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Games fundraising

The Tasmanian Olympic Council’s fundraising launch has a $30,000 contribution from the state government to get it started. It is 640 days until the 2020 Olympic Games and the race is on to raise the money...

Rags to riches for St Vincents

Tasmania's rag trade is well ahead of the curve.  North Hobart operator St Vincents Industries won its categories for safety innovation and leadership at last night's Worksafe Awards in Hobart. The not-for-profit employs 33 people with disabilities...

Man's body found in Hobart CBD

Mystery still surrounds the discovery of a man’s body near the Royal Hobart Hospital early this morning. Police said the body of the man found, in his 40’s, was in a mild state of decomposition in...

Potential abattoir saviour

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association is optimistic a new operator will be found for the Devonport abattoir. The Tasmanian Government is holding crisis talks in Launceston tomorrow after JBS Australia announced it's pulling out in...

Schools out early on Wednesday

Time's running out for parents and carers at 65 Tasmanian schools to make other arrangements as teachers and other public servants prepare for industrial action at 3 pm tomorrow. A dispute over the government's pay rise...

Mystery TattsLotto winner

A Launceston TattsLotto ticket buyer is nearly half a million dollars richer after taking out a share of the Saturday night division 1 draw. It was bought at Mowbray NewXpress and Lotto, with the prize yet...

National apology to victims of child sexual abuse

Hundreds of survivors have come to Canberra today to hear a national apology to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse exposed in a royal commission. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia must acknowledge the long...

Burned cop's condition improves

Colleagues of injured Tasmania Police officer Darren Hopkins are welcoming more positive medical reports this morning. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious but stable in the Royal Hobart's intensive care unit. The Inspector bravely...

Bushwalkers pan Cradle bus change

There are concerns bushwalkers could literally be left out in the cold by new arrangements in place at Cradle Mountain National Park.  In a move criticised by Bushwalking Tasmania, cars are now banned from the Dove...

Man suffers severe burns in plane crash

A 52-year-old Launceston man has suffered severe burns in a single engine light plane crash near Hagley in the state's north. Police and emergency services were called to the scene near Westwood Road at Hagley at...