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TFS recruitment

A recruitment drive is starting on Monday to add 30 extra firefighters to Tasmania's ranks. The net is being cast beyond locals, with current interstate professionals thought likely to find relocation to Tasmania attractive. Tasmania Fire Service...

Triple fatality near Launceston

UPDATE 11AM WEDNESDAY:  Forensic officers remain at the confronting scene of a triple fatality on the Bass Highway at Carrick between Illawarra Road and Oaks Road. Police say a Launceston-bound white Toyota Prado apparently crossed to the...

7-year-old dies after boat accident

A young boy has tragically died following a boating incident on Sunday afternoon in the state's south. Archie James Green was in a recreational 'sea-biscuit' flotation device being towed by a boat which lost control on...

Taroona High upgrade

State Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff has dropped into Hobart's Taroona High School to cheer on its $5 million redevelopment. It has a massive student population of 1125 driven by families from out of area choosing the...

35-seat House of Assembly recommended

A committee of Tasmanian MPs has recommended restoring the number of seats in the House of Assembly to 35, by giving the state 10 new politicans.   The Lower House Committee made up of Greens, Liberal and...

Assange support builds

The tug of war over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is reaching fever pitch as the US states its case to have the Australian extradited from Britain. Outside London's Woolwich Crown Court, Assange's supporters chant for their...

Speedster coasters busted

Two leadfoots are in serious hot water after being caught well over the speed limit on the northwest coast's Ridgeley Highway this month. A 45-year-old Burnie man who tested positive to drugs has had his car...

Beaconsfield Gold Mine sold

The new owner of the Beaconsfield Gold Mine is keen to get the well-known site up and running again as soon as possible. Hellyer Mine owner NQ Minerals has paid $2 million for the site, which...

Orford boating incident

A 7-year-old boy is in a critical condition after being thrown from a 'sea-biscuit' in Orford yesterday. Police believe a man lost control of the boat which was towing the flotation device on the Prosser River...

Improved court security ordered

A 24 year stalemate surrounding police providing magistrate court security appears to be heading towards a resolution. The work health safety regulator has ordered improvements to screening and police officer safety. Police Association President Colin Riley wants...