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Tasmanian seats part of pork barrelling saga

Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, December 3, 2019. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) Tasmania has been caught up in the pork barrelling saga which has prompted calls for...

Man charged following supermarket burglary

A 36-year-old man has been charged after a New Norfolk supermarket was allegedly burgled. Shortly before 3am on Thursday, it's alleged two people forced entry and stole a large amount of cigarette packets. About 5am a white...

Reward offered to solve Rokeby arson

Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information on an arson attack in Rokeby, in the state's south, recently. Shortly after midnight on January 9, multiple Tasmania Fire Service crews were called...

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...