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If you fear spiders, then UTAS wants you

They're big, furry, run fast and they scare many of us, but researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in a new study into spider fear. ‘Feardrop’ is an online phobia treatment system developed by academics...

Launceston Dogs Home opens its doors

Tasmania’s largest dog welfare organisation is now providing pound and shelter services across the state with the official opening of the Launceston Dogs Home in Mowbray. This follows the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania taking over the management...

Tahune Airwalk damage examined

Experts are examining a much-loved Tasmanian tourist attraction damaged by the summer bushfires. Sustainable Timber Tasmania is coordinating the Airwalk recovery after the treetop adventure barely escaped the flames last month. Arborists are on site assessing fire...

"Plain idiocy": transgender debate heats up

Debate on transgender laws removing sex from birth certificates will resume on April 2 after adjourning in the Upper House last night. Independent Ivan Dean wanted it sent off to a committee for closer scrutiny, but...

Susan Neill-Fraser appeal to go ahead

Sarah Bowles enters court for the decision.   A last-ditch Supreme Court attempt to overturn the murder conviction of Susan Neill-Fraser will go ahead. Neill-Fraser appeared calm and collected as Justice Michael Brett handed down his verdict over...

Worst jobless rate, again

Unemployment in Tasmania has blown out to 6.3% in trend terms data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, returning the state to the worst ranking in Australia. Despite the statistic, the number of jobs in the...

27-year-old woman charged over taxi incident

Police have charged a 27-year-old Warrane woman with Armed Robbery following an incident in a taxi near Risdon Vale in the state's south early this morning. It is alleged the woman produced a kitchen knife and...

Pokie deadline in the works

Negotiations continue between poker machine and tourism giant Federal Group and the State Government over its monopoly licence. Treasurer Peter Gutwein says he's written to Federal advising a new framework will be in place by mid-2023. The...

Newnham man allegedly blows four times the legal limit

Launcestron police last night charged a 21-year-old man with exceeding the prescribed alcohol after being alerted to a crash in Newnham earlier in the night. Police allege the man was involved in a crash at the...

Legal group backs changes to gender identification laws

A national legal group is backing Tasmania's controversial gender identification laws. The legislation would allow minors to change their sex without parental consent and also make putting gender on birth certificates optional. Opponents argue would-be predators could...