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Win for the state's abortion protest laws

The High Court has upheld Tasmania's and Victoria's laws which prohibit anti-abortion protestors within 150 metres of a termination clinic. The case involved Kathleen Clubb, who was convicted after trying to hand a pamphlet to a couple outside a Melbourne clinic...

Dolphin Sands downgrade

The Tasmania Fire Service hopes to have an out-of-control bushfire threatening property on the east coast contained today. An emergency warning in force for much of Tuesday night was downgraded to watch and act on Wednesday morning, after crews held off...

PM's health cash injection

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is courting votes in the northern Tasmanian electorate of Bass today, announcing a cash injection worth nearly $92 million for the state's health system. Around a third of the funding will go on another 6000 elective surgeries,...

Dolphin Sands inferno

Crews have toiled through the night on an emergency-level bushfire threatening the east coast shack community of Dolphin Sands. Hobart firefighters and a Parks and Wildlife team reinforced the battle against the blaze on Dolphin Sands Road. Residents were evacuated last night...

Hobart City Council rejects townhouse bid

The Hobart City Council's Planning Committee has voted unanimously to knock back a townhouse development at Mount Stuart, near Hobart. Darko Krajinovic, who illegally tore down his heritage-listed property a few years ago, put forward the development application for four townhouses...

Notorious murderer back in court

A convicted rapist and murderer remains behind bars after appearing on fresh charges. Jamie John Curtis is back in court on four counts of breaching a restraint order and 10 of failing to comply with a community protection order, arising from his...

Government income to plunge

A strong balance sheet and economy continues to be the message from the Tasmanian Government, despite a setback to income. It has emerged stamp duty and GST revenues will reduce by $560 million. Treasurer Peter Gutwein insists it will be managed through...

Sky the limit for Hobart Airport

A brand new departures lounge and facilities for international connections are on the horizon in a three-stage expansion of Hobart Airport. Passengers are tipped to roughly double to more than 4.5 million annually in the next 11 years.  The Airport has announced...

Fresh plea to find Gorge attacker

Launceston police say a man identified in a picture released last week as a person of interest in the Cataract Gorge assault is not a suspect. “At this stage we have eliminated him as a suspect in the assault and are...

$250k reward for Helen Munnings information

Police are now offering a substantially increased reward for information regarding one the state's most high profile cold cases.  The $50,000 on offer for tip-offs that lead to the whereabouts of missing Burnie mother Helen Munnings has been increased to $250,000. A...