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  • The Examiner
  • The Advocate
  • Newcastle Herald
  • FarmOnline
  • The Land
  • The Courier
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Past articles by Adam:

Tasmania's Examiner newspaper caught out over fake letter about trans change room incident at pool

The letter, published in a major city newspaper, describes how a man had started to undress in front of children in the female change rooms at a busy aquatic centre and was forcibly removed by another patron. The trouble is, the incident did not happen. → Read More

Tasmanian government to push ahead with a 2,500-dwelling Skylands housing plan

Tasmania's Planning Minister will attempt to overrule a council's decision to reject a massive housing plan on Hobart's eastern shore — and it could come down to a line on a map — but neighbours say the minister has gone back on his word. → Read More

Indigenous artist seeking body of Australian of British descent for 'sacrifice to past sins'

A Tasmanian artist says he has already received responses to his ad seeking an Australian of British descent to donate their "future deceased body" for an art installation whih he says will "speak to sacrifice for past sins perpetrated" against Aboriginal people. → Read More

Droughty Point development close to Hobart CBD that could house 2,500 homes knocked back by council

A housing development on Hobart's eastern shore, described by council as "likely the most significant development in Australia", has hit a major hurdle but could still proceed with help from the state's planning minister. → Read More

Social housing proposal receives 31 objections as neighbours say it does not fit in the area

An appeal has been lodged against a social housing development in a Hobart suburb, with neighbours arguing it is poorly designed and does not fit in with the surrounding area. → Read More

Power prices and stadium to dominate Tasmanian parliament's 2023 agenda

Premier Jeremy Rockliff will make $20,000 power price payments for businesses a feature of today's State of the State address as parliament resumes, with a lot of other issues to chew through, writes Adam Holmes. → Read More

Bella's schoolyard attack was filmed and shared on social media. What should happen to her attackers?

Bella was taken to hospital after she was thrown into a wall in a southern Tasmanian schoolyard, in just one of the violent incidents that have attracted public attention due in part to footage being shared widely on social media. → Read More

Bulk-billing rates in Tasmania worst in Australia, as medical students shun GP careers

For those trying to find a bulk-billing doctor in Tasmania, the task is a challenging one — and with rural clinics under pressure and fewer GPs coming through the system, the problem is only going to get worse. → Read More

Political lobbying in Tasmania is opaque — with little known about meetings with MPs — but that could change

Former politicians Eric Abetz, Christopher Pyne, Lara Giddings and Paul Lennon are among the registered lobbyists working for clients in Tasmania, that much is known — and now there is a push for more transparency around the practice. → Read More

Bruny Island land clearing unites locals in opposition, as developer and real estate agent fined

Having bought her "little cottage" on Tasmania's popular Bruny Island with the intention of enjoying retirement nestled in nature — Suzie, and other locals, say the unapproved clearing of trees by a developer has devastated the area. → Read More

New antenna in southern Tasmania taking on key role directing satellite traffic

As more satellites are sent into orbit, a new antenna in southern Tasmania is keeping a watchful eye on the traffic in the skies. → Read More

Tasmanian Aboriginal community frustrated over colonial monuments, lack of physical recognition

Tasmanian Aboriginal community members say it is frustrating that the state still has no public physical recognition of its bloody history of frontier violence. → Read More

Fears for at-risk kids as Tasmanian child protection investigation times blow out

As new figures show it's taking 20 per cent longer to start and finish child safety investigations in Tasmania, one worker says they are struggling to keep on top of priority cases, let alone others. → Read More

Tasmania's 'name and shame' fines list includes full addresses, prompting calls to change laws

Tasmania is the only jurisdiction in Australia that publishes full names and addresses of fine defaulters, raising questions about privacy, safety and poverty. → Read More

Hobart's Macquarie Point wastewater plant regularly breaching rules for toxic discharge

Documents obtained by the ABC reveal Hobart's largest wastewater treatment plant — next to the site of the proposed AFL stadium — is regularly breaching environmental standards for discharging chemicals into the River Derwent. → Read More

NDIS providers facing 'increasing amounts of losses', industry body warns as Anglicare Tasmania steps back

A peak industry body fears that National Disability Insurance Scheme service providers are facing increasingly bleak financial outlooks, with not-for-profit organisations appearing to be at at greatest risk. → Read More

'Significant increase' in number of patients being given wrong medication, Ambulance Tasmania says

Ambulance Tasmania reported a significant increase in patients being given the wrong medication, doses, and routes last year, in what a union says is a result of excessive workloads. → Read More

After five days at sea, two retirees end Sydney to Hobart yacht race minutes before the New Year

Huge crowds of New Year's revellers on Hobart's waterfront gave sailors Kathy Veel, 70, and Bridget Canham, 62, a raucous reception as they crossed the Sydney to Hobart race line at 11:42pm. → Read More

Tasmanian government dismisses concern over hospital strain as Facebook rant goes viral

Tasmanian nurses and healthcare staff are being recalled from holiday leave to cope with significant shortages, with a Facebook rant over the state of the system going viral before being deleted — but the government says the situation is being "managed carefully". → Read More

Dog's lucky escape after swallowing barbed squid jig fishing lure

An X-ray revealed why Nala the dog was in such distress after finding and eating something while on a walk — a barbed fishing lure was stuck in her throat. → Read More