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Drone To Assist Surf Life Savers

A new safety drone is now operating along the state's coastlines, aimed at taking pressure off our life guards. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Drone will be based at Frederick Henry...

If you fear spiders, then UTAS wants you

They're big, furry, run fast and they scare many of us, but researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in a new study into spider fear. ‘Feardrop’ is an online phobia...

Launceston Dogs Home opens its doors

Tasmania’s largest dog welfare organisation is now providing pound and shelter services across the state with the official opening of the Launceston Dogs Home in Mowbray. This follows the Dogs’ Homes of...

Tahune Airwalk damage examined

Experts are examining a much-loved Tasmanian tourist attraction damaged by the summer bushfires. Sustainable Timber Tasmania is coordinating the Airwalk recovery after the treetop adventure barely escaped the flames last month. Arborists...

"Plain idiocy": transgender debate heats up

Debate on transgender laws removing sex from birth certificates will resume on April 2 after adjourning in the Upper House last night. Independent Ivan Dean wanted it sent off to a...

Susan Neill-Fraser appeal to go ahead

Sarah Bowles enters court for the decision.   A last-ditch Supreme Court attempt to overturn the murder conviction of Susan Neill-Fraser will go ahead. Neill-Fraser appeared calm and collected as Justice Michael Brett...

Worst jobless rate, again

Unemployment in Tasmania has blown out to 6.3% in trend terms data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, returning the state to the worst ranking in Australia. Despite the statistic, the...

27-year-old woman charged over taxi incident

Police have charged a 27-year-old Warrane woman with Armed Robbery following an incident in a taxi near Risdon Vale in the state's south early this morning. It is alleged the woman...

Pokie deadline in the works

Negotiations continue between poker machine and tourism giant Federal Group and the State Government over its monopoly licence. Treasurer Peter Gutwein says he's written to Federal advising a new framework will...

Newnham man allegedly blows four times the legal limit

Launcestron police last night charged a 21-year-old man with exceeding the prescribed alcohol after being alerted to a crash in Newnham earlier in the night. Police allege the man was involved...