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Aerial firepower for Swansea blaze

A bushfire sparked by lightning west of Swansea is still out of control but isn't posing an immediate threat. The state's newly-launched air fleet of five helicopters and two planes, being based in Hobart and Launceston,...

Harris Scarfe woes

Australian department store chain Harris Scarfe has been placed into voluntary administration. The $380 million dollar chain employs more than 1800 staff in Australia, including around 200 in Tasmania across two outlets in Hobart and one...

Charity shortchanged

A Devonport-based charity is withdrawing from Hobart following the Federal Government's failure to approve a $150,000 grant. The departure of Loaves and Fishes will leave a massive hole, after supplying 70 per cent of southern Tasmania's...

Lilydale Road tragedy

  Crash investigators are trying to piece together what led to a fatal smash in Launceston's north this morning. A Bellingham man sustained lethal injuries when his southbound utility left Lilydale Road on Fingerpost Hill and hit...

Feds lashed over charity funding

The Morrison Government is yet to announce whether it'll come up with $150,000 for a charity which has had to radically slash services in southern Tasmania.  A grant rejection for Loaves and Fishes has forced it...

Orca enticing riddle

The potential presence of Type B killer whales swimming at the mouth of the Tamar River is proving a tantalising mystery. That sub-species has never ever been officially documented anywhere off the East Coast of Australia. Dean...

Protect yourself from bushfire smoke

Public Health is warning Tasmanians that exposure to smoke during the bushfire season can seriously harm your health. People with asthma or lung problems are at a higher risk of health harms and also those with...

New report on insanity pleas

Fairer laws for people with mental health or cognitive impairments facing court are being called for by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute. A new report - which was originally prompted by former Attorney-General, the late Vanessa Goodwin...

Car flips, injuring child

A two-year-old is recovering in the Royal Hobart Hospital after a car flipped early this morning in Hobart's north. Police allege the child's mother was driving when they tried to intercept the vehicle on Tolosa Street...

15yo accused of lighting Hadspen fire

A teenager has been charged with deliberately lighting a fire in Tasmania's north. Around 2:30 on Sunday afternoon, police received reports that two youths were allegedly setting vegetation alight on Illawarra Road at the South Esk...