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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 about 539,590 as of March 2020. Just more than 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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Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming mainland Australia again [Video]

Feisty Tasmanian devils roaming mainland Australia again

Tasmanian devils – the carnivorous marsupials whose frenzied eating habits wonthe animals cartoon fame – have returned to mainland Australia for the firsttime in 3,000 years. “Seeing those devils..

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The enduring mystery of whale beaching [Video]

The enduring mystery of whale beaching

As rescuers try to free a pod of around 470 stranded whales off the Australian island of Tasmania, scientists puzzle over the cause of the mysterious phenomenon. Megan Revell reports.

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Almost 500 pilot whales stranded on Australian island state [Video]

Almost 500 pilot whales stranded on Australian island state

More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast on Wednesday,raising the total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded inthe island state of Tasmania.

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Dozens of Sydney suburbs warned about coronavirus risk as Tasmania reveals plan to reopen border with NSW

Gladys Berejiklian says she wants to open the Victorian border 'as soon as we can', with NSW recording two new local coronavirus cases today.
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Gladys Berejiklian 'cautious' about opening to Victoria, as Tasmania reveals plan to reopen to NSW

There are two new local cases of COVID-19 in NSW as Gladys Berejiklian says she wants to open the Victorian border "as soon as we can" and Tasmania announces plans to reopen to NSW next week.
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'Excited' Tasmanians as state reopens borders to low-risk states and territories

Tasmania has reopened to low-risk coronavirus states and territories, all bar NSW and Victoria.
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No quarantine for New Zealanders arriving in Victoria, as travel bubble bursts into other states

Travellers from New Zealand have arrived in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia despite the state governments refusing to participate in the trans-Tasman travel bubble..
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Tasmania may open to NSW in early November if coronavirus cases remain low

Tasmania could open up to NSW residents from early November, but Premier Peter Gutwein says more time is needed to assess the coronavirus risk.
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At least 80 New Zealanders travellers left NSW in trans-Tasman bubble bungle

Travellers from New Zealand have arrived in Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia despite the state governments refusing to participate in the trans-Tasman travel bubble arrangements.
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Tasmania is hoping locals will fill the void left by seasonal workers - but will they?

With international borders still closed due to COVID-19, Tasmania is short of workers for its fruit harvesting season. It is instead hoping locals will step in to help.
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For the first time in 3000 years, there are Tasmanian devils running free on mainland Australia

A conservation effort has seen Tasmanian devils reintroduced to the New South Wales Hunter region.
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Tasmania to reopen borders to 'low-risk' coronavirus states from end of the month

Travellers from South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory will be able to return to Tasmania from 26 October.
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Hope saved pilot whales in Tasmania can reunite at sea

The heads at Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania is a stranding hotspot for pilot whales - a scientist explains why.
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Race to save surviving whales in Tasmania after worst mass stranding in Australia's history

Rescuers have saved 70 pilot whales stranded in Tasmania but are now faced with the grim task of collecting almost 400 carcasses.
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Race to save surviving whales in Tasmania

Authorities in Tasmania will try to save about 30 pilot whales still alive after the worst mass stranding on record in Australia of some 460 animals.
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Another 200 pilot whales have been discovered stranded on Tasmania's remote west coast

Another 200 pilot whales have been discovered stranded on Tasmania's remote west coast and rescuers say the majority have likely died. It takes the overall number of stranded whales at Macquarie..
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Race against time as at least one third of pilot whales stranded off Tasmania's coast have died

Rescuers say a third of about 270 pilot whales stranded off Tasmania's west coast have died, as efforts begin to save the remaining mammals.
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Third of stranded Tas whales likely dead

Rescuers say a third of about 270 pilot whales stranded off Tasmania's west coast have died, as efforts begin to save the remaining mammals.
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Incredible scenes in Tasmania as hundreds of pilot whales remain stuck on remote sandbars

Authorities are set to launch an early morning rescue mission to save some 270 whales stranded off Tasmania's remote west coast. About 25 of the pilot whales are believed to have already died after the..
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Race against time to save 270 whales stranded off Tasmania's remote west coast

Some 270 pilot whales have become stranded on sandbars off Tasmania's remote coast, with authorities set to launch a rescue mission on Tuesday morning.
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At least 25 whales dead as hundreds stranded off Tasmanian coast

Authorities are set to launch an early morning rescue mission to save some 270 whales stranded off Tasmania's remote west coast. About 25 of the pilot whales are believed to have already died after the..
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Shame is stopping Australia's international students from asking for help

