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Greens promise a moratorium on salmon farming

The Tasmanian Greens will lobby for a complete ban on near-shore salmon farms on the East and North-West coasts of Tasmania.Under a motion passed at the party’s state conference, farms would be banned on the East Coast from Cape Portland to Tasman Island

33 min. ago in Politics
 

Tasmanian Greens election vision revealed

The Tasmanian Greens will immediately push to remove poker machines from pubs and clubs and restrict logging in protected areas if it holds the balance of power at the next election.At the party’s state conference on Sunday, Greens’ leader Cassy O’Connor

today, 12:24 in Politics
 

Tasmanian Trail 20th anniversary celebration

Dakota Wolf makes the epic 480 kilometre journey along the Tasmanian Trail with his horse, Mia Coda, every year.“It gives me a lot of freedom, something that you rarely find these days,” he said. “So I’m able to ride my horse from Devonport all the way d

today, 12:24 in Politics
 

Tasmanian Trail 20th anniversary celebration

Dakota Wolf makes the epic 480 kilometre journey along the Tasmanian Trail with his horse, Mia Coda, every year.“It gives me a lot of freedom, something that you rarely find these days,” he said. So I’m able to ride my horse from Devonport all the way do

today, 12:10 in Politics
 

We take you for a look around Tasmania’s parliament

It’s a complicated place, Parliament House.Behind its doors, our laws are made, elected members debate our future, and the sound of bells ring continuously throughout each sitting day. But the world of politics is a tricky one, even for our most experien

today, 10:58 in Politics
 

Memories of World War II and the Battle of Britain

Brian Sparks can still remember the ringing of the siren from the moment World War II was declared. The 82-year-old from Stowport was just a child during the battle but has distinct memories of the destruction. But most of his childhood memories circle a

today, 09:46 in Politics
 

Farming couple celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

It was 1944 at the Cressy dance when Barbara Badock first met a strapping young farmer’s son named Llyod.Llyod had noticed Barbara around town for quite some time, but it wasn’t until one fateful night in July that he worked up the courage to meet her. “

today, 08:48 in Politics
 

Grand plans for reopening of Paragon Theatre in Queenstown

Building materials and antique furniture are strewn across the cavernous grand hall of the historic Paragon Theatre.

yesterday, 20:19 in Politics
 

Tasmania Greens drugs reform passes, party wants balance of power

The Tasmanian Greens are eyeing the balance of power at the next state election, which leader Cassy O’Connor maintained would produce a “parliament for grown-ups”.On day one of the party’s last state conference before the election, all eyes were on the r

yesterday, 18:30 in Politics
 

House fire in Latrobe

Tasmania Fire Service are attending a house fire on Gerrand Street, Latrobe. The structure fire was reported at 3.14pm on Saturday. The occupants were reportedly home at the time of the fire. Five fire vehicles are currently at the scene. MORE TO COME

yesterday, 16:33 in Politics
 

Structure fire in Latrobe

Tasmania Fire Service are attending a house fire on Gerrand Street, Latrobe. The structure fire was reported at 3.14pm on Saturday. The occupants were reportedly home at the time of the fire. Five fire vehicles are currently at the scene. MORE TO COME

yesterday, 16:22 in Politics
 

Matthew Groom's resignation ‘bad news for Liberals’

The resignation of high-profile state government Minister Matthew Groom is “bad news” for the government’s re-election chances, political analyst Kevin Bonham declared.Mr Groom surprised Premier Will Hodgman on Friday when resigned from the Cabinet and s

yesterday, 16:22 in Politics
 

Tasmanian Greens state election candidates revealed at conference

The Tasmanian Greens’ team of 22 candidates for the next state election has been revealed.Bass MHA Andrea Dawkins took the floor at the 2017 Tasmanian Greens State Conference to declare the party was unified and ready. "We're a proud team and...

yesterday, 13:10 in Politics
 

Fire at Anzac Park, Ulverstone

Tasmania Fire Service attended a fire at a toilet block at Anzac Park, Ulverstone last night. Fire crews were called to the scene at 9.19pm. The extent of damage and cause of the fire is unknown.

yesterday, 10:04 in Politics
 

Garage fire in East Devonport

A garage fire in East Devonport this morning caused $25,000 of damage.Tasmania Fire Service crews from Devonport and Latrobe were called to a property at Leatherwood Place, East Devonport at 4.49am. The cause of the fire was undetermined. No injuries wer

yesterday, 09:30 in Politics
 
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