tasmanian news 7ad 7bu pageheader

Hospital rejected

It's back to the drawing board for developers behind a $50 million private hospital proposed for the Hobart suburb of New Town. Council resoundingly rejected the Main Road development at last night's meeting. The 8-2 vote came...

Pier sale begins

A sale of Hobart's Elizabeth Street Pier is now moving ahead a year after the state government first mooted the idea. Advertising will start next week looking to draw out possible buyers, which the government is...

Economy strong, population needs work

The Hodgman Government's being urged to rethink its focus on budget surpluses - by none other than the state's main business lobby. The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has unveiled its Tasmania report, confirming the...

Drought consultation

Consultation on the federal government's new Future Drought Fund has come to Tasmania. $100 million will be allocated every year to projects to protect at risk areas, such as the parched east coast. The legislation passed through...

Veggo among prison complaints

The Tasmania Prison Service remains the state's most-complained about government department, according to the recently-released ombudsman's report. One inmate complained about being denied vegetarian meals on medical grounds, regardless of whether his diet was actually due...

New voice against cable car

The main group against a proposed cable car up Hobart's Mount Wellington/kunyani has a new spokesperson. Former Wilderness Society campaign manager and independent candidate for the seat of Nelson Vica Bayley is taking the reigns from...