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Tasmania: Island state of Australia
Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of about 537,000 as of December 2019. Just more than forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.

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Tasmania Has Been Transformed Into A Winter Wonderland [Video]

Tasmania Has Been Transformed Into A Winter Wonderland

Residents in northern Tasmania, Australia were treated to a rare occasion this week. According to CNN, snow blanketed the riverside city of Launceston in northern Tasmania. The Australian Broadcasting..

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Australia whale stranding: 470 animals now beached in Tasmania record

Australian rescuers find more beached whales during a large rescue effort, but fear many are dead.
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Another 200 pilot whales found stranded on Tasmania's remote west coast

Authorities say another 200 pilot whales have been discovered stranded off Tasmania's west coast, with the majority likely to be dead.
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Australian rescuers rush to save stranded pilot whales off Tasmania, as dozens die

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Race to save hundreds of stranded pilot whales as death toll tops 90

Scores of volunteers are struggling to dislodge almost 200 of the animals from a sandbar off the Australian island of Tasmania.
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Australia whales: 90 dead in mass stranding off Tasmania

Rescuers are racing to save the survivors of a group of 270 whales beached off Tasmania's west coast.
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Race against time as at least one third of pilot whales stranded off Tasmania's coast have died

Rescuers say a third of about 270 pilot whales stranded off Tasmania's west coast have died, as efforts begin to save the remaining mammals.
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Third of stranded Tas whales likely dead

Rescuers say a third of about 270 pilot whales stranded off Tasmania's west coast have died, as efforts begin to save the remaining mammals.
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Incredible scenes in Tasmania as hundreds of pilot whales remain stuck on remote sandbars

Authorities are set to launch an early morning rescue mission to save some 270 whales stranded off Tasmania's remote west coast. About 25 of the pilot whales are believed to have already died after the..
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Hundreds of whales stranded off the coast of Tasmania

At least 25 whales are thought to have already died as conservationists begin a huge rescue operation.
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At least 25 whales dead as hundreds stranded off Tasmanian coast

Authorities are set to launch an early morning rescue mission to save some 270 whales stranded off Tasmania's remote west coast. About 25 of the pilot whales are believed to have already died after the..
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Mission to save 270 whales in Tasmania

Some 270 pilot whales have become stranded on sandbars off Tasmania's remote coast, with authorities set to launch a rescue mission on Tuesday morning.
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Up To 70 Whales Stranded In Southern Australia

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Around 70 whales are stranded in a bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials said Monday, with marine experts now mobilising to see if a rescue is possible. ......
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New Zealand Tasmanian tiger pelt provides DNA of extinct marsupial

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By Karoline Tuckey of RNZ Tasmanian tigers, or thylacines, were a fox-like marsupial that became extinct on the Australian mainland less than 2000 years ago. The surviving Tasmanian population was..
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Shame is stopping Australia's international students from asking for help

A charity in Tasmania has been providing free meals and groceries to international students during the coronavirus pandemic - but some are still unwilling to accept support.
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Tasmania to keep border closed until at least December amid Victoria's coronavirus crisis

Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein has announced the state's border will stay shut until at least 1 December.
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Man in his 60s becomes Tasmania's first coronavirus case in nearly three weeks

A man in his 60s who returned to Tasmania after going to Melbourne for medical treatment has tested positive to coronavirus.
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Tasmania records fresh virus case

A man in his 60s who returned to Tasmania after going to Melbourne for medical treatment has tested positive to coronavirus.
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Covid 19 coronavirus: Australian states going backwards on plans to open up amid panic over Victoria's outbreak

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Most states are going backwards in their plans to open up their economies as Victoria's severe coronavirus outbreak spooks authorities.On Monday, both South Australia and Tasmania announced changes as..
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Tasmania abandons plan to reopen border to parts of mainland Australia this week

Tasmania will not open its border to SA, WA and NT residents at the end of the week as planned, Premier Peter Gutwein has announced.
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Tasmania to create 'safe travel bubble' with South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory

Victoria, NSW, the ACT and Queensland are excluded from Tasmania's 'safe travel bubble'.
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New Tasmanian coronavirus case confirmed as young woman returning from Victoria

