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Hobart Council to fly same sex flag

A rainbow flag's to be a fixture over the Hobart City Council's building in support of same sex marriage. On Thursday, a flag raising ceremony featuring gay rights campaigner Rodney Croome as a special guest will...

Alleged 6 times over limit

A 38 year old Devonport woman pulled over allegedly with potentially fatal levels of blood alcohol has a high range drink driving charge to deal with. She was stopped near Sassafras on the Bass Highway last...

Tas terror training

As terror leaps back onto the global stage with the attack in Spain, the Prime Minister is adamant that Tasmania's protection is not an after-thought. Hobart Airport has been an ongoing discussion, with the state government...

Jobs joy again

Even though the unemployment rate has inched a tick higher in Tasmania, the general consensus on the jobs market is positive. In Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, trend unemployment for July has come in at 6.1%,...

No Early Release For Good Behaviour

Tasmanian prisoners will not be eligible for shorter sentences for good behaviour under a re-elected Hodgman government.  Under the state's current laws prisoners can be released up to three months sooner than decided by the court...

3rd person charged in Neill-Fraser appeal

An alleged conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in Susan Neill-Fraser's murder appeal's seen a third person charged. The charge has been laid on a 51 year old Sandy Bay man who allegedly tried to...

Cadbury job losses

Cost efficiencies through mechanisation across the globe continues to bite hard in Tasmania's manufacturing sector, with another 50 positions to be cut at Hobart's Cadbury factory. Owner Mondelez is to invest another $75 million into the...

Human remains found in Huon Valley identified

Human remains found by bush walkers in remote bushland in the Huon Valley on July 9th, have been formally identified as Swiss National Thomas Munger.  Police are still not sure how the 44 year old died...

Mt Lyell hearing

At the Burnie hearing into the workplace death of Mount Lyell miner Michael Welsh, Copper Mines Of Tasmania boss Peter Walker has told the court there's a time pressure to restart the mine quickly. Since three...

Vandalism, skylarking rife on Tasmania's railways

The state's railways have become a magnet for vandalism and general skylarking in new evidence presented by TasRail. The rail utility found the misbehaviour dramatically escalated during school holidays when children are at a loose end. TasRail...