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Hodgman's legacy hailed

Prominent industry figures are hopeful Will Hodgman's replacement will be able to maintain the momentum, following news the popular Liberal Premier is quitting Parliament to spend more time with his family.  The Tourism Industry Council says...

Ice bust in Launceston

A woman's been arrested after routine passenger screening at Launceston Airport. Drug Dog Fang gave a positive signal, resulting in a 25-year-old Newnham woman being searched. She's facing trafficking charges, allegedly in possession of 112 grams of...

Melbourne haze hits Tassie

City buildings are seen through smoke haze from bushfires in Melbourne, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (AAP Image/Erik Anderson) Smoke has again been on the rise in Tasmania due to mainland blazes.  The Environment Protection Authority's BLANKET air...

Hodgman resigns

Image of Premier Will Hodgman from October 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has announced he's standing down both from the state's top job and from parliament altogether. An emotional Mr Hodgman fronted the media this...

Firearms stolen from home

Police in the state's south are appealing for information after seven registered firearms were stolen from a house in New Norfolk. Authorities were called to the house on North Cresent about 4.30pm on Monday after the...

Fears for forest giants

An environment group fears the state-owned logger is leaving giant trees nearly six meters wide off its protection register. Forestry Watch says it's identified five huge Mountain Ashes in the Huon Valley which are in a...

Calls to curb Airbnb influence

Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds has backed calls for short-stay accommodation providers to be reined in, as the state's housing crisis shows no signs of slowing. It follows similar comments from maverick MP Sue Hickey, which...

Indigenous expertise to better manage fire danger

Three new specialist indigenous roles will be created within the Parks and Wildlife Service to push for better land management in Tasmania. The State Government has announced the move, along with committing to having Aboriginal representation...

Shot fired at Longford home

Authorities are appealing for information after a firearm was discharged towards a home in Longford overnight. Police were called to the property on Wellington Street about 1am this morning after the firearm was shot through a...

Alleged traffickers busted

Police are warning drug traffickers they'll be caught sooner or later, after making two arrests in suburban Hobart over the weekend. It's alleged a 47-year-old Kingston man and a 23-year-old woman were nabbed at Lenah Valley...