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Author: Emily Baker

Tensions are rising within the Tasmanian Liberal party as some look to drop veteran Eric Abetz from the top spot on the Senate ticket in favour of his apprentice, Jonathon Duniam. Read more: Tasmanian Liberals look to drop Eric Abetz from top spot on Senate ticket, ABC understands Source: ABC News

A controversial helicopter-accessed standing camp proposed for Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area will go ahead after the state’s planning tribunal overturned a council’s decision. Read more: Controversial World Heritage development gets tick of approval Source: ABC News

The head of Tourism Tasmania says the organisation has made “a number of internal changes” since a 2016 report labelled it a “boys’ club” where managers had to be encouraged to greet their staff at least once a week. Read more: Tourism body was 'boys' club' where managers 'talked about golf' Source: ABC News

Karen Cranfield has moved to a Hobart suburb where people on modest incomes should be able to “afford living” — but with rental prices increasing, that’s no longer the case. Read more: Karen lives in a 'lower-income' suburb, but her rent just went up a week Source: ABC News

Human rights advocates fear the Tasmanian Government’s failure to make a submission against the Federal Government’s religious freedom draft bill would severely undermine the state’s anti-discrimination laws. Read more: Fears country’s strongest anti-discrimination laws could be threatened by religious freedom bill Source: ABC News

As Tasmania lures more tourists with its wilderness charms, there are fears the method of holding tour operators accountable for licence breaches in precious wilderness areas is not up to the task. Read more: 'Profit over nature': Concerns over Tasmanian tour operator oversight Source: ABC News

Three-year-old Chase has come ahead in leaps and bounds in this past year, his family credits a program giving kids like him free access to early learning. Read more: Chase used to have trouble making friends, now the kids at day care don't want him to leave Source: ABC News

Laura Kennedy got her first tattoo in Sydney when she was 21, she’s now a customer of Tasmania’s first dedicated laser tattoo removal studio after a series of bad inking experiences. Read more: 'It took all my skin away': Rise in unlicensed tattoo artists leaving customers at risk Source: ABC News

Tasmanian MP Madeleine Ogilvie is the descendent of Labor royalty — but this time around, the new Member for Clark is at pains to prove she’s her own person, Emily Baker writes. Read more: Madeleine Ogilvie is an independent with Labor blood and a seat with the Liberals Source: ABC News

The Catholic Church says it will not follow new Tasmanian laws that require priests to break the seal of confession to report suspicion of child sex abuse. Read more: Catholic Church in Tasmania won't follow new confession laws Source: ABC News


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