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Tasmania's jobless rate blows out

Tasmania's unemployment rate has shot up. Fresh ABS data has the state's seasonally adjusted jobless figure for September rising 1.3% to 7.6%. That means Tasmania has gone from having one of the lowest unemployment rates to the...

Tasman revamp reveal

Tasmania's Bicycle Network is hailing news widened pathways will form part of the $65 million Tasman Bridge upgrade. The network has called for wind barriers on any replacements. "The inadequate paths on the Tasman Bridge have been...

West Coast Photo Competition

Winners of the West Coast Photography Competition have been announced. A judging panel made up of designers, a professional photographer and community leaders is said to have spent hours trawling through hundreds of entries. The competition aims...

Jobs study paints grim picture

As many as 21 disadvantaged Tasmanians are competing for each entry level job, according to a study of the jobs market. Anglicare Australia's Jobs Availability Snapshot looks at job seekers who are disadvantaged by factors including...

Fruit fly larvae found

A Queensland fruit fly larvae has been found in passionfruit bought from a supermarket in Launceston. General Manager of Biosecurity Tasmania Dr Lloyd Klumpp has thanked the member of the public for reporting the matter on...

Risdon Road tragedy

Police say there's no indication alcohol or drugs played a part in a road fatality in suburban New Town on Tuesday afternoon. A 59-year-old North Hobart man couldn't be revived after his van rear-ended a taxi...

Alleged Mornington murderer charged

A man has been charged with murder, after a body was found in a residential carpark on Hobart's eastern shore this week. The 31-year-old Mornington man was in custody not long after the grim discovery was...

Partial border reopening set to go ahead

Tasmania's border remains on track to reopen to safe jurisdictions on Monday October 26, but a decision on whether NSW will be included in that category has been delayed another week. Arrivals from WA, South Australia,...

Rumble over Burnie Port

Burnie Port's wharf buckling at berth seven while loading a ship earlier this month is being portrayed by Labor as a sign of a failure to maintain the structure. Opposition Braddon MP Shane Broad claims the...

HCC debate building heights again

The Hobart City Council has rejected a 30 metre high apartment development. The $36 million Macquarie Street Apartments featured 40 units, a first-floor childcare centre and a 45 space carpark basement, but it was rejected due...