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Seidel, Palmer heading for victory in LegCo elections

Tasmania's Legislative Council looks set to be dominated by major parties for the first time in history. A huge lead will see Labor's Bastian Seidel snatch Huon from conservative Independent Robert Armstrong. The local GP had polled...

Marinus link the "death knell" for rare eagles

There are fears the endangered wedge-tailed eagle could be a casualty of the fast-tracked Marinus link. A second underwater cable is slated for construction from 2028 as part of the ambitious Battery of the Nation idea,...

"We will throw the book at you" - warning to COVID liars

Premier Peter Gutwein provides a media update on Tasmania's COVID-19 situation (AAP Image/Rob Blakers) The Premier is vowing to go after anyone not being honest with health authorities when trying to enter Tasmania, following two teenagers...

'Missing' greyhounds prompts ban

A Tasmanian MP is calling on the state government to conduct an independent investigation into the greyhound industry. Independent and Member for Clark Andrew Wilkie says new figures detail the horrible reality and the cruel sport should...

Stronger buy local protocols

Tasmanian business is being given a bigger head start when pitching government tenders. The Liberal state government's buy local policy is being cranked up further in response to the pandemic downturn. It entails winding up the economic...

Missing woman

A 27-year-old woman remains unaccounted for after vanishing in Hobart this week. Megan Springborg was last seen on Tuesday and her family hasn't heard from her since. She's around 170cm tall with a slim to medium build...

Police investigate suspicious fire

Tasmania Police is investigating a deliberately lit house fire on Springfield Avenue in West Moonah this morning. Around 9am, emergency services were called to reports of smoke coming from the house. The Tasmania Fire Service quickly extinguished...

Tragedy could be around the corner

Unlike the plot of 1975 movie classic Jaws where a marauding great white is hunted, the shark or sharks terrorising Tasmanians in boats are protected. Off Beechford on Wednesday while Sean and James Vinar were filming,...

Bottle used in attempted aggravated robbery

  A man is recovering after being hit in the face with a glass bottle in Launceston's CBD. Offenders believed to be in their mid teens and wearing hooded tops approached the victim and demanded cash at...

Battery of the Nation boost

The first of the new twin power cables proposed between Tasmania and Victoria could be laid as soon as 2028, although there's still no confirmation of who's paying for them. The $3.5 billion Marinus link will...