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As Tasmania heads towards its busy summer tourist season, residents in popular locations are bracing themselves to share the road with tourists. Read more: 'Literally can't drive at all': Overseas motorists driving Tasmanians around the bend Source: ABC News

Human rights advocates fear the Tasmanian Government’s failure to make a submission against the Federal Government’s religious freedom draft bill would severely undermine the state’s anti-discrimination laws. Read more: Fears country’s strongest anti-discrimination laws could be threatened by religious freedom bill Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: A plan to accommodate a bumper Sydney-to-Hobart fleet this year a Constitution Dock hits a snag, while racing driver Alex Peroni’s recovery could take three months, and there are plans to open an underground rivulet to cyclists and pedestrians. Read more: Tasmania Now: TasPorts withdraws marina application, and Peroni faces lengthy recovery Source: […]

Photos and documents show nurses in the Roy Fagan Centre for aged psychiatric patients use old pagers and duress buttons held together with sticky tape. Read more: 'High risk of injury' from 'old and outdated' duress alarm system at psychiatric facility Source: ABC News

Spencer Connelly, 11, was supposed to have his third round of skin graft surgery within 90 days. But he’s been waiting 15 months as Tasmania’s elective surgery waiting list blows out. Read more: Child victim of arson attack forced to wait 15 months for skin graft surgery Source: ABC News

A Tasmanian prosecutor describes the murder of tattooist Dwayne “Doc” Davies as “a crystallisation of a plan to kill Mr Davies that involved a chilling betrayal of a friend and a husband”. Read more: 'Chilling betrayal': Jury finds woman and her secret lover guilty of murder Source: ABC News

Resident’s of Hobart’s northern suburbs are calling on the state governement and local councils to consider opening up Hobart’s unused rail corridors to allow for a light rail service to operate across the city! An official report is set to be complied for mid-next year, with a light rail system connecting Hobart and Brighton a […]

Tasmanian farmer Richard Hedlam says he was reassured a proposed coal mine on his land would not go ahead. Two years later, the plan by Midland Energy has been revived. Read more: Farmer says the mine he thought wouldn't go ahead 'rears its ugly head' Source: ABC News

DAILY BRIEFING: Two people charged in relation to the deaths of 16 polo ponies are due to face court this morning, police charge two men after last weeks’ stabbing last week and concerns for the second Bass Strait interconnector. Read more: Tasmania Now: Polo pony deaths case resumes and stabbing charges Source: ABC News

Despite a bid to move Tasmania’s time zone 30 minutes earlier than eastern standard time failing to win support, Prime Minister Scott Morrison tells Liberal Party faithful their future remains bright thanks to the revived fortunes for the island state. Read more: Daylight saving pitch fails, but Liberals still looking ahead in Tasmania Source: ABC […]


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