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Health budget windfall

A big dose of cash medicine has been prescribed for Tasmania's ailing health services, with the state government committing an extra $658 million over the next 4 years. Treasurer Peter Gutwein's delivered his latest budget, placing...

Plowright coroner ruling

A coroner's determined Tasmanian man Ben Plowright had accidentally fallen before drowning 2 years ago. The 20 year old was at the centre of a massive search after he disappeared in May 2015, having last been...

Grief at euthanasia vote

\ Lara Giddings has spoken of her heartbreak at voluntary euthanasia again being voted down in Tasmania's parliament. As Premier, she'd tried to legalise its introduction in 2013, but in similar fashion to last night, the majority...

Wilkie calls for Federal investigation into health system

An appeal for the Turnbull government to step into what's been described as a crisis in Tasmania's health systems crashed and burned in Federal parliament. Denison Independent Andrew Wilkie’s requested the Prime Minister launch an investigation...

Parliament set for euthanasia debate

Tasmania's parliament will today become the latest to debate euthanasia. A cross-party bill, tabled by Labor and the Greens, aims to allow Tasmanians the opportunity to 'die with dignity'. Debate is set down for this afternoon, with...

Knife used in service station robbery

Police are searching for a man who's robbed a Launceston service station at knifepoint. They say he entered the United on Georgetown Rd at Newnham at 9:25 last night, brandishing a knife, and left with a...

Smoke alarm saves 'extremely lucky' pair

Tasmania Fire Service credits a working smoke alarm with saving the life of a man and his son in the state's north. The pair's Karoola home was destroyed in yesterday morning's blaze. Investigators have determined the fire...

Soward charge

Launceston's Deputy Mayor Rob Soward has been summonsed to appear in the magistrates court in July on a charge of using a carriage service to harass another person. The offence is alleged to have happened in...

Dole anger

Jacqui Lambie's on board with the federal government's crack down on asylum seekers on the dole living here without applying for visas. It's claimed $500 million is being swallowed up in welfare by overseas arrivals who...

TasTAFE boss departs

TasTAFE will run with an Acting Chief Exexecutive Officer after Stephen Conway steps aside following he and another executive being the subject of an Intergrity Commission investigation. After the Premier told him that he would not...