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PM has no petrol price solution

Andrew Wilkie's disappointed that the Prime Minister is taking what he calls a hands off approach to Tasmania's top end fuel prices. In Question Time, the Denison Independent asked if the government has any plans to...

Gutwein committee appearance cut short

Tasmania's Treasurer has described the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee as a 'kangaroo court' and declined to submit unredacted documents relating to the proposed sale of the Tamar Valley Power Station. Peter Gutwein said he's previously appeared...

Mersey Hospital announcement 'very soon'

A Tasmanian Liberal senator is confident an announcement on funding for the Mersey Community Hospital is imminent. The deadline for the Commonwealth-funded, State-run hospital's current funding is tomorrow. Senator Jonathon Duniam told Tasmania Talks he's hopeful the...

Gutwein in spotlight over power station advice

Tasmania's treasurer will today answer a summons from a parliamentary committee and face questions over advice the government received regarding the proposed sale of the Tamar Valley Power Station. Parliament's powerful Public Accounts Committee expects Peter...

Producer picker pain

A change of rules to encourage the unemployed to cover a casual farm labour shortage is set to be unveiled. Currently, Tasmania's apple growers are screaming out for pickers because the expansion of berries and wine...

Jake Parish's big adventure

14 year old Tasmanian soccer player Jake Parish is off for the adventure of a lifetime, being chosen for a trial with English Premier League team Burnley. The talented Olympia player sets off tomorrow for a...

Maritime College fears

Tasmania's Premier says he's 'alert but not alarmed' a maritime college is to be set up in South Australia. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne last week announced a $25 million facility is to be built in...

Fire permit season ends for NW

Fire permit season is over in the state's north-west. Tasmania Fire Service regional chief Shane Batt said, "ecent and above-average summer rainfalls in the region have seen vegetation stay at a moisture level where the chance...

Top end tax cuts lack support

The plan to reduce corporate tax from 30% to 25% for all businesses over the next decade is likely to need some compromise by the Turnbull government to make it through parliament's upper house. As the...

Derby gets ready

The Derby region in Tasmania's Northeast is making the finishing touches before thousands swarm in for the Enduro World Series international mountain bike race. Around 500 competitors from across the world are to race across around...