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Basslink cable not very viable, expert says.

A feasibility study into the viability of a second Bass Strait power cable has found there are limited scenarios where the link would be commercially possible. The report by Dr John...

Car in QLD dam belongs to Tasmanian man

Police are currently trying to establish if a car retrieved from a Queensland dam with human remains found inside is connected to Missing Tasmanian man, Stuart Raymond Gatehouse. Mr Gatehouse, who...

New video to highlight light rail business case

  Advocates for a Hobart light rail project claim business is crying out for the $100 million development to proceed. Ben Johnston from the Hobart Northern Suburbs Rail Action Group has launched...

Dark MOFO petition passes 15,000

A petition seeking to ban a controversial Dark MOFO performance has passed 15,000 signatures. Animal Liberation Tasmania is trying to prevent an 'art event' that features a freshly-slaughtered bull being torn...

Tas could become "battery of Australia" PM announces

  Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull today announced feasibility work which will look into doubling the capacity of Tasmania’s hydropower system. The announcement made at the Trevallyn Power Station alongside Premier Will Hodgman...

PM signs off on Commonwealth Launceston City Deal

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull visited Launceston today and co-hosted a meeting of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council. He signed the historic Launceston City Deal along with Premier Will Hodgman...

Tas spending growth is double national figure

  CommSec says Australia's economy is witnessing its strongest growth in 15 months, with spending increasing by 0.6% in March. The latest Commonwealth Bank Business Sales Indicator shows Tasmania managed to double...

Tas employers will struggle with overhaul of 457 visa

Tasmania's peak business lobby group says the state's employers will struggle, following the government's decision to overhaul the 457 visa system. Changes to the employer-sponsored program mean businesses will be able...

Mental illness on the rise amongst Tasmanian teens

The rate of young Tasmanians with a serious mental illness has leapt from one-in-six, five years ago, to one-in-five today. A survey of almost 2,000 young Tasmanians by Mission Australia has...