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Tassie's Grace Tame wins top honour

Photo of Grace Tame (AAP Image/Supplied) Sexual assault survivor and advocate Tasmanian Grace Tame has been named the Australian of the Year. She was just 15 when she was groomed and abused...

Attempted child abduction sparks hunt

Police are searching for a man and his vehicle after an attempted abduction and assault on a child in Tasmania's North-West. 41-year-old Cecil Maurice Mabb from Rosebery is wanted in relation...

New nurses given a warm welcome

Forty-four newly graduate nurses are beginning their careers at the Launceston General Hospital this week. Health Minister Sarah Courtney says the Tasmanian Health Service recruits newly graduated nurses to work within...

Covid jab approved for Aus rollout

The first Covid vaccine has been given regulatory approval for use in Australia. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has granted provisional clearance for the Pfizer jab to be given to people aged...

Ute driver sought after child attack

A child's recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after being attacked at a northwest Tasmanian campground on Sunday afternoon. Police are yet to release a description of the occupant of a single-cab Mazda...

Serious bike crash

Police say a cyclist wasn't wearing a helmet when he had a serious crash in Southern Tasmania early this morning. The 24-year-old male suffered severe head injuries in the incident on...

Heat sparks Total Fire Ban

The mercury is tipped to hit the mid to high 30s across much of the state on Monday, causing the TFS to issue a Total Fire Ban. Hobart is among 13...

New quarantine deal for Tas/Vic

The Tasmanian and Victorian governments have arranged a quarantine-swap deal. Tasmania has agreed to quarantine farm workers heading for the Victorian harvest, while Victoria will provide quarantine facilities for overseas Tasmanians...

Disability homes in Spreyton

Disability support organisation Devonfield has unveiled four new state-of-the-art client homes in Spreyton. CEO Tanya Kingshott hosted the Gala Day on Friday morning with the units officially opened by Devonport Mayor...

Northern fires keep crews busy

The fire service is assuring residents of Ravenswood in Launceston there was never a threat to property from a fast-moving scrub fire late on Thursday night. Alarmed residents made multiple triple...