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Man sentenced over "reckless" punch

A young footballer has been handed a two year community corrections order for a king hit outside a bar at Hobart's Salamanca precinct on February 2nd. Joshua Scott Webster had entered an guilty plea to the...

Rock thrown at bus

Police are investigating after a rock was thrown through the window of a bus east of Hobart last night. Just before 7pm a large rock was tossed through the window of a Redline Bus in-service travelling...

VAD debate drags on

A final Legislative Council vote has been postponed on the latest bid to allow terminally ill Tasmanians to end their lives. Members have supported the need for a third reading, which will take place after the...

Barker murder accused bid for bail

A Swansea couple in their 60's accused of murder will soon apply for bail. More than a decade after Campbell Town man Shane Barker was murdered in 2009, his former parents-in law Cedric Harper Jordan and...

Cable car row reaches RMPAT

The Mount Wellington Cableway Company is taking Hobart City Council to the state's planning appeals tribunal, claiming unfair delays to its assessment process. Chair Chris Oldfield says council's latest request for more information breaches the Land...

Warning ahead of rock lobster season

On the eve of Tasmania's rock lobster season, two commercial fishermen are in serious hot water after police allegedly busted them with undersized and misreported catch from within marine reserves. They're facing fish trafficking charges after...

Border opening support

A report claims the majority of Tasmanians approve of the border opening. Research outfit EMRS has released a community survey initiated by the state's hospitality and gambling heavyweight, the Federal Group. It states that when the survey...

Grants row gets ugly

Labor and elements of the Tasmanian media are being lashed over what's being called a damaging campaign to reveal which businesses have received coronavirus hardship grants. Premier Peter Gutwein this morning labeled the push for the...

Lauderdale tragedy

An 83-year-old woman is dead after a head-on smash east of Hobart on Wednesday night.  Police were called to South Arm Road between Lauderdale and the Forest Hill Road intersection at around 8.30 pm, finding one...

Expeditioners continue to isolate

Thirty-three expeditioners heading south for the Australian Antarctic summer season are continuing to isolate in Hobart ahead of their departure date. On November 7th they will fly to Casey research station, but in the meantime they...