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Hemp hope

It's hoped it'll be third time lucky for governments to adopt the recommendation for hemp to become officially cleared for human consumption. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand's endorsed it in the past, but there's optimism...

FNQ search for Tassie tiger

A new search is about to start for the Tasmanian tiger. But the latest endeavour is taking place more than 4,000 kilometres from where the last thylacine died more than 80 years ago, in Hobart's Beaumaris...

Tasmanian spot tops for ecstasy use

  An unnamed Tasmanian location is the nation's ecstasy use hotspot. The surprising result is contained in Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission analysis of waste water for traces of illicit substances at 51 Australian sites. It found the location...

Goodwin family goes to ground

Vanessa Goodwin's family says it's grateful for the love and support from her friends, colleagues and the wider Tasmanian community. The state Attorney-General was hospitalised on Friday after becoming ill and has been diagnosed with brain...

Vanessa Goodwin hospitalised

Tasmania's Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin is in hospital after being diagnosed with multiple brain tumours. Dr Goodwin was taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital by ambulance yesterday after suddenly 'becoming extremely unwell'. Premier Will Hodgman this morning described...

Police seeking missing Hobart boy

Tasmania Police is seeking public assistance in its search for a 14-year-old boy, missing since yesterday morning. Barry Angus Bedelph is described as being about 175cm tall, of heavy build, with short curly black hair and...

ICE in Tasmania: 10-year-old in treatment

The head of a Tasmanian drug rehabilitation service says ICE use now accounts for almost a third of demand for its services. Sarah Charlton from Holyoake Tasmania says it's gone from 1% of cases five years...

Test legend to review Tasmanian cricket

Former Test batsman Michael Hussey will lead a review of Cricket Tasmania's operations. Chairman Andrew Gaggin says Hussey's extensive experience on and off the field make him ideal for the job. "Hussey's brief is to review the...

Police seeking missing Howrah woman

Tasmania Police is seeking public assistance in its search for Howrah woman Esther Miranda Cashion. Ms Cashion was last seen on March 10th and is believed to have left home in her blue Mazda 3 car,...

Disabled man's restraint scrutiny

A difference of opinion has opened up over the case of a disabled Devonport man, Theo Langmaid who suffered a brain injury as a baby. It's alleged staff of North West Residential Support who cared for the...