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Jurors use of social media examined

Tasmanian researchers are looking into how social media can influence jurors in court trials. The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute (based at the Unversity of Tasmania) is calling for community feedback on its preliminary 'issues' paper which has...

Cadbury workers win court case against employer

Two Cadbury workers in Tasmania have won a 'David and Goliath' court battle against the chocolate maker's parent company. Mondelez argued that shift workers should only receive 76 hours of personal leave under the National Employment...

Last standing on GM free

Tasmania is set to stand alone on genetically modified produce in Australia. Farmers in mainland South Australia will be permitted to grow GM food crops next season after the state government there lifted a moratorium that...

Tasmania bracing for more wind and rain

Wild winds are set to continue across Tasmania as another cold front brings rain and snow to the state. It comes after damaging winds ripped the roof off a Montagu Bay home on Hobart's Eastern Shore...

Height restrictions voted down

The push for building height limits in Hobart has grinded to a halt, at least for now. A maximum building height of 60 metres in the CBD was debated by Hobart City Council last night, but...

Man pleads not guilty to killing Billy

One of the people accused of killing Launceston teenager Billy Ray Waters has pleaded not guilty. Christopher Leigh Brown was remanded in custody after his brief appearance at the Launceston Magistrates Court this morning. The 33-year-old will...

Paedophile's statue name removal

Three northern Tasmanian statues will have a child molester's name deleted. In December 2016, John Millwood was sentenced to four years jail for sexually abusing a boy for six years in the 1980's, and was paroled...

Councils talk recycling

Greater Hobart’s four councils are trying to strike a deal with SKM Recycling to retain current services for the south of the state. Last week, Melbourne-based SKM went into liquidation, ending recycling across 15 municipalities in...

Weather warning

Tasmania's brief flirtation with almost spring-like conditions has crashed out, as a howling cold snap takes over. Snow and ice has descended over elevated areas and a severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds...

Business confidence up

New data has found Tasmanian businesses are the most confident in the country. The latest Sensis Business Index shows there's more optimism here than in all other states and territories, music to the ears of the...