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Labor wants to name-and-shame rip-off petrol retailers

Petroleum giants and petrol retails would be forced to openly publicise wholesale prices of fuel, under a plan released by Tasmania's Labor party.  Under the scheme, the wholesale price of fuel would be published in the...

Federal Government plans to grow state forestry industry

A Regional Forestry Hub for Tasmania's north has been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Somerset today.  It's one of nine initial Regional Forestry Hub sites around the nation that the government hopes will provide...

Maiden voyage of cruise ship offers a boatload of opportunity

Two-thousand cruise ship passengers have descended on southern Tasmania as one of the world's most famous ships docks in Hobart. The Queen Elizabeth is enjoying her maiden call to port, and will make a further seven...

Hemp's golden future

It is full steam ahead for hemp production in Tasmania, as more growers enter the industry now that law changes are in place regarding its use. This year there will be 1600 hectares of hemp grown...

Early-morning knife-point muggers escape by pushbike

Two armed-robbers are on the run from police, following a mugging in Launceston in the early hours of this morning Tasmania Police say a 29-year-old man was threatened by the two men on Charles Street, one...

Fatal smash at Wesley Vale

Police are looking into what led to a fatal single-vehicle smash at Wesley Vale in the state's northwest early on Friday morning. A 31-year-old East Devonport man died after his Devonport-bound white Toyota Camry sedan lost...

Mount Wellington cable car one step closer

Backers of the Mount Wellington cable car are likely to welcome a big boost for the project from the Tasmanian Government. Council controversially voted against giving the Mount Wellington Cableway Company access to McRobies Gully for...

Wicked still at it

Despite Tasmania introducing laws in 2017 banning offensive slogans on vehicles such as Wicked Campers, they are still coming from interstate.  The above photo is of a Western Australia registered camper bearing a sexually suggestive slogan...

Tassie's infrastructure upgrades could boost mining, energy

Tasmania's infrastructure is set to get a national upgrade, with multiple projects appearing on the most recent Infrastructure Priority List.  Projects in the pipeline include a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Precinct in Hobart,...

Police chase lands man in gaol

A serial hoon who led police on a dangerous pursuit through residential areas will be eligible for parole in just over a year. Hobart's Supreme Court heard Shannon Douglas Gee had been out of prison for...