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| The state government has announced a temporary ban on personal visits to prisoners, in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. It comes after Tasmania's 11th case of the disease was confirmed, a woman whom arrived from...
| Public Health Services has been advised of 4 cases of coronavirus infection among passengers and crew who disembarked from the Ruby Princess cruise ship yesterday in Sydney after a cruise to New Zealand. One of these...
| The Cottage School in Hobart's Bellerive is to temporarily close from this Thursday, March 26th, in response to coronavirus. It follows the independent school finding around a third of its students are already being kept...
| Premier Peter Gutwein's warning arrivals by yacht won't be spared the impact of Australia's toughest border control measures. As of midnight Friday, all non-essential arrivals, whether by sea or air, will have to undergo...
| UPDATE: The Port Arthur Historic Site Managament Authority has decided to close the site. Tasmanian Broadcasters understands management made the decision at a meeting on Friday afternoon, after failing to address our...
| Two injured bushwalkers have been rescued from the Overland Track this morning (Thursday). The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was deployed to New Pelion Hut on the northern part of the Overland Track after receiving a call for...
| Australia’s richest art prize has announced it will cancel its 2020 event. The Tasmanian-based Hadley’s Art Prize, now in its fourth year, was scheduled to announce its $100,000 dollar winner at the opening of...
| Tasmania's unemployment rate has fallen. In Australian Bureau of Statistics trend data for February, the state's jobless figure fell to 5.5% Tasmania has lower unemployment than South Australia and Queensland, and is closing...
| The Tasmanian Government is declaring a State of Emergency to underpin a new border control crackdown coming into effect as of midnight Friday. Premier Peter Gutwein has announced the nation's toughest border control measures,...
| A 17-year-old male has been charged after allegedly caught speeding, drink driving and driving without a licence in Carrick in the state's north. Deloraine Police detected a car travelling at 127km/h in a 60km/hr zone on...
| The states and territories will implement tougher crowd rules, to slow the spread of coronavirus. Non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people will be banned, mainly affecting pubs and clubs. Public transport...
| A man is refusing to cooperate with detectives after being shot in the leg in suburban Launceston last night. The 31-year-old, well-known to police, presented to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury around 8.20pm...

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