Tasmanian News

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Low-income pensioners Suzanne and Martin find the money each year to pay their share of council rates — but ask why some others are exempt, which remains the case in Tasmania after a High Court decision. Read more: 'Grossly unfair': Council rates review likely after High Court refusal Source: ABC News

In the thick of a Tasmanian winter, Ben and Victoria O’Sullivan lived without water and electricity in a tool shed to dodge hefty rental prices — 18 months later, they’ve bought their first home. Read more: How far would you go? To buy their first home, Ben and Victoria lived in this shed Source: ABC […]

The company behind a proposed cable car to the summit of Hobart’s kunanyi/Mt Wellington says it has referred alleged threats made online against the company, workers and suppliers to the police. Read more: Police investigating alleged threats in latest spat over Hobart's cable car Source: ABC News

Duncan Stewart has been studying the ancient marital art of ninjutsu for 30 years, now the dojo is training people as young as six. Read more: In the heart of Hobart and down a side alley, the ninjas are training Source: ABC News

Only a “handful” of birds escape after a fire kills 8,000 chickens at a family-owned business in Tasmania, with the cause a faulty heater “used to keep young chicks warm”, fire crews say. Read more: 'Tangled mess of twisted iron': Shed fire kills 8,000 chickens Source: ABC News

Stainforth Court was a troubled public housing estate in Hobart; a “weeping social sore” synonymous with violence and crime. But for the people who lived there, it was home — and they have mixed feelings about its redevelopment. Read more: Drugs, disadvantage and murder: What life was like in the 'waiting room for hell' Source: […]

Child protection workers are unable to deal with a blowout in the number of cases being reported in Tasmania and vulnerable kids are not getting the help they need, unions say. Read more: Leaked child protection figures show quadrupling of at-risk kids in Tasmania in past year Source: ABC News

Just one week out from jet-setting off on the trip of a lifetime, with what she thought was a valid passport, Melanie Vujkovic discovers she needs at least six months validity to travel — cue panic. Read more: I almost couldn't go overseas, despite having a valid passport. Here's why Source: ABC News

An ad from the 1960s for furniture retailer Coogans. Read more: 1960's ad for furniture retailer Coogans Source: ABC News

Prominent Tasmanian retailer Coogans is set to close its doors at the end of June, marking the end of a chain that has been a Tasmanian institution for more than a century. Read more: Consumers urged to 'look local' as Tasmanian icon set to close Source: ABC News

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