Latest News - Tasmania

The federal government's proposed backpacker tax has left Tasmania short of seasonal workers and the state will launch a campaign to source pickers.

The prime minister is visiting northern Tasmania to promote his government's smart cities campaign, with Launceston to receive $7.5 million.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made his first visit to Tasmania since the federal election when his party lost all lower house seats across the state.

Tasmania's struggling north is on Canberra's radar with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull visiting Launceston to recommit to a $150 million election promise.