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Hobart workers ripped off

More than three-quarters of Hobart cafes and eateries were found to be in breach of workplace laws following snap audits of 45 premises by the Fair Work Ombudsman. 32 businesses underpaid 376 workers more than $582,000. Fair Work Inspectors targeted businesses at...

Man charged over alleged stabbing

A 37-year-old man has been charged over an alleged wounding on Hobart's eastern shore on Tuesday night. Two men were allegedly attacked on Lara Street at Howrah at around 10pm, the pair fleeing to a nearby Salamanca Fresh grocery store to...

Incat election promise

Photo: 2020 Incat vessel bound for Trinidad and Tobago   Major employer Incat has become a winner in the election campaign. What a difference a few weeks makes. In mid March, Incat's owner Bob Clifford called being overlooked by the government to supply the...

Devonport farewells SeaRoad Tamar

Devonport will say goodbye to the old famous SeaRoad Tamar on Wednesday afternoon after 30 years of freight service across Bass Strait. The ship will depart the north west city at 5pm for the last time, as Tasmanian shipping and logistics...

Tas clinics beefed up after QLD panic

An extra coronavirus testing clinic is opening south of Hobart on Wednesday.  The surge in demand due to the Brisbane outbreak resulted in lengthy delays at the Launceston and Devonport clinics on Tuesday, as well as numerous complaints that that the...

Showgrounds development gets Gov support

A development application for a $235 million revamp of the Hobart showgrounds will be lodged with Glenorchy City Council within months, according to the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania. CEO Scott Gadd says construction - including housing for around 1,000 people...

Labor's Winter freeze out distraction

Photo supplied: Kingborough Mayor Dean Winter (left) at the Traders In Purple's Kings Quarter Sales Display opening in September 2020. Labor's state election campaign message continues to face early distractions over its candidate selection for Franklin. There is conjecture that factional union...

LGH staffing woes heading to the TIC

Persistent staffing issues at the Launceston General Hospital's ED have now seen the nurses union lodge an application to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission. Health Department representatives had previously indicated the business case for additional workers was under consideration, but the Australian...

Man gaoled over remand centre blaze

A Hobart remand centre inmate who set fire to his cell in protest at his water being turned off during renovations will have to serve five months at Risdon. Aiden Michael James Spaulding has pleaded guilty to a count of unlawfully...

Greater Brisbane locked out again

Tasmania is joining other states in declaring the Greater Brisbane area a Covid hotspot, in response to four new cases emerging in the Sunshine State, throwing holiday plans into disarray.  Greater Brisbane will enter a three-day snap lockdown from the close...