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Industrial manslaughter law push

Momentum is growing for Tasmania to adopt Victoria-style industrial manslaughter laws, potentially gaoling bosses whose negligence results in workplace death. The Opposition tabled a notice of motion for the laws in Parliament last week, the Australian...

Drowning stats spark warning

Royal Life Saving research shows we're more likely to drown on a public holiday than any other day of the year, with the risk of drowning almost doubling. Those in the south are being reminded this...

Northern prison dispute rages on

There's been drilling on the land earmarked for the planned northern prison near Westbury after delays the state government claims were caused by protesters. Opposition to the project includes perceived environmental impact on fauna and a...

Tasmania's buoyant real estate

Tasmania's property market is proving resilient after the worst of the pandemic. The Real Estate Institute of Tasmania's new report on the September quarter finds a return to market activity levels experienced before the onset of...

Shooting underway on new show

Mabel Li and emerging Hobart talent Tegan Stimson (pictured below) are the leads in the new SBS drama being shot on Tasmania's West Coast. The Tailings commenced production on location in Queenstown this week, the show...

Real time fuel pricing paying off

There are indications the government's new petrol price website is having an impact. It's been a month since real time fuel price reporting became law in Tasmania and the RACT's Stacey Pennicott says in the four...

Tarkine protesters arrested

Three of the 12 protesters who swarmed the Riley Creek mine site on the state's West Coast have landed in legal strife. A 30 year old Glen Huon man and 26 year old Blackstone Heights man...

Tasmania's peaceful magpies

An absence of Magpie attacks in Tasmania is captivating mainland media. It is the season for magpies to terrorise humans entering their nesting territories including a recent vicious strike in Victoria's Sale on a 68 year...

Have your say: Bridgewater Bridge concepts

Four top construction companies are in the race to build the new Bridgewater Bridge, either beside the existing ageing span or replacing it completely. The State Government is after public feedback on two possible designs (pictured),...

Tas could open to NSW by early November

Interstate travel back and forth between much of the mainland remains on track to start on Monday October 26th. Premier Gutwein's provided an update on the state's reopening. As for travel involving Victoria, he's keeping December 1st...