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Men rescued from Mersey River
POLICE have reminded recreational fishermen to always be prepared after the rescue of two men from the Mersey River in Devonport.(image) (image)

Key questions answered
Q: What does this Budget offer in terms of infrastructure projects?(image) (image)

Inner-Hobart high school on agenda
A NEW high school for inner Hobart is being considered by the State Government.(image) (image)

Greens up ante over Federal donations
THE Greens are pushing both Labor and the Liberals to refuse donations from the Federal Group in the lead-up to the state election, as the Government contemplates what to do about poker machines.(image) (image)

Prison expansion to house more inmates
THE State Government plans to add an additional 40 cells to the Ron Barwick minimum security prison as part of a plan to combat increasing pressure on the system.(image) (image)

$44m for Tasmanian rural sector
TASMANIA’s burgeoning primary industries are being supported by $44 million worth of initiatives over the next four years.(image) (image)

Mersey upgrade ‘more than coat of paint’
THE long-term future of the Mersey Community Hospital has been cemented by the allocation of $35 million to upgrade the facility now it is back in State Government hands.(image) (image)

$1.8 million to target peak-hour woes
A STATE Government project to tackle peak-hour traffic congestion in Hobart has been given a $1.8 million kickstart in this year’s Budget.(image) (image)

State land review for housing
STATE-OWNED land will be reviewed in a bid to increase housing supply, in the last part of the Government’s new housing incentive package to be announced.(image) (image)

New beds to ease hospital struggles
THE centrepiece item of the 2017-18 Tasmanian Budget has been revealed to be an extra 106 beds for the state’s struggling hospital system – 36 of which are previously unannounced.(image) (image)