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Rob Dickson has gone from looking after 100 expeditioners in Antarctica to being a GP for the 1,755 people who live in the remote town of Queenstown on Tasmania’s west coast. He says regional Australia can be more isolating. Read more: Antarctic GP swaps 'ice and snow for ice and rain' in regional Australia Source: […]

Lucienne Rickard will draw an extinct species every day for a year — but at the end there will hardly be anything left to show for her work. Read more: This artist is spending a year drawing extinct species, and just like the animals there'll be little trace left Source: ABC News

The family of a model who was murdered 50 years ago is suing Tasmania Police for what it alleges is misconduct in the handling of the investigation. Read more: 'It's incompetence': Family of murdered model Lucille Butterworth to sue police Source: ABC News

People who use a carriage service such as websites and social media to incite others to break into farms could be sent to jail under new laws passed through Federal Parliament. Read more: Laws pass making it illegal to use websites, social media to incite trespass on farms Source: ABC News

Among the old-growth gums and wildlife of Milford Forest are two critically endangered orchids that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. But their habitat could be at risk due to a planned highway upgrade. Read more: Development threatens privately-owned home of unique Tasmanian orchids Source: ABC News

Tracey hoped putting her mother in an aged care home would give her a sense of security, but she ended up severely injuring herself in a fall. Warning: contains graphic images. Read more: 'It's horrendous': Family lashes out after woman with dementia severely injured in nursing home fall Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: Injured formula 3 driver Alex Peroni will return to Hobart in the next few days as questions are raised about why he was allowed to walk from a crash scene in Italy instead of being taken off by stretcher. Read more: Tasmania Now: Peroni wants F3 crash aftermath investigated, extra police for north […]

Tasmanian MP Madeleine Ogilvie is the descendent of Labor royalty — but this time around, the new Member for Clark is at pains to prove she’s her own person, Emily Baker writes. Read more: Madeleine Ogilvie is an independent with Labor blood and a seat with the Liberals Source: ABC News

Bereft of vineyards a couple of years ago, Forcett in south-east Tasmania, will soon have more than 200 hectares of wine grapes in the ground. Read more: Tasmania's newest vineyard area to become a force in wine industry Source: ABC News

Strong winds across Southern Tasmania have caused damage to hundreds of properties overnight, with schools closed, windows blown in, flying trampolines and thousands left without power! The State Emergency Service has responded to 38 requests for assistance from across Southern Tasmania over the past 24 hours. “Forecast damaging winds were realised in several areas of […]


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