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Tassie's new Spirit fleet

The contract for the replacement Spirit of Tasmania ferries with financially-troubled German company FSG (Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft) has been mutually cancelled. TT Line has reached a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish ship builder, Rauma Marine Constructions...

Protest prohibition withdrawn

A pro-forestry campaigner is furious at Worksafe Tasmania's decision to withdraw its ban on Bob Brown Foundation protests in working forests, after a Hobart Magistrate described them as "unjustifiably wide". Pro logging advocate Kelly Wilton described...

West Coast bike trail

West coasters have six weeks to comment on new designs for a 35-kilometre network of mountain bike trails slated for Queenstown's Mount Owen, after the West Coast Council launched the design this morning. It's hoped construction...

Autumn's Tasmanian forecast

Australia's soon-to-end summer is shaping up to be one of the three hottest on record according to a weather Bureau climate summary, and the heat is expected to linger. With the Bureau anticipating a warmer...

Brighton grooming accusation

A 44 year old Brighton man has been charged with child exploitation after Tasmania Police executed a search warrant at a Brighton property today (Wednesday). The Tasmanian Joint Anti Child exploitation Team (JACET) arrested the man...

TFS recruitment

A recruitment drive is starting on Monday to add 30 extra firefighters to Tasmania's ranks. The net is being cast beyond locals, with current interstate professionals thought likely to find relocation to Tasmania attractive. Tasmania Fire Service...

Triple fatality near Launceston

UPDATE 11AM WEDNESDAY:  Forensic officers remain at the confronting scene of a triple fatality on the Bass Highway at Carrick between Illawarra Road and Oaks Road. Police say a Launceston-bound white Toyota Prado apparently crossed to the...

7-year-old dies after boat accident

A young boy has tragically died following a boating incident on Sunday afternoon in the state's south. Archie James Green was in a recreational 'sea-biscuit' flotation device being towed by a boat which lost control on...

Taroona High upgrade

State Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff has dropped into Hobart's Taroona High School to cheer on its $5 million redevelopment. It has a massive student population of 1125 driven by families from out of area choosing the...

35-seat House of Assembly recommended

A committee of Tasmanian MPs has recommended restoring the number of seats in the House of Assembly to 35, by giving the state 10 new politicans.   The Lower House Committee made up of Greens, Liberal and...