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Tasmania records highest oxycodone use

An analysis into Australia's waterways has recorded a nationwide increase in the number of illicit drugs. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission report found between April and August 2019 more than 11-billion-dollars was spent on illicit drugs...

Possible big fines for those who don't self-quarantine

Health authorities are considering dishing out huge fines to Tasmanians who fail to comply with direction to self-quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak. It's been revealed the state's second case - a 20-year-old student from Hobart -...

Warning issued over pills

Tasmania Police has issued a warning on MDMA capsules after a person became ill at a music festival. The warning relates to red MDMA-based capsules circulating at the Hot Dub Wine Machine festival at Ranelagh in...

Tasmania's second coronavirus case didn't self-isolate

A Hobart student is Tasmania's second confirmed case of coronavirus. The 20-year-old male is currently in a stable condition at the Royal Hobart Hospital, having returned from Nepal via Singapore and Sydney before developing mild symptoms and...

Stand-off at youth detention centre

A nearly 6 hour confrontation between police and detainees at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre in the state's north has ended with no injuries reported.  It's understood four inmates climbed onto the roof of the facility...

Guaranteed staffing levels at 24hr police stations

What are being described as "nation-leading" provisions for police security are being implemented in the state's seven 24-hour police stations. A new directive on 'Safe Staffing Levels' has been issued by Tasmania Police for first responder shifts at Burnie,...

Drive the change

Drivers are being reminded to be part of the solution to Tasmania's bloated petrol prices by choosing those few outlets which are seriously undercutting the majority.  While many prices languish in the mid 1.50's for unleaded,...

Fatal smash at Copping

More details are emerging about last night's fatal crash between utes on the Arthur Highway east of Hobart. Police have revealed the 27-year-old Tasman Peninsula man who died following the two-vehicle smash at Copping was behind...

Bakery saboteur gaoled

A man who sabotaged a southern Tasmanian bakery in bizarre grudge attacks will have to spend at least six months behind bars before the chance of parole. Christopher Richard Stevenson cut wires in the switchboard of...

Coronavirus clinic opens in Launceston

A clinic designed to help diagnose potential coronavirus cases in the state's north has opened. The interim respiratory clinic in Launceston has been established rapidly to meet increased demand for testing, following the identification this week...