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Barbaro behind bars

Ricardo Barbaro is escorted to a prison van at Burwood Court in Sydney, Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) Accused murderer Ricardo Barbaro has fronted court for the first time over the death of Tasmanian...

Wild mushroom warning

Tasmanians are being warned not to eat wild mushrooms, after a significant spike in exposures to potentially deadly fungi. Between February and May, mushroom-related calls in the Apple Isle increased seven-fold compared to the same period last...

Tas maritime company wins grant

A Northern Tasmanian company has won a $150,000 defence industry grant. Based in Legana, Pivot Maritime specialises in naval simulation, training and consultancy. It's become the first Tasmanian company to win a Defence Global Competitiveness Grant from...

Tassie's infrastructure blitz

Tasmania will fast track infrastructure projects at record levels, in order to keep the state's fragile economy afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Grim new economic modelling shows the state is heading towards recession, predicting a deficit...

5-star hotel bid feted

The Launceston Chamber of Commerce is welcoming council's approval of an $80 million hotel precinct slated for the CBD, looking forward to the creation of up to 470 jobs. The five-star, 11-storey Fragrance proposal would incorporate...

Parks roadkill fears

There's an appeal for Tasmanians to take care on the roads around newly-reopened national parks. Southern Tasmania's Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary has indicated roadkill reports to its 24-hour animal injury rescue line dropped by up to three-quarters...

Unemployment rate to rise further

Tasmanians are being warned to brace themselves for even worse jobs data in the months ahead. ABS figures reveal the country lost 594,300 jobs between March and April, seasonally adjusted, while overall unemployment rose by 1...

House destroyed after clothes catch fire

Tasmanians are being warned not to place clothes too close to a heat source, after a home was destroyed in the state's south due to clothing and other flammable items catching fire near a wood...

Arrest over young mum's death

A man wanted over the death of a young Tasmanian mother has been arrested in Western Sydney. Ricardo Barbaro has been on the run since last Monday, when the body of Ellie Price was found at...

Full hospital operations resume

Tasmania has now gone six days without a new coronavirus case, leaving the infection total on 225, with 30 active cases.  It comes as the virus-hit North West Regional Hospital fully reopens on Thursday.  The deep cleaning...