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State gov seeks new animal welfare advisor

A new Chair is being sought for Tasmania's Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. The state government says it wants to maintain high welfare standards for wildlife, pets and livestock. The Tasmanian Animal Welfare Advisory Committee will make recommendations...

Tas borders expected to reopen next month

Tasmania is planning to reopen its borders to the mainland in four weeks. Premier Peter Gutwein has announced the state intends to ease border restrictions on July 24, depending public health advice. He says the state will...

High approval of Tasmania's coronavirus response

Tasmanians are giving the thumbs up to the state's management of the pandemic. Surveying by the University of Tasmania's Institute for Social Change finds 85% of those quizzed don't believe the state's economy has been hurt unnecessarily...

Tasmanians want super rise locked in

A new poll has found more than three quarters of Tasmanians back the plan to increase the superannuation rate. Under current federal legislation, the rate of super paid on top of wages will incrementally lift from...

Tassie in line for World Cup matches

The Matildas are excited - and relieved - after Australia and New Zealand were named host nations for the 20-23 women's football World Cup. Launceston is among a dozen cities across the two countries slated to...

Agricultural shows receive boost

The Federal Government has announced a multi-million dollar funding boost for agricultural shows across the country. The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania has welcomed the $36 million support package saying the funding ensures the survival of...

Upset at pademelon slaughter

Warning graphic content A photo of what is professed to be 140 dead Tasmanian pademelons stacked in front of a hunting party in the West Tamar area, is lighting up social media. The Facebook image was apparently...

Ice bust leads to arrests

A kilo of ice is off the streets after police raids and postal interceptions. A 25-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman have faced Hobart Magistrates Court after police intercepted roughly a million dollars worth of the...

Moonah mugging

An ongoing feud between youths is believed to have led to a mugging in Hobart's north yesterday afternoon. A male was set upon at the Moonah Bus Interchange, two others threatening him with an implement, punching...

Restrictions ease further

Noon on Friday begins the next phase of increased maximum numbers for groups to 500 outdoors and 250 indoors. It's around two and a half weeks earlier than previously indicated in recognition of Tasmania remaining free...