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Hospital funding windfall

The Hodgman Government is set to hire dozens more doctors and hundreds more nurses at Tasmania's only tertiary referral hospital in funding to be announced in tomorrow's budget.  Around $90 million of the $132 million investment...

Police swoop on suburbs during major operation

Launceston’s northern suburbs were locked down today as part of a major operation targeting offenders. Acting Sergeant Aziz Melick said the lockdown occurred as part of Operation Raptor, a special taskforce aimed at cracking down on...

More Tasmanians accessing palliative care

Tasmania's ageing population has led to palliative care-related hospitalisations rising faster than any other type. A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that palliative care-related hospitalisations have been rising at a...

Bike hoons busted

The whine of illegal trail bike riding is an all-too-familiar sound around certain areas north of Hobart, and police are concerned it's just a matter of time before someone's killed or seriously injured. Officers seized three...

Woman appears in court over Richmond death

A woman has pleaded not guilty in the Hobart Magistrates Court to charges relating to the alleged murder of a young Hobart father. 22-year-old Jemma Rumley-Cantrell is charged with failing to report a killing and being...

Housing crisis funding

Tasmania's skyrocketing demand for more affordable housing options has prompted an injection of money from the state government. Over $40 million has been brought forward to Thursday's budget, bringing the total figure of $68 million for 2019-20...

Bushwalker died in snow due to "poor decisions"

A Tasmanian coroner says a bushwalker who died on the Overland Track brought about his own demise. Trevor John Tolputt was wearing inadequate clothing and refused another walker's offer to accompany him before he collapsed and...

Council row on "climate emergency"

A social media slanging match has erupted between Hobart City Council aldermen after three walked out of last night's meeting. Green Councillor Bill Harvey's motion to declare a climate emergency prompted Simon Behrakis, Damon Thomas and...

Police investigate crash involving car and train

Early investigations into a crash between a train and a sedan in Spreyton this morning indicate the sedan failing to stop at a train crossing to be the likely cause. Police say around 7.50am, emergency services...

Business group welcomes LNP win

The state's peak lobby group for small business is breathing a sigh of relief after the Coalition's shock election win. It coincides with calls from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for more incentives to hire...