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Southwood mill to reopen after bushfire damage

  A Southwood mill damaged by the January bushfires in the state's south will reopen next month. Power was restored to the Neville Smith Forest Products Southwood mill recently, allowing repair work to get underway. CEO Andrew Walker...

Launceston murderer sentenced to 22 years behind bars

Launceston murderer Ian Rosewall has been sentenced to 22 years jail in the Launceston Supreme Court, having killed his Mayfield housemate by repeatedly hitting him in the head with a hammer in 2016. 24-year-old Tyson Timothy...

Petition hits parliament

A West Coast petition with 814 signatures appealing for the reinstatement of the direct bus service connecting the region with Hobart, has entered state parliament, courtesy of Labor MP Anita Dow. Citing a lack of patronage,...

"Merciless cruelty": child abuser gaoled

A drug-abusing Scottsdale man who subjected an autistic child to horrendous abuse is behind bars. 27-year-old Joseph Edward Auton pleaded guilty to ill-treating a child over a number of weeks, having used duct tape to bind...

Win for the state's abortion protest laws

The High Court has upheld Tasmania's and Victoria's laws which prohibit anti-abortion protestors within 150 metres of a termination clinic. The case involved Kathleen Clubb, who was convicted after trying to hand a pamphlet to a...

Dolphin Sands downgrade

The Tasmania Fire Service hopes to have an out-of-control bushfire threatening property on the east coast contained today. An emergency warning in force for much of Tuesday night was downgraded to watch and act on Wednesday...

PM's health cash injection

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is courting votes in the northern Tasmanian electorate of Bass today, announcing a cash injection worth nearly $92 million for the state's health system. Around a third of the funding will go...

Dolphin Sands inferno

Crews have toiled through the night on an emergency-level bushfire threatening the east coast shack community of Dolphin Sands. Hobart firefighters and a Parks and Wildlife team reinforced the battle against the blaze on Dolphin Sands...

Hobart City Council rejects townhouse bid

The Hobart City Council's Planning Committee has voted unanimously to knock back a townhouse development at Mount Stuart, near Hobart. Darko Krajinovic, who illegally tore down his heritage-listed property a few years ago, put forward the...

Notorious murderer back in court

A convicted rapist and murderer remains behind bars after appearing on fresh charges. Jamie John Curtis is back in court on four counts of breaching a restraint order and 10 of failing to comply with a...