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More favourable job signs

The end of JobKeeper did not have a seismic impact on employment, new ABS payroll data suggesting there have been positions added in recent times. For the two weeks between April 10th and 24th, payroll jobs increased 0.2% in Tasmania and...

Burnie art lovers urge council to rethink closures

Burnie's art community is calling on Burnie Council to abandon plans to close the current art gallery and museum, to ensure the city's cultural heritage is preserved. Mayor Steve Kons announced the changes as part of a raft of cost cutting...

Taste in limbo as council steps away

Hobart City Council will come up with a 12-month transition plan after deciding to offload the Taste Festival in a near-unanimous vote.  The upcoming Christmas-New Years event has also been cancelled due to pandemic uncertainty and financial constraints. More state government involvement...

Man charged with Lighthouse Hotel armed hold-up

Police have charged a man with the armed robbery of Ulverstone's Lighthouse Hotel earlier this month. Early on Sunday May 2nd, it's alleged he stormed gaming area of the Victoria Street premises wearing a balaclava, demanding cash from a female staff...

Election still not fully resolved

A definitive result in the Tasmanian election is still yet to nailed down as the vote counting wears on. It is expected to be finalised this week, with the prospect of the Liberals securing majority government remaining on track. Political analyst Kevin...

Tourism council eyes federal budget

The state's peak tourism lobby wants to revive the 'Bring Your Car For Free' promotion on Devonport's Spirit of Tasmania ferries, to entice more tourists to the North West Coast and beyond. TICT CEO Luke Martin is calling for another boost...

Agfest moves to the cloud

After a successful four days in the paddock, Agfest 2021 has moved to the cloud. 10,000 people per day attended the festival at Quercus Park, featuring more than 500 exhibitors. The weather was unusually kind compared to previous years, with plenty of...

Budget hits the roads

Major Tasmanian highways as well as a crash blackspot south of Hobart will be among roads and infrastructure set to benefit from the Morrison Government's budget. Burnie's shiploader will receive another $24 million in a third tranche of funding for the...

Beloved dog rescued from mine shaft

Crews from the Tasmania Fire Service and SES have rescued a dog who had fallen down a mine shaft in Beaconsfield in northern Tasmania. The owner realised her beloved pup Bear was missing from their property in the early hours of...

Bubble not burst yet

Tasmanian and New Zealand Health officials will meet on Wednesday to discuss any possible implications of a new coronavirus case at Auckland airport. It comes only a day before the first direct flights between Hobart and Auckland begin again after 20...