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More politicians for Tasmania

More politicians in Tasmania is on the cards as lower house members agree to return their numbers to 35. In 1998 the size was reduced to 25 which has stretched the functioning of government including exhausting...

Multimillion dollar spend announced for health care

Doctors are welcoming a sizeable Tasmanian Government investment into the state's archaic health IT systems. It includes an initial spend of $150 million over four years for upgrades, the total cost $475 million over a decade. The...

Free flu-COVID vax combined sessions

Free COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations will be available at combined clinics on the North-West Coast in coming weeks.   A clinics was held at the Burnie Bowls Club on Tuesday and more are planned on Saturday and...

Wildcats season over, Burnie finals dream continues

Burnie has ended Wynyard's finals dream in both men's and women's NWBU Coastal basketball first semi-finals in Devonport last night.   The Tigers scored an emphatic 29-point victory over Wynyard in the men's semi, while the Burnie...

LGH pressure, no new COVID deaths

Tasmania has recorded a second straight day without any COVID-related deaths.  899 new cases have been reported in the latest figures from Public Health, down from 913 on Tuesday. There are now 51 COVID-positive cases in hospital,...

Drink driver collared in south

Police have charged a 42-year-old Granton man after he was caught drink driving well over the limit on Sunday afternoon. The man was intercepted by police on Pioneer Avenue, New Norfolk about 2:45pm. He was breath tested and returned...

New ice rink resolve

Efforts are well underway to establish a new ice skating rink now that Tasmania's only facility, a quarter sized arena, closed forever at Hobart's Glenorchy after 42 years. The state government has been brought into the...

West Park incident still under investigation

Police are continuing to investigate an incident at West Park Oval on Saturday, in which a football player was seriously injured during a behind-play melee.   A Burnie player suffered a cardiac arrest after being allegedly punched...

Election means tourism funding for some, not for others

Funding for the Don River Railway's expansion to run steam train trips into the Devonport CBD and the Penguin Market on Sundays now appears in jeopardy following the Federal Election result.   The Liberals promised $10 million...

Government moves to make council election voting compulsory

The State Government is looking at making voting in council elections compulsory.   Local Government Minister Nic Street is hoping to have the legislation pass through Parliament in time for this year's Local Government elections in October.   With...