Bruce Lehrmann accuses DPP of ‘professional misconduct’

Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann has lodged a formal complaint of professional misconduct targeting the Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold accusing him of failing to deliver a stronger warning to Channel 10’s Lisa Wilkinson and Brittany Higgins about public comments regarding his trial. The allegations are contained in a leaked letter that was sent … Read more

Trackers show rescued whales surviving and thriving after mass stranding in Tasmania

Months on from the mass whale stranding on Tasmania’s west coast, a fuller picture of where the surviving whales wound up has been provided, with electronic trackers showing they made it 300 kilometers south of the state. key points: Trackers attached to some of the whales refloated after a mass stranding on Tasmania’s west coast … Read more

Tasmanian ‘Angry Farmer’ looks to boost school literacy levels after education system disillusionment

A Tasmanian cattle farmer has become so concerned about his step-daughter’s struggles at school, he decided to take matters into his own hands. key points: Tasmania has the lowest level of adult literacy in the country, according to the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey Alarm bells started ringing for Marshall Roberts when it … Read more

Stokes Beach, Kangaroo Island named best beach in Australia

Stokes Bay on Kangaroo Island has beaten nearly 12,000 Australian beaches to be crowned the best in the nation. It is the first time a South Australian beach has taken out first position on Tourism Australia’s annual Best Australian Beaches top 10 list. Curated by expert Brad Farmer AM, who traveled to beaches across the … Read more

Cradle Mountain’s Dove Lake now accesible by kayaks made from King Billy pine

Adventure tour operators Anthony O’Hern and Anna Paice never intended to become boat builders. But soon after their company won’t tend to provide boat tours on Dove Lake in Tasmania’s iconic Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Mr O’Hern started hand-making timber kayaks. “It wasn’t a planned thing. We were just following our noses and … Read more

BBL: Thunder to host Heat in do-or-die finals clash

The Brisbane Heat have vowed to adopt a “fearless” approach to Friday night’s do-or-die BBL finals clash against Sydney Thunder following their meek and embarrassing loss to the Hobart Hurricanes. Needing just 121 to win after restricting the Hurricanes to 9-120 in Launceston on Wednesday, the Heat choked. Requiring just 17 runs with 23 balls … Read more

Australia Day, weekend weather: Storms forecast for Sydney, warm in Brisbane, cool in Melbourne

A “dangerous storm outbreak” is set to rock Australia’s east coast over the coming days with the addition of “wildly swinging temperatures” bringing intense heat and then uncommonly cool days for high summer. However, it looks like Australia Day could start of dry for many places, and will likely remain humid in the east, but … Read more

Toll roads: How Sydney became most tolled city in the world

Sydneysiders forked out about $2 billion in tolls last year and the reason for the eye-watering amount is being blamed on the volume of toll roads in the state. NSW boasts 13 toll roads, much higher than Queensland’s six and Victoria’s three. And while as a state residents are feeling the pinch more than anywhere … Read more

Hydrogen set to revive Devonport’s Mersey River ferry service after it was axed for being unviable

A Tasmanian ferry service previously described as unsafe and unsustainable and thought to have made its final trip, could be back on the water this year — but this time, powered by hydrogen. key points: The ferry service across the Mersey River in Tasmania’s north-west was scrapped in 2022 A new owner has been found … Read more

Another Steve Smith BIg Bash onslaught pushes case to open Australia

Steve Smith followed back-to-back BBL hundreds for the Sydney Sixers with his fastest ever T20 50 in Hobart on Monday night. Having played just four games the Aussie batting star is easily his team’s leading run-scorer, having notched 328 runs at an average of 105. Smith has also hit a team-high 24 sixes in those … Read more