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Public Health pushes flu shot ahead of winter

Public Health is pushing for more of us to get a flu shot ahead of winter. The Tasmanian Vaccination Operation Centre immunising teams will be running free community clinics across regional...

736 new cases of Coronavirus

Tasmania has recorded 736 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. It's a slight drop on yesterday's figures of 822 cases and from 946 the day before. 556 people are being...

Very strong Tas retail growth

Eating out, clothing, footwear, personal accessories, and food have all been stronger in April in new ABS retail data. Australia's retail turnover lifted 0.9% on the previous month, while it was...

Mitchell holds on in Lyons

(AAP Image/Lukas Coch) Labor's Brian Mitchell has narrowly retained the federal Tasmanian seat of Lyons. A preference count error at the Launceston pre-polling centre was corrected on Thursday and increased his lead...

Man arrested at New Norfolk

Two stolen firearms were among a haul of loot recovered by police in a raid at New Norfolk on Thursday.  Illicit drugs, cash and ammunition were also seized in what detectives...

Tasmanian budget delivered

An operating deficit of $474 million for next financial year has been flagged in the budget announcement for Tasmania. That is even with spending being shaved a little as the emergency...

Power price to shoot up

Another cost of living strike is about to be unleashed across Australia with electricity prices set to rise as much as 8% above inflation. Wholesale costs have jumped by more than...

946 new cases, debate on restrictions

The Premier is resisting calls to tighten up restrictions and mask rules in Tasmania, in response to the latest COVID numbers. Another 946 cases were reported in the latest 24-hour period,...

Searoad build underway

Searoad boss Chas Kelly is welcoming the official steel cutting ceremony in Germany for his huge new vessel set to ply Bass Strait from late next year. The 210-metre long ship...

More politicians for Tasmania

More politicians in Tasmania is on the cards as lower house members agree to return their numbers to 35. In 1998 the size was reduced to 25 which has stretched the...