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Tasmania: Island state of Australia
Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 533,308 as of March 2019. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.

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Critics liken Tasmania's latest anti-protest legislation to 'police state'

Protesters who disrupt businesses in Tasmania could spend up to four years behind bars under laws proposed by the state Liberal government.
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Stoush over Tasmania's anti-protest push

Protesters who disrupt businesses in Tasmania could spend up to four years behind bars under laws proposed by the state Liberal government.
SBS - Published

Snow blankets parts of Tasmania that were last week threatened by bushfires

November snow has fallen in parts of Tasmania, including in the state's Central Highlands where last week a bushfire threatened shacks.
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Hikers with baby rescued in freezing Tas

Two hikers and a baby have been rescued in central Tasmania after they got caught in freezing weather.
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Tasmania pizza shop fined for deliberately underpaying migrant staff

A Crust Pizza outlet in Hobart will have to pay more than $100,000 after four of its migrant workers were deliberately underpaid.
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'Perverse and twisted': Tasmania Nazi memorabilia sale criticised

An auction house in Launceston has been criticised by a Jewish community group for selling Nazi war memorabilia.
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The best weekends away in Tasmania

The best of Tasmania brings together rustic historical buildings, new-world charm and a wealth ofnatural wonders.
The Age - Published

#LetHerSpeak: Tasmania to reform sex abuse media laws after survivor-led campaign

Tasmania is planning to scrap a law preventing consenting sex abuse survivors from sharing their stories in the media.
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Tasmania to overhaul sex abuse laws

Tasmanian sex abuse victims will be able to share their stories publicly, with an overhaul of the states laws to bring it into line with other states.
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Tasmanians are preparing for another devastating bushfire season, with fears for Hobart

With the east coast of Tasmania now in drought, there are concerns the fire threat will be high this summer. One resident remembers the devastating fires that hit the state six years ago.
SBS - Published

After surviving a genocide, this Tasmanian couple never forgot those left behind

Twenty-five years on from the Rwandan genocide, which saw hundreds of thousands of people killed, one couple who survived and built a new life in Australia tell SBS News about the importance of helping..
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Peter Dutton claims Australian veterans want refugee medevac laws scrapped

Peter Dutton has claimed war veterans want so-called medevac laws scrapped, as he courts support from Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie to support the repeal.
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Veterans want medevac law scrapped: Dutton

Peter Dutton has claimed war veterans want so-called medevac laws scrapped, as he courts support from Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie to support the repeal.
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Silenced by an evil system: The boys the empire sent to Point Puer

Nearing the 200th anniversary of Tasmania's prison for transported boys, Steve Harris' new book reconsiders its unique place in history.
The Age - Published

Tasmanian poppy farmers should not depend on 'death, addiction', say Greens

After Johnson & Johnson copped an $845 million fine, one lawyer said the US opioid crisis 'began in Tasmania' - the world's hub for legal opium poppies.
The Age - Published

Two dead from listeria linked to smoked salmon

Contaminated smoked salmon from Tasmania is the likely cause of two fatal listeriosis cases in New South Wales and Victoria.
SBS - Published

'If I die in the tent, I die in the tent:' Hiker feared for his life in Tasmanian wilderness

Bushwalker Michael Bowman feared he would die in the bitter cold of the Tasmanian wilderness after losing his pack, emergency beacon and most of his food.
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Missing hiker feared he would die in Tas

Bushwalker Michael Bowman feared he would die in the bitter cold of the Tasmanian wilderness after losing his pack, emergency beacon and most of his food.
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Missing hiker trapped in Tasmania's blizzard-like conditions found

A bushwalker from Victoria who went missing in Tasmanian wilderness for several days during blizzard-like conditions has been found by search crews.
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Bob Brown calls for 'moderation' on renewable energy proposals

Former Greens leader Bob Brown has defended his stance against a wind farm proposed for Tasmania's north west.
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Bob Brown compares proposed Tasmanian wind farm to pokies

Former Greens leader Bob Brown has defended his stance against a wind farm proposed for Tasmania's north west.
SBS - Published

'I'm sleeping in my car': These are the victims of Hobart's housing affordability crisis

A domestic violence survivor. A cancer patient. A mother-of-two. SBS News speaks to those struggling with housing and homelessness in Tasmania's capital city.
SBS - Published

