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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 526,700 as of March 2018. 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.


Tas govt introduces PTSD compo change

The Tasmanian government has introduced a bill aiming to making it easier for emergency workers to access post traumatic stress disorder compensation.
SBS - Published

Bullying, anti-protest top Tas govt agenda

Tasmanian parliament resumes in earnest on Wednesday, with the Liberal government expected to table anti-bullying and anti-protest bills this week.
SBS - Published

Videos for Tasmania

Bushfires rage as Australia endures heatwave [Video]Bushfires rage as Australia endures heatwave

Firefighters battle 25 blazes across the Australian state of Victoria as a record-breaking heatwave delivers the hottest start to March on record in the southern part of the country. Rough cut - no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Australian who rammed and killed six pedestrians jailed for life [Video]Australian who rammed and killed six pedestrians jailed for life

James Gargasoulas is jailed for life. The Australian killed six people in 2017 when he plowed his car into a crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Residents flee Australia bushfires, waterbombing aircraft crashes [Video]Residents flee Australia bushfires, waterbombing aircraft crashes

Australia has been battling bushfires in different states. In Tasmania, hundreds of residents and pets have been evacuated while in Victoria, a waterbombing aircraft has crashed. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:10Published

Heat Waves Take Over Australia [Video]Heat Waves Take Over Australia

According to, Australia is experiencing a second heat wave within in two weeks, with temperatures in Melbourne hitting 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit. In the meantime, while struggling to fight..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Bushfires blaze across Tasmania, Australia [Video]Bushfires blaze across Tasmania, Australia

Firefighters battle 27 bushfires across the Australian state of Tasmania. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published


Mosquito virus warning for Tas east coast

The Tasmanian health department has confirmed five cases of the Barmah Forest virus, prompting a warning for the state's east coast.
SBS - Published

Thousands of chickens die in Tasmania fire

A shed fire started by a faulty heater in northern Tasmania has killed thousands of egg-laying chickens.
SBS - Published

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