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Big fines for owners of penguin-attacking dogs

Owners of dogs which attack sensitive wildlife are set for a huge hit to their pockets, after new laws passed the Legislative Council.  It comes after more than 170 little penguins were killed in dog maulings...

Federal funding for elective surgeries

Tasmania's embattled health system will receive $15 million of federal funding, being brought forward to address the staggering number of people waiting for elective surgeries.  It comes after Labor claimed leaked Health Department figures revealed a record...

Hundreds rally for climate action

Another School Strike 4 Climate has descended upon Parliament Lawns in Hobart. Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds, Federal Independent MP Andrew Wilkie and State Greens Leader Cassy O'Connor were among the keynote speakers. It's the third major event...

Shopping fever, it's on!

Black Friday sales are on in earnest, in a discount shopping frenzy originating in America for the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. Due to the globalisation of shopping with massive online platforms, Australian retailers have joined...

Union-busting bill torpedoed

It's back to the drawing board for the Morrison government after a shock defeat for its Ensuring Integrity bill. The legislation, to further regulate unions, was rejected by Labor and the Greens, with the help of...

Partnership to help animals in need

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary has partnered with Wildcare Tasmania, a not-for-profit charity which brings together volunteers and donors to care for the state's wildlife. Wildcare has gifted $40,000 to Bonorong to boost the 24-hour rescue phone service. Director...

Elective surgery list blow-out

A familiar dance to the tune of the health system has been performed in Tasmania's parliament. It begins with Labor leader Rebecca White presenting an incriminating anecdote about deficiencies, today it was the elective surgery waiting...

Risdon Prison stop-work

Wages and conditions reflecting the behavioural management expertise required of a prison officer and the job's pressures are at the core of industrial action at Risdon Prison. Their stop work meeting is a message to the...

Bellamy's settles class actions

There's no admission of liability from Launceston-based infant formula marketer Bellamys, despite agreeing to an in-principle class action settlement. The company will pay out around $50 million after two class actions against it. Shareholders claim they were...

Welcome Stranger appeal

  Hobart City Council's decision making is being tested. An apartment tower development for Hobart's Welcome Stranger Hotel site is being heard in the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal. Despite a critical shortage of housing, the $30...