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Wilkie's views on Iran conflict

Australia has got plenty to lose if the Middle East is gripped by another military skirmish involving the West. That's the verdict of Tasmanian Independent Andrew Wilkie who previously served in the Australian Army and as...

Email pervert gaoled

A New Zealander who exchanged perverted paedophile fantasies online is behind bars. 47-year-old IT specialist Vaugh Clark Merry pleaded guilty to charges arising from emails found during a raid on his home by state and federal...

Lack of sleep blamed for snoozing pilot

Severe fatigue has been blamed for a pilot falling asleep on an early morning flight to King Island last year. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau found the pilot on board the Vortex Air Piper aircraft had...

Gender law concerns 'overstated'

Fears that predators will exploit Tasmania's new gender identification laws are being played down by the state's peak law reform body. Preliminary findings have been released by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, examining the operational effects...

Fatal smash

Initial investigations indicate black ice was a factor in a freak crash in northern Tasmania on Tuesday morning. A van being driven on Frankford Road by a Legana man rolled, the 56-year-old surviving the initial impact...

DEC sale talks begin

IT and property entrepreneur Larry Kestelman has 120 days to come up with an offer for the Derwent Entertainment Centre. Glenorchy aldermen voted unanimously in favour of talks with the NBL owner at Monday night's council...

Police charge man over speeding/drink driving incident

A Hobart man has been accused of drink driving while travelling nearly 50km over the speed limit on the Brooker Highway. The 34-year-old Austins Ferry man is facing multiple charges after police allegedly clocked his car...

Lake Malbena appeal underway

An appeal to get a controversial tourism project at Lake Malbena off the ground is underway. The facility would see 30 trips a year of six guests and two guides, flown in and out of Tasmania's...

Tas big chill

Liawenee, the small Tasmanian town named from the Aboriginal word for frigid, lived up to its reputation overnight by dipping to -9.8 degrees. That is still slightly warmer than its record low of -12.1C recorded in...

Dark Mofo wraps up

Momentum continues to build for the Dark Mofo winter festival after its biggest box office take yet, rising by nearly $1 million to over $4 million for 2019. A 47 per cent rise in international ticket...