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Tapeworm, vertigo and pancreatitis drugs are being trialled as COVID-19 treatments

Australian researchers are among global efforts to develop potential treatments as the world waits for a comprehensive vaccine rollout. → Read More

Southern rock lobster industry fears seismic testing in Bass Strait could threaten crayfish populations

Southern rock lobster fishermen fear plans to use seismic testing to look for oil and gas reserves in the Bass Strait could threaten crayfish populations. → Read More

Scientists clarify position, say 'AstraZeneca vaccine an important advance' in Australia's fight against COVID-19

A group of scientists has clarified its position on the AstraZeneca vaccine, saying it did not call for the rollout to be paused and the drug is an "important advance" in Australia's fight against COVID-19. → Read More

There's global interest in Tasmania's wind farms — but can foreign ownership laws cope?

More and more foreign-backed wind turbines are popping up across Tasmania. But with the majority of the state's power already generated by hydro-electricity and investors banking on an expensive cable proposal to the mainland, some are questioning whether it's worth it. → Read More

There's global interest in Tasmania's wind farms — but can foreign ownership laws cope?

More and more foreign-backed wind turbines are popping up across Tasmania. But with the majority of the state's power already generated by hydro-electricity and investors banking on an expensive cable proposal to the mainland, some are questioning whether it's worth it. → Read More

How do the COVID-19 variants found in the UK and South Africa affect the illness? Why are they more infectious? And will they make you sicker?

The coronavirus variants detected in South Africa and the United Kingdom are probably more contagious than the common strain — but there are still many unknowns. → Read More

Australian study finds COVID-19 'long haulers' suffer symptoms months after coronavirus infection

The first Australian study of COVID-19 patients has found up to 40 per cent of people who get the disease go on to experience persistent symptoms months after infection, including fatigue, breathlessness and chest pain. → Read More

Genomic testing shows spread of Novotel, Ryde Hospital coronavirus cases

Australian scientists answer the call to help stop COVID-19 outbreaks and change the science of genomic sequencing while they are at it. → Read More

Heat is the 'silent killer' of Australia's bushfire season and experts say climate change is the root cause

The royal commission into bushfires heard the smoke led to an extra 3,320 hospitalisations and 429 deaths across the country. And experts say Australia needs to address its root cause. → Read More

Aged care royal commission hears there are around 50 sexual assaults a week of residents nationally

The Royal Commission into Aged Care hears there are an estimated 50 sexual assaults a week in aged care facilities across the country. → Read More

Coronavirus a major impact on Tasmania's real estate market, but not necessarily bad

Sydney couple Lisa and Peter Stodart spent a Friday night looking at Hobart houses online. Two days later they had bought one and say this year's experience with COVID-19 helped seal the deal. → Read More

Emails reveal how Hobart's Crowne Plaza imported tradies amid lockdown ahead of grand opening

As construction of Hobart's Crowne Plaza hotel was coming to a close, there was a frenzied email exchange about how to get workers around coronavirus restrictions to finish the multi-million-dollar development, documents reveal. → Read More

TAFEs using outdated equipment and old methods due to red tape and underfunding, critics say

The head of the industry body that represents the nation's TAFEs has described the system as "broken" and says serious reform is needed. → Read More

On the trail of Tasmania's glowing ghost mushrooms

They spend hours combing the forest floors of Tasmania's north-west in search of new and eye-catching breeds of fungi. Welcome to the world of the mushroom hunters. → Read More

Why did a pathology company linked to a Tasmanian Liberal donor get a lucrative hospital contract in the state's north-west?

A private pathology company linked to a regular Tasmanian Liberals donor gets a major pay rise on its public hospital contract, prompting calls for the process to be scrutinised. → Read More

Meet the school principal who has never expelled or suspended a student

It might sound like a soft-touch approach, but school principal Kerry White refuses to expel or suspend his students. His reasoning is simple: it only makes matters worse. → Read More

Tasmania's border is staying shut. What are the coronavirus travel vouchers and can I get one?

With Tasmania's border closed until December, residents have three months to make the most of government travel vouchers designed to encourage them to get out and about. Here's what you need to know. → Read More

Fears over data security in state border management apps during the coronavirus crisis

Digital rights experts say "our personal data is valuable" and we should be asking questions about the new West Australian-Tasmanian coronavirus-era border management app called Good2Go Pass. → Read More

What it's like living in a Melbourne nursing home with a coronavirus outbreak

Nigel Hart, 46, has had 15 heart attacks, his kidneys don't work and he's blind in one eye. He is also living inside a nursing home with a COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

Theatre producers in Tasmania vow the show will go on despite coronavirus

Actor Marta Dusseldorp urges governments to understand how important live theatre is to business, as continuing COVID-19 restrictions make major productions unfinancial, and small productions companies struggle. → Read More