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Tassie rents soaring again

Tasmanian tenants are continuing to feel the squeeze from what's being described as a "very difficult" rental market under "significant pressure". The latest quarterly Domain Rental Report is likely to renew calls from senior figures, including Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds...

Social media played a part: Hodgman

Will Hodgman (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) The toll of social media attacks played a part in outgoing Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman's decision to step away from politics after six years in the top job. The Liberal leader yesterday announced his shock resignation, citing...

Smoke cancels flights

Flights between Melbourne and Tasmania are being affected by bushfire smoke from Victoria for a second day. A Qantas service into Hobart was cancelled this morning while this afternoon's TigerAir flight has been delayed. Jetstar has also encountered delays between Melbourne and...

Hodgman's legacy hailed

Prominent industry figures are hopeful Will Hodgman's replacement will be able to maintain the momentum, following news the popular Liberal Premier is quitting Parliament to spend more time with his family.  The Tourism Industry Council says he's been a champion for...

Ice bust in Launceston

A woman's been arrested after routine passenger screening at Launceston Airport. Drug Dog Fang gave a positive signal, resulting in a 25-year-old Newnham woman being searched. She's facing trafficking charges, allegedly in possession of 112 grams of ice. The woman's out on bail...

Melbourne haze hits Tassie

City buildings are seen through smoke haze from bushfires in Melbourne, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (AAP Image/Erik Anderson) Smoke has again been on the rise in Tasmania due to mainland blazes.  The Environment Protection Authority's BLANKET air quality network was showing alarming...

Hodgman resigns

Image of Premier Will Hodgman from October 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has announced he's standing down both from the state's top job and from parliament altogether. An emotional Mr Hodgman fronted the media this afternoon with his family and...

Firearms stolen from home

Police in the state's south are appealing for information after seven registered firearms were stolen from a house in New Norfolk. Authorities were called to the house on North Cresent about 4.30pm on Monday after the owner returned home to find...

Fears for forest giants

An environment group fears the state-owned logger is leaving giant trees nearly six meters wide off its protection register. Forestry Watch says it's identified five huge Mountain Ashes in the Huon Valley which are in a contingency area that could be...

Calls to curb Airbnb influence

Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds has backed calls for short-stay accommodation providers to be reined in, as the state's housing crisis shows no signs of slowing. It follows similar comments from maverick MP Sue Hickey, which Labor is describing as a...