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2 coronavirus tests given all-clear

Tasmania remains coronavirus free for now after two people who were tested for the potentially-deadly disease came back negative. So far, there hyas been 13 tests conducted on 12 individuals here since the outbreak began. "The safety...

Digesting the AFL business case

360 new jobs and $110 million returned to the state's economy are being touted as the major incentives for a Tasmanian AFL team, slated to be granted a licence for 2025. The specialist taskforce - which...

Stolen firearms located

Four stolen firearms have been recovered during a police search in South Launceston. Tip offs from the public led detectives to the house on Melbourne Street around 3pm yesterday. Three of the guns were stolen in separate...

Hobart Maccas robbed

An investigation is underway into a robbery at a McDonalds in Hobart's north in the early hours of this morning. Shortly after 2am, a male entered the McDonalds at Bridgewater, and demanded staff open up a...

Specialty logging's side of the story

40 prized Tasmanian sassafras trees are in big demand from industries starved of specialty timbers. They were harvested from the Que Road area of the Tarkine by Britton Timbers which is fielding plenty of interest from...

Fruitpicker scandal

Latrobe's Mayor is calling for a tightening up of foreign seasonal worker regulations, after the council was forced to use rarely-employed emergency powers to shut down a slum at Shearwater. 70 Tongan fruit pickers were crammed...

Coronavirus test results to come

Results are due this afternoon for two more possible cases of the illness in Tasmania. All results from other patients in the state have come back negative, so Tasmania's status currently is coronavirus free. From today, the...

Two charged with lighting fires during Total Fire Ban

Two men have been charged with lighting fires while a Total Fire Ban was in force last month. It's alleged a 55-year-old man from Buckland lit several fires around his paddock to clear land on January...

Lead claims in hospital water

Tap water drunk by workers for months in the overhauled K-Block is claimed to have nearly triple the safe amount of lead in recent samples. The state government's response is that safety, including the final flushing...

Prison charm offensive

The Tasmanian Government is undertaking another listening tour on its controversial plans for a $270 million prison on the outskirts of Westbury. Premier Peter Gutwein and Corrections Minister Elise Archer is visiting the northern town on...