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Drug companies lobby for expansion of opium poppy growing

To meet a growing demand for painkillers a number of drug companies are calling on the Australian government to expand opium poppy growing.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Giant species of jellyfish found on Australian beach (video)

Hobart - A family were collecting shells on a beach in Howden, south of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia when they found a giant, as yet unknown, species of jellyfish. The jellyfish is now being described as a type of “snotty” jellyfish and is 1.5 meters across.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Australian woman sounds French after car accident [video]

Leanne Rowe is an Australian, living in Tasmania. She was involved in a serious car crash and after recovering from her injuries, she found she had developed what sounds like a French accent.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Brushfires ravage parts of Tasmania, stranding thousands

Dunalley - Raging brushfires in parts of the Australian island of Tasmania have destroyed nearly 100 homes, stranding thousands of residents and claiming at least one life.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Ban on cigarette sales to kids born after 2000?

Sydney - There’s no doubt about it, politicians live in a different world. So do most of the other mainstream participants in public debates about tobacco, both for and against. Nowhere is this more obvious than in Tasmania’s latest approach.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 17 comments

Giant crab caught off shore of Tasmania, gets new home

Weymouth - A huge crab has just been spared becoming someone's supper after being caught. In reality, not just one person's supper, but more along the lines of feeding a crowd.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 16 comments

Op-Ed: Rascally rabbit scuppers $30M upgrade at Elwick racecourse

Glenorchy - A $30 million upgrade all came crashing down on Saturday courtesy of a rogue rabbit blamed for digging holes found on a racecourse in Glenorchy, Tasmania.
In the Media by Elizabeth Batt

Coroner urges Jehovah's Witnesses to review blood transfusion ban

Hobart - A coroner has called on the leadership of the Jehovah's Witnesses to review the ban on blood transfusions after a death under circumstances he described as "graphically illustrating the consequence of rigid adherence to that doctrine."
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 14 comments

Tasmania offers 'convictourism' to promote its convict heritage

UNESCO recently added five prison sites to its World Heritage List, all located in the Australian island and state of Tasmania.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 9 comments

Girls, 8 and 10, must spend weekends with sex offender father

It has emerged that a Family Court in Australia ruled in January that two girls, aged eight and 10, must spend every other weekend with their father, at present on the Sexual Offenders Register because of a child pornography conviction.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 5 comments
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