‘Like hitting a brick wall’: Fishers describe boat collision with whale | ABC News

A too-close encounter with a whale off Tasmania’s east coast has left five Hobart fishmen shaken and injured. Recreational fishers say they’re spotting whales more frequently as the huge mammals migrate north. As Laura Beavis reports, experts are warning people and boats to keep their distance. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-11/fishermen-describe-whale-collision/12345542 For more from ABC News, … Read more ‘Like hitting a brick wall’: Fishers describe boat collision with whale | ABC News

Homeless being turned away as cool weather pushes Safe Space shelter to capacity | ABC News

As Winter rolls around in Hobart, the homeless are doing it tough. Thankfully a new facility called Safe Space, formerly Safe Night Space, operated by Hobart City Mission and the Salvation Army, has been providing beds for homeless people since December. Read more here: https://ab.co/3c1ZD0T For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more Homeless being turned away as cool weather pushes Safe Space shelter to capacity | ABC News

Tasmanian tiger: newly released footage captures last-known vision of thylacine

Newly released footage captures the last-known moving images of the evasive thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). Shot in 1935, the footage has been released to the public after being digitally restored by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Unseen for 85 years, the 21 seconds come from a 1935 travelogue, Tasmania the Wonderland, believed to … Read more Tasmanian tiger: newly released footage captures last-known vision of thylacine

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday 14 April | ABC News

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe will pass through 2 million in the next 24 hours and the number of deaths 120,000. Covid-19 has swept through parts of Europe and the US with staggering death tolls. In Australia 61 people have died. The control measures have limited the spread here but … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday 14 April | ABC News

Dark Mofo cancelled and university campuses closed due to coronavirus concerns | ABC News

Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival has been cancelled, with organisers shutting down the mid-winter event. It’s the latest casualty of growing coronavirus concerns. Music festival juggernaut Coachella has been postponed for at least six months. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-11/coronavirus-spread-hits-music-festivals-and-events/12021562 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Dark Mofo cancelled and university campuses closed due to coronavirus concerns | ABC News

Last year Hobart experienced the nation’s biggest surge in house prices | 7.30

Last year Hobart experienced the nation’s biggest surge in house prices, outstripping increases in both Sydney and Melbourne. An influx of buyers from interstate is driving prices up, making properties harder for locals to afford. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-26/hobarts-gone-hipster-but-property-prices-are-locking-locals-out/12003522 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on … Read more Last year Hobart experienced the nation’s biggest surge in house prices | 7.30

Calls for action as Tasmania’s rental squeeze extends beyond the major cities | ABC News

New figures reveal the rental squeeze in Tasmania is now being felt outside major cities. State Government figures show Hobart rental prices increased by 21 per cent from March 2013 to March 2018. The lack of affordability has prompted the tenants’ union to call for legislated rent controls. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/hobart-tenancy-market-leaves-single-mum-in-rent-despair/11977282 For more from … Read more Calls for action as Tasmania’s rental squeeze extends beyond the major cities | ABC News

What makes a good conductor? These aspiring maestros are about to find out | ABC News

The magic of bringing an orchestra together is a dream for many musicians but what makes a good conductor can be shrouded in mystery. Now the maestro of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is passing the baton to eight aspiring conductors from around the country as part of a week-long training program in Hobart. For more … Read more What makes a good conductor? These aspiring maestros are about to find out | ABC News

Senators in Tasmania and Northern Territory Announced

The results of the Senate elections for Tasmania and the Northern Territory have been announced. The Australian Electoral Commission made the results public ahead of formal declarations in Hobart and Darwin. Tasmania Senators Richard COLBECK – Liberal Carol BROWN – Australian Labor Party David BUSHBY – Liberal Catryna BILYK – Australian Labor Party Peter WHISH-WILSON … Read more Senators in Tasmania and Northern Territory Announced

Cricket: Australia Win ODI in Hobart to go 2-0 Up

Australia went another step towards getting over their home Ashes 2010/11 humbling at the hands of England by recording their second victory in the second One Day International at Hobart, Tasmania. Led by a Shaun Marsh (110) century, Australia piled on 230 runs from 48.2 overs, before taking England out for just 184 in 45 … Read more Cricket: Australia Win ODI in Hobart to go 2-0 Up