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The crowd at George Town’s 11am Anzac Day service. Picture: Paul ScamblerNews from TasmaniaLaunceston weather forecast: The city woke to a foggy morning, which is expected to clear to a sunny afternoon. The temperature is pegged to hit 22 degrees, with north to northwesterly winds at 15 to 25km/h.
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Anzac Day 2016 coverageLaunceston pauses to rememberWaverley 99-year-old Harold “Joe” Hawley marched through a crowd five-people deep in Launceston on Monday.

Anzac legends live onIt wasa morning filled with emotions, memories and stories at Beaconsfield on Anzac Day.

Community honours fallenAnzac Day commemorations held in Evandale and Longford honoured past and present soldiers who faced the battlegrounds on foreign lands to protect Australia.

Traditional service draws crowdMore than 100 people gathered at Westbury Cenotaph at 11am to mark the 101st anniversary of Anzac Day.

Battle of Pozières sharedA sombre tone surrounded the space of the Exeter RSL Club, as hundreds gathered on Monday to remember the brave men and women of World War I.

Town’s brave rememberedWhen South George Town Primary School student Bronte Miller was asked to study World War I as part of a class project, she never thought she would unearth such an impressive family connection.

Dawn tradition strong for 7500The Dawn Service tradition was passed down to a new generation in Launceston this Anzac Day.

GalleriesAnzac Day at Longford and Evandale | photos

Hobart Anzac Day service 2016 | Photos

Launceston Anzac Day march 2016 | Photos

Launceston Anzac Day Dawn Service | Photos

The Examiner’s top storiesTasmania to lose $520m in GSTTasmania is set to lose more than half a billion dollars in Commonwealth GST payments over the next four years.

Kettering Incident picks up awardTasmanian-made television program The Kettering Incident has won big at a French television festival.

BRAVE: Launceston’s Harold Hawley served in the RAF in World War II. Picture: Scott Gelston

Launceston pauses to rememberWAVERLEY 99-year-old Harold “Joe” Hawley marched through a crowd five-people deep in Launceston on Monday.

Tamar estuary called ‘a cancer’Former V8 supercar driver turned tourism businessman, Marcos Ambrose, has called for political procrastination over the Tamar estuary’s health to stop.

Launceston centreman Jake Smith looks to dish off a handball during Monday’s TSL Anzac Day clash against Lauderdale. Picture: Paul Scambler

Blues bullied on battlefieldLaunceston coach Chris Hills has given his players a stinging rebuke, suggesting they have lost their ability to win in the clutches.

STATE OF THE NATIONWelcome to a new day. Get yourweather updateandnational newssnapshot here.

► BUNDEENA:Police have arrested the formerpartner of Tina Kontozis, who was reportedlybashed to death with a cricket bat in her Bundeena home on Sunday.Stephen Boyd, 51, was arrested and taken into police custody at 4.55pm on Monday in Braidwoodafter police spotted him driving down the Kings Highway.olice were called to thehome in Beachcomber Avenue about 3.30pm on Sundayafter neighbours heardfighting and screaming. It is believed Ms Kontozis, 51, was bashed to death with a cricket bat. Read more.

tephen Boyd, 51, was arrested and taken into police custody at 4.55pm on Monday after police spotted him driving down the Kings Highway at Braidwood. Photos: Celia Roach

► CANBERRA:Storage levels of the ACT’s four dams has fallen since August, and now sits at about three-quarters full, compared to about 80 per cent last year.Icon Water’s manager of customer and community affairs, Lisa Quinn, acknowledged the declining levels but said overall storage was still quite high. Read more.

After the storm: Kangaroos on Red Hill. Photo: Graeme Taylor

► COOMA:The Canberra manwho went missing after leaving for a weekend fishing trip near the Snowy Mountains has been found “safe and well”.Nathan McInnes, 34, was found near Cooma at about 8pm on Monday night after he was due to return from his trip toLake Eucumbene in Adaminaby on Sunday.Mr McInnes left home onFriday and told his wife at about 1pm on Sunday that he was driving home. Read more.

