News Updates

North Hobart parking changes

Changes to boost parking availability Changes to parking on Elizabeth Street in North Hobart will take effect this week as part of a plan to improve parking availability at peak times. The time limit for on-street parking between Federal and Burnett streets will be increased from 15 minutes to 30 minutes to be more useful for people accessing businesses along

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Smart bus shelters comp attracts global response

Bus shelters that entertain children, light up to let bus drivers know passengers are waiting, and offer translation services to improve accessibility are among a range of innovative ideas for the future of Hobart’s public transport network. Voting opens this week in the People’s Choice award for the City of Hobart’s Digital Bus Shelter Design Competition, for which entrants were

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Dumb and Dumber more like it

Things are certainly getting weird over at the Liberal Party’s camp with two new International Men of Mysteries emerging. Brooks appearing on dating and pick up sites denying it is him and turncoat Coats telling us it was an imposter we saw at a Hobart cafe not him. Let’s not forget Behrakis’ poison pen either!

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AFP warns of tech support scams following warrants in Wollongong

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) is warning the public to carefully vet who they allow to remotely access their computers, following a search warrant in Wollongong as part of a cybercrime investigation into an alleged fraudulent technical support business. Operation Rayko is a cybercrime investigation into an Australian business that purports to offer genuine Microsoft technology support to Australian customers.

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Charges laid after $2.7 million worth of cocaine concealed in clay bricks

Organised Crime Squad detectives have charged a man in Sydney as part of ongoing investigations into the alleged importation of cocaine worth an estimated $2.7 million concealed in clay blocks. Last Sunday (25 April 2021), officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF) identified a consignment which arrived in Sydney from the United Kingdom. The air cargo consignment – which was

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Body found

A body was discovered at Cornelian Bay this morning. Tasmania Police including members of the Criminal Investigation Branch and Forensic Services have been at the scene most of the morning and are investigating the circumstances.

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Action on the high seas

Grassroots Action Network says: BOATS ARE IN THE WATER We now have a floatilla of boats and two people locked on to the Ta Ann ship destined to take Tassie native forest logs to Sarawak Malaysia. As long as our politicians continue to prioritise foreign corporations and greed over the Tasmanian people we will continue to take action. 🤙 Updates

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Walrus amused

We note the Walrus thinks one of our stories is funny tonight. We assume the profile name change has come about after the Alien reported back to you last Friday.

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The Mercury have second crack at false report affecting Hobart business

On the 19th of April The Mercury newspaper published online that a Salamanca restaurant went bust “CBD restaurant goes bust owing creditors $180k” After TVN published our story that was fact checked with authorities The Mercury within only minutes pulled their story offline. The Mercury were also out by one million dollars! The information they provided was false. The restaurant

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Let’s play Q and A with TVN

When is it ok for a Barrister to have sexual relations with a client in order to have fees reduced or waived along with some cash? When is it ok for a lawyer to give a minor and a vulnerable young person alcohol during a ‘lounge room’ home visit at the lawyers home? Cash and Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

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AUSTRALIAN PARAMEDICS ASSOCIATION TASMANIA DEMANDS ADDITIONAL 183 PARAMEDICS AND 41 SUPPORT STAFF

The Australian Paramedics Association of Tasmania (APA) believes the incoming government immediately needs to provide an increase of paramedics and background support staff to meet growing ambulance demand and increasing ambulance response times. Tasmania has the worst response times in the country, with a median state-wide response time of 32.8 minutes. This median response time continues to worsen, despite government

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