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Dirty toilets as unions down brushes

More industrial action is looming from the pay dispute between the Tasmanian Government and public servants. The Health and Community Services Union yesterday announced escalated action will include intermittent bans on cleaning public toilets and sterilisation,...

Good times for Tasmanian wine

Quality of Tasmania's upcoming wine grape harvest is shaping up as top shelf, but it's also the quantity causing excitement. It seems bushfire smoke taint has been mostly avoided, while one major producer in the north...

"It's pathetic": Pell's sentence angers survivors

  George Pell has been jailed for a maximum of 6 years with a 3 year 8 month non-parole period, after being convicted of sexually abusing two choir boys. County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd read out...

Search for hydro site narrowed down to three

Three potential locations have been identified for pumped hydro power in Tasmania. The sites at Lake Cethana and Lake Rowallan in the North West, and near Tribute Power Station on the West Coast will now undergo...

Fires keep crews busy

An unknown number of fire-setting pests are at large after wasting emergency services' time in Greater Hobart on Tuesday night. Brigades were called to three fires at Herdsmans Cove and Gagebrook, but there was no major...

Iconic Tasmanian store officially to close its doors

Coogans is to leave Tasmania's retail landscape completely, nearly 150 years after it was established in the state. The famous store was founded by William Coogan in Launceston in 1876. At the start of the year, the...

Wood processing mill at Bell Bay a step closer

  A multimillion dollar timber processing operation is a step closer for the George Town municipality after it got the EPA's tick of approval. West-Australian registered Patriarch and Sons submitted plans for a $54 million dollar veneer,...

Hotel booking shakeup

The days of accommodation booking internet giants strong-arming their hotel operators on the their room rates could be numbered.  Currently, hotels are not able to advertise rates undercutting the deals on the booking websites, or risk...

Battle against northern fire ramping up

An advice warning remains current for Lanena, Rosevears, Grindelwald, Bridgenorth, Legana and Notley Hills north of Launceston as a large bushfire burns on private land. Driven by moderate northwesterlies, it burnt around 20 hectares on Long...

Police investigate supermarket burglary

Tasmania Police is investigating an alleged burglary at the Woolworths supermarket in Sandy Bay around 12.45am this morning. Police say during the burglary the front doors to the store were damaged and a cash register containing...