Nathan McInnes is believed to have gone missing near Cooma after not returning from his weekend fishing trip to Adaminaby, near the Snowy Mountains Photo: Supplied

► HOLBROOK:After borrowing his mate’s slouch hat for almost 50 years, Tom ‘Tucky’Stevens, was thrilled to return it to him at this year’s Holbrook Anzac ceremony.Mr Stevens was serving with Holbrook’sJohn Humphries in November of 1969 when Mr Humphries was shot in the jaw during an ambush.He was flown back to Australia for medical treatment but many of his belongings were lost. Read more.

HATS OFF: Tom ‘Tucky’ Stevens, left, returned John Humphries’ slouch hat having borrowed it 47 years ago when Mr Humphries was flown home after being shot.

► KATHERINE:A largecrocodile is being blamed for an attack which has left a 19-year-old man in Katherine Hospital on Anzac Day.It is understood the man was camping with his family in the Douglas Daly region when the reptile allegedly pulled him out of his tent by his foot in the early hours of April 25. Read more.

CROCODILE ATTACK: A 19-year-old man has been pulled from his tent by a large crocodile while camping in the Douglas Daly region on April 25.

► KIAMA:A Kiama councillorand RSL member has been accused of “hijacking” the town’s Anzac Day dawn service, after he reportedlyspruiked an anti-merger message during the memorial.Outraged residentstook to social media in the dozens on Monday morning, saying councillorDennis Seagehad “politicised” the solemn occasion. Read more.

► PORT FAIRY:TwoUK tourists helped save the life of a man who collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in Port Fairy on Sunday.Andy Hainey, from Prestwick in Scotland,and Luc Horrex, of Kent, were shopping in IGA about 11.30am when a lady ran into the shop asking for help.“I just left my things at the counter andran out,” Andy said.He found the manunconscious and notbreathing.Luc, who had been at a different register, went to assist Andy.“I ran around the other side and rolled him flat carefully and Andy just started CPR,” he said. Read more.

Action stations: UK tourists Andy Hainey and Luc Horrex helped save the life of a Port Fairy man who went into cardiac arrest outside a shop on Sunday.

► QUIRINDI:Quirindiand Werris Creek could one day be joined by a pathway honouring those who fought on the Kokoda Trail – and it could be a tremendous drawcard for both towns.The shared pathway, which is still in its infancy, would be 22km long and feature educational storyboards, plaques and tributes every kilometre. Read more.

► SNAPPER POINT:Sheis of Asian appearance, has no tattoos or birthmarks, was probably dumped off the rocks after being killed and takenthere, and wouldn’t have been in the water for more than two days.But there isn’t much else known about the murder victim whose naked body was found with stab wounds to her neck in the well-known blowhole adjacent to the notorious Snapper Point fishing spot on Sunday morning. Read more.

MYSTERY: Police at the blowhole next to Snapper Point. Despite a large search, detectives still do not know the identity of the murder victim discovered naked and face down on Sunday. Picture: Marina Neil.

National News►Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to announce on Tuesday who will win the $50 billion bid to build Australia’s next fleet of submarines, as the formal election campaign approaches.Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and French firm DCNS are thought to be the frontrunners followingreporting one-time frontrunner Japan had been eliminatedfrom the contest.A cabinet source confirmed to Fairfax Media that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was due to make the announcement on Tuesday, in Adelaide. Read more.

The prime minister will reveal who has won the lucrative tender for the next fleet of submarines on Tuesday. Photo: Department of Defence

►Canberra public servants used lollies and chocolates to quietlyprotestthe Abbott government’s attacks on the Human Rights Commissionduring explosive Senate committee hearings last year.Commissioner Gillian Triggs has revealed how she and her staff, denied meal breaksduring the lengthy hearings, were quietly fed with sweets and chocolates by sympathetic public servants who tried to distance themselves from the attacks. Read more.

