat to key power and communications infrastructure. It's under a low-level advice alert for now along with other...

Burnie rehab bed petition

A bid to reopen eight rehabilitation beds at the Northwest Regional Hospital has made its way into parliament by way of a large petition. The government's reasoning that the region is better off because 12 new beds are open at the...

Preparation is key to prevent fire risk

Tasmanians in bushfire prone areas are being warned insurance premiums could rise as the threat of fire increases. With a drier than normal east coast and early start to the bushfire season, RACT Insurance is urging Tasmanians to act now and...

Woolies pay scandal

A Tasmanian union boss is staggered at the scale of what's possibly Australia's biggest-ever underpayment saga. Woolworths has admitted salaried workers were accidentally underpaid as far back as 2010, to the tune of around $300 million. Back pay is expected to start...

Fire threat far from over

Key power lines servicing much of Hobart are among vital infrastructure facing a potential bushfire threat. The 20-hectare Lachlan fire to the city's northwest is partially contained, downgraded to advice level on Wednesday morning after fire crews battled through Tuesday night...

Cops charged

2 Tasmanian police officers have been charged following separate incidents. A 29-year-old Constable from the state's north has been charged with assault, following an off-duty incident that allegedly occurred during a sporting event with another player back on July 6. The officer...

Inquest into RHH death

An inquest into the death of a mentally ill man at the Royal Hobart Hospital is continuing. Coroner Olivia McTaggart warned loved ones of Mornington man Joseph Lattimer that the three days of evidence was likely to be difficult. The 37-year-old attempted...

7HOFM gains ground

A huge rise of nearly nine per cent in the key 40-54-year audience demographic is just part of the success story for 7HOFM 101.7 in new survey results, while competitors have lost ground. Listeners from the southern tip of Bruny Island...

Inquiry hears NDIS woes

Pressure's likely to mount on the huge National Disability Insurance Scheme bureaucracy to get things right, after appalling evidence emerged at a Parliamentary inquiry hearing in Hobart. Horror stories of a mazelike system, lost paperwork and uncontactable staff - who seemed...

Big Broadmarsh burglary

An investigation is underway into an aggravated burglary at Broadmarsh in Tasmania's Southern Midlands. The property in Elderslie Road was hit while the person living there was away between the 14th of October and Sunday the 27th of October. In the long...