Author: Henry Zwartz

A massive powerline that would run through the properties of 17 private landowners on Tasmania’s north-west coast has sparked fury from farmers who say they’ve received letters “threatening” to compulsorily acquire their land. Read more: 'Buy the whole farm or bugger off': Farmers furious over powerline plan Source: ABC News

At least 19 former hydro workers in Tasmania are seeking compensation, saying they were exposed to dangerous chemicals which has left them with chronic health conditions. Read more: 'My life has been shattered': Ex-hydro workers seeking compensation over chemical exposure Source: ABC News

James had to dig trenches until his “hands bled”, but he said the sexual abuse endured by the Marist Fathers was “the worst part” — he and other former students are now suing the institution. Read more: 'The worst part was the sexual abuse': Former students sue Marist Fathers Source: ABC News

A man charged with the murder of his flatmate, whose decapitated body was found in a shallow grave, sold off the dead man’s dinghy and belongings in the weeks after his disappearance, Burnie’s Supreme Court has heard. Read more: Accused murderer sold off flatmate's possessions after decapitating him, court hears Source: ABC News

Secure work in mining and manufacturing is front of mind for voters in Tasmania’s battleground seat of Braddon, which is held by Labor’s Justine Keay with a 1.7 per cent margin. Read more: 'FIFO work takes a toll': How mining in North-West Tasmania helps keep a family together Source: ABC News

A grassroots group of Tasmanian farmers is pushing for changes in the state’s energy policy, and are hoping their push for an “Australian first approach” will be adopted by other states and territories around Australia.  Read more: Tasmanian farmers say transmission charge for power produced on their properties is unfair Source: ABC News

A nickel mining project in Tasmania’s west that promised to breathe new life into the Zeehan area and create hundreds of new jobs stalls, with the owners blaming a rates stoush with the local council. Read more: Mining CEO says all Aussies 'should stop paying rates' as his company struggles to pay for dormant site […]

Senior staff at a Catholic school in Tasmania, including the then principal and his boss, were aware of allegations a teacher was sexually abusing multiple children as far back as 1971, and sought to move the teacher to a different parish, a letter obtained by the ABC reveals. Read more: 'Sitting on a volcano': Letter […]

Months after surviving a shark attack, Justine Barwick says she still “struggles to find the words” to describe her ordeal, but reckons she’s “the luckiest girl in the world” as she returns to work. Read more: 'It slammed into me like nothing I've ever known': Shark attack survivor marks recovery milestone Source: ABC News


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