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The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter was activated earlier tonight to the southwest for a medivac. As it was returning it was activated to a second medivac and is now heading to the patient at Claytons Corner. See MoreSee Less

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Tasmania Police – Serious Two Vehicle Crash – Huon Highway, HuonvilleJust after 5:00pm on Sunday 28 February 2021, police and emergency services attended a serious two vehicle crash on the Huon Highway, Huonville between Glen Road and North Glen Road.A red Hyundai hatch travelling north on the Huon Highway collided head on with a silver Nissan X- Trail which was travelling south on the Huon Highway.Both vehicles were extensively damaged as a result of the crash.The driver and sole occupant of the Hyundai, a 77 year old woman from Mountain River, had to be cut free from her vehicle and was transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital with serious injuries.Both occupants of the Nissan X-Trail were transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Crash investigation Services attended the crash and the cause is being investigated.The Huon Highway was closed for about four hours while the scene was cleared.Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Huonville Police on 131 444 or they can provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au. See MoreSee Less

Tasmania Police - Serious Two Vehicle Crash – Huon Highway, Huonville

Just after 5:00pm on Sunday 28 February 2021, police and emergency services attended a serious two vehicle crash on the Huon Highway, Huonville between Glen Road and North Glen Road.

A red Hyundai hatch travelling north on the Huon Highway collided head on with a silver Nissan X- Trail which was travelling south on the Huon Highway.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged as a result of the crash.

The driver and sole occupant of the Hyundai, a 77 year old woman from Mountain River, had to be cut free from her vehicle and was transported to the Royal Hobart Hospital with serious injuries.

Both occupants of the Nissan X-Trail were transported to hospital with non life threatening injuries. Crash investigation Services attended the crash and the cause is being investigated.

The Huon Highway was closed for about four hours while the scene was cleared.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Huonville Police on 131 444 or they can provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.

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Letter to the Editor from Polly Political insiders are tipping that Ogilvie, after multiple tilts, having broken with Labor, and with a terminal primary vote, will not run. Hickey is likely to run, potentially as an independent, making for an interesting contest with Kristie Johnston. At the moment it is clear that Johnston is enjoying a moment with the local Murdoch news.Whilst Gutwein is for the moment secure, riding on a general public view that coronavirus has been handled well, Liberal party insiders say that he is likely to be dropped as soon “as the shine comes off” in favour of Ferguson, who is currently embroiled in defamation proceedings in the Federal Court.White will have to watch her back for the time being, but with the Federal Liberal party embroiled in multiple rape scandals, and with a lot that can go wrong before the next election including former Minister Rene Hidding before the Supreme Court over historical digital rape allegations, there is now prospect of a State election occurring before the Federal election. Some see party stalwarts closing ranks behind her if the State election is sooner rather than later. See MoreSee Less

Letter to the Editor from Polly 

Political insiders are tipping that Ogilvie, after multiple tilts, having broken with Labor, and with a terminal primary vote, will not run. 

Hickey is likely to run, potentially as an independent, making for an interesting contest with Kristie Johnston. At the moment it is clear that Johnston is enjoying a moment with the local Murdoch news.

Whilst Gutwein is for the moment secure, riding on a general public view that coronavirus has been handled well, Liberal party insiders say that he is likely to be dropped as soon “as the shine comes off” in favour of Ferguson, who is currently embroiled in defamation proceedings in the Federal Court.

White will have to watch her back for the time being, but with the Federal Liberal party embroiled in multiple rape scandals, and with a lot that can go wrong before the next election including former Minister Rene Hidding before the Supreme Court over historical digital rape allegations, there is now prospect of a State election occurring before the Federal election. Some see party stalwarts closing ranks behind her if the State election is sooner rather than later.

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Serious Motorcycle Crash – Lyell Highway, Raglan CreekOn Sunday 28 February 2021, police and emergency services attended a serious single motorcycle crash on the Lyell Highway, Raglan Creek, 35 kilometres south of Queenstown.At 11:55am, a 52 year old man from South Australia lost control of his Aprilia motorcycle while negotiating a sweeping right hand bend on the Lyell Highway.Another motorcycle rider following directly behind him, as well as an emergency doctor travelling in the area, stopped and assisted the rider until Tasmania Ambulance Service arrived at the scene.State Emergency Service personnel and the Tasmania Fire Service also attended. The rider was later transported via ambulance helicopter to the Royal Hobart Hospital with serious injuries.Crash Investigation Services personnel attended and the cause of the crash is currently under investigation.The Lyell Highway was closed for about four hours.Police would like to remind all road users to use caution on unfamiliar roads and drive according to the conditions.Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Queenstown Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au. See MoreSee Less

Serious Motorcycle Crash – Lyell Highway, Raglan Creek

On Sunday 28 February 2021, police and emergency services attended a serious single motorcycle crash on the Lyell Highway, Raglan Creek, 35 kilometres south of Queenstown.