Attorney-General Senator George Brandis and Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs during an estimates hearing. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

►The dumping of underperforming public servants by two federal departments has won the backing of the industrial umpire in two separate decisions.The two workers, sacked by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Defence Department last year forunderperformance,have both lostseparate appeals for unfair dismissal to the Fair Work Commission. Read more.

Two workers have lost separate appeals for unfair dismissal to the Fair Work Commission. Photo: Rob Homer

►The former SBS sports reporter Scott McIntyre, who was sacked last after tweeting controversial opinions about the Anzac legacy, has again chosen Anzac Day to tweet aboutatrocities committed by some Anzac soldiers during WWI and WWII.McIntyre found himself at thecentre of controversy in 2015when he referred to the commemoration of Anzac Day as “remembering the summary execution, widespread rape and theft committed by these ‘brave’ Anzacs in Egypt, Palestine and Japan”. Read more.

Former SBS reporter Scott McIntyre tweeted contentious views about the Anzac legend for the second Anzac Day in a row. Photo: Supplied.

International News► Bali:A West Australian man accused of stomping on an employee of the Sky Garden – Bali’s most notorious nightclub – should serve 18 months’ jail time, according to a prosecutor.Canadian Kenneth James Wickes, a business development advisor for Sky Garden, alleges he was pushed and then stomped on by Scott Dobson at the nightclub in 2013, after the Australian refused to pay his drinks bill.Mr Dobson, 53, denies kicking or punching Mr Wickes, insisting he merely pushed him while trying to explain that he was a shareholder in the nightclub. Read more.

Scott Dobson in Denpasar District Court. Photo: Amilia Rosa

►Bangkok:Chinese diplomatic pressure has forced a formal split in the Association of South-East Asian Nations over how the 10-member group responds to Beijing’s claim to almost all of the South China Sea.The announcement by China’s foreign ministry that it has reached a four-point consensus with Brunei, Cambodia and Laos follows a flurry of Chinese moves that appear aimed at pre-empting a ruling expected within weeksby a United Nations-backed tribunal on Beijing’s claims in the flashpoint waters expected within weeks. Read more.

Expansion: The China-built lighthouse on Zhubi Reef of Nansha Islands in the South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua/AP

► Amiens:Monsieur Stanislas de Clermont-Tonnerre had no idea, until recently, that his family home played a key role in Australia’s war history.But if Governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove has his way, the story of this house will be much better known as the “resting place of an Australian legend”.The privately-owned Chateau de Bertangles sits in an elegant estate just north of Amiens, in the heart of the Somme where Australian forces turned the tide against the German army in the summer of 1918. Read more.

On this day

1991:Seventy tornadoesbreak out in the central United States. Before the outbreak’s end,Andover, Kansas, would record the year’s onlyF5tornado.

1989:Lucille Ball, American actress and producer, passed away aged 77.

1986:A nuclear reactor accident occurs at theChernobyl Nuclear Power Plantin theSoviet Union(nowUkraine), creating the world’s worstnuclear disaster.

1965:ARolling Stonesconcert inLondon, Ontariois shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting.

1933:TheGestapo, the officialsecret police forceofNazi Germany, is established.

1865:Unioncavalry troopers corner and shoot deadJohn Wilkes Booth,assassin of President Lincoln, inVirginia.

WeatherFaces of Australia WINNERS: Penny and Russell Hartwich of Ballyrogan with their trophy for first place in the Australian Superfine Wool Growers’ Association fleece competition. Picture: AWEX

A WIMMERAcouple has topped the Australian Superfine Wool Growers’ Association fleece competition for 2015-16.

Ballyrogan’sRussell and Penny Hartwich beatMudgee region farmers Paul Jones and Kim Price for first place.

The pair also took out the 74s and 80s classes to top the Ararat-Barunah region in the competition.

It makes their fleece one of the best in the country.

There were more than 100 entries inthe fleece competition in 2015-16. Read more.

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