Tasmania's Health Department has said there is no link between contaminated water on the west coast and illness among some residents. Around 250 households in Rosebery are now drinking water from an alternative water supply because of unsafe levels of lead being detected last week.
A former resident said there have been concerns for years about contaminated water from the nearby mine.
Tasmanian Health Minister Michelle O'Byrne has called to bring a change in current abortion law. The amendment is to ensure that women do not face the threat of criminal charges by having a pregnancy terminated.
This amendment in the law will bring Tasmania in line with Victoria and the ACT where health laws regulate access to the procedure.
A report delves into the state of Tasmania's public hospitals. Its inefficiency has been costing taxpayers approximately more than $100 million a year.
A team of researchers from the University of Sydney has unveiled after a recent study that the Devil Facial Tumour Disease common in Tasmanian devils, which was earlier killing them, is now somehow protecting the marsupials from the danger of becoming extinct.
From the 1950s to the 1980s, there used to be a practice carried out in Tasmania that had poorly impacted the lives of thousands of people. It was about forced adoption policies. Women who were unmarried and got pregnant were not allowed to see or even touch their babies. Their children were forcefully taken away from them and handed over to other people in need.
Findings of a recent study have subjected that in case of Tasmanian devils, if they are bitten, then the chances of being infected by the Devil Face Tumor Disease increase. The disease has been held responsible for the death of almost 85% of the population.