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Lower unemployment in Tasmania

Tasmania's unemployment rate has fallen. In Australian Bureau of Statistics trend data for February, the state's jobless figure fell to 5.5% Tasmania has lower unemployment than South Australia and Queensland, and is closing in on the national rate of 5.1%. Annually, Tasmania recorded...

Tassie lockdown

The Tasmanian Government is declaring a State of Emergency to underpin a new border control crackdown coming into effect as of midnight Friday. Premier Peter Gutwein has announced the nation's toughest border control measures, with fines of around $16,000 for non-compliance.  "From...

17yo allegedly caught speeding with no licence

A 17-year-old male has been charged after allegedly caught speeding, drink driving and driving without a licence in Carrick in the state's north. Deloraine Police detected a car travelling at 127km/h in a 60km/hr zone on Meander Valley Road at Carrick...

No border closures: Premier

The states and territories will implement tougher crowd rules, to slow the spread of coronavirus. Non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned, mainly affecting pubs and clubs. Public transport hubs, shopping centres and hospitals will be exempt. Prime Minister...

Police appeal for information

A man is refusing to cooperate with detectives after being shot in the leg in suburban Launceston last night. The 31-year-old, well-known to police, presented to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury around 8.20pm and at this stage it's not clear whether...

Agfest decision imminent

UPDATE: The 2020 Agfest has been cancelled due to coronavirus, in the first time in the event's 37-year history.  "After much careful deliberation weighing up the latest advice from health officials and the Tasmanian and Australian Government regarding containment measures for...

Government announces Tas stimulus

The Tasmanian Government has unveiled a $420 million stimulus package to help boost the local economy in light of the coronavirus pandemic. There is a one off payment of $250 for individuals and $1,000 for families forced to self-isolate, but these...

K-Block opening

Coronavirus has prompted the state government to accept the Royal Hobart Hospital's K-Block, flaws and all. Previously the government refused to accept a hand over of the massive redevelopment from the contractor because of heavy metal contamination in the new water...

Mona temporarily closes

Mona founder David Walsh says his famed museum will close for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19. The professional gambler has used his well-known knack for numbers to crunch the possible outcomes, and he admits the precautionary principle requires him to...

Huon tractor tragedy

A report's being prepared for the coroner after an elderly man died in a tractor crash at Huonville. The 87 year old couldn't be revived after the incident at a Benders Road property. Police and crash investigators remained at the scene for...