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Tas terror training

As terror leaps back onto the global stage with the attack in Spain, the Prime Minister is adamant that Tasmania's protection is not an after-thought. Hobart Airport has been an ongoing discussion, with the state government...

Jobs joy again

Even though the unemployment rate has inched a tick higher in Tasmania, the general consensus on the jobs market is positive. In Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, trend unemployment for July has come in at 6.1%,...

No Early Release For Good Behaviour

Tasmanian prisoners will not be eligible for shorter sentences for good behaviour under a re-elected Hodgman government.  Under the state's current laws prisoners can be released up to three months sooner than decided by the court...

3rd person charged in Neill-Fraser appeal

An alleged conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in Susan Neill-Fraser's murder appeal's seen a third person charged. The charge has been laid on a 51 year old Sandy Bay man who allegedly tried to...

Cadbury job losses

Cost efficiencies through mechanisation across the globe continues to bite hard in Tasmania's manufacturing sector, with another 50 positions to be cut at Hobart's Cadbury factory. Owner Mondelez is to invest another $75 million into the...

Human remains found in Huon Valley identified

Human remains found by bush walkers in remote bushland in the Huon Valley on July 9th, have been formally identified as Swiss National Thomas Munger.  Police are still not sure how the 44 year old died...

Mt Lyell hearing

At the Burnie hearing into the workplace death of Mount Lyell miner Michael Welsh, Copper Mines Of Tasmania boss Peter Walker has told the court there's a time pressure to restart the mine quickly. Since three...

Vandalism, skylarking rife on Tasmania's railways

The state's railways have become a magnet for vandalism and general skylarking in new evidence presented by TasRail. The rail utility found the misbehaviour dramatically escalated during school holidays when children are at a loose end. TasRail...

Same sex update

Tasmanian Greens Senator Nick McKim's sending out a rallying cry to young people in the state to get on the electoral role to ensure they can influence the same sex marriage postal vote. While the Senator's...

Red light runners

A blitz on traffic lights in Hobart's CBD's caught 14 drivers in just one hour yesterday, bringing a sharp response from Tasmania Police. The fine for running foul of a red light is the loss of...