Federal MPs lobby PM to reconsider WWII sailor’s Victoria Cross denial | ABC News

Tasmania’s federal Liberal MPs have written a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison asking him to reconsider his decision not to award Seaman Teddy Sheean a Victoria Cross. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on … Read more Federal MPs lobby PM to reconsider WWII sailor’s Victoria Cross denial | ABC News

Newly discovered footage of last-known Tasmanian tiger released | ABC news

New vision of Tasmania’s last captive thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, is unearthed by tiger enthusiasts digging through the National Film and Sound Archives. Read more here: https://ab.co/2Th16d2 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our … Read more Newly discovered footage of last-known Tasmanian tiger released | 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

Muddy spuds rot in the field as too much rain decimates Tasmanian potato crop | ABC News

We often hear about drought and the devastating impact it has on farming. But potato growers in northern Tasmania are struggling with too much rain. As Hugh Hogan reports, the wettest Autumn in years is decimating the state’s crop. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-15/rain-ruins-tasmanian-potato-harvest/12237620 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more … Read more Muddy spuds rot in the field as too much rain decimates Tasmanian potato crop | ABC News

Some healthcare workers living away from home to keep their families Covid-19 safe | 7.30

When hospital staff become infected with the coronavirus, the ripple effect can be huge. In Tasmania’s north-west, two hospitals were forced to shut after a cluster of positive cases was identified. Some healthcare workers are now taking the precaution of living away from home to keep their families safe. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/healthcare-workers-moving-out-of-home-to-fight-coronavirus/12168032 For more … Read more Some healthcare workers living away from home to keep their families Covid-19 safe | 7.30

Pubs may be shut, but hops farmers say the beer will be ready when they reopen | ABC News

Australians may not yet be quite able to go down to the pub, but Tasmania’s hop growers say they’re surviving. Hot and dry conditions, along with the coronavirus pandemic, have made it a challenging year, but farmers expect a big turnaround when hospitality restrictions are lifted. Our latest coronavirus coverage: https://ab.co/2PTeDpK For more from ABC … Read more Pubs may be shut, but hops farmers say the beer will be ready when they reopen | ABC News

Tasmania’s north-west coronavirus hotspot | 7.30

Tasmania’s north west has become a coronavirus hotspot, with two hospitals closed and more than a thousand health workers and their families placed under quarantine. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News … Read more Tasmania’s north-west coronavirus hotspot | 7.30

Hospital cluster probe finds staff worked while sick, Ruby Princess source of outbreak | ABC News

An investigation into the coronavirus outbreak in Tasmania’s north-west has found it most likely began with a Ruby Princess passenger infecting staff, who then unwittingly transmitted the virus to other staff and patients across two hospitals. The report by Tasmania’s Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health found some staff infected with coronavirus worked … Read more Hospital cluster probe finds staff worked while sick, Ruby Princess source of outbreak | ABC News

Back to school for term 2 in Tasmania, but not as normal | ABC News

It’s back to school for Tasmania’s public schools, but not as they’ve known it. As is happening in other states, students will be learning remotely, with classrooms open only to those who can’t be supervised at home. Read more here: https://ab.co/3aCT3NP For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News … Read more Back to school for term 2 in Tasmania, but not as normal | ABC News

Australia’s smallest state has the worst coronavirus infection rate. How did it happen? | ABC News

Experts say an explosion of coronavirus cases in Tasmania’s north-west should serve as a warning to the rest of the country about the risk of outbreaks as the number of recorded cases plateaus. Some states and territories are talking about rolling back restrictions and measures in coming weeks, as Australia’s coronavirus curve flattens. Investigations into … Read more Australia’s smallest state has the worst coronavirus infection rate. How did it happen? | ABC News

Spirit of Tasmania to move Victorian operations from Port Melbourne to Geelong | ABC News

An enduring link between Tasmania and the mainland will be broken by November 2022 when the Spirit of Tasmania ferries will no longer dock at Port Melbourne. TT-Line is abandoning Station Pier in favour of a new purpose-built port near Geelong. It comes after accusations of price gouging at Port Melbourne and long delays for … Read more Spirit of Tasmania to move Victorian operations from Port Melbourne to Geelong | ABC News

Staff in north-west Tasmania hot spot fear hospital conditions mean virus could spread | ABC News

160 healthcare workers have signed a letter to the Tasmanian health Minister criticising conditions at the Mersey Community Hospital, one of the hospitals impacted by a covid-19 outbreak in the state’s north west. Staff say a lack of protective equipment is causing concern the outbreak could spread further. For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Staff in north-west Tasmania hot spot fear hospital conditions mean virus could spread | ABC News

CMO walks back claim ‘illegal dinner party’ caused Tasmanian COVID-19 outbreak | ABC News

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy has walked back his claim a coronavirus outbreak in north west Tasmania was caused by an illegal dinner party between hospital workers. Nearly half of Tasmania’s 150 cases have been linked to the outbreak, which has seen the region’s two hospitals close and, in an unprecedented move, nearly 5,000 Tasmanians … Read more CMO walks back claim ‘illegal dinner party’ caused Tasmanian COVID-19 outbreak | ABC News

Tas Premier responds to claim COVID-19 hospital outbreak linked to ‘illegal dinner party’ | ABC News

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein says Australia’s Chief Medical Officer was commenting on a “rumour” when he linked an “illegal” dinner party to a major coronavirus outbreak in two of the state’s hospitals. Up to 5,000 people are now in quarantine after authorities ordered Burnie’s North West Regional Hospital, and the North West Private Hospital, to … Read more Tas Premier responds to claim COVID-19 hospital outbreak linked to ‘illegal dinner party’ | ABC News

Coronavirus: Trump retweets call for health adviser Anthony Fauci to be sacked | ABC News

US President Donald Trump has retweeted a post calling for the Government’s top infectious disease expert, Doctor Anthony Fauci, to be fired. It started when Dr Fauci acknowledged to CNN’s Jake Tapper that imposing social distancing measures earlier could have saved lives. “Obviously if we had, right from the very beginning, shut everything down it … Read more Coronavirus: Trump retweets call for health adviser Anthony Fauci to be sacked | ABC News