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Vice Chancellor leaves UTAS

Professor Peter Rathjen is leaving his role of UTAS Vice Chancellor to take up the same job at Adelaide University. The Tasmania University Union describes Professor Rathjen's legacy as a forever...

Tas dangerous driving laws to be strengthened

The state government is proposing dangerous driving offences be moved from the Traffic Act 1925 to the Criminal Code Act 1924. Making it an indictable offence dealt in the Supreme Court rather than...

"No conflict" over CH Smith move: Gutwein

The Greens are questioning the state government relocating its Launceston offices to the redeveloped CH Smith site. The development is being assisted by a $9 million interest-free loan from the state...

Source of Mowbray fire to remain a mystery

The cause of a blaze that ravaged a Mowbray home cannot be determined. Fire investigators are at a loss to explain the source of the fire that caused about $100,000 damage...

Tas light delight

Last night (Sunday) was one of those times when sky gazing in Tasmania wasn't particularly enhanced by powerful telescopes. Due to a strong geomagnetic storm, the Aurora Australis put on a...

Tas Police urging party goers to plan ahead

An incident in Launceston on Saturday night has gone viral. Northern District Police received a call from a local Taxi company requesting assistance to get an intoxicated man home safely. Senior Sergeant...

Bell Bay worker 'critical but stable' after accident

A Bell Bay Aluminium worker, burned in an industrial accident on Thursday, is responding to treatment. WorkSafe Tasmania is investigating the incident, reportedly involving machinery and hot aluminium. The worker was transferred...

Call for cruise ship stocktake

The state's peak tourism lobby group is calling for an examination of cruise ship visits, following a 60% increase last season. The Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania's Luke Martin said the...

Waive welfare debts for DV survivors: Wilkie

The independent federal member for Denison is proposing Centrelink waive debts owed by people fleeing domestic or family violence Current legislation allows for Centrelink debts to be waived under 'special circumstances'. Andrew...

Night helicopter rescue on Freycinet

  The glare of a mobile phone was used to locate a man who became lost on Mt Amos last night on Freycinet Peninsula. At 7pm (Saturday 27/5/17), Tasmania Police received a...