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New vessel for Tasmania Police

A Victorian shipwright will be tasked with building Tasmania's next police boat. The 12 metre vessel will replace the current vessel 'Dauntless', as part of the $10.7 million four-year Large Vessel Replacement Program and will be constructed...

Funding boost for local NDIS businesses

More funding will be rolled out to four northern Tasmanian organisations to support participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Federal Member for Bass Bridget Archer says the initiative will go a long way towards equipping...

Tassie rents soaring again

Tasmanian tenants are continuing to feel the squeeze from what's being described as a "very difficult" rental market under "significant pressure". The latest quarterly Domain Rental Report is likely to renew calls from senior figures, including...

Social media played a part: Hodgman

Will Hodgman (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) The toll of social media attacks played a part in outgoing Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman's decision to step away from politics after six years in the top job. The Liberal leader yesterday...

Smoke cancels flights

Flights between Melbourne and Tasmania are being affected by bushfire smoke from Victoria for a second day. A Qantas service into Hobart was cancelled this morning while this afternoon's TigerAir flight has been delayed. Jetstar has also...

Hodgman's legacy hailed

Prominent industry figures are hopeful Will Hodgman's replacement will be able to maintain the momentum, following news the popular Liberal Premier is quitting Parliament to spend more time with his family.  The Tourism Industry Council says...

Ice bust in Launceston

A woman's been arrested after routine passenger screening at Launceston Airport. Drug Dog Fang gave a positive signal, resulting in a 25-year-old Newnham woman being searched. She's facing trafficking charges, allegedly in possession of 112 grams of...

Melbourne haze hits Tassie

City buildings are seen through smoke haze from bushfires in Melbourne, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 (AAP Image/Erik Anderson) Smoke has again been on the rise in Tasmania due to mainland blazes.  The Environment Protection Authority's BLANKET air...

Hodgman resigns

Image of Premier Will Hodgman from October 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has announced he's standing down both from the state's top job and from parliament altogether. An emotional Mr Hodgman fronted the media this...

Firearms stolen from home

Police in the state's south are appealing for information after seven registered firearms were stolen from a house in New Norfolk. Authorities were called to the house on North Cresent about 4.30pm on Monday after the...