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Burst main wreaks havoc

Hundreds of homes and businesses in Launceston's CBD were left without water for much of Friday after a burst main. TasWater first advised road users to avoid the intersection of Wellington...

Summer events to go ahead under new framework

The Tasmanian Government has released a new plan aimed at allowing various events to go ahead over coming months.  Speaking after National Cabinet on Friday, Premier Peter Gutwein said it's hoped...

TasTAFE report reaction

There's a mixed reaction to the latest annual report out of TasTAFE. Labor's seized on falling numbers at the vocational education provider - last year they had dropped 7% to just...

Burnie addiction retreat progresses

Opponents to City Mission's planned Serenity House addiction treatment retreat for Burnie have yet to indicate if they'll appeal the city council's permit approval with the Planning Tribunal. A large home...

Council looks at online format

George Town's mayor is keen to explore following the lead of some interstate councils and adopt an online format for meetings, regardless of the pandemic. Greg Kieser thinks it would widen...

Large shark spotted

A large shark has been spotted on the state's east coast. Police say the five metre shark was sighted around 250 metres off shore in Okehampton Bay near Triabunna earlier on...

Farm sexual harassment campaign

An anti-bullying campaign directed at Tasmania's agricultural industry called Respect in the Workplace has been kicked off in Longford. One of its main objectives is to address sexual harassment in the...

Industrial manslaughter law push

Momentum is growing for Tasmania to adopt Victoria-style industrial manslaughter laws, potentially gaoling bosses whose negligence results in workplace death. The Opposition tabled a notice of motion for the laws in...

Drowning stats spark warning

Royal Life Saving research shows we're more likely to drown on a public holiday than any other day of the year, with the risk of drowning almost doubling. Those in the...

Northern prison dispute rages on

There's been drilling on the land earmarked for the planned northern prison near Westbury after delays the state government claims were caused by protesters. Opposition to the project includes perceived environmental...