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| The contract for the replacement Spirit of Tasmania ferries with financially-troubled German company FSG (Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft) has been mutually cancelled. TT Line has reached a Memorandum of Understanding...
| A pro-forestry campaigner is furious at Worksafe Tasmania's decision to withdraw its ban on Bob Brown Foundation protests in working forests, after a Hobart Magistrate described them as "unjustifiably wide". Pro logging...
| West coasters have six weeks to comment on new designs for a 35-kilometre network of mountain bike trails slated for Queenstown's Mount Owen, after the West Coast Council launched the design this morning. It's hoped construction...
| Australia's soon-to-end summer is shaping up to be one of the three hottest on record according to a weather Bureau climate summary, and the heat is expected to linger. With the Bureau anticipating a warmer than average autumn,...
| A 44 year old Brighton man has been charged with child exploitation after Tasmania Police executed a search warrant at a Brighton property today (Wednesday). The Tasmanian Joint Anti Child exploitation Team (JACET) arrested...
| A recruitment drive is starting on Monday to add 30 extra firefighters to Tasmania's ranks. The net is being cast beyond locals, with current interstate professionals thought likely to find relocation to Tasmania attractive. Tasmania...
| UPDATE 11AM WEDNESDAY: Forensic officers remain at the confronting scene of a triple fatality on the Bass Highway at Carrick between Illawarra Road and Oaks Road. Police say a Launceston-bound white Toyota Prado apparently...
| A young boy has tragically died following a boating incident on Sunday afternoon in the state's south. Archie James Green was in a recreational 'sea-biscuit' flotation device being towed by a boat which lost control on the...
| State Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff has dropped into Hobart's Taroona High School to cheer on its $5 million redevelopment. It has a massive student population of 1125 driven by families from out of area choosing the...
| A committee of Tasmanian MPs has recommended restoring the number of seats in the House of Assembly to 35, by giving the state 10 new politicans. The Lower House Committee made up of Greens, Liberal and Labor members examined...
| The tug of war over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is reaching fever pitch as the US states its case to have the Australian extradited from Britain. Outside London's Woolwich Crown Court, Assange's supporters chant for...
| Two leadfoots are in serious hot water after being caught well over the speed limit on the northwest coast's Ridgeley Highway this month. A 45-year-old Burnie man who tested positive to drugs has had his car clamped indefinitely...

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