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Past articles by Jackson:

Jazmin Watters, 5, was Tasmania's smallest single live birth

Jazmin was born at the Royal Hobart Hospital, weighing just 360 grams. This year, she's off to Kinder. → Read More

Call for community groups to run container refund scheme deposit points

SCHEME: Charitable Recycling Australia Tasmanian director Peter Freak, City of Launceston sustainability team leader Mike Attard and Environment Minister Roger Jaensch discuss the container deposit scheme. Picture: Phillip Biggs There are calls for willing community groups to be used as deposit stations for the government's proposed container refund scheme. → Read More

Coronavirus case in Victoria leads to eight locations being high-risk

The case was detected yesterday in a hotel quarantine worker → Read More

Coronavirus case in Perth forces 108 people into isolation in Tasmania

More than 100 people have been told to self-isolate after arriving in Hobart from Western Australia on Sunday. → Read More

Tasmania starting to see a generational change in the number of people using ice says Rural Health

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Initiatives to curb ice usage on Tasmania's North-West Coast are working - with fewer young people using the illicit substances, Rural Health Tasmania says. → Read More

The Australian Family Association proposal would see wait times for couples wanting a divorce double

A proposal to double the time married couples need to be separated before they can get a divorce could put barriers in the way of people fleeing abusive partners, says a family violence advocate. → Read More

Lifelife Tasmania's Debbie Evans says a greater focus on mental health has been a positive of the coronavirus pandemic

Lifeline's crisis support line has been receiving about 3000 calls per day since the start of the pandemic → Read More

New research into intraplate volcanism has revealed how The Nut at Stanley was formed

New research has revealed how The Nut at Stanley was formed. → Read More

Dooloomai hope to have a fully costed program proposal to the government by the middle of the year

A Tasmanian provider is developing a replacement for the Many Colours 1 Direction run by Allan Brahminy. → Read More

No unity on decision to change Australia's national anthem

Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation chairman Dave Gough said he would like to see the national anthem rewritten. → Read More

Tasmania monitoring coronavirus situation in New South Wales and Victoria

The Tasmanian government is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in New South Wales and Victoria as both states grapple with outbreaks, says the Health Minister. → Read More

Blue Derby Wild lead protest over logging of Blue Tier forests in the North-East

Protesters gathered in Derby before heading up to 'big mama' via the Krushkas trail. → Read More

Senator Jacqui Lambie says coronavirus and university fee changes were the lowlights of 2020

Senator Jacqui Lambie and Centre Alliance held the crucial vote for several key pieces of legislation this year. → Read More

JobKeeper is set to change in January but an economist says it shouldn't have much impact

Changes to the JobKeeper supplement, which will take place in January, may not have a great impact says an independent economist, despite major concerns from the business community. → Read More

Deborah Thomson has again called for coercive control to be criminalised across Australia

CHANGE: Deborah Thomson wants Australia to criminalise coercive control so other women don't go through what she did. Picture: File A Tasmanian woman has added her voice to calls to criminalise coercive control at a parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence. → Read More

Australian Border Force arrest Tasmanian man for alleged importation of child-like sex doll parts

The man is due to face court in February next year. → Read More

Tasmanian researcher want to track COVID-19 second waves to see how effective control measures have been

The researchers are planning to build on a study done earlier this year. → Read More

Batteries 'much cheaper' than Battery of the Nation report finds

Batteries are a more cost and emissions effective solution to electricity storage problems than the $3.5 billion Marinus Link project, a report has found. CHEAPER OPTION: A new report suggests it would be cheaper for Victoria not to invest in the proposed Marinus energy link from Tasmania. → Read More

Parents, experts and advocates frustrated with level of services for people with eating disorders

FRUSTRATED: Tammy Rowlings says parents of people with eating disorders are fed up with a lack of government support. Picture: Paul Scambler A complete policy restructure is required to address rising eating disorder rates and associated problems within Tasmania, a leading expert says. → Read More

Cuts to the COVID supplement have coincided with more people seeking food relief

CONCERNS: Julie Moy and Peta Bricnell. Picture: Neil Richardson Just one month after the coronavirus JobSeeker supplement was slashed by $300, Marina Chapman, 45, is already beginning to stress about paying her bills. → Read More