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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...

Big fines for owners of penguin-attacking dogs

Owners of dogs which attack sensitive wildlife are set for a huge hit to their pockets, after new laws passed the Legislative Council.  It comes after more than 170 little penguins were killed in dog maulings...

Federal funding for elective surgeries

Tasmania's embattled health system will receive $15 million of federal funding, being brought forward to address the staggering number of people waiting for elective surgeries.  It comes after Labor claimed leaked Health Department figures revealed a record...

Hundreds rally for climate action

Another School Strike 4 Climate has descended upon Parliament Lawns in Hobart. Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds, Federal Independent MP Andrew Wilkie and State Greens Leader Cassy O'Connor were among the keynote speakers. It's the third major event...

Shopping fever, it's on!

Black Friday sales are on in earnest, in a discount shopping frenzy originating in America for the day after the Thanksgiving holiday. Due to the globalisation of shopping with massive online platforms, Australian retailers have joined...

Union-busting bill torpedoed

It's back to the drawing board for the Morrison government after a shock defeat for its Ensuring Integrity bill. The legislation, to further regulate unions, was rejected by Labor and the Greens, with the help of...