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Tasmanian News

Tasmanian Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff has today announced that, from the start of Term 2 in 2020, mobile phones are going to banned during school hours (including break times) in ALL Tasmanian public schools! Mr Rockliff said the ban will apply to all students from primary school until year 12. “While electronic devices have a […]

Aussie music royalty The Presets will perform with electronic artist Golden Features at a special one-off show in Hobart this January! Tickets to their Hobart show at Mac2 will be on sale on Thursday, November 28…. Here’s Macka with more:

Sadly a 41 year old man has died following an incident at a service station in Blackmans Bay this afternoon. Police and emergency services were called to the Coles Express service station in Roslyn Avenue about 2.50pm. The 41 year old man was transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital with a stab wound to the […]

Today’s alternate route on the annual Hobart Point to Pinnacle didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, with more than 3,000 people participating in the marathon! A mountain-top finish was ruled out for this year’s Point to Pinnacle due to severe weather. Organizers of the event said snow, ice and very strong winds forced the route to be […]

The Bureau of Meteorology have issued an alert for Southern Tasmanians today, with snowfalls, thunderstorms and potentially damaging winds all expected. WIND: A Severe Weather Warning is current for damaging west to northwesterly winds over southern Tasmania today, with winds averaging 50–60km/h and peak gusts of 100 km/h. The strong and gusty winds are expected […]

There has been a heightened police presence around the Hobart Waterfront this morning, after Tasmania Police received a call from a male jogger at approximately 4:30 this morning in relation to a distressed man who was believed to have fallen into the water. Hobart Acting Inspector Darren Latham told media the jogger “tried to render […]

A Bushfire Emergency Warning For Moss Beds Road, Top Swamp Road & Surrounding Areas, Lachlan Issued At: 29/10/2019 6:43pm There is a bushfire at Moss Beds Road, Top Swamp Road & Surrounding Areas, Lachlan. The fire will put Moss Beds Road, Top Swamp Road & Surrounding Areas, Lachlan at high risk within the next 4 […]

Dozens of residents in the small town of Lachlan (near New Norfolk) have been forced to flee their homes this afternoon, after an emergency level bushfire on Moss Beds Road, Top Swamp Road & Surrounding Areas burnt out of control. The fire at Lachlan is expected to put the area at high risk within the next 4 […]

Bertrand Cadart says facing death makes him feel positive, which is why he keeps his Ferrari-red coffin in his loungeroom. Read more: Why this dying man keeps his coffin in his loungeroom Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: A Jewish group calls for a ban on the sale of Nazi memorabilia in Tasmania, and more than 170 yachts sign up for the Sydney to Hobart. Read more: Tasmania Now: Calls to ban sales of Nazi memorabilia, big fleet set for Sydney to Hobart Source: ABC News


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