Tas govt keep majority after Hickey threat

Tasmania's Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey has opted to remain a member of the party after considering her position following a cabinet reshuffle snubbing.
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Tas Liberal government keeps majority

Tasmanian Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey is expected to reveal whether she will remain a member of the party at a press conference on Friday afternoon.
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Tas government to learn Speaker's future

Tasmanian Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey is expected to reveal whether she will remain a member of the party at a press conference on Friday afternoon.
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Tas govt pleased with Lambie's efforts

The Tasmanian Liberal government is hopeful Jacqui Lambie can negotiate the wiping of the state's historic housing debt to help solve homelessness.
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New MP tears up recalling childhood trauma

The new Liberal MP for the Tasmanian seat of Bass has emotionally recalled her difficult and "not so happy" childhood in her maiden speech to parliament.
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Lambie emerges as Senate wheeler-dealer

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has declared she will support the federal government's full $158 billion tax cut package, meaning it is set to become law.
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Jacqui Lambie backs full income tax cuts

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has declared she will support the federal government's full $158 billion tax cut package, meaning it is set to become law.
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Lambie wants debt wiped for her tax vote

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says it's worrying that the government wants to legislate tax cuts that won't kick in for years.
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Lambie puts housing on tax cut talk agenda

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says she hasn't come to a final position on the Morrison government's tax cut legislation, but fears for the poor in her state.
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'Tasmania would love $10 billion': Jacqui Lambie wants more information about tax cuts

Returning Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie has joked she wants $10 billion for Tasmania as she weighs up her position on the coalition's tax package.
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Jacqui Lambie's vote key to Coalition's tax cuts

Returning Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie could prove the crucial vote when the federal government's $158 billion tax cuts are introduced to parliament.
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Tasmanian government majority looks shaky

Tasmania's Liberal Speaker Sue Hickey is considering quitting the party after she was overlooked in a cabinet reshuffle on the weekend.
SBS - Published

From the archives, 1983: High Court stops Franklin River dam

On 1 July 1983, the High Court finds that Federal legislation stopping construction of the Franklin River dam in Tasmania was valid.
The Age - Published

Tasmania plots more mainland power cables

A Tasmanian energy kingpin is planning to capitalise on Australia's shift to renewable power through a series of power interconnectors with the mainland.
SBS - Published

Sleeping pilot over-shot Tas destination

A pilot who fell asleep during a flight between Tasmania and King Island had been awake for 24 hours, Australia's transport safety watchdog has found.
SBS - Published

Satellites reveal drought, Antarctic woes

New satellite data processed by Australian scientists has painted a troubling picture of drought across the mainland and Tasmania, and ice loss in Antarctica.
SBS - Published

Senators set to be formally declared

Liberal Zed Seselja and Labor's Katy Gallagher will represent the ACT in the Senate, with Tasmanian Jacquie Lambie's return to the upper house also confirmed.
SBS - Published

Doctor suspended after online rape posts

A doctor who worked in Tasmania and Victoria and made offensive online posts has had his suspension extended indefinitely by the Medical Board of Australia.
SBS - Published

Bass Strait power cable back online

The Basslink power cable is back in operation after an outage caused by a problem at a converter station in Tasmania.
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Ongoing outage for Bass Strait power cable

The Basslink energy cable that runs from Victoria to Tasmania has been offline since Sunday with no date set for a return.
SBS - Published

Vanquished Labor looks for 'straight talk'

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is in Tasmania to hear from punters as he embarks on a "listening tour" to examine where the party went wrong at the election.
SBS - Published

Albanese begins quest to reclaim Tasmania

Tasmania's north, where Labor lost two seats at the federal poll, was the first stop for opposition leader Anthony Albanese's national listening tour.
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We got some messaging wrong: Albanese

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is in Tasmania to hear from punters as he embarks on a "listening tour" to examine where the party went wrong at the election.
SBS - Published

Albanese jets to Tas for 'listening tour'

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is in Tasmania to hear from punters as he embarks on a "listening tour" to examine where the party went wrong at the election.
SBS - Published

Vet downs beer in Tas drink-drive campaign

A veterinarian having a beer before working on a dog is the latest tactic used in a new Tasmanian anti drink driving campaign.
SBS - Published

Fire fatalities spark Tas safety message

Tasmania's fire authority wants locals to take extra care following two deaths at homes within a week, with the risk of fires rising as people try to stay warm.
SBS - Published

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