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Shocking home invasion

Police in Launceston are hunting two males responsible for a terrifying home invasion at Kings Meadows. The balaclava-wearing pair forced their way into a Kay Street home around 7.10 am on Wednesday, attacking a 23-year-old woman. They...

New drugs to help those living with endometriosis

There could be a breakthrough in treating the debilitating disorder endometriosis, which affects up to 10 per cent of women. Researchers at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne have tested close to 4,000 drugs using high...

Overseas tourists can't resist the Tassie temptation

Tourism in Tasmania is skyrocketing, according to the data released today.  The number of international tourists visiting our humble state has soared faster than any other Australian state or territory. Data from Tourism Research Australia shows 307,000...

Pest be gone: fruit flies eradicated from mainland Tasmania

Twelve months on from the bio-security disaster that saw the Queensland Fruit Fly discovered in the north of the state, the restrictions have been lifted for mainland Tasmania.  The pest was originally found on Lady Barron on...

Paedophile crackdown

The Tasmanian Government is lukewarm on Morisson Government calls for a national sex offenders register. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is urging all states and territories to join with the Commonwealth in establishing a national register. "The...

Gell River fire progress

Conditions are assisting firefighters in Tasmania's largest ongoing blaze in the Southwest Wilderness.   So far, 20,000 hectares has been scorched in the Gell River area, and the fire front has stretched to 100 kilometres. Steven Richardson from...

Former Labor MP to contest the upper house seat of Nelson

Former Labor MP Madeleine Ogilvie will contest the upper house seat of Nelson in the May polls. The barrister and solicitor said she'll run as an independent, calling for strategic infrastructure investment and a proper solution...

Hipster generation driving Tasmania's tourism boom

The hipster generation is driving the state's visitor boom, according to new statistics from the Tasmanian Visitor Survey for the 2017-18 financial year. Number of visitors aged 25-34 rose by more than 5%, the highest increase...

Criticism over MP's festival outing while on medical leave

Labor claims a Hodgman Government MP's decision to attend the Taste of Tasmania while on indefinite medical leave does not pass the pub test. A photo of Adam Brooks and his partner, Hobart City Alderman Tanya...

Advice for asthma sufferers impacted by smoke

Fire authorities are concerned a change in the weather tomorrow could whip up the huge Gell River wilderness fire in Tasmania's southwest. It's torn through more than 17,000 hectares of buttongrass and mixed forest along the...