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Population to slide

A population of 650,000 by mid-century might be the Hodgman Government's big goal for Tasmania, but without some changes it's looking a little fanciful. While the state's numbers have been rapidly growing recently, a new report...

Optimistic farmers

Tasmania's farmers have emerged as the most upbeat in Australian agriculture and are far more confident than their counterparts interstate, according to the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey. The agrifinance operator found a third of this...

Drug report released

The state's peak body on drug use is urging a sceptical approach to new data which shows cannabis, MDMA, oxycodone, and fentanyl use in Tasmania are soaring. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission wastewater report showed we...

Light Mofo: churches illuminate debate

Hobart churches are ditching their complaints and fighting art with art in response to this year's Dark Mofo festival. The large inverted crosses seen on the waterfront in 2018 stirred up debate about who has the...

Another meningococcal case

A young girl has been discharged from the Royal Hobart Hospital after contracting the state's third case of meningococcal this year. The 3-year-old from Spreyton in the north-west was diagnosed with the B strain of the...

Man charged over burglaries

A man is behind bars following a string of car burglaries and shed break-ins across Launceston in recent months. The 45-year-old from Kings Meadows was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with 12 counts of burglary and...

Elderly abuse prevention

On the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the state government's unveiling a prevention strategy covering this year to 2022 with $850,000 of funding. Walks have been held through the streets of Hobart and Launceston...

Tick of approval for 5 star hotel near the Gorge

Developers are hoping to begin work on Launceston's new 5 star hotel as soon as possible, after the $50 million dollar project was given the green light. Josef Chromy's luxury 39 metre 'Gorge Hotel' was voted...

Killer barred from Tasmania

One of the country's most notorious killers has been refused permission to resettle in Tasmania. In 1996, 18-year-old Matthew De Gruchy bludgeoned his mother, sister and brother to death on the NSW South Coast. After 23 years...

Gale guilty of murder

An Ulverstone man faces a lengthy prison term when he's sentenced next month for the grisly murder of his housemate. Following a trial stretching more than six weeks, a Burnie jury yesterday took less than four...