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35-seat House of Assembly recommended

A committee of Tasmanian MPs has recommended restoring the number of seats in the House of Assembly to 35, by giving the state 10 new politicans.   The Lower House Committee made up of Greens, Liberal and...

Assange support builds

The tug of war over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is reaching fever pitch as the US states its case to have the Australian extradited from Britain. Outside London's Woolwich Crown Court, Assange's supporters chant for their...

Speedster coasters busted

Two leadfoots are in serious hot water after being caught well over the speed limit on the northwest coast's Ridgeley Highway this month. A 45-year-old Burnie man who tested positive to drugs has had his car...

Beaconsfield Gold Mine sold

The new owner of the Beaconsfield Gold Mine is keen to get the well-known site up and running again as soon as possible. Hellyer Mine owner NQ Minerals has paid $2 million for the site, which...

Orford boating incident

A 7-year-old boy is in a critical condition after being thrown from a 'sea-biscuit' in Orford yesterday. Police believe a man lost control of the boat which was towing the flotation device on the Prosser River...

Improved court security ordered

A 24 year stalemate surrounding police providing magistrate court security appears to be heading towards a resolution. The work health safety regulator has ordered improvements to screening and police officer safety. Police Association President Colin Riley wants...

Launceston pizza heist

An investigation's underway after a Launceston pizza shop was held up on Sunday night. Two masked men, one brandishing a firearm and the other holding a knife, walked into the Dominos at Kings Meadows and demanded...

River water warning

A discharge of mine processing waste water in Tasmania's north-west has prompted a warning from the Environment Protection Authority. The EPA says there's a low risk the Park River at the Kara Mine near Hampshire could...