A charity in Tasmania has been providing free meals and groceries to international students during the coronavirus pandemic - but some are still unwilling to accept support.
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Tasmania to keep border closed until at least December amid Victoria's coronavirus crisis

Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein has announced the state's border will stay shut until at least 1 December.
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Man in his 60s becomes Tasmania's first coronavirus case in nearly three weeks

A man in his 60s who returned to Tasmania after going to Melbourne for medical treatment has tested positive to coronavirus.
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Tasmania records fresh virus case

A man in his 60s who returned to Tasmania after going to Melbourne for medical treatment has tested positive to coronavirus.
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Tasmania abandons plan to reopen border to parts of mainland Australia this week

Tasmania will not open its border to SA, WA and NT residents at the end of the week as planned, Premier Peter Gutwein has announced.
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Tasmania to create 'safe travel bubble' with South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory

Victoria, NSW, the ACT and Queensland are excluded from Tasmania's 'safe travel bubble'.
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Shark grabs 10-year-old boy from fishing boat in Tasmania

A shark has grabbed a 10-year-old boy off a fishing boat in waters off northwest Tasmania.
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Young people in Tasmania are struggling more than ever to find work

Youth unemployment in Tasmania before the pandemic was a big issue in the state, but young people are now struggling more than ever to find meaningful work.
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Tasmania's Beaconsfield mine set to reopen

Tasmania's Beaconsfield gold mine, the site of a dramatic underground rescue in 2006, will be brought back into production under new owners.
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What happened to Tasmania's intake of Australia's 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees?

Australia welcomed thousands Syrian and Iraqi refugees in a one-off intake beginning in 2015, but finding affordable housing and the desire to join larger migrant communities on the mainland meant not..
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live with COVID-19 update shortly. The military has been called in and other states have been asked for help as Victoria battles surging coronavirus..
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Law reform body finds Tasmania's transgender laws working well, recommends changes to stop non-consensual surgery

The Tasmanian Law Reform Commission has recommended that forcing an intersex person to have
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South Australia is opening its borders to Tasmania, WA and the NT

South Australia will move early to lift COVID-19 border restrictions with WA, the NT and Tasmania from midnight.
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3,000 temporary visa holders have taken up Tasmania's coronavirus support payment

Tasmania became the first state to offer its 26,000 temporary visa holders a one-off support payment to help with the impacts of COVID-19 - but some say it only goes so far.
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Elderly Tasmanian man becomes latest coronavirus case

A man in his 70s is the first fresh coronavirus case in Tasmania in a week.
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Weekend coronavirus testing urged in NSW, Tasmania says will reopen green spaces soon

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged people to come forward for COVID-19 testing over the weekend, while Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein says an outbreak in the state's northwest is now under..
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Sydney aged care resident and elderly woman in Tasmania die of coronavirus

The 13th resident of a Sydney aged care home has died of coronavirus, while another elderly woman in northwest Tasmania has succumbed to the disease.
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Two more elderly Australians die of coronavirus, bringing toll to 93

The 13th resident of a Sydney aged care home has died of coronavirus, while another elderly woman in northwest Tasmania has succumbed to the disease.
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Two more virus deaths in northwest Tas

Two elderly women have died from coronavirus in northwest Tasmania, bringing the state's toll to 13.
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Ruby Princess was the 'likely' cause of Tasmania's outbreak, says premier

The Ruby Princess has been described as the "ground zero" for a deadly coronavirus outbreak in northwest Tasmania, as the state confirms a 12th death.
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Australia links coronavirus outbreak in remote south to Carnival Corp cruise ship

A coronavirus outbreak in Australia's remote southern island state of Tasmania likely originated from the Ruby Princess cruise ship, a government report published on Thursday concluded, as the national..
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Tasmania records another COVID-19 death

An 11th person has died of COVID-19 in Tasmania, giving the island state the third highest toll in Australia after NSW and Victoria.
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Australians told not to get complacent as virus death toll rises to 80

Tasmania has recorded its tenth coronavirus death, bringing fatalities across the nation to 80.
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Tenth virus death in Tasmania

A 90-year-old man has become the tenth person to die from coronavirus in Tasmania, taking the national toll to 80.
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Australia’s coronavirus death toll rises to 78 as states look to ramp up testing

Following another rise in Australia's national coronavirus death toll, Tasmania and New South Wales say they're looking to ramp up testing.
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Tasmania to give cash payments to temporary visa holders affected by coronavirus pandemic

Tasmania is providing cash payments for temporary visa holders suffering financial hardship as part of a $3 million coronavirus support package.
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