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James Austin was a convict success story. Transported from England for stealing beehives, he would go on to create a small empire north of Hobart where his legacy endures today. Read more: The convict who built a small empire on the banks of the River Derwent Source: ABC News

In 2019, women will make up 48 per cent of playwrights and 58 per cent of directors on our mainstages — a radical turn around from just a decade ago. Read more: From 'boys club' to gender parity: How Australian theatre put women centre stage Source: ABC News

David Cantley relies on his dog Buddy to get him through difficult moments, but the 54-year-old veteran, who lives with PTSD, says he’s been rejected from numerous businesses for having his accredited assistance animal by his side. Read more: Veteran with PTSD rejected from businesses because of assistance dog Source: ABC News

As the fog lifts and the sun rises on Great Lake, in Tasmania’s Central Highlands, Peter Glowacki sets his boat upon the water. He is able to walk, fish and get in his boat using his own two legs, but he is ready for the day when that won’t be possible. Read more: 'He'll fish […]

John Gay, the man who was at the forefront of Gunns’ controversial plans to build a pulp mill in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, has died. Read more: The boss of Tasmania's former timber giant Gunns dies aged 75 Source: ABC News

An aspiring teacher who helped to cover up the murder of Launceston man Jake Anderson-Brettner has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years’ jail. Read more: Launceston woman sentenced to five-and-a-half years' jail for trying to cover up murder Source: ABC News

Disability pensioner Gayle Muddyman only receives $500 a week — but with the rent of her three-bedroom house going up “ludicrously” in the last 12 months, she only has dollars to spare. Read more: When Gayle couldn't pay her rent, her daughter stepped in Source: ABC News

The WA potato industry joins a global campaign to lift the profile of the humble potato, amid oversupply and low prices over the last three years. Read more: Making potatoes great again — the bid to lift the humble spud's profile Source: ABC News

Port Macquarie resident Kim Dahler was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in her 40s and wants others to know life can still be fulfilling. Read more: 'It's not life or death, I just shake a bit': Young and living with Parkinson's Source: ABC News

Scott Morrison meets with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to call for an election in May. He is expected to announce the date at a press conference at Parliament House this morning. Read more: PM will call election today after early meeting with Governor-General Source: ABC News

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