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Stolen guns and burglary charges

Following a targeted investigation by the Burnie Criminal Investigation Branch and Western Drug Investigation Service, six people from the Burnie area have been charged with firearms trafficking. Of these, four are also charged with Aggravated Burglary,...

Job saver stimulus hailed

It's hoped an unprecedented $130 billion Morrison Government plan will help protect about six milion Australian jobs. Businesses will be paid $1500 a fortnight to pass on to each employee they keep on. It'll help companies who've...

Corona clampdown: stay home

Tougher social coronavirus controls are now in force in Tasmania, with the only legitimate reasons for leaving home including work, exercise, supply runs, and compassionate care. Police will have the power to arrest those found outside...

New Antarctic ship stepping in

The Australian Antarctic Division has hired a new vessel to fill in while awaiting the arrival of new icebreaker RSV Nuyina. The MPV Everest will be used to resupply the AAD's Antarctic stations and sub-Antarctic Macquarie...

Time warp fuel price

Back in 2005, Tasmania's average price for unleaded was a 117.9 per litre. So an even lower 109.9 recently at Tasmanian Petroleum's Bridgewater automated Shell outlet on Glenstone Road in Greater Hobart's North has been creating...

State's first death ahead of lockdown

A woman in her 80s has become Tasmania's first coronavirus fatality, succumbing to the illness at Burnie's Northwest Regional Hospital. The state's infection count has risen to 66, a sixfold increase on 9 days ago. Director of...

5 charged with murder in Burnie

Four men and a woman have been charged with murder, after the death of 23-year-old man early yesterday morning in Burnie. Emergency services were called to Ritchie Avenue at around 3am, finding a man with critical...

Brutal death in Burnie

5 people are in custody following a shocking incident in Burnie early on Sunday morning. Emergency services were called to Ritchie Avenue at around 3am, finding a man critically injured from an alleged altercation. He died on...

"Toughest quarantine measures in the country"

Premier of Tasmania Peter Gutwein speaking to media ahead of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in Sydney, Friday, March 13, 2020. (AAP Image/James Gourley) Any non-essential arrival in Tasmania - including those returning home -...

Hand sanitiser thieves

Police are investigating the theft of hand sanitiser from the Mersey Community Hospital. Around 7pm on Wednesday night, two women were seen leaving the Mersey Community Hospital with bottles of hand sanitiser. “A review of CCTV from...