Tasmania Police intercepts 3,000 ecstasy pills sent to Hobart by mail

Tasmania Police intercepts 3,000 ecstasy pills sent to Hobart by mail

Posted May 16, 2018 16:22:04 Photo: Two parcels containing MDMA were found in the mail, police said. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) About 3,000 ecstasy pills with a street value of $250,000 have been found in packages sent to Hobart in the mail, Tasmania Police says. Officers have been targeting mail …

Battle for Braddon heats up as Turnbull comes to Tasmania bearing gifts

Battle for Braddon heats up as Turnbull comes to Tasmania bearing gifts

Updated May 16, 2018 06:04:51 Photo: Turnbull will be offering to put $30 million towards the Cradle Mountain upgrade. (ABC News: Shaun Kingma) The battle for the Braddon by-election is about to heat up, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull making a flying visit to the hotly contested Tasmanian electorate today. …

Woodchip export proposal for southern Tasmania passes first hurdle

Woodchip export proposal for southern Tasmania passes first hurdle

Posted May 15, 2018 06:23:50 Photo: The proponent says the facility is about making forestry in the south sustainable. (ABC News: Emilie Gramenz) A controversial woodchip mill and export facility proposed for Dover in southern Tasmania has secured the State Government approval it needs to go ahead. The Department of …

Schools, University of Tasmania reopen after record flood as clean-up continues

Schools, University of Tasmania reopen after record flood as clean-up continues

Updated May 13, 2018 16:29:37 Photo: Workers and volunteers have spent the weekend cleaning up. (ABC News: Natalie Whiting) Three days after the University of Tasmania was ravaged by wild weather and flooding, the main campus will reopen on Monday, but there could be months of work ahead to repair …

Hobart weather: Record rain, flash flooding inundate CBD and parts of southern Tasmania

Hobart weather: Record rain, flash flooding inundate CBD and parts of southern Tasmania

Updated May 11, 2018 12:40:45 Cars have floated down Hobart CBD streets and homes and businesses were evacuated as flash flooding hit the city following record rainfall overnight. Key points: Hobart hit by more than 100 millimetres of rain in a single day, doubling the previous record Flooding in city …

Farmers celebrate rain as Tasmania braces for downpour to continue

Farmers celebrate rain as Tasmania braces for downpour to continue

Posted May 11, 2018 05:43:34 Photo: Farmer Tim Lyne celebrates the rain. His 40-megalitre dam was completely empty just last week. (ABC News: Edith Bevin) Related Story: Time to rug up — south-east Australia is about to get cold, wet and windy Fifth-generation east coast farmer Jack Cotton says Thursday’s …

Heavy rainfall, strong wind warnings for next 48 hours across Tasmania

Heavy rainfall, strong wind warnings for next 48 hours across Tasmania

Updated May 09, 2018 16:11:47 Photo: The outlook is wet and windy for state over the next 48 hours. (ABC Northern Tasmania) Related Story: Time to rug up — south-east Australia is about to get cold, wet and windy Tasmanians are bracing for heavy rain, strong winds, possible flooding and …

Reworked child protection system in Tasmania under fire from unions, case worker

Reworked child protection system in Tasmania under fire from unions, case worker

Posted May 07, 2018 20:03:35 Two key Tasmanian unions have raised serious concerns about the State Government’s redesign of the child protection system, claiming it will farm out responsibility for child safety to the non-government sector. The Government announced a major overhaul of the “broken” child protection system in 2015 …

Federal Government dishes up $3m to fund private huts in Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area

Federal Government dishes up $3m to fund private huts in Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area

Posted May 04, 2018 05:45:20 Photo: Huts proposed for Tasmania’s South Coast Track are funded under plans to open up more areas for commercial development. (ABC News: Dan Broun) Related Story: Calls to ban cruise ships near Tasmanian national parks Related Story: Rezoning of World Heritage zone needed to boost …

Blue whale sighting in Tasmania delights onlookers, but fishers accused of ‘trolling’ too close

Blue whale sighting in Tasmania delights onlookers, but fishers accused of ‘trolling’ too close

Updated May 01, 2018 10:35:11 Photo: Damian Connor estimated the whale to be around 20 metres long. (Supplied: Wild Ocean Tasmania) A blue whale, the largest animal on Earth, has been spotted in waters off the Tasman Peninsula, but onlookers have said the sight was spoiled by the actions of …