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| West Coast Wilderness Railway's steaming back into life after the pandemic brought its popular trips to a standstill. Twenty-three local tourism industry representatives took to the railway today on a special Rack and Gorge...
| Encouraging signs for the employment market are emerging from new data. Tasmania restored some jobs in the latest ABS figures for August, although the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose a little to 6.3%. The ABS...
| New data shows a growing number of Australians want a permanent increase to the Job Seeker rate. The double dole will be reduced by $300 a fortnight at the end of this month, affecting more than 34,000 Tasmanians, and could...
| A Tasmania teacher accused of a sex crime against a student is being suspended. The Mercury reported that a retired former colleague claims the teacher resigned after he got a Year 9 student pregnant at a Hobart school in...
| Tasmanians have lost more than $35,000 to overseas puppy scams this year, with people paying for dogs that do not exist. Tasmania Police says eleven people have fallen for fake advertisements posted by fraudsters who have...
| Border policy and mounting a seasonal workforce to substitute for absent international back-packers is an ongoing topic in parliament. 8000 people are needed for harvest jobs in Tasmania's $1.6 billion agriculture industry. Labor...
| The organisers of northern Tasmania's premier food and drink event are philosophical after it became the pandemic's latest casualty. Festivale 2021 has been cancelled due to the challenges posed by gathering limits and social...
| A report handed to the state government in December last year on Tasmania's politicial donations laws hasn't earned the attention of the Premier. Peter Gutwein was quizzed on the matter by Greens Leader Cassy O'Connor in...
| There's a pat on the back for the state's top cop after his handling of pandemic challenges. Police Minister Mark Shelton has announced Darren Hine will serve as Commissioner for another two years, the Minister crediting...
| The new member for Rosevears has made her maiden speech to Tasmania's parliament. Jo Palmer began by sharing the personal details of her birth in New Zealand in 1971 to a teen mother and having no name for the first month...
| Tasmania's Battery of the Nation ambitions are firming, with a Morrison Government announcement that a second Bass Strait interconnector will be fast-tracked under a $250 million plan. Construction on the Marinus Link could...
| Kickstarting the economy is the aim of the state government's new $60 million business loan scheme which opens today. Businesses across the state will be able to borrow up to $3 million with low interest and up to $100,000...

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