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Hospital rejected

It's back to the drawing board for developers behind a $50 million private hospital proposed for the Hobart suburb of New Town. Council resoundingly rejected the Main Road development at last...

Pier sale begins

A sale of Hobart's Elizabeth Street Pier is now moving ahead a year after the state government first mooted the idea. Advertising will start next week looking to draw out possible...

Economy strong, population needs work

The Hodgman Government's being urged to rethink its focus on budget surpluses - by none other than the state's main business lobby. The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has unveiled...

Drought consultation

Consultation on the federal government's new Future Drought Fund has come to Tasmania. $100 million will be allocated every year to projects to protect at risk areas, such as the parched...

Veggo among prison complaints

The Tasmania Prison Service remains the state's most-complained about government department, according to the recently-released ombudsman's report. One inmate complained about being denied vegetarian meals on medical grounds, regardless of whether...

New voice against cable car

The main group against a proposed cable car up Hobart's Mount Wellington/kunyani has a new spokesperson. Former Wilderness Society campaign manager and independent candidate for the seat of Nelson Vica Bayley...

Big fines for owners of penguin-attacking dogs

Owners of dogs which attack sensitive wildlife are set for a huge hit to their pockets, after new laws passed the Legislative Council.  It comes after more than 170 little penguins...