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Fatal smash

A man is dead after a fatal crash on the Tasman Highway around 15 kilometres west of Scottsdale. Police found the 24-year-old in his vehicle around 8:50 pm on Tuesday. He had apparently lost control and hit...

Launceston Airport expansion

Launceston Airport has released its new draft master plan. The annual number of visitors through the airport is expected to increase by 500,000 to 1.9 million people in 2028 and 2.5 million by 2040. New arrival and departure...

'Greedy' dead at 63

Andrew "Greedy" Smith, Ballarat 6th December 2014 (AAP Image/Noise11/Mandy Hall) Mental As Anything singer Greedy Smith has died of a heart attack, aged 63. Greedy was an original member of the Mentals which was currently on tour. The Aussie...

Final Party In The Paddock

Party In The Paddock will not return in 2021. Organisers have decided this February's music festival near Launceston will be its swan song. Running as an official festival since 2013 at White Hills, organisers are indicating they...

Hospital rejected

It's back to the drawing board for developers behind a $50 million private hospital proposed for the Hobart suburb of New Town. Council resoundingly rejected the Main Road development at last night's meeting. The 8-2 vote came...

Pier sale begins

A sale of Hobart's Elizabeth Street Pier is now moving ahead a year after the state government first mooted the idea. Advertising will start next week looking to draw out possible buyers, which the government is...

Economy strong, population needs work

The Hodgman Government's being urged to rethink its focus on budget surpluses - by none other than the state's main business lobby. The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has unveiled its Tasmania report, confirming the...

Drought consultation

Consultation on the federal government's new Future Drought Fund has come to Tasmania. $100 million will be allocated every year to projects to protect at risk areas, such as the parched east coast. The legislation passed through...

Veggo among prison complaints

The Tasmania Prison Service remains the state's most-complained about government department, according to the recently-released ombudsman's report. One inmate complained about being denied vegetarian meals on medical grounds, regardless of whether his diet was actually due...

New voice against cable car

The main group against a proposed cable car up Hobart's Mount Wellington/kunyani has a new spokesperson. Former Wilderness Society campaign manager and independent candidate for the seat of Nelson Vica Bayley is taking the reigns from...