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TT-Line appeal over pony deaths dismissed

The Spirit Of Tasmania operator is set to face trial over the deaths of polo ponies in January 2018, after a challenge against one of the charges was dismissed by the Full Court of Appeal...

Oil jump to be felt at the pump

Tasmanians could be set for more pain at the bowser after oil-producing nations opted to tread carefully on ramping up production. The pandemic gutted demand for transport fuels, and OPEC has announcing only a small production...

Lost ink drawing found

  QVMAG General Manager of Creative Arts and Cultural Services Tracy Puklowski with Brett Whiteley's Waves V. An audit of collections at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery has uncovered a long lost ink drawing. Brett Whiteley's...

Tas euthanasia laws pass lower house

  Tasmania is almost certain to become the third Australian jurisdiction to legalise voluntary assisted dying after the legislation passed the state's lower house. Members voted 16-6 in favour of the bill late on Thursday night after...

Track review findings

Improving staff expertise at both Elwick and Mowbray race tracks are among the recommendations from an independent review. Both tracks saw cancelled meetings a few months ago, the lack of fitness of the Elwick surface convincing...

Tassie devils beating facial cancer

Scientists have for the first time quantified the toll of a deadly facial cancer disease which has decimated the Tasmanian devil population. From a peak number of about 53,000 in 1996, when the disease was discovered,...

Hunters in hot water

A southern Tasmanian couple is facing wildlife and firearms charges, busted with illegally hunted animals near Prospect. The man and woman, of Margate, were intercepted on a quad bike on the Bass Highway at 1:50am yesterday...

Economy bouncing back from covid

The Australian economy is now within 2 per cent of pre-pandemic growth, after recording its strongest six months of growth in history: 3.1 per cent. Australians spent more domestically than ever before. Tasmania's final demand grew by...

Duck hunting season to begin

There's likely to be a mixed reaction to news the state's duck season will proceed for three months from Saturday. DPIPWE has announced after counts over a series of wetlands duck numbers are at levels seen...

Rainy days and nights

Tasmania's come out of its wettest summer in 10 years, with parts of the central north particularly soggy, actually in the wettest 10% of records. The Bureau of Meteorology's climate summary found February 6th produced the...