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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 531,500 as of December 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.

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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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

'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.
SBS - Published

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Tas Aboriginal Heritage Act under review

The Tasmanian government has announced a review into the state's Aboriginal Heritage Act, which aims to protect the state's indigenous history.
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Australia's smoking suburb hotspots: study

Residents taking a drag on Tasmania's north coast have sparked an unwanted title for Australia's worst suburbs when it comes to the number of people smoking.
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Mental health worker plan for Tas schools

Tasmania's Labor opposition has pledged to employ mental health workers at all state primary and high schools if elected.
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Count continues as Morrison names ministry

The Tasmanian seat of Bass has moved back into the AEC's too close to call list, leaving three seats in doubt a week after the federal election.
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Bass in doubt again as vote count resumes

The Tasmanian seat of Bass has moved back into the AEC's too close to call list, leaving three seats in doubt a week after the federal election.
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Bass no longer on AEC 'in doubt' list

The Tasmanian seat of Bass is no longer on the AEC's in doubt list a week on from the federal election and as counting continues over the weekend.
SBS - Published

Tas treasurer defends budget spend, debt

Tasmania will head into net debt for the first time in 15 years to fund a record infrastructure spend of $3.8 billion.
SBS - Published

Tasmania forecast to return to net debt

The Tasmanian government has hailed a $3.6 billion infrastructure spend in the 2019/20 budget but the state is forecast to head into net debt.
SBS - Published

Tas govt hails infrastructure budget

The Tasmanian government has hailed a $3.6 billion infrastructure spend in the 2019/20 budget but the state is forecast to head into net debt.
SBS - Published

Infrastructure, health headline Tas budget

Tasmania's treasurer Peter Gutwein will hand down his sixth state budget and has previously indicated that difficult decisions needed to be made.
SBS - Published

Bushwalker who died on Tasmania's Overland Track made 'poor decisions'

Trevor Tolputt had been walking alone for six days without a beanie or gloves in freezing, snowy weather when he succumbed to hypothermia.
The Age - Published

Pauline Hanson slams torching of One Nation truck outside Hobart pub

Pauline Hanson has said she is "concerned about where politics is heading in this country" after a One Nation truck was set on fire in Tasmania.
SBS - Published

Tas Liberal winner hails Morrison factor

Farmer Gavin Pearce, who won the marginal seat of Braddon in northwest Tasmania, has paid tribute to Scott Morrison's many visits as counting tightens in Bass.
SBS - Published

Liberals take Tasmania's fickle north

Tasmania's two most marginal seats, Braddon and Bass, have swung from Labor to the Liberals.
SBS - Published

Tasmania's swinging north returns to Libs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has visited two marginal seats in Tasmania's north as voters head to the polls across the Labor-dominated Apple Isle.
SBS - Published

Liberals win marginal Braddon in Tasmania

The Liberal party's Gavin Pearce has claimed victory over Labor's Justine Keay in the marginal northwest seat of Braddon in Tasmania.
SBS - Published

Lambie has 'unfinished business' in senate

Tasmanian Jacqui Lambie is gunning for a return to the senate after being forced to resign for being a dual citizen.
SBS - Published

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