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Calls for trans federal inquiry

Fresh calls for a federal inquiry into gender dysphoria are being headed up by a well-recognised Tasmanian sociologist. Hobart-based Dr Geoff Holloway, who's known mainly for his environmental activism, has added his weight to the ongoing...

Upper House to debate pill testing

The Legislative Council is being urged to put politics aside and focus on the evidence ahead of the pill testing debate this week. Tomorrow, Independent member for Murchison, Ruth Forrest will bring forth a motion calling...

Tassie dogs chasing national honours

Two kelpies from Tasmania are among a dozen from around the country vying for the title of the nation's hardest-working dog. Lady from Epping Forrest and Monty from Paradise are joining the others in the Cobber...

Regional paramedics hired

Regional Tasmania will be boosted by the employment of 12 new paramedics. Three will be posted each to Dodges Ferry, Bicheno, St Helens and Deloraine. "As part of our $125 million investment over six years, Ambulance Tasmania...

Flood warnings active

While the mainland's feeling the worst effects of an icy blast moving up through south-east Australia, Tasmania's weather isn't faring much better. The low pressure system is moving away to the north-east, meaning conditions should start...

Living City believers undaunted

Devonport's leaders remain satisfied the massive Living City transformation will deliver renewed prosperity to the region. An auction business owner reckons he moved his operation from Devonport to Launceston, because the project didn't provide an up-tick...

All fired up

There are fears Tasmania's isolated areas are completely exposed to the risk of bushfire, after all remote firefighting operations were suspended pending a work, health and safety inquiry. The Tasmania Fire Service has been deemed to...

Huskies gone

The Southern Huskies have pulled the plug on the New Zealand NBL, leaving the competition after just one season. In a bombshell statement released this afternoon, the clubs says after investing $1.7 million dollars into the...

Clarendon Vale fire

A fire has done around $20,000 damage to a vacant public housing property on Hobart's eastern shore early on Friday.  Crews were called to the vacant home on Mockridge Road at Clarendon Vale around 2:20 and extinguished a...

Firefight missteps in cruel summer

Tasmania's bushfire fighting shortcomings are cropping up in a new independent report on the brutal last season. It's found the early response to what developed into the Riveaux Road blaze wasn't 'hard and fast', an approach...