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This year marks a century since a Tasmanian raced to beat a Victorian rival across Bass Strait. Read more: Remembering the first pilot to fly over Bass Strait Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: The poppy industry is trying to work out whether it will be affected by the potential collapse of Purdue Pharma; baby formula company Bellamy’s Organic’s share prices surges; and former Cricket Tasmania chairman Tony Harrison returns to the board. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: Poppy industry concerns and Bellamy's share price surges Source: […]

A man accused of deliberately running over and killing a stranger had post traumatic stress disorder after an assault nine years earlier, a court has heard. Read more: Man accused of hit-and-run murder had post traumatic stress disorder, court hears Source: ABC News

Tasmanian-based infant formula company Bellamy’s tells shareholders to vote in favour of a $1.5 billion takeover by Chinese company Mengniu. Read more: Infant formula company Bellamy's to be bought out by Chinese dairy Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: A man is in custody after evading police in a car with a loaded firearm, and hearings into cattle deaths begin. Read more: Tasmania Now: Police investigate evasion in allegedly stolen car, animal cruelty hearings begin Source: ABC News

Formula Three driver Alex Peroni walks off a plane in his hometown of Hobart just one week after a horror race day crash in Italy. Read more: Peroni returns to Hobart after incredible airborne crash at Monza Source: ABC News

Dog owners whose animals kill sensitive wildlife, including penguins, now face fines of up to $5,040, after more than 170 little penguins die in dog attacks since June 2018. Read more: Tasmanian Government boosts fines for wildlife slaughter Source: ABC News

Politicians bearing promises have disappointed many miners in Tasmania’s wild west in recent times, but increasing demand for metals for electric cars, wind turbines and solar panels is now driving more exploration. Read more: Tasmanian miners hold out hope for brighter future amid tech industry growth Source: ABC News

There’s hopes new Australian-led research will lead to a landmark clinical trial of a new drug to help fight devastating Motor Neurone Disease. Read more: High hopes for new research testing potential of drug in fight against MND Source: ABC News

Researchers at the University of Tasmania investigating wombat mange have unexpectedly discovered the “quite incredible” reason the animal’s scat is cubed. Read more: Ever wondered why wombat faeces is cubed? Researchers have found the answer Source: ABC News


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