University of Tasmania’s new law dean Tim McCormack fears for future of humanitarian law

University of Tasmania’s new law dean Tim McCormack fears for future of humanitarian law

Posted May 13, 2018 13:07:58 Photo: Professor McCormack says one of his first jobs will be to rebuild the law library after the floods. (Supplied: University of Tasmania) In 2002, Tasmanian-born Professor Tim McCormack took a phone call that changed the trajectory of his life. At the other end of …

Colonial art exhibition ‘sheds new light’ on Tasmania’s brutal Black War

Colonial art exhibition ‘sheds new light’ on Tasmania’s brutal Black War

Updated May 11, 2018 11:15:03 Photo: The national picture exhbition aims to provide a visual insight into a brutal part of Tasmania’s history. (Supplied NGA) Related Story: Performers commemorate the Black War with Tasmanian Requiem Related Story: New map records massacres of Aboriginal people An exhibition of colonial artwork is …

Three-way contest for Prosser but Valentine set to return to Tasmania’s Legislative Council

Three-way contest for Prosser but Valentine set to return to Tasmania’s Legislative Council

Updated May 05, 2018 22:46:41 A three-way contest is underway for the new Tasmanian Upper House seat of Prosser, as independent Rob Valentine looks set to comfortably retain his seat of Hobart. Key points: Rob Valentine likely to retain Hobart Liberal Jane Howlett leading in Prosser but independent Steve Mav …

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania’s fruit fly war chest

Federal Government drops $20m into Tasmania’s fruit fly war chest

By Fiona Blackwood Updated May 05, 2018 12:40:48 The Federal Government has announced it will spend $20 million on the war against fruit fly in Tasmania. But some fear the money has come too late and will not be spent on the frontline workers needed to detect the pest. A …

ABC journalist Richard Baines picks up Tasmania’s top media award for second year

ABC journalist Richard Baines picks up Tasmania’s top media award for second year

Posted April 27, 2018 22:02:12 Photo: Richard Baines was described as the “must watch” journalist in Tasmania. (ABC News: Tony King) The ABC’s Richard Baines has taken out Tasmania’s top journalism award for the second consecutive year. Baines was named Tasmania’s Journalist of the Year at the Media Entertainment and …

Tourism boom and hotel investment lauded by industry, but some fear Tasmania’s natural charm under threat

Tourism boom and hotel investment lauded by industry, but some fear Tasmania’s natural charm under threat

Updated April 27, 2018 09:05:55 Photo: The Tasmanian Government wants to make the state the “eco-tourism capital” of the world. (Federal Hotels) With thousands of new hotel rooms planned and the Tasmanian Government pushing to make the state the “world destination for eco-tourism”, some are worried the island will not …

Tasmania’s tonnes of stockpiled tyres finally headed for approved recycling centre

Tasmania’s tonnes of stockpiled tyres finally headed for approved recycling centre

By Rachel Fisher Updated April 24, 2018 13:59:15 Tasmania’s mounting mountain of old tyres could soon be a thing of the past. The Launceston City Council has given the green light to Tasmanian company Phoenix Rubber Products to develop a $3.5 million tyre recycling plant. The processing plant would be …

Solar farm plan for Wesley Vale in Tasmania’s north has some locals offside

Solar farm plan for Wesley Vale in Tasmania’s north has some locals offside

Posted April 20, 2018 05:30:27 Tony Peirce has spent every one of his 65 years living at the family’s Wesley Vale farm with paddocks and the ocean for a backyard. Soon that landscape will be covered with about 40,000 solar panels as the neighbouring property becomes Tasmania’s largest solar farm. …

Tasmania’s regional airports competing to land proposed Qantas pilot training college

Tasmania’s regional airports competing to land proposed Qantas pilot training college

Updated April 19, 2018 16:08:29 A stoush is brewing between two regional Tasmanian airports with competing bids to be the base of a proposed Qantas pilot training college. Qantas announced earlier this year it would establish a $20 million pilot academy that could train up to 500 pilots a year …

Baby wombat takes ‘jockey’ ride on mother’s back at Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain

Baby wombat takes ‘jockey’ ride on mother’s back at Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain

Posted April 14, 2018 09:15:54 Photo: The images of the piggybacking wombats have sparked online interest in the US. (Supplied: Anja Boot) A bushwalker’s photo of a mother wombat with its baby clinging to her back has delighted and stunned wildlife experts, who say wombats — with their “little legs …