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Hobart hotel receives green light

Another 206 rooms will be added to Hobart's increasingly stretched accommodation offerings if the full Hobart City Council signs off on a nine-storey hotel at next week's meeting. Fragrance Group's proposal for a hotel, plus up...

New Royalties for West bid

The West Coast Mayor is welcoming the local Labor Party branch's bid to resurrect a Royalties for the Regions program to return mining wealth to the area. The then-Labor state government rejected a similar proposal in...

Squatter arsonist jailed

A 23 year old man who's been homeless and unemployed all of his adult life has been sent to jail for two years for torching a Hobart house worth $750,000 in March. Barry John Eldridge had...

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...