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Tasmania's 65-day run of being coronavirus free ends with a new case confirmed by authorities as a "young woman" returning from Victoria, as a report reveals for some Tasmanians, the pandemic has..
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Shark grabs 10-year-old boy from fishing boat in Tasmania

A shark has grabbed a 10-year-old boy off a fishing boat in waters off northwest Tasmania.
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Young people in Tasmania are struggling more than ever to find work

Youth unemployment in Tasmania before the pandemic was a big issue in the state, but young people are now struggling more than ever to find meaningful work.
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Tasmania's Beaconsfield mine set to reopen

Tasmania's Beaconsfield gold mine, the site of a dramatic underground rescue in 2006, will be brought back into production under new owners.
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What happened to Tasmania's intake of Australia's 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees?

Australia welcomed thousands Syrian and Iraqi refugees in a one-off intake beginning in 2015, but finding affordable housing and the desire to join larger migrant communities on the mainland meant not..
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Watch: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is speaking live with COVID-19 update shortly. The military has been called in and other states have been asked for help as Victoria battles surging coronavirus..
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Law reform body finds Tasmania's transgender laws working well, recommends changes to stop non-consensual surgery

The Tasmanian Law Reform Commission has recommended that forcing an intersex person to have
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South Australia is opening its borders to Tasmania, WA and the NT

South Australia will move early to lift COVID-19 border restrictions with WA, the NT and Tasmania from midnight.
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3,000 temporary visa holders have taken up Tasmania's coronavirus support payment

Tasmania became the first state to offer its 26,000 temporary visa holders a one-off support payment to help with the impacts of COVID-19 - but some say it only goes so far.
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Time-lapse video captures stunning Milky Way galaxy traveling through space

A time-lapse recording captured the Milky Way spinning over a Tasmanian lake, which reflected the shining stars in its still waters.
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Rare footage of the last living Tasmanian tiger unearthed, shared online

The footage was initially recorded for Tasmania the Wonderland, a 1935 travelogue. The Tasmanian tiger died a year later.
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Elderly Tasmanian man becomes latest coronavirus case

A man in his 70s is the first fresh coronavirus case in Tasmania in a week.
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Weekend coronavirus testing urged in NSW, Tasmania says will reopen green spaces soon

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged people to come forward for COVID-19 testing over the weekend, while Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein says an outbreak in the state's northwest is now under..
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Sydney aged care resident and elderly woman in Tasmania die of coronavirus

The 13th resident of a Sydney aged care home has died of coronavirus, while another elderly woman in northwest Tasmania has succumbed to the disease.
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Two more elderly Australians die of coronavirus, bringing toll to 93

The 13th resident of a Sydney aged care home has died of coronavirus, while another elderly woman in northwest Tasmania has succumbed to the disease.
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Two more virus deaths in northwest Tas

Two elderly women have died from coronavirus in northwest Tasmania, bringing the state's toll to 13.
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Ruby Princess was the 'likely' cause of Tasmania's outbreak, says premier

The Ruby Princess has been described as the "ground zero" for a deadly coronavirus outbreak in northwest Tasmania, as the state confirms a 12th death.
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Australia links coronavirus outbreak in remote south to Carnival Corp cruise ship

A coronavirus outbreak in Australia's remote southern island state of Tasmania likely originated from the Ruby Princess cruise ship, a government report published on Thursday concluded, as the national..
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Tasmania records another COVID-19 death

An 11th person has died of COVID-19 in Tasmania, giving the island state the third highest toll in Australia after NSW and Victoria.
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Australians told not to get complacent as virus death toll rises to 80

Tasmania has recorded its tenth coronavirus death, bringing fatalities across the nation to 80.
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Tenth virus death in Tasmania

A 90-year-old man has become the tenth person to die from coronavirus in Tasmania, taking the national toll to 80.
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Australia’s coronavirus death toll rises to 78 as states look to ramp up testing

Following another rise in Australia's national coronavirus death toll, Tasmania and New South Wales say they're looking to ramp up testing.
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Prickles the sheep found after seven years of Tasmania self-isolation

A sheep that went missing in the Tasmanian bush has been found seven years later.
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Tasmania to give cash payments to temporary visa holders affected by coronavirus pandemic

Tasmania is providing cash payments for temporary visa holders suffering financial hardship as part of a $3 million coronavirus support package.
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