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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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No signs of life in Tasmania mine worker search

Emergency crews have failed to identify any signs of life in their search for a worker who went missing after an earth collapse at Tasmania's Henty Gold Mine.
SBS - Published

Mine worker missing underground in Tasmania

A mining worker has been missing underground for more than five hours on Tasmania's west coast after after a collapse.
The Age - Published

Peter Gutwein replaces Will Hodgman as Tasmanian premier

Tasmania's Liberals have unanimously endorsed treasurer Peter Gutwein to become the state's 46th premier, replacing Will Hodgman.
The Age - Published

New Tasmanian premier says more must be done on climate change

Tasmania's new premier, Peter Gutwein has cited dealing with the impacts of climate change and employment opportunities as priorities under his leadership.
SBS - Published

Peter Gutwein takes over as Tasmania's new premier after rival drops out

Peter Gutwein takes over as premier of Tasmania and isn't ruling out continuing to run the Treasury portfolio.
SBS - Published

Most of Tasmania now faces water restrictions

For the first time, water restrictions in Tasmania have been extended to cover most of the state after three years of dry weather with no end in sight.
SBS - Published

Water restrictions extended to most of Tas

For the first time, water restrictions in Tasmania have been extended to cover most of the state after three years of dry weather with no end in sight.
SBS - Published

Tas Liberals meet to decide next premier

Tasmania's treasurer Peter Gutwein and senior minister Michael Ferguson are in the running to replace the outgoing Liberal premier.
SBS - Published

Mystery over next Tasmanian premier

The Tasmanian Liberal Party will meet next week to decide on the state's new premier after Will Hodgman announced his resignation.
SBS - Published

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman steps down

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has resigned, saying "the time is right" for new leadership two years out from the next state poll.
The Age - Published Also reported by •SBS

A eucalyptus tree in Tasmania has been named after Greta Thunberg

Environmentalists in Tasmania have named giant eucalypts after prominent conservationists, including young climate activist Greta Thunberg.
SBS - Published

Tasmania looks to its Indigenous community to better prepare for bushfires

The Tasmania government is after more input from the state's indigenous community about traditional land burning in the midst of a horror bushfire season.
SBS - Published

Tasmania keen on indigenous fire plans

The Tasmania government is after more input from the state's indigenous community about traditional land burning in the midst of a horror bushfire season.
SBS - Published

'Beggars belief': Thieves target Tasmania's volunteer firefighters

Thieves have broken into a Tasmanian fire station and stolen a base-station radio transceiver, then tried to break into another station.
SBS - Published

Extreme bushfire conditions across four states in Australia

More than 150 bushfires are raging in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
SBS - Published

Heat, wind gusts raise Tasmania fire risk

Temperatures are forecast to reach 40C in Hobart and the low 30s across the state, combining with thunderstorms and winds to heighten the risk of fires.
SBS - Published

Holiday-makers told to leave fire region as temperatures soar across the country

Temperatures are set to soar over 40C on Monday and Tuesday in parts of Australia, increasing the fire danger in Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and South Australia.
SBS - Published

Lambie tight-lipped on medevac negotiation

Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says talks over a deal to scrap the medevac laws are progressing nicely.
SBS - Published

Severe fire danger warning in Tasmania

A total fire ban has been issued for much of Tasmania as the island prepares for a day of severe fire danger.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

'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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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..
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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.
SBS - Published

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