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Great Eastern Drive upgrades

A Launceston firm is welcoming news it's won a tender worth nearly $4 million to upgrade safety on the state's Great Eastern Drive. Work will commence on nine turnouts and junctions at popular attractions like Freycinet...

Prison expansion on time

Tasmania's prison expansion in the south is reportedly on schedule. Corrections Minister Elise Archer has expressed satisfaction that despite challenges presented by the pandemic, construction work on the Southern Remand Centre is proceeding on time. The aim...

Coal River Farm ordered to pay redundancies

A popular Southern Tasmanian cheese and chocolate producer has failed in its attempt to avoid paying redundancy packages to two former employees. Coal River Farm made two workers redundant in May at the height of the...

Childcare's perfect storm

Childcare operators are facing a triple-whammy of challenges in coming weeks, with concerns the return of fees today will force some families to pull children out.  After more than six weeks of the Federal Government covering...

Fatal ATV crash

A man has died in an ATV crash on Tasmania's West Coast. The all-terrain vehicle collided a four-wheel-drive travelling in the opposite direction while cresting a rise on the Sandy Cape Track at Temma around 2:45...

Alleged quarantine dodger fronts court

A young Ulverstone man will front an after-hours court session today, accused of dodging home quarantine having come in from Victoria Police say Alex Bezemer arrived in Devonport on July 3rd, but wasn't at his nominated...

Borders sealed until at least July 31

A decision to open Tasmania to interstate travellers on July 24 has been deferred at least another week. Those arriving from other jurisdictions will still need to quarantine for 14 days, Premier Peter Gutwein told a...

Mayor Debbie Wisby stands down

A local mayor on Tasmania's East Coast has resigned amid growing criticism. Halfway through her four-year term, Debbie Wisby has quit Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, which last month was issued a performance improvement direction by the...

Body found during missing person search

Police and emergency services have located the body of a man at Primrose Sands, believed to be missing 77-year-old man Robert Lucas. The man’s body was located in scrub just off Primrose Sands Road by the...

Police welcome latest ice bust

A man and a woman are due in Devonport Magistrates Court on Friday morning, police alleging the pair tried to smuggle half a kilo of ice into the state on the Spirit of Tasmania. Officers working...