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Child sex laws furor continues

Shadow minister Craig Farrell has issued an apology to victims of child sexual abuse and their advocates. He was one of Labor's upper house members who voted down the government's mandatory child sex jail terms. On Tasmania...

North Hobart fire contained

Fire crews have quickly contained a fire that broke out on Hobart's busy North Hobart restuarant strip. Two appliances were dispatched after Tasmania Fire Service received an alarm to premises at the intersection of Elizabth and...

Police seeking two after fatal crash

Police are following a 'specific line of inquiry' in their efforts to identity two people who last night fled a fatal car crash in suburban Hobart. A 42-year-old woman died in hospital after the two vehicle...

UPDATE:Police seeking two after fatal crash

UPDATE: Tasmania Police is urging anyone who may be harbouring the suspects believed to be responsible for a fatal collision in Newtown, to do to "do the right thing" and come forward. Eye witness reports say...

Launceston woman dies, following fatal collision

Its been a busy day for Tasmania's police and emergency crews today.  A Launceston driver has tragically died after careening onto the wrong side of the road and smashing into an oncoming bus at Norwood. The 55-year-old...

Concerns for missing Hobart teenager

Tasmania Police hold concerns for the welfare of a missing 16 year old girl.  Paige Melissah Smith was last seen in the Bridgewater area yesterday afternoon at around 3pm.  Anyone with information that can help locate Ms...

Child sex laws storm

Tempers are fraying around Tasmania's upper house of parliament preventing the government's planned mandatory jail terms for child sex offenders. The government's portraying it as a politically motivated mischief by Labor at the expense of children,...

Police probe suspicious blaze

Police are seeking public assistance as they investigate the cause of a suspicious blaze that's destroyed an unoccupied house in West Moonah. The Fourth Avenue home was well alight when police and fire crews arrived at...

Tougher child sex laws thwarted

Harder new mandatory sentencing laws for child sex offences in Tasmania have just been rejected by the state's upper house of parliament. The vote was locked six against and six for the overhaul, but the President...

Tasmania concerned most with terror

Tasmania might have had a few natural disasters in recent years such as fires, drought and floods, but it's terror that worries us most. A global Unisys security surveys found that Australians are more concerned about...