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"An extraordinarily difficult time"

Premier Peter Gutwein is warning people not to flout social distancing regulations by holding backyard parties as the state's pubs, clubs and casinos prepare to close at noon on Monday.  Places of worship, gym and indoor sporting centres will also close,...

Second coronavirus stimulus

In the latest $66.4 billion stimulus package, the full Newstart allowance will be doubled to more than $1100 dollars a fortnight for 6 months to insulate against the coronavirus downturn. That includes those currently on the payment, while new applicants will...

Thirsty beer thief

One of Hobart's licenced venues seems to be unaware it had a full beer keg stolen overnight. Police found it at Battery Point in Princes Park in the early hours of this morning (Sunday). A silver Commodore sedan could be connected to...

11th case confirmed, prison visits banned

The state government has announced a temporary ban on personal visits to prisoners, in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. It comes after Tasmania's 11th case of the disease was confirmed, a woman whom arrived from the UK on...

Another Tasmanian with coronavirus

Public Health Services has been advised of 4 cases of coronavirus infection among passengers and crew who disembarked from the Ruby Princess cruise ship yesterday in Sydney after a cruise to New Zealand.   One of these cases is a Tasmanian woman...

Hobart's Cottage School suspends classes

The Cottage School in Hobart's Bellerive is to temporarily close from this Thursday, March 26th, in response to coronavirus. It follows the independent school finding around a third of its students are already being kept home by parents. Between now and Thursday,...

Boaties warned, FIFOs reassured

  Premier Peter Gutwein's warning arrivals by yacht won't be spared the impact of Australia's toughest border control measures. As of midnight Friday, all non-essential arrivals, whether by sea or air, will have to undergo two weeks of self-isolation. There's some leeway for...

Port Arthur worker lashes management

UPDATE: The Port Arthur Historic Site Managament Authority has decided to close the site.   Tasmanian Broadcasters understands management made the decision at a meeting on Friday afternoon, after failing to address our inquiries about the risk posed by international tourists circulating...

Overland Track rescue

Two injured bushwalkers have been rescued from the Overland Track this morning (Thursday). The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was deployed to New Pelion Hut on the northern part of the Overland Track after receiving a call for assistance about 9am. A man in...

Art prize cancels 2020 event

Australia’s richest art prize has announced it will cancel its 2020 event. The Tasmanian-based Hadley’s Art Prize, now in its fourth year, was scheduled to announce its $100,000 dollar winner at the opening of its Finalists’ Exhibition at Hadley’s Hotel in...