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Polling over - vote count commences

Voting has closed and counting is underway tonight for the state polls, as well as the results for the upper house seats of Windermere and Derwent also being tallied. The Liberals have been accused of focusing...

Colourful to the last: Tassie votes

A flurry of media questioning surrounding controversial Liberal Braddon candidate Adam Brooks confronted Premier Peter Gutwein after he cast his vote in the state election on Saturday morning. The former Mining Minister is the subject of...

West Coast fatality avoidable, police believe

Police will prepare a report for the coroner after a fatal smash on the West Coast. A 25-year-old local man died after his white Land Cruiser left Zeehan's main street and hit a brick wall. Emergency services...

Majority or bust for Gutwein

The Premier has vowed to resign as Liberal leader if the result of the state election doesn't mean a majority government for the party. The heavy presence of independent candidates including high profile contenders Sue Hickey...

Boot scoot baby

A plan to trial electric scooters in Hobart and Launceston has been unveiled. The two major City Councils are seeking expressions of interest to find a suitable supplier and operator for a 12-month trial, which would operate on...

Launceston shooting suspect charged

Police in Launceston have made a breakthrough in their investigation into a shooting last week, arresting an Invermay man.  The 22-year-old has been charged with wounding and attempting to steal a vehicle, along with a number...

Parking overhaul looms for Noho

Paid parking on one of Hobart's busiest restaurant strips will come into force on May 17. Tensions have been simmering between North Hobart business owners and the food delivery drivers they claim have been taking up...

Pledges fly thick and fast

Many more pledges are being made in the dying stages of the Tasmanian election campaign. The Liberals Legislative Council Member Jane Howlett (above) has dropped into the Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club with a $400,000...

Brooks alleges identity theft

Labor is seeking answers, following claims by Braddon Liberal candidate Adam Brooks that his identity has been hijacked and used on two dating profiles. The screenshots showed Mr Brooks' photo under the handles “Gav” and “trb44eng”. An ABC journalist...

Spotlight back on Ambulance Tas

Ambulance Tasmania is under more scrutiny in newly-released coronial findings into the death of an elderly Derwent Valley woman in 2017. Valerie Bowerman refused transport to hospital after falling and hitting her head. The 80-year-old, who'd been...