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Gutwein in spotlight over power station advice

Tasmania's treasurer will today answer a summons from a parliamentary committee and face questions over advice the government received regarding the proposed sale of the Tamar Valley Power Station. Parliament's powerful Public Accounts Committee expects Peter...

Producer picker pain

A change of rules to encourage the unemployed to cover a casual farm labour shortage is set to be unveiled. Currently, Tasmania's apple growers are screaming out for pickers because the expansion of berries and wine...

Jake Parish's big adventure

14 year old Tasmanian soccer player Jake Parish is off for the adventure of a lifetime, being chosen for a trial with English Premier League team Burnley. The talented Olympia player sets off tomorrow for a...

Maritime College fears

Tasmania's Premier says he's 'alert but not alarmed' a maritime college is to be set up in South Australia. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne last week announced a $25 million facility is to be built in...

Fire permit season ends for NW

Fire permit season is over in the state's north-west. Tasmania Fire Service regional chief Shane Batt said, "ecent and above-average summer rainfalls in the region have seen vegetation stay at a moisture level where the chance...

Top end tax cuts lack support

The plan to reduce corporate tax from 30% to 25% for all businesses over the next decade is likely to need some compromise by the Turnbull government to make it through parliament's upper house. As the...

Derby gets ready

The Derby region in Tasmania's Northeast is making the finishing touches before thousands swarm in for the Enduro World Series international mountain bike race. Around 500 competitors from across the world are to race across around...

'Undies runner' has passed halfway

  Tasmania's 'undies runner' has passed the halfway mark of his Hobart to Burnie ultramarathon. Brayden Hayes left Perth this morning on his way to Westbury . The fundraising epic is the result of a social media bet...

Jobs galore if Hobart light rail proceeds

A report into a rail corridor proposal for Hobart's northern suburbs suggests it would be a jobs bonanza. Consultants GHD believe constructing the light rail would create between 500 and 1,000 jobs each year across a...

Hemp hope

It's hoped it'll be third time lucky for governments to adopt the recommendation for hemp to become officially cleared for human consumption. Food Standards Australia and New Zealand's endorsed it in the past, but there's optimism...