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"Do not come": Spirit crackdown

The State Government is cracking down on Spirit of Tasmania arrivals, now banning non-essential passengers altogether.  Some people have been seen ignoring self-isolation requirements minutes after leaving the vessel in Devonport. "As from today, if you are...

Ta Ann closure

Around 100 staff at timber processor Ta Ann Tasmania are being stood down until at least mid April. Tasmanian Broadcasters understands the company is blaming the impact of coronavirus on global markets for the measure, which...

Federal Group cuts jobs

The Federal Group is standing down over 1800 employees in the wake of the federal government's entertainment venue shutdown. About 1500 Tasmanians will be without work as the hotel and gaming giant anticipates the crippling impact...

Remote beach clean up crew

A team of 21 volunteers have returned from Tasmania's remote beaches in the Wilderness World Heritage Area, collecting 66,752 pieces of rubbish. Team Clean has been doing the voyage since 1999, aiming to tackle marine pollution. Coordinator Matt...

Coffee helps couple strike it rich

At least one Tasmanian couple will fondly remember this time in their lives. The Hobart couple have landed nearly $1.4 million in the weekend's TattsLotto. They were one of three division one winners across Australia from Saturday's...

"An extraordinarily difficult time"

Premier Peter Gutwein is warning people not to flout social distancing regulations by holding backyard parties as the state's pubs, clubs and casinos prepare to close at noon on Monday.  Places of worship, gym and indoor...

Second coronavirus stimulus

In the latest $66.4 billion stimulus package, the full Newstart allowance will be doubled to more than $1100 dollars a fortnight for 6 months to insulate against the coronavirus downturn. That includes those currently on the...

Thirsty beer thief

One of Hobart's licenced venues seems to be unaware it had a full beer keg stolen overnight. Police found it at Battery Point in Princes Park in the early hours of this morning (Sunday). A silver Commodore...

11th case confirmed, prison visits banned

The state government has announced a temporary ban on personal visits to prisoners, in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. It comes after Tasmania's 11th case of the disease was confirmed, a woman whom...

Another Tasmanian with coronavirus

Public Health Services has been advised of 4 cases of coronavirus infection among passengers and crew who disembarked from the Ruby Princess cruise ship yesterday in Sydney after a cruise to New Zealand.   One of these...