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Drink driver nabbed

A Burnie woman is in serious trouble for high-range drink driving in the northwest city. The 37-year-old was pulled over on Mount Street around 2.30am on Sunday and blew a blood alcohol reading of 0.227, more than four times the legal...

SA spud imports "technically sound and justified"

A controversial exemption to allow South Australian potatoes to be sold in Tasmania has been given the all clear by an independent review - with a few caveats. Former Australian Government Chief Plant Protection Officer Lois Ransom has found the DPIPWE...

Legal firepower for child abuse probe

The Tasmanian Government has revealed two professors will head up its inquiry into the Education Department's handling of paedophile teachers. Stephen Smallbone and Tim McCormack are experts in their respective fields of institutional abuse and humanitarian law. "We are privileged to have...

Grim find in Greater Hobart

A 31-year-old man is in custody after a body was found at a unit complex carpark on Hobart's eastern shore early this morning. Just before 3am, police responded to a request for assistance in Carbeen Street at Mornington and found a...

Major cave rescue

An injured man who spent the night trapped down a remove cave in Western Tasmania has been successfully retrieved. The 62-year-old was caving with friends in the Mount Cripps area near Cradle Mountain yesterday afternoon when he slipped and fell several...

Fisherman killed

A man has died while fishing on Tasmania's east coast. The rescue helicopter and search teams were deployed yesterday afternoon, after police received a call that a fisherman had been swept away off rocks at Bolton's Beach just north of Triabunna. The...

Bandits strike in Hobart's north

Police are investigating an alleged aggravated burglary and armed robbery at Hobart's Glenorchy this morning. Three male offenders wearing balaclavas forced entry to an address on Tolosa Street at around 5:50am, threatening occupants using tools as weapons. One man was assaulted and...

Live performances and music return to Launceston

With many recent closures of events due to COVID-19 restrictions, residents around Launceston finally have something to celebrate. Following the potponement of Junction Arts Festivals 10th anniversary program earlier this year, an alternative event 'Hometown' is designed to bring arts, performances,...

Tasmania's devastating suicide statistics

New data shows the devastating impact suicide is having on Tasmanian lives. The most recent Tasmanian Suicide Register report Report to the state government on Suicide in Tasmania reveals 359 people died by suicide between 2012 and 2016 It also found the highest...

Students fight Job Ready Graduates package

University students are planning a series of rallies around Australia to protest the federal government’s contentious changes to course fees which passed the Senate this week. The government’s Job Ready Graduates package will discount the cost of some STEM courses but...