Derby in northeast Tasmania should be a story of hope for mining communities seeking to transition to a sustainable future. But logging threatens that vision.
Deported to Australia as a convict at the age of 18, Alexandrina Askew reinvented herself as a woman of means, with a mysterious habit of misplacing her purse.
The industry says the deterrent is necessary, but evidence suggests the devices pose a significant threat to some marine life, including maiming and killing seals.
Outnumbered 200 to one and using traditional weapons, Tongerlongeter and his warriors drove the colony to desperate measures. In other wars his self-sacrifice would have earned him a medal.
In the past, wildlife vigilantes have illegally moved Tasmanian devils off the island — an illegal practice known as “covert rewilding”. They may well might try again.
No one did a cost-benefit analysis before accepting Tasmania into the Commonwealth. Should the Australian Football League do the same?
Rather than considering the job done, Tasmania should seize opportunities including renewable energy, net-zero industrial exports and forest preservation.
In this week’s Newspoll, Morrison scored his lowest net approval since the COVID crisis started last year. Anthony Albanese also clocked a record low.
In 2019, 44 bushwalkers had to be rescued in Tasmania. New research identified who tends to take the most risks, and how to be better prepared for your next hike.
With travel bans and conservative limits on theatre capacities, this year’s Ten Days is a smaller affair than usual, placing community arts at its heart.
While big and small events on the 2021 arts calendar are still shifting or disappearing altogether, a sharper local focus could save the day.
Ten years ago, we feared Tasmanian devils would be wiped out by a bizarre infectious facial cancer transmitted by biting. But new genetic analysis shows they are evolving to live with the disease.
A film about the shootings is likely to be very distressing for people directly impacted by the massacre, particularly those who still have PTSD or strong grief responses.
Australian universities have committed to a process of Indigenisation. The University of Tasmania provides a case study in how to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into academic programs.
It’s time to listen to warnings from the people of the Pacific.
More than 450 long-finned pilot whales are stranded in Tasmania. Saving them is a race against time.
Tasmania gets more of its revenue from “bad taxes” than any state or territory other than Victoria, and less from “good taxes” than anywhere other than Queensland.
These trees are too important to be destroyed in the name of the forestry industry. This is why my husband Steve Pearce and I climb, explore and photograph them.
Starting with his campaign against the damming of the Franklin River, Brown has had a huge impact on the place of the environment in Australian political debate.
The “Tasmanian tiger” was hunted to extinction based on its perceived size as a predator big enough to take sheep. But it seems this was just a tall tale, and the thylacine weighed just 16.7kg.