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| Tasmania's Health Minister says the government is rock solid committed to an extra 25 mental health beds in southern Tasmania, after facing accusations he's doing nothing for patients who've been forced to sleep on hospital...
| The founder of the Alannah and Madeline foundation, set up to honour his two daughters murdered in the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, is concerned gun laws could be open for change as memories of the tragedy fade. Walter...
| Tasmania Police is investigating three more deliberate metal contaminations in Woolworths fruit. Supermarket giant Woolworths is taking the extraordinary step of withdrawing sewing needles from its shelves nationally following...
| An off-duty emergency doctor has helped save the life of a Tasmanian tourist bitten by a shark in Queensland's Whitsundays. The quick-thinking medico was on a nearby boat when the 46-year-old was mauled in a near-fatal attack....
| A vigil has been held near Central Park in New York to pay tribute to a young Tasmanian killed while riding her bike on holiday. Friends of Madison Lyden decorated a bike with family photos and all things Australian in...
| In a bid to ease pressure on the Royal Hobart Hospital capacity crisis, management has confirmed patients awaiting discharge or transfer from the hospital will be moved from beds to chairs and given a bell if they need assistance. The...
| A group of Tasmanian amateur footy players have made international headlines after dressing up in blackface costumes during their Mad Monday celebrations. Three of the players from the Penguin Football Club painted their...
| Doctors are treating mental health conditions more than any other illnesses. The latest Health of a Nation report, published by Fairfax, shows two in three G-Ps reported psychological problems are one of the most common...
| Planned laws designed to repel outlaw bikie gangs from further infiltrating Tasmania have been formally brought into the parliament. If passed, it would become illegal for gang members to mix with each other and involve...
| Tasmania continues to punch above its weight, scooping top gongs at the Australian Hospitality Association awards on the Gold Coast. Macq01 on Hobart's waterfront took out best hotel overall while Frogmore Creek at Cambridge...
| More evidence Hobart remains Australia's real estate hot spot, with the ABS finding property prices grew 3% in the quarter to June, to lead the nation's capitals. In contrast, prices have shrunk in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane,...
| A major roadblock to the redevelopment of Hobart's Macquarie Point will be shifted. The Tasmanian Government has confirmed the Macquarie Point sewerage plant will be decommissioned and demolished in around four years. To...

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