Tasmania

Culture

Pain and Suffering But Make It Art: A Weekend at Dark Mofo

Mona’s winter festival moves heaven and hell to remind us that humans are horrible but clever.
Wendy Syfret
6.21.19
tech-science

Viral Images Show a Huge Spider Preying on a Possum in Tasmania

It’s not even the first time this year that a spider made news for capturing a possum.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.19
earth

Geologists Show Tasmania and the Grand Canyon Were Connected on Ancient Supercontinent

Rocks from Arizona’s Unkar Group and Tasmania’s Rocky Cape Group were likely part of the same formation 1.1 billion years ago on the supercontinent Rodinia.
Becky Ferreira
10.25.18
Australia Today

Queensland Just Legalised Abortion, So What About the Rest of Australia?

People in Queensland will now be able to access abortion up to 22 weeks into the pregnancy. Other states have different rules.
Gavin Butler
10.18.18
Australia Today

Salmon Farmers Are Using Riot Guns to Fight off Hungry Seals

Seals keep raiding salmon farms for food—so the farmers keep shooting them with beanbags.
Gavin Butler
10.12.18
Australia Today

Police are Searching Launceston's Bins for Body Parts

A young man's torso was discovered in a public camping area over the weekend. Now police need to find the rest of him.
Gavin Butler
8.21.18
Australia Today

Hobart Locals Are More Into Art Than the French

A new study finds that classy Hobartians are way more engaged in modern art than basic French people.
Wendy Syfret
7.6.18
Dark Mofo

Mike Parr Proves We Only Face Our Past With White Narrators

The artist spent the weekend buried below a busy Hobart street to make a statement about totalitarian violence. But now he’s out, we should consider why we needed to bury him in the first place.
Wendy Syfret
6.18.18
dark mofo 2018

Maybe We Just Don’t Need the Church

We asked a former Catholic Priest to explain why we'd miss it.
VICE Staff
6.7.18
Australia Today

The Anglican Church Is Selling a Bunch of Churches to Pay Assault Victims

A list of 76 churches in Tasmania are up for grabs.
VICE Staff
5.8.18
Australia Today

Tasmania’s Government Wants To Relax Gun Laws

"It will take Tasmania back to the days where we had a reputation as the shooting capital of Australia.”
Wendy Syfret
3.2.18
Australia Today

The DJ Who Headbutted Tony Abbott Has Been Convicted

He faces a maximum of two years in jail and a $25,000 fine.
Katherine Gillespie
1.18.18
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