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Vigils in Tasmania

There is an aspiration for Tasmania's Black Lives Matter vigils to be a turning point for preventing indigenous deaths when encountering Australia's legal system. Peaceful gatherings are planned for tomorrow afternoon in Launceston, Devonport and Hobart,...

Unaccompanied learner faces driving offences

Tasmania police has charged a 21-year-old learner driver with a range of driving offences after they alleged caught him drink driving in Campbell Town yesterday afternoon. Police intercepted a green Holden Commodore with P plates on...

Uncertain future for 'Orange Roughy'

There is a bid to keep the Aurora Australis icebreaker in Tasmania. After 31 years toting Antarctic scientific teams and supplies, the ship completed its final voyage on March 25th after a run to MacQuarie Island. Federal...

House gutted at Ravenswood

F ire destroyed a house in the Launceston suburb of Ravenswood on Thursday night. Neighbours of the Bendigo Street property raised the alarm around 9.30 pm after seeing flames issuing from the structure.  Local volunteers and the Launceston...

Pair accused of murder to stand trial

The Swansea couple accused of shooting to death Shane Geoffrey Barker in 2009 in Campbell Town will stand trial. Mr Barker was last seen in Campbell Town on August 2nd in 2009, the 39-year-old's body was...

Billion dollar boost for infrastructure

Tasmania has outlined a 'record' construction blitz to stimulate the state's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Peter Gutwein has detailed the two-year spend, which will build infrastructure worth $3.1 billion. The state government says the package...

Pandemic payment torment

More grievances are being aired about road blocks to accessing government financial assistance programmes. Labor leader Rebecca White has outlined the woes of another tenant in hardship getting the runaround in accessing the state's rent relief...

Home builders boost

Homeowners will be offered grants of up to $25,000 under a federal government plan to prop up the construction sector during the Covid-19 downturn. The "HomeBuilder" scheme is designed to help those building a new home...

Festival of Voices goes virtual

Hobart's much-loved Festival of Voices is moving online for this year, as a result of coronavirus restrictions on gatherings. Jackie Wilson's 1967 classic 'Higher and Higher' will be used for The Big Sing, normally conducted around...

UTAS plan to weather grim finances

Plunging finances has UTAS releasing a plan of reigning in wages to save jobs. Pandemic border closures have gutted the university's international student numbers, largely responsible for punching a hole in revenue by up to $34...