Tasmanian News

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DAILY BRIEFING: A Tasmanian team wins an award for their daring rescue of an injured rock climber, and a police officer is charged with assaulting his partner. Read more: Tasmania Now: Totem Pole rescue team honoured, officer charged with assault Source: ABC News

Tasmania’s Electoral Commission has determined the newest member of the state’s House of Assembly is Madeleine Ogilvie. Read more: Madeleine Ogilvie wins recount to claim the seat of Clark Source: ABC News

A woman who illegally imported garlic bulbs, marking them as “office supplies”, and put Australia’s agriculture sector at risk will spend at least two months in jail. Read more: Actions of woman jailed for illegally importing garlic were 'outstandingly dangerous' Source: ABC News

Australian grain growers will produce one of their smallest crops of the decade this year. Read more: Poor harvest forecast for Australian grain growers Source: ABC News

From electronic pet trackers, paying cyclists to commute to work and driverless cars, Hobart City Council is floating some innovations to make it a smarter city. And, strangely, that could also mean Wi-Fi free zones. Read more: No mobile, Wi-Fi or bluetooth: This city wants to unplug to get smarter Source: ABC News

Magarey Medallist Luke Partington from Glenelg thanks volunteers for their tireless contribution to football, while SA football greats Peter Motley and Greg Anderson are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Read more: Luke Partington wins SANFL 2019 Magarey Medal as legends enter the Hall of Fame Source: ABC News

William Swallow is the man at the heart of one of Australia’s greatest convict escape stories. He left a trail of confusion that has taken almost two centuries — and a samurai manuscript — to unravel. But some mysteries remain. Read more: The pirate at the heart of one of Australia's greatest convict escape stories […]

DAILY BRIEFING: For a Tasmanian team to win its place in the AFL it first needs a spot in the second-tier league, according to the code’s top local official, while a garlic grower who risked importing diseases by not declaring plants is set to face sentencing. Read more: Tasmania Now: Garlic grower to be sentenced, […]

Federal politicians return to Canberra for the first time in more than a month and all eyes are on independent Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie as she holds the Government’s legislative agenda in her hands. Read more: Lambie assumes role as legislation kingmaker with Government chasing her vote Source: ABC News

A man has been charged after he allegedly attempted to drop eight tonnes of animal manure at the offices of Tasmanian politicians. Read more: 'I'm going to show them': Man attempts to dump 8 tonnes of manure on MPs' doorstep Source: ABC News

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