Tasmania

Tasmania's Governor, Peter Underwood gravely ill

Andrew Darby Tasmania's Governor, Peter Underwood, AC, is gravely ill after a kidney cancer operation, the state's Government House said on Monday.

Tasmania Governor Peter Underwood remembered

Tasmnia's Governor Peter Underwood with former premier David Bartlett.

Andrew Darby Peter Underwood, AC, a British child migrant who grew up to become Chief Justice and then Governor of Tasmania, has died in office after suffering kidney cancer.

Poll shows Liberals cruising for a win in Tasmania

Andrew Darby The first independent opinion poll taken since the Tasmanian state election was called shows the Liberal party headed for majority government on March 15.

Liberals set to seize power in Tasmania

Andrew Darby Hobart The Liberal Party's grasp on majority government in Tasmania strengthened early in the count on Saturday night.

New premier, old fight in Tasmania

Tasmanian State Liberal leader Will Hodgman

Andrew Darby Tasmanian premier-elect Will Hodgman has told environment groups their days of holding governments to ransom are over, as he dismissed warnings against reviving the state's forests conflict.

Tasmania's forests now a defining national issue

Tasmania's Tarkine Forest.

Andrew Darby Is this game on for Tassie's forests? Andrew Darby clears the wood from the trees.

Vandals break into Risdon jail in Tasmania

Police tape

David Beniuk Not a break-out but a break-in is being investigated at Tasmania's notorious Risdon jail.

Nairobi victim laid to rest in Tasmania

Ross Langdon

Andrew Darby, Hobart Ross Langdon, the young Australian architect killed in the Nairobi shopping mall attack, has been buried on the island he left to make good.

Tasmania's gay marriage bill clears first hurdle

Tasmania Premier Lara Giddings co-sponsored a bill to legalise same-sex marriage.

Dan Harrison Gay marriage campaigners were celebrating last night after Tasmania's lower house became the first chamber of an Australian parliament to pass a bill to legalise same-sex marriage.

Same sex marriage debate begins in Tasmania

Andrew Darby Tasmania's bid to be first state to legalise same sex marriage is facing its toughest test in the state's upper house, where an advocate is calling for change though it may end up in the High Court.

Tasmania mining talks collapse

Scott Jordan.

David Wroe Tasmania's Tarkine wilderness is set for a Franklin Dam-style showdown after talks between green groups and unions over disputed mining projects collapsed yesterday.

Historic conservation deal offers peace for Tasmania

logging

Andrew Darby Federal and Tasmanian governments swing in behind state's landmark forests peace deal.

Health academic killed in Tasmania

An academic is said to have been murdered in Tasmania.

Andrew Darby Man known as an international founding father of health economics said to have been murdered.

Mainland support to arrive in Tasmania

Support teams from the Australian mainland are set to arrive in Tasmania today to help in the continued battle against bushfires, and with the quick assessment of damage.

$1000 relief aid for Tasmania bushfire victims

Nicole Hasham The Federal Government has activated disaster recovery payments for those affected by devastating bushfires tearing through Tasmania.

Fires in Tasmania may have claimed lives

A scene of devastation in Dunalley.

Police say the bushfires in southern Tasmanian may have claimed a number of lives.

Tasmania police allay fears 100 missing

Tasmania Police Acting Commissioner Scott Tilyard.

Andrew Darby POLICE have discounted media claims that up to 100 people are missing victims of the Tasmanian bushfires.

Tasmania fire survivors ready to rebuild

Burnt houses at Dunalley

Andrew Darby Just a fortnight after wading into the sea to hide beneath a jetty, a Tasmanian family whose bushfire survival story resonated globally are keen to rebuild.

Grave concerns for sailor adrift on a liferaft south of Tasmania as rescue described as a 'very big if'

alain deloard

Ian Lloyd Neubauer A lone French yachtsman adrift in a life raft south of Tasmania is facing seven-metre swells and winds of up to 75km/h as he awaits a rescue described as a ‘‘very big if’’ by the captain of the...