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Chilly days and nights

Temperatures are dropping across Tasmania. A cold front hitting this afternoon (Thursday) followed by another tomorrow will bring snow down to 800 metres in the state's south, west and Central Highlands this evening. The bureau says that...

Additional night sailings to ward off winter blues

TT-line has scheduled eight additional Spirit of Tasmania night sailings over winter, to encourage more tourists to travel to Tasmania during the quieter months. The federal government's $6m Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme saw demand...

"Not a gender issue": Gutwein stands firm on Brooks

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein says he's comfortable with under fire Braddon Liberal candidate Adam Brooks being on his team for the next four years.  The former Mining Minister, who's on track to win a seat in...

Election gamble pays off

The outcome of Tasmania's election nearly two weeks ago is now clearer, with confirmation voters in Clark have clinched a Liberal majority government. Madeleine Ogilvie has seen off Simon Behrakis for the crucial 13th seat. "I have...

Update on Tasmanian blood clot case

A senior Tasmanian health official says the elderly man who's become the state's first vaccine-induced blood clotting case is recovering well. The 70-year-old fell ill with TTS (thrombosis with thrombocytopaenia syndrome) around a week after getting...

Not guilty plea over chainsaw attack

A couple from a sleepy town in southern Tasmania has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to an alleged chainsaw attack. Neville Perryman, 56, and Lisa Anne Perryman, 53, are accused of wounding a man by...

"Stuck pig": budget hit looms

A prominent Tasmanian economist is warning the devil's in the detail for Tasmania in Tuesday night's federal budget. Australia's GST pool will increase 16 per cent next financial year, resulting in Tasmania's share rising to $2.8...

Northern Tasmanians urged to hand in guns

Tasmania Police will be holding a major firearms amnesty drive this weekend, for people in Northern Tasmania to hand in their guns. It's part of a crackdown on illegal firearms, in the wake of a surge...

More favourable job signs

The end of JobKeeper did not have a seismic impact on employment, new ABS payroll data suggesting there have been positions added in recent times. For the two weeks between April 10th and 24th, payroll jobs...

Burnie art lovers urge council to rethink closures

Burnie's art community is calling on Burnie Council to abandon plans to close the current art gallery and museum, to ensure the city's cultural heritage is preserved. Mayor Steve Kons announced the changes as part of...