Emily Baker, ABC.net.au

Emily Baker


Hobart, TAS, Australia

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Recent articles by Emily:

Hobart clinic faces closure after a police raid, but practitioner says he has nothing to hide

Tasmania Police have confiscated medication, computers and medical records at Mt Nelson Medical Centre, leaving general practitioner Clive Stack unable to contact his patients, many of whom are vulnerable. → Read More

Tasmania's one-month anniversary of reopening borders to COVID

Today marks one month since Tasmania's barriers came down, and the "transition to living with COVID" is proving easier said than done, writes Emily Baker. → Read More

Tasmanian mother offered zoo pass after disclosing daughter's allegations of sexual abuse to school

A Tasmanian mother says the state's Education Department is more worried about damage control than it is about an allegation her daughter was abused by an older student. → Read More

Tasmanian gang rape survivor joins national campaign to have rapist-murderers locked up for life

Janelle O'Connor was physically assaulted, raped and ordered to dig her own grave. She believes some people are beyond redemption and is lobbying for law reform. WARNING: This story contains descriptions of sexual and physical violence that may cause distress. → Read More

Tasmanian health department put interests of alleged pedophile James Griffin ahead of victims, Ombudsman says

Tasmania's health department is accused of putting the interests of alleged paedophile nurse James Griffin ahead of his victims in a scathing review by the state's Ombudsman. → Read More

Racing minister defends greyhound industry amid RSPCA probe into dog euthanasing

Tasmania's Minister for Racing defends greyhound racing participants as "animal lovers" while confirming the state's most decorated trainer is under investigation by the RSPCA. → Read More

What happens if you get COVID-19 in Tasmania when the borders open?

Tasmania's borders are opening and COVID-19 is coming, so what are the rules if you get infected and you are unvaccinated? → Read More

Truth-telling central to quashing myth Aboriginal Tasmanians 'extinct', treaty report says

A report plotting a pathway to a treaty with Aboriginal Tasmanians recommends the creation of a truth-telling commission to establish an official record of the past and heal divisions. → Read More

Global hackers tried to break into Tasmania Police accounts 'more than 800 times'

An internal report from Tasmania's Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management has warned the agency is vulnerable to attack from cyber criminals without extra resourcing. → Read More

Transgender flags defaced in Hobart, with matter referred to Tasmania Police

Transgender flags — raised at Hobart's Town Hall to mark a Day of Remembrance — have been vandalised after flying for less than 24 hours, with a local advocate saying the "desecration" was a "reminder of the stigma and hate" faced by the community. → Read More

Tasmanian's gaming legislation looks likely to pass, so here's what it means for the state

As debate on gaming reforms wraps up in the Tasmanian parliament this week, some fear an opportunity for real change has been missed. → Read More

Tasmanian Hospitality Association receives millions in grants after lobbying against Greens, Labor

A powerful hospitality lobby group believed to be instrumental in the re-election of the Tasmanian Liberals in 2018 has been promised about $15 million in taxpayer funding since, documents show. → Read More

Tasmania's child and adolescent mental health service still struggling a year on from review

A Tasmanian mother describes the state's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service as "a joke" after being told there was no psychologist on staff in the region to help her son. → Read More

As Ashley Youth Detention Centre closes, Tasmania looking at new programs for at-risk youth

With Tasmania planning to shut its troubled Ashley Youth Detention Centre, authorities are looking at new programs that can help children before they are stuck in the youth justice system. → Read More

Commission of inquiry into child sexual abuse in Tasmanian institutions begins

Today marks the first day of an attempt to find answers as to how a well-liked nurse who worked in a children's hospital ward — and others like him — were able to prey on young victims for so long in Tasmania, writes Emily Baker. → Read More

Tasmanian travel restrictions will ease on December 15. This is what the modelling shows will happen

Tasmania was quick to pull up the drawbridge when coronavirus started to spread throughout Australia but it now faces the prospect of hundreds of COVID-19 cases a day. → Read More

Former Tasmanian opposition leader David O'Byrne emails Labor members to discuss 'difficult period', drawing rebuke from accuser

Former Tasmanian Labor leader David O'Byrne sends a letter to Labor members, describing the past few months as a "difficult and painful period" in his life, to which his accuser replies furiously, questioning his use of party funds. → Read More

Aboriginal group claims state government has failed to consult over Marinus Link

An Aboriginal group says a Tasmanian government business has failed to properly consult on a multi-billion dollar project planned to run through an "incredibly sensitive" area subject to a native title claim. → Read More

Half of Tasmania shuts down due to 'difficult' COVID quarantine breacher

Tasmania's Premier has always said it was "inevitable" coronavirus would return to Tasmania; while few would disagree, the manner it which it has done so has angered and dismayed many, writes Emily Baker. → Read More

Answers sought on Tasmania's COVID-19 security after NSW man breaches quarantine

The news that a COVID-positive traveller from NSW bolted from hotel quarantine in Tasmania has caused anger in the community, with the Premier conceding hotels are not "prisons". But questions remain about how the 31-year-old was able to escape into the suburbs, writes Emily Baker. → Read More