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80% by November: Premier’s state vaccination goal

TASMANIA is on track to vaccinate more than 80 per cent of the population against Covid-19 well before Christmas, Premier Peter Gutwein says.

Hurricanes lock away teen spin sensation for two years

TEENAGE spin whiz Amy Smith will look to build on her breakout Big Bash campaign last summer after signing a two-year deal to remain at the Hobart Hurricanes.

Tassie’s cheapest houses, units and land revealed

TASMANIA’S property market continues to explode and set countless records in the process, but there’s a bargain to be had if you’re willing to think outside the square.

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No progress on $3m Taxpayer-funded wilderness huts

A multimillion dollar taxpayer-funded grant to build private huts in the state’s southern wilderness has been quietly extended despite little progress in more than three years and the project still not having regulatory approvals.

Calls to have rapist stripped of Australia Day reward

A former mayor is calling for an Australia Day award given to a former rowing coach in 2015 to be relinquished after the recipient was convicted of rape in 2019.

Law insiders tip woman to become next Supreme Court judge

The state government will soon appoint a new judge to the Supreme Court bench, with legal insiders widely tipping a woman for the job.

Two Tasmanian women fined for breaching Stay at Home order

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NAMED: Tassie’s biggest MDMA dealers revealed

ECSTASY, caps, pills, pingers, E, M&M, molly, MDA or MDMA are all names for the recreational drug whose scientific name is 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine.

Government stings Tassie mums $30m in super

TASMANIAN mothers have missed out on more than $30m in retirement savings because the government does not pay super on parental leave.

“A real buzz”: Diver’s epic close encounter of the whale kind

KEEN Tasmanian free diver Chris Landon-Lane had a close encounter of the marine mammal kind on Friday.

Government announces push to recruit more Tassie prison officers

A major push to find more staff for Tasmania’s troubled Prisons Service will begin on Saturday, Corrections Minister Elise Archer said. .

Government announces push to recruit more Tassie prison officers

A major push to find more staff for Tasmania’s troubled Prisons Service will begin on Saturday, Corrections Minister Elise Archer said. .

Operation McSweyn: Island’s big mission to screen Olympic debut

THEY have a parmi at the local pub named after him, want to name a street in his honour and now the residents of King Island are sweating on emergency generators arriving in time to watch their favourite son compete at the Olympics on television.

Protesters regain access to road into MMG’s Rosebery mine

The Bob Brown Foundation says it has regained public access to a road into MMG’s mining lease ready for its open day event on Sunday with Sustainable Timber Tasmania giving them a key to what was a locked gate.