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Hobart rents rising

New figures are confirming what many already know - Hobart is officially the country's least affordable city for renters. The latest Rental Affordability Index shows renters in Hobart are spending on...

Mobile phone ban in public schools

Tasmanian public school students will be banned from using mobile phones during school hours from term two next year. The state government announced the measure, which is designed to tackle cyberbullying...

Forced gaol terms for pervs, thugs closer

Tasmania's attorney-general is welcoming the passage of controversial mandatory sentencing laws through Parliament's lower house. The Legislative Council will be the final hurdle for the Hodgman Government's bid to force judges...

Burnie police operation

Details remain scarce of a major police operation underway at the Port of Burnie. Members of the Dog Squad and Australian Border Force arrived on the wharf early this morning. It's understood the...

Concern over Chinese takeovers

Dozens of Tasmanian jobs are up in the air on the back of yet another major potential company sale to China, prompting calls for a Senate inquiry into the issue.  Lion...

Fire susceptibility questions

Doubts are again being cast on Tasmania's readiness to handle the fire season. It's reported the south has a volunteer shortage, and the Tasmania Fire Service had to spend heavily on...

Child to stand trial

A 16-year-old boy will stand trial in the Supreme Court in February after pleading not guilty over a death which has shocked Greater Hobart. The youth, who can't be named, is...