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Tas retail starring

Tasmania's retail sector is starring on the national stage, with 0.7% growth for June in trend terms, higher than any other state or territory in new Australian Bureau of Statistics data. It's well ahead of the...

Children's Commissioner quits

Tasmania's Commissioner for Children and Young People has resigned abruptly after almost three years in the job. Mark Morrissey has decided to transition to part time work after more than three decades in senior leadership roles. Labor's...

Tas mother caught speeding on icy road

Tasmania Police are condemning the behaviour of a female motorist in the state's North West, after she was caught driving a 123kmh on an icy road with 2 kids in the car. The woman was issued...

Tas man charged with drug trafficking after Police raids

A series of Police raids in Hobart's northern suburbs has seen a Glenorchy man charged with drug trafficking. Police allegedly found sophisticated cannabis hydroponic set ups at two homes owned by the man. More than half a...

War on drugs or 'scare campaign'

A drugs war is playing out in Tasmania but it is not between cartels. Instead it is a war of words between politicians. The State Government claims the Labor Party voted in favour of the "...decriminalisation...

Mayor's future debated

A colleague of Tony Bisdee has expressed a personal view that if he were in the Southern Midlands Mayor's shoes he'd probably have to quit the job. Mayor Bisdee pleaded guilty to being caught three times...

Freezing July nights

If you've been grizzling about some frigid Winter nights, you're excused because there were some exceptionally low temperatures recorded across July in Tasmania. Liawenee dipped to -10 celsius, while Launceston had its coldest July night since...

AFP at Hobart airport "a matter of course"

A chorus has broken out calling for the Australian Federal Police to be installed at airports in Launceston and Hobart after a terror plot was foiled in Sydney over the weekend. Tasmania's state Government and the...

Politician petrol cop out

Tasmania's fuel pricing disadvantage is to become a leading election issue if the Launceston Chamber of Commerce has its way. A year on from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's comprehensive investigation into the bloated pump...

Tas report calls for decriminalisation of Illicit drugs

A new report is calling for the decriminalisation of illicit drugs in Tasmania.  The case put forward by Community Legal Centres Tasmania urges the criminal system to move away from a law enforcement approach and more...