Author: Erin Cooper

Joan Webb has already been approved for a government-subsidised home-care package. At 93 years of age, she’s now facing an 18-month wait. She’s not alone. Read more: 'I'd die if I couldn't see my friends': 93yo Joan wants to live her final years in her own home Source: ABC News

Forget sunny skies and glistening beaches — it’s Tasmania’s bleak, austere and gloomy locations which are drawing in film and television producers, with their creations having such a unique look and feel that experts have coined a name for the sub genre — Tassie Noir. Read more: 'A pressure cooker for dark urges': Tasmania proving […]

Australia’s southernmost state is known for its pristine wilderness, cold winters and breathtaking vistas — but Tasmania is getting hotter and drier, and sea levels are rising. Read more: This is how much Tasmania's climate has changed in the past 100 years Source: ABC News

Health authorities are investigating three cases of listeria in NSW, Victoria and Queensland — two of which were fatal — with smoked salmon identified as “the likely source”. Read more: Health warning after listeria deaths in two states linked to smoked salmon Source: ABC News

It thrilled photographers and frustrated air travellers over the weekend, but why does Tasmania’s northern capital get so foggy and what about the rest of the state? Read more: Why is this Tasmanian city so prone to fog? Source: ABC News

Every Tasmanian has heard it, and if you are not from Australia’s island state you’ve probably made a joke at their expense — but where did the two-headed Tasmanian myth come from? Read more: What is the origin of the joke about Tasmanians having two heads? Source: ABC News

Twenty-five years after the surviving the horrors of the Rwandan massacre, Tasmanian migrant Faina Iligoga and her husband find a way to help those still struggling at home. Read more: 'I'm lucky to be here': Rwandans in Tasmania selling coffee to help massacre survivors Source: ABC News

A year ago Suzy Browne’s family had to leave their water-logged South Hobart home after it was inundated by floodwaters. Repairs have only just started. Read more: Suzy hasn't been able to live in her house for a year, she's 'very, very over it' Source: ABC News

The decision to allow a Tasmanian golf club to cull native animals in the area because of faeces on the greens sparks outrage from wildlife carers and locals. Read more: Go-ahead for golf club to cull native animals sparks outrage Source: ABC News

For people like Sharon Walsh, whose WWII veteran father left four children behind when he died, it’s hard to imagine what life would have been like without charity Legacy Australia, which supported her family and provided another father figure to look up to. Read more: Legacy a 'torch of hope' for war veterans' families Source: […]

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