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Voters welcoming Dean's smoko bid

Upper House MP Ivan Dean says support is snowballing for his bid to raise the state's smoking age to 21. The latest YouGov poll found support has risen to 78 per cent, or around four out...

Police discourage law-breaking Facebook events

Anyone thinking of trespassing at Burnie's port this weekend is being warned they risk $5,000 fines. A Hellyer College student reportedly behind the "Storm the Pile" Facebook event, which urged the public to invade the restricted...

A tale of survival: "I lived on powdered potato and tuna"

A Victorian man at the centre of this week's mammoth rescue effort is relieved to be alive. Michael Bowman has addressed a press pack in Hobart after being airlifted from the Mt Cuvier area. He survived around...

Gadsby's emmy nod

Tasmanian comedian Hannah Gadsby is one of the nominees in this year's Emmy Awards. Gadsby's groundbreaking live performance, Nanette, is up against big hitters like Beyonce and Bruce Springsteen in two categories: Best Variety Special (pre-recorded)...

Sweep continuing in frozen park

Police are hoping for a break in the weather to continue conducting hut checks in the frozen Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park today. Around 30 walkers are still believed to be within its boundaries. Atrocious conditions culminated...

Vic man found

In breaking news, missing bushwalker Michael Bowman has been found by search crews in the Tasmanian wilderness. The 57-year-old Victorian has been found by rescue crews scouring the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park for the...

Building insurance crisis claims Launceston business

One of northern Tasmania's first building surveyor businesses is permanently closing its doors due to skyrocketing insurance premiums. State and federal ministers are meeting on Thursday to discuss the nationwide crisis after compulsory indemnity insurance for...

Salvos Sleep Out to help the homeless

The Salvation Army is passing the hat for the homeless ahead of the Salvos Sleep Out on the Hobart waterfront next month. Housing Minister Roger Jaensch will be among around two dozen braving the cold on the...

Teenager among missing walkers

A Western Australian man and his teenage daughter have spent the night in two-degree temperatures in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park after bad weather scotched a rescue attempt. Yesterday a blizzard prevented the airlift...

Man falls from moving ute

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in which a 34-year-old Hadspen man sustained critical injuries after falling from a moving car on Friday night. Police and emergency services were called to Bartley Street at...