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Gun laws backdown

Having weathered many months of opposition to its proposed alterations to gun laws, the Tasmanian Government has dropped them. The idea was to increase access to self loading rifles and pump action shotguns to farmers and...

Abattoir cleared of animal cruelty

A Tasmanian slaughterhouse has been cleared of animal cruelty. Biosecurity Tasmania launched an investigation into the facility at Cressy, after a video from animal activists purportedly showing staff beating and throwing young cows was leaked to...

Fragrance trims hotel bid

Hotel developer the Fragrance Group is hopeful its latest bid for a multi-storey project in Hobart will get across the line. The Singapore-based outfit was forced back to the drawing board after an outcry against its...

Ferguson slams Labor "stunt, muckraking"

Health Minister Michael Ferguson is welcoming a Tasmania Police finding that he has no case to answer in connection to the Angela Williamson saga. Shadow Attorney-General Ella Haddad referred the Minister to police, alleging he'd passed...

Concerns for missing man

Police remain hopeful a young man who's vanished in the state's north this week will turn up. 24-year-old Jake Daniel Anderson-Brettner was last seen around 6 pm Wednesday in Launceston. driving his black Nissan ute (registration H89ND)....

No Ferguson probe

Labor's referral to police of whether state Health Minister Michael Ferguson had any involvement in Cricket Tasmania's sacking of Angela Williamson will not be investigated. The Premier has issued a statement that he'd received advice from...

Family afraid after Lab shot

A Tasmanian family is feeling afraid after their family dog was shot three times. Anthea Chugg posted on Facebook that her daughter found the black Labrador at the front door of their Longford home, bleeding from...

Ports cash splash

Cruise ships and the state's booming antarctic sector will remain the priority for Hobart's ports, under a newly-released Tasports master plan. The government business enterprise will use its strong balance sheet to borrow $200 million for...

UTAS study recommends short term rental change

A University of Tasmania social think tank has suggested local councils be given more power to control the short term rental market across the state.   The Institute for the Study of Social Change suggests local council...

Biker law showdown

Proposed laws the government is convinced will make life harder for motorcycle gangs in Tasmania are set for a difficult time in state parliament. Labor's Shane Broad's slammed the legislation as so lacking, the government needs...