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Police unleash unmarked bikes

Unmarked police motorcycles are being rolled out statewide, to catch unsuspecting road users doing the wrong. It follows a trial which detected 1000 offences in the first 3 months; one-in-four of those were people using their...

Crash leaves one dead, child seriously injured

A woman is dead and a child seriously hurt after a two-car highway crash in central Tasmania. The collision occurred at an intersection of the Midland Highway at Melton Mowbray just before midday. The child, who was...

Building industry debate continues

The Hodgman Government and the Opposition are trading barbs over building safety in Tasmania. It follows yesterday's summit agreeing on a national approach on flammable cladding and skyrocketing insurance premiums, although Canberra ruled out chipping in...

Old duo arrested on drug offences

An elderly pair from Hobart's eastern shore has been charged with drug trafficking. A 78-year-old man and 58-year-old woman, both from Rokeby, are set to face the Hobart Magistrates Court on August 19. The were allegedly found...

Stagnant jobless rate to chill wage growth: AMP

Those hoping for a pay rise may be waiting a while longer, with new figures showing the job market remains sluggish. Only 500 new jobs were created in June, keeping the unemployment rate steady at 5.2...

McKim kicked out of PNG

Tasmanian Senator Nick McKim says he's being kicked out of Papua New Guinea. He's taken to Twitter to reveal he'll be deported today after having his passport seized. Authorities apparently swooped this morning after he was denied permission...

Missing person: Greg Pearton

UPDATE: Greg Pearton has been located and is receiving medical treatment. Police and family are concerned for the welfare of Greg Pearton who was last seen around 3.30pm yesterday in the Rokeby area. Greg is described as around...

Wine Tas: another bumper year

The future's apparently bright for Tasmania's wine sector after another record year. Wine Tasmania has announced the final tonnage estimate for last year's harvest: just over 17,000. That's up nearly 1000 tonnes on the year before, equating...

Voters welcoming Dean's smoko bid

Upper House MP Ivan Dean says support is snowballing for his bid to raise the state's smoking age to 21. The latest YouGov poll found support has risen to 78 per cent, or around four out...

Police discourage law-breaking Facebook events

Anyone thinking of trespassing at Burnie's port this weekend is being warned they risk $5,000 fines. A Hellyer College student reportedly behind the "Storm the Pile" Facebook event, which urged the public to invade the restricted...