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Dangerous unlicensed speeding driving thief who evaded Police avoids gaol time

STATE OF TASMANIA v R  16 AUGUST 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant, R , has pleaded guilty to an indictment containing one count of dangerous driving, and to one charge of evading police in aggravated circumstances, one charge of motor vehicle stealing, one charge of attempted motor vehicle stealing, one charge of speeding and one charge of driving

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PUNTERS GET SUSPENDED SENTENCE OVER GUMMY LOLLY DRUG ENTERPRISE 

STATE OF TASMANIA v CM AND C 15 AUGUST 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE CM  and C , you have each pleaded guilty to one count of cultivating a controlled plant for sale, one count of trafficking in a controlled substance and one count of dealing with proceeds of crime.  The cultivating a controlled plant and trafficking charges relate to

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Man charged and significant amount of property seized – George Town  

Police have charged a man and seized a significant amount of property following a search at a George Town residence yesterday. Launceston CIB executed the search warrant and seized property including:10 firearms including rifles, shotguns, pistols and an illegal gel blaster, property relating to a number of burglaries in the local area, Methylamphetamine and cannabis, Aa large amount of fireworks held

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Man threatens to shoot Magistrate  

A Rocherlea court defendant who threatened to shoot a Launceston Magistrate and stating that he knows where the Magistrate lives during a court session has been charged over the threat. The outburst occurred in the Launceston Magistrates Court of Tasmania last month.

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Qantas is opening a multimillion-dollar purpose-built pilot training centre in Sydney’s south, as it gears up to run a range of new routes and aircraft to meet the renewed appetite for global travel. 

The national carrier, along with the broader aviation industry, has been weighed down by staff shortages and flight disruptions, and Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the new training facility in Sydney would ensure the company’s high training standards remain in place. “Qantas has trained its pilots and crew in Sydney for more than half a century, and we look

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Bondi Jewish school set to close after failing to meet standards 

An eastern suburbs Jewish school is set to close after the state’s education authority recommended that its registration be cancelled for failing to meet curriculum and teaching standards. A decision by NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal backed a recommendation to cancel Bondi’s Yeshiva College registration, with a scathing inspection report finding the school did not comply with curriculum, teaching and

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Australia’s highest court has ruled Google is not a publisher of news content, finding search engine hyperlinks do not amount to publication. 

A majority of High Court justices on Wednesday found Google was not the publisher of a defamatory article by The Age about a Victorian lawyer, as it was a search engine that only provided hyperlinks to such content. “In reality, a hyperlink is merely a tool which enables a person to navigate to another webpage,” a joint statement by Chief

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A high-tech Chinese surveillance vessel docked yesterday in Sri Lanka despite concerns from India that the ship could be used to spy on its ports and military bases. 

The arrival of the Yuan Wang 5, an advanced satellite-tracking vessel, for an expected week-long stay in the Chinese-built port of Hambantota has raised tensions in the area. India and China are fighting for influence in bankrupt Sri Lanka, while friction between Washington and Beijing continues over Chinese claims to democratically ruled Taiwan. Foreign security analysts have described the Yuan

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A Hebersham man, 40, is due to face Mount Druitt Local Court today charged with multiple child abuse and bestiality offences. 

The investigation into the man began in April, 2022 after the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) received a report from the US National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) about a user uploading child abuse material to a Google platform. AFP Eastern Command Child Protection investigators yesterday (16 August, 2022) executed a search warrant at the

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ASIC secures over $102 million in remediation for Freedom Insurance customers, with more to come 

ASIC has now secured over $102 million in remediation for around 83,600 customers who were, or may have been, mis-sold insurance policies over the phone by Freedom Insurance Pty Ltd (Freedom Insurance) between 2010 and 2018. ASIC is encouraging Freedom Insurance customers from between 2010 and 2018 to come forward to see if they are eligible for a refund. ASIC identified the

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Nation-wide workforce shortages forces change for childcare centres 

Nation-wide workforce shortages in the education and care sectors have forced Glenorchy City Council to make changes to the operating hours of its Benjafield and Berriedale childcare centres. As of next week, both centres will move to a Monday to Thursday operating model and will be closed Fridays effective Friday 2 September and each Friday thereafter until the 2022 Christmas

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Pelverata incident – TVN Exclusive  

TVN was inundated with enquiries from subscribers starting yesterday afternoon in relation to a large Tasmania Police operation unfolding at Pelverata. Unfortunately we were unable to report on this and liaised with Police late last night as the situation continued. We understand members of the Special Operations Group attended along with Ambulance Tasmania, TFS and the SES. Tasmania Police have

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