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Nasty smash at Grindlewald

Three people in a two car crash at Grindelwald have been taken to Launceston General Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. It happened at around 12.20pm on Atkinsons Road between a Ford Falcon and a Suzuki Swift. Sgt Scott McKinnell said that...

Electric charge network opened

Premier Peter Gutwein has officially opened the state's electric charge network in Launceston. The network will ensure mid-range electric vehicles can travel to almost any point within the state where there is a bitumen road. Tasmania now has a dozen 50 kw...

Lambie lashes gov on rape response

Burnie Senator Jacqui Lambie is slamming the Federal Government's response to an alleged rape at Parliament House in Canberra.  Brittany Higgins claims she was sexually assaulted by a fellow Liberal staffer two years ago in the office of the Defence Minister...

Tamar water upgrades

Preliminary upgrades at the Willis Street Pump Station are nearing completion. A number of minor works have already been finished as part of TasWater's contribution to the Tamary Estuary River Health Action Plan. “This program of works, once complete, will help improve...

Vaccine rollout starting for Tas

Tasmania's COVID-19 vaccination program will begin next week in Hobart, first targeting frontline health workers, quarantine and border staff. Appointments have been scheduled for the capital city first, with other parts of the state joining the program in March, Health Minister...

Mega development gets underway

The first stage of a $300 million development set to transform the Kingborough region in the state's south is officially underway, with the breaking of ground by the Premier Peter Gutwein. Kings Quarter at Kingston Park is a project that will see...

UTAS review of euthanasia due

An independent review of laws that would potentially apply to voluntary assisted dying in Tasmania is due to be handed to the state government today. The University of Tasmania was asked to provide the report by the Premier to ensure any...

Rail trail a step closer

  Heritage rail advocates are vowing to continue their fight to protect track infrastructure in the north-east, despite a development application for 26 kilometres of bike path being approved on the old line between Wyena and Scottsdale. Dorset Council had special permission...

Clinic hours extended, more high-risk venues

Tasmania's list of high-risk locations across Melbourne continues to grow. The number of potentially exposed venues, including tram routes and an airport bus link, has risen to 33. Recently-arrived Victorians have been urged to check the list on coronavirus.tas.gov.au. It's not clear whether...

Antlerless deer hunt bookings open

Recreational hunters can use a new online booking system for Tasmania's antlerless deer season. Registrations open today (Tuesday) for allocations of access to public land for dates between the 7th of April and the 15th of November. Groups can have a maximum...