News Updates

Further to and confirming our exclusive live report last night of a bird strike and burst water pipe TasNetworks have issued the following statement

About 7.30pm last night, a sudden transmission outage affected more than 25,000 customers from Claremont to Sandy Bay, along Hobart’s western shore. TasNetworks’ control room is staffed 24/7, and responded quickly to the problem. Several team members were urgently called into action. The number of affected customers was reduced to 14,000 by about 8.30pm. All customers were restored by 9pm.

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Terence Kelly confesses to abducting Cleo Smith from campsite

Cleo Smith’s abductor Terence Kelly has confessed to kidnapping the four-year-old from her family tent and keeping her captive for 18 days. Kelly, 36, was arrested after detectives raided his Carnarvon house at 12.46am on November 3 and found the little girl alone inside a bedroom playing with toys. The next day he was charged with child abduction and flown

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Our pedestrian struck story update

Further to our exclusive live report at 1.00am this morning Tasmania Police have confirmed a 45 year old Blackmans Bay woman has been charged. Whilst Police may say she has been charged with exceed and ‘failing to stop’ at the scene of an accident we would strongly suggest other charges will be forthcoming. It was reported that the woman crashed

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Kingston stabbing incident

Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania attended a Summerleas Road, Kingston address where a person had reportedly been hit in the head with a metal pole and stabbed suffering injuries. We understand the incident occurred at around 6.30am.

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The AFP has launched investigations into rapid antigen test (RAT) price gouging

AFP is warning individuals and businesses they face five years’ imprisonment for re-selling COVID-19 tests for more than 20 per cent of the original retail purchase price. Two investigations have begun in Queensland and NSW after referrals from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. More referrals are expected and will be coordinated under the AFP’s Taskforce LOTUS, which was established

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Legendary American singer Meat Loaf has died at the age of 74.

His death was announced on his official Facebook page on Friday evening, with a post saying he died with his wife Deborah Gillespie by his side. “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side. Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the

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Risky business: Why Joyce has declared war on his cabin crew

Alan Joyce’s unprecedented move to tear up Qantas’ long haul flight attendants’ workplace agreement is the industrial relations nuclear option – and illuminates the severity of the airline’s operating conditions and cash flow squeeze. With the pandemic entering its third year, the pressure mounting on Qantas to stem the flow of earnings red ink and restore the damaged balance sheet

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TASMANIAN LABOR WOES — WHITE’S LEADERSHIP “ON BORROWED TIME”

Multiple sources within the Tasmanian Labour Party have confirmed that speculation is swirling around the imminent end of Rebecca White’s leadership. The sources are reporting that Dean Winter is readying himself for a leadership challenge, as Rebecca White has been missing in action, failing to capitalise on Peter Gutwein’s mishandling of Tasmania’s opening to COVID-19. Other sources are telling TVN

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