Author: James Dunlevie

The stories of two Tasmanian officers added to the national list of police who “gave the ultimate sacrifice” most likely differ markedly to those from other jurisdictions. Read more: Two men arrived in Tasmania as convicts almost 200 years ago. Then they became cops Source: ABC News

In its prime, the thylacine was at the top of the food chain in Australia and its small island to the south. Now, decades after its extinction, the hunt for the Tasmanian tiger is still very much alive. Read more: Decades after its extinction, the hunt for the thylacine is very much alive Source: ABC […]

The warning sign at the start of one of Tasmania’s most popular walking trails spells it out, in several languages — with photos to drive the point home. The wilderness is “beautiful”, but “deadly”. Read more: 'Beautiful one day, deadly the next': Shelter the only hope when weather turns in wilderness Source: ABC News

It’s on again, Dark Mofo — with Swedish doom metal, a diorama of a city in riot, a performer pressing their body up against a ice carving and metal spikes piercing pages containing verse written by jailed poets on the menu. Here is how to survive Hobart’s festival of the weird. Read more: Your Dark […]

MORNING BRIEFING: A Hobart church is planning an arty response to Dark Mofo’s inverted crosses, as a trio who allegedly bashed an elderly man appear in court. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: Church fighting art with art, trio accused of bashing 75yo fronts court Source: ABC News

MORNING BRIEFING: New data reveals the animals most at risk of being hit or killed on Tasmanian roads, a former physician at Royal Hobart Hospital unloads on the handling of reports detailing health system failures, and charges are laid over a brutal bashing. Read more: Tasmania Now: Roadkill numbers released, charges laid over 75yo's bashing […]

MORNING BRIEFING: Tasmanian ski enthusiasts are hoping good falls early in the season are a good sign for the coming ski season, and police blame a rise in crime on a small number of high-volume offenders. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: Early snow brings hopes for good ski season, crime on the rise Source: ABC […]

MORNING BRIEFING: A Tasmanian teenager who killed himself is remembered as “gentle and sensitive” by his father at an inquest, the state’s motor vehicle registry is yet to cancel a single Wicked Camper registration under laws banning offensive slogans and rain is on the way. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: Liam Mead inquest continues, Wicked […]

Make the best of the warmer-than-average weather because it is about to end, and technology dramas in a Hobart courtroom draw the ire of the Tasmanian coroner. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: Court technology fail frustrates coroner, winter on the way Source: ABC News

Get the calculators out, it’s Budget day (actually don’t, let us do the hard work for you), vote counting STILL going on in Bass and elective surgery numbers fall in Tasmania. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: Budget to be handed down, Bass votes still being tallied Source: ABC News


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