Tasmanian News

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Champion jockey and female trailblazer Bev Buckingham criticises a female-only race event for International Women’s Day, saying it went against the equal opportunities women had previously fought for. Full Article: Jockey trailblazer says women-only racing event 'a step backwards' Source: ABC News Tasmania

The Property Council wants the State Government to conduct an urgent audit of Housing Tasmania properties to ensure empty houses are being used amid a growing accommodation crisis which has seen families living at the Hobart Showgrounds. The Tasmanian Government is being urged to ensure any vacant public housing properties are made available to families […]

Hobart’s RSPCA Animal Care Centre is closing.   The Mornington property has been advertised through Knight Frank real estate as the animal welfare organisation looks to divest a number of its “non-core practices”. Tasmania interim chief executive Dr Andrew Byrne said the centre was expected to be sold by Easter, with services relocated to the RSPCA’s Spreyton site by May. He said […]

The Northern Midlands council was very disappointed to discover, less than 24 hours after opening, the extension to the public toilets at Valentine Park in Campbell Town have been vandalized. The individuals cut the power cords to the hand dryers and have graffitied the walls and mirrors throughout. The Northern Midlands Council took to social […]

There are calls for an investigation into the use of social media by Liberal ministerial staffers following the resignation of an adviser to the Tasmanian Premier, with Labor pointing to the recently deleted profiles that were trolling opponents to poker machines.   The account, under the name Brent Smith, began commenting on the Facebook page […]

Emergency services are responding to a severe motorcycle crash on the Arthur Highway at Port Arthur.  Tasmania Police said the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the scene about 2pm on Wednesday. The Arthur Highway is closed between Lavender Farm and Fortescue Bay Road. **Update @ 3:10pm – Arthur Highway at Port Arthur now clear following […]

A police operation is currently underway at Penguin.  Tasmania Police are attempting to locate a person in relation to outstanding dangerous driving offences.  If anyone has seen a blue Commodore utility, registration F23LG, to contact Ulverstone Police on 131 444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers by phoning 1800 333 000.

The Tasmanian Liberals finally release details of dozens of policies and commitments kept from public scrutiny until after the election because the “sheer volume” made it “impractical to widely promote them all”. Full Article: Liberals release election policies, four days after election Source: ABC News Tasmania

A blaze that destroyed four garbage trucks used for recyclable rubbish collection in Kingsborough Council, south of Hobart, may have been deliberately lit, police say. Full Article: Four garbage trucks go up in flames, disrupting council collections Source: ABC News Tasmania

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman promises to consult experts to find an “immediate solution” to a rental shortage crisis forcing people into tents. Families have been camped out at the Hobart Showgrounds, with welfare groups admitting they are at a loss to find a solution. Mr Hodgman said the summit would be held in Hobart next […]

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