This wooden bridge was built in 1848. To fix it, it may be concreted | ABC News

In the tiny hamlet of Tunbridge in Tasmania’s southern midlands there’s much ado about its historic wooden bridge – a recent arson attack forcing its closure. Crossing the Blackman River – the traditional boundary between the state’s north – it’s now the subject of a dispute between local councils on how to repair it. Read … Read more This wooden bridge was built in 1848. To fix it, it may be concreted | ABC News

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

Couple pick up 5m replica of Michelangelo’s David for $500 for their backyard | ABC News

A new garden ornament in Tasmania’s north-west is turning heads. It’s a copy of the famous 16th Century piece of art from the Italian Renaissance, the state of David, but getting it ready for display took a giant effort. Guy Stayner reports. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-14/michelangelo-david-statue-replica-northern-tasmania/11967284 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You … Read more Couple pick up 5m replica of Michelangelo’s David for $500 for their backyard | ABC News

Tasmania’s beloved Party in the Paddock festival comes to an end | ABC News

The Party in the Paddock festival has been running at White Hills in northern Tasmania since 2012 and this year is its last year. The festival is the biggest multi-day music festival in northern Tasmania and now attracts 10,000 people and some of the country’s most popular artists. Organisers say it’s time to move on … Read more Tasmania’s beloved Party in the Paddock festival comes to an end | ABC News

‘Grave fears’ for missing miner trapped by a collapse at Henty Gold Mine | ABC News

Tasmania’s west coast communities are holding out hope tonight for a miner missing deep underground at the Henty Gold Mine. A dangerous and difficult search has so far found no signs of life, but efforts are expected to ramp up. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-23/tasmania-north-west-gold-mine-collapse-worker-missing/11892020 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch … Read more ‘Grave fears’ for missing miner trapped by a collapse at Henty Gold Mine | ABC News

Rescue mission underway for miner missing in ‘extremely dark, dangerous’ environment | ABC News

A miner is missing underground after a rock fall at a mine on Tasmania’s west coast. The worker was reported missing from the Henty gold mine, near Queenstown, about 4:00am after his colleagues could not make contact with him. Police and emergency services are on the scene. Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-23/tasmania-north-west-gold-mine-collapse-worker-missing/11892020 For more from ABC News, … Read more Rescue mission underway for miner missing in ‘extremely dark, dangerous’ environment | ABC News

Peter Gutwein to replace Will Hodgman as Tasmanian premier | ABC News

Treasurer Peter Gutwein is set to replace Will Hodgman as Tasmania’s premier after leadership rival Michael Ferguson pulled out of the race before a Liberal vote. Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff will remain in the role, with Attorney-General Elise Archer also electing not to stand in the ballot for that position. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-20/tasmania-new-premier-announced-peter-gutwein/11880490 For … Read more Peter Gutwein to replace Will Hodgman as Tasmanian premier | ABC News

Senators in Tasmania and Northern Territory Announced

Australians at the polls in Smithton. Image via @richardmcolbeck

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

Fire Threat in New South Wales is “Catastrophic”

The rural fire service in New South Wales, Australia, will be receiving assistance from the Australian Defence Force this week after a special emergency directive was activated. The COMDISPLAN was put into action after bush fires & tinder-dry conditions lead to a fire assessment of severe to catastrophic. Bushfires are bruning right across the state … Read more Fire Threat in New South Wales is “Catastrophic”

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