Tasmanian News

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Hundreds of ABC contributors sent in questions to our Curious Climate project. Here’s what some of the sceptics wanted to know. Read more: 'Is 2 degrees warmer really that bad?': Scientists answer your questions Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: The state now has less social housing dwellings available, Catholic Education Tasmania is reportedly hoping to take over the old Vodafone building and farmers are concerned about lack of access to education. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: 'Slight decline' in social housing, gale wind warning remains Source: ABC News

Hobart’s Sexual Assault Support Service received almost 570 incident reports last year, but less than a third of those victims contacted police, new figures show. Read more: 'Why was she out': Why sexual assault victims aren't calling police Source: ABC News

An independent review into the University of Tasmania’s admission practices finds international students who did not sit a formal English test were “more likely to fail” than their tested counterparts. Read more: Over half of UTAS international students did not sit English test, report reveals Source: ABC News

New technology and changing audience habits have conspired to all but destroy the traditional media business model. In rural and regional Australia, there are fears that local news could die off altogether. Read more: 'Who will tell our stories?' Media decline hits regions hard Source: ABC News

Another surge of wild weather is set to hit Tasmania, this time in the south, after gale force winds ravaged the west and north-west coasts overnight, the Bureau of Meteorology says. Read more: Wind gusts of 122kph recorded in Hobart as wild weather set to intensify Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: Hundreds of properties in the state’s north are without power as wild weather hits the region and a driver who evaded police and narrowly missed a WIN News crew is charged. Read more: Live: Tasmania Now: Wild weather hits the north, driver who missed news camera crew charged Source: ABC News

The Huon Valley can lay claim to the largest wassailing gathering in the Southern Hemisphere as revellers, dressed in their finest garb and tatters, congregate to salute the apple. Read more: 20,000 bound for Tasmanian valley to burn Big Willie, drink and sing to trees Source: ABC News

A camera crew captures the moment a driver in a speeding stolen car swerves to avoid road spikes — with the car coming within metres of the unprotected crew and other drivers before fleeing the scene with police in pursuit. Read more: TV crew has a lucky escape when a car swerves to evade police […]

Stolen car nearly hits camera crew Read more: Stolen car nearly hits camera crew Source: ABC News


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