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Fruit fly ban takes toll on north west businesses

The fruit fly exclusion zone in the state's north west is beginning to cause concern for businesses who rely on produce from the region. All fruit grown within the exclusion zone around Spreyton and the greater...

Labor's free schools

Labor's officially launched its Tasmanian election campaign in Launceston, complete with a visit by federal leader Bill Shorten. State party leader Rebecca White's described her team as the underdogs, but still in with a good chance...

Tamar cleansing

A raft of Tamar River cleansing measures devised by an expert panel will proceed with the securing of Commonwealth backing. In Launceston, Malcolm Turnbull officially announced funding of half of the $94 million cost. "We're here to...

Fruit fly outbreak "not out of control"

A second Queensland Fruit Fly outbreak in Tasmania's north west does not mean the biosecurity situation is out of control, according to the Treasurer. Biosecurity Tasmania have increase the size of the exclusion zone after the...

Jobless rate cheer

Tasmania's trend unemployment rate's fallen in the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data from January. The state's jobless number ticked down 0.1 to 5.7%, the equal second lowest of any state in Australia. Claiming credit is the...

Traffic torture

Peak hour drivers have been storming social media slamming Hobart's traffic horror of recent times. Last night's commute was about as bad as it gets when two accidents brought already slow wet weather traffic to a...

Tasmania on the brink of battery boom

A new report suggests Tasmania is on the verge of a battery storage boom as the cost of the technology continues to fall. Prices across Australia have already dropped 80% since 2010 with the report predicting...

Schools spend promise

The big spending promises for key services carries on in Tasmania's election campaign, with the Liberal Party unveiling $324 million for education. It's translating the investment into 250 extra teacher jobs and 80 assistants. Education Minister Jeremy...

Cable car deal 'done in secret' Labor claims

Allowing drilling and surveying on Mount Wellington by the proponents of the controversial cable car development was done in secret just before the election was called according to the Labor party. State Growth Minister Peter Gutwein...