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Tasmanian border rules unchanged

Although it has recorded another day of no community transmission of coronavirus, travel is still not allowed from Greater Brisbane to Tasmania. It is due to a more infectious version spreading inside a Brisbane quarantine hotel...

Broadmarsh bushfire investigation

TasNetworks is committing to a review following one of its contractors setting off a bushfire at Broadmarsh in blistering conditions on Monday. The contractor's been found to have not breached a Total Fire Ban in using...

Northern manhunt after body found

A land and air manhunt continues near Deloraine for a knife-wielding suspect after a suspicious death at a Reedy Marsh property. Emergency services were called to a home on Larcombes Road on Tuesday evening and found...

Fires avoided

New Bureau of Meteorology figures reveal Tasmania dodged a bullet during yesterday's (Monday) heatwave. Dover in the far south ended up being the hotspot as the state marked its first day of genuine fire weather, reaching...

Public service review extended

An independent review into the Tasmanian State Service has been extended. The final report was originally due to be handed down at the end of March 2021 but the deadline is now pushed back to May...

Bike path DA lodged for North East rail corridor

A $1.5 million bike trail along the dormant North East rail corridor is a step closer, after a development application was lodged by Dorset Council for a 26 kilometre chunk. The bid comes despite some still...

Positive signs for Tas retail

Tasmania's retail operators are starting the year with irrefutable evidence shoppers have returned to spending in a solid way. New ABS data on retail turnover for November finds the state had one of the highest monthly...

Some Brisbane arrivals free to leave isolation

Anyone who arrived in Tasmania from Greater Brisbane prior to 9am on January 8th can now leave quarantine. "...because they have not been identified as a close or casual contact of the case," Health Minister...

Shark attacked

An investigaton is underway into a Great White shark being allegedly caught and killed near Smithton. Police and the Department of Primary Industries, Park, Water, and Environment are calling for any information, videos or images from...

Beacon saves the day, again

A distress beacon and satellite phone last night (Sunday) played their part in helping an injured bushwalker in Tasmania's North West. Today (Monday) the Rescue Chopper flew in to pick up the 25 year Victorian man...