Tasmania

Barras sink to 124 run loss

Tasmania batted first and finished at 7/261, thanks to knocks from Alex Doolan (81), Simon Milenko (49), Beau Webster (40) and James Faulkner (31*).

Alei Nao (3/54), Norman Vanua (2/46) and Chad Soper (2/49) were the wicket takers for the Barras.

In their run chase, the Barras got off to a bad start, losing both openers Vani Vagi Morea (0) and Lega Siaka (0) in the first over.

Wickets continued to fall and it was all over inside 38 overs with the Barras being all bowled out for 137.

Australia storm leaves one dead and homes in danger

The storm continues to batter southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

A body was found in the swollen Cotter River near Canberra on Monday morning.

Erosion at Sydney's Collaroy Beach has forced the evacuation of multi-million dollar homes, which are now in danger of collapsing.

Flood warnings have been issued across several states, with northern Tasmania facing its worst flooding in decades on Monday.

 

Tasmanian family hope to donate books to children in the Pacific

After a 12-month voyage around the region on their yacht, the Sutherland family brought home a fresh perspective on life and now aim to collect and distribute books for under-resourced schools.

Braye Sutherland said when he packed up his family and set sail for the South Pacific, he knew their adventure would be life changing.

"I tend to be pretty impatient and rush around a fair bit," he said.

"But if you can, just take some time and sit and watch and actually listen to people, rather than rushing through life.

Man killed by shark while diving off Australian coast

The adult woman had returned to their boat with scallops that the pair had collected then became concerned that her father, in his late 40s, had not surfaced after her, Inspector David Wiss told reporters in the state capital of Hobart.

"His daughter became worried and went down and checked on her father," Wiss said. "She saw a very large shark. She saw her father being attacked by the shark."