Tasmanian News

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Tasmania could become the first state in Australia to introduce pill testing, with the push gaining support from a maverick Liberal MP and the Dark Mofo festival, which may go it alone to offer a testing service. Read more: Pill testing a step closer in Tasmania, as Liberal MP signals support for trial Source: ABC […]

This pesky insect hitched a ride to Tasmania in the 1950s and unfortunately it’s here to stay, going on the move at this time each year. Read more: It's autumn and the European wasp begins its game of drones Source: ABC News

A new report finds a huge spike in drug-related deaths in regional Australia, which researchers are attributing to the use of opioids. Read more: Regional drug report shows 41pc increase in past decade Source: ABC News

The definition of a feedlot is causing headaches for producers drought feeding cattle as the Queensland Government cracks down on people who may be accidentally lot feeding cattle. Read more: Feedlot definition causes problems for drought-affected farmers Source: ABC News

Thousands of young Australians are set to walk out of their classrooms today to demand action on climate change, with at least 50 rallies planned across the country to protest what schoolchildren see as the destruction of their future. Read more: Thousands of students set to walk out of class in the name of climate […]

Higher temperatures in traditional grape growing regions are changing the flavour of the white wines we are drinking, according to a winemaker. Read more: Why your crisp white wine may not be as crisp these days Source: ABC News

Tasmania’s public sector wage dispute is reaching a tipping point, with the Health Minister threatening to dock hospital workers’ pay and bring in contract labour when industrial action escalates. Read more: Health pay stoush escalates as union likens Minister's threats to Melbourne waterfront dispute Source: ABC News

The public are being urged to take precautions against mosquitoes after a virus outbreak in Tasmania. Read more: Mosquito-borne Barmah Forest virus outbreak hits Tasmania Source: ABC News

Students planning to join Friday’s global day of action over climate change have been described as victims of “politically correct” teaching and include some who are “barely literate or numerate”. Read more: 'Barely out of nappies': Conservative academic takes aim at students' climate change strike Source: ABC News

A homeowner will not be charged after he drove his car towards three people he believed were “acting suspiciously” in his driveway, striking one and breaking their leg, Tasmanian police say. Read more: Homeowner 'shaken up' after breaking leg of man who was 'acting suspiciously' in his driveway Source: ABC News

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