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Claim teacher impregnated school girl

A Tasmania teacher accused of a sex crime against a student is being suspended. The Mercury reported that a retired former colleague claims the teacher resigned after he got a Year 9 student pregnant at a...

Puppy scam warning

Tasmanians have lost more than $35,000 to overseas puppy scams this year, with people paying for dogs that do not exist. Tasmania Police says eleven people have fallen for fake advertisements posted by fraudsters who have...

Border and fruit conundrum

Border policy and mounting a seasonal workforce to substitute for absent international back-packers is an ongoing topic in parliament. 8000 people are needed for harvest jobs in Tasmania's $1.6 billion agriculture industry. Labor leader Rebecca White claims...

Festivale 2021 canned

The organisers of northern Tasmania's premier food and drink event are philosophical after it became the pandemic's latest casualty. Festivale 2021 has been cancelled due to the challenges posed by gathering limits and social distancing rules. Chairman...

Premier blasted over political donations reform

A report handed to the state government in December last year on Tasmania's politicial donations laws hasn't earned the attention of the Premier. Peter Gutwein was quizzed on the matter by Greens Leader Cassy O'Connor in...

Commissioner continues in top job

There's a pat on the back for the state's top cop after his handling of pandemic challenges. Police Minister Mark Shelton has announced Darren Hine will serve as Commissioner for another two years, the Minister crediting...

Jo Palmer's kindness message

The new member for Rosevears has made her maiden speech to Tasmania's parliament. Jo Palmer began by sharing the personal details of her birth in New Zealand in 1971 to a teen mother and having no...

Marinus fast-track

Tasmania's Battery of the Nation ambitions are firming, with a Morrison Government announcement that a second Bass Strait interconnector will be fast-tracked under a $250 million plan.  Construction on the Marinus Link could begin as early...

Business loan scheme opens

Kickstarting the economy is the aim of the state government's new $60 million business loan scheme which opens today. Businesses across the state will be able to borrow up to $3 million with low interest and...

Mt Lyell mine to be sold

After a tumultuous period, Queenstown's Mount Lyell copper mine is going on the market. The pit went into care and maintenance in 2014 with the loss of more than 200 jobs, following the deaths of three...