Author: Phoebe Hosier

Police investigations into a “suspicious” fire are underway after a One Nation campaign vehicle erupted in flames in a Hobart shopping centre carpark. Read more: One Nation truck set alight day after federal election Source: ABC News

The Hobart City Council Planning Committee backs a developer’s plans for a site on which he illegally demolished a heritage-listed house, but there’s a bid for bigger fines for those who break the rules. Read more: Developer who illegally demolished heritage-listed house gets first approval for townhouses Source: ABC News

More than 500 young people died on Tasmania’s roads in the 10 years to 2018, so the Government is introducing changes to the driver learning system. But some people fear they could make it even harder for young drivers to learn. Read more: Tasmania gets tougher on learner drivers in bid to cut road toll […]

A candidate for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party defends himself after statements he made claiming he was the great-grandson of former prime minister Joseph Lyons are disputed by the late politician’s family. Read more: Questions over UAP candidate's family connection to former prime minister Source: ABC News

Hobart’s only mosque fits just 300 people, but with Tasmania’s Muslim population on the rise, Friday prayers have become a little crowded. Read more: So many people worship at this mosque, dozens pray in the car park Source: ABC News

It turns out Tasmania has the perfect combination of clear skies, cloud patterns and latitudinal coordinates to allow for the observation of more rainbows there than anywhere else in Australia. Read more: Can you really see more rainbows in Tasmania than any other state or territory? Source: ABC News

Whales were once so abundant in the river system of Hobart, residents of the 19th-century town would complain they were being kept awake at night — but once hunting began, it would not take long for all that to change. Read more: The history of whales in 'spectacular abundance' in Hobart Source: ABC News

The growing appetite for Tasmania’s original bush foods is not only educating palates, but helping Australians — and the world — better understand Aboriginal culture and language. Read more: Aboriginal bush tucker business winning hearts via the stomach Source: ABC News

Low-income pensioners Suzanne and Martin find the money each year to pay their share of council rates — but ask why some others are exempt, which remains the case in Tasmania after a High Court decision. Read more: 'Grossly unfair': Council rates review likely after High Court refusal Source: ABC News

Only a “handful” of birds escape after a fire kills 8,000 chickens at a family-owned business in Tasmania, with the cause a faulty heater “used to keep young chicks warm”, fire crews say. Read more: 'Tangled mess of twisted iron': Shed fire kills 8,000 chickens Source: ABC News

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