At 11:55am, a 52 year old man from South Australia lost control of his Aprilia motorcycle while negotiating a sweeping right hand bend on the Lyell Highway.

Another motorcycle rider following directly behind him, as well as an emergency doctor travelling in the area, stopped and assisted the rider until Tasmania Ambulance Service arrived at the scene.

State Emergency Service personnel and the Tasmania Fire Service also attended. The rider was later transported via ambulance helicopter to the Royal Hobart Hospital with serious injuries.

Crash Investigation Services personnel attended and the cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

The Lyell Highway was closed for about four hours.

Police would like to remind all road users to use caution on unfamiliar roads and drive according to the conditions.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Queenstown Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au.

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Ambulance Tasmania are attending a patient at Salamanca Place who is suffering a medical condition. It was not a pedestrian crash. See MoreSee Less

Ambulance Tasmania are attending a patient at Salamanca Place who is suffering a medical condition. It was not a pedestrian crash.

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Ambulance Tasmania are attending more motorcycle crashes. One at East Arm Road, Mt Direction the second at Sugarloaf Road, Risdon Vale. See MoreSee Less

Ambulance Tasmania are attending more motorcycle crashes. 

One at East Arm Road, Mt Direction the second at Sugarloaf Road, Risdon Vale.

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A joint operation between Tasmania Police, the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Transport Safety and Investigation Unit today was conducted in the town of Hamilton, 73 kilometres north west of Hobart.Acting Inspector Phil Curtis from Bridgewater Police said, “This is one of a number of operations police have conducted in rural areas with other agencies. These activities enable us to pool resources and to respond effectively to a range of offences committed within rural areas.”Police said as a result of the operation, a number of offences were detected including:• Two drivers driving while being disqualified from holding a licence.• Two drivers driving over the prescribed alcohol limit.• Three drivers driving with illicit drugs in their system.• Possessing insecure firearm ammunition.• Failing to properly affix a tag to a deer.• 35 vehicle defect notices were issued.“Police will continue to patrol roads across rural Tasmania. Please slow down, wear your seatbelt, ensure you are properly licenced and don’t drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” Acting Inspector Curtis said.Pic Tasmania Police See MoreSee Less

A joint operation between Tasmania Police, the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Transport Safety and Investigation Unit today was conducted in the town of Hamilton, 73 kilometres north west of Hobart.

Acting Inspector Phil Curtis from Bridgewater Police said, “This is one of a number of operations police have conducted in rural areas with other agencies. These activities enable us to pool resources and to respond effectively to a range of offences committed within rural areas.”

Police said as a result of the operation, a number of offences were detected including:

• Two drivers driving while being disqualified from holding a licence.
• Two drivers driving over the prescribed alcohol limit.
• Three drivers driving with illicit drugs in their system.
• Possessing insecure firearm ammunition.
• Failing to properly affix a tag to a deer.
• 35 vehicle defect notices were issued.

“Police will continue to patrol roads across rural Tasmania. Please slow down, wear your seatbelt, ensure you are properly licenced and don’t drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” Acting Inspector Curtis said.

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Our subscriber spoke to us yesterday morning about the upcoming closure of the Rosny Park public golf course in April. “It’s a shame we have been playing there for the past 14 years every Saturday morning, golfs a world wide sport the place has been open for over 100 years” our golfing subscriber said.We understand the golf course lease expiring in April will not be renewed by the YMCA. Other factors include low membership numbers and revenue and issues with the irrigation system we are told. See MoreSee Less

Our subscriber spoke to us yesterday morning about the upcoming closure of the Rosny Park public golf course in April. 

“It’s a shame we have been playing there for the past 14 years every Saturday morning, golfs a world wide sport the place has been open for over 100 years” our golfing subscriber said.

We understand the golf course lease expiring in April will not be renewed by the YMCA. Other factors include low membership numbers and revenue and issues with the irrigation system we are told.

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Ambulance Tasmania are attending a motorcycle crash at Lewisham Scenic Drive near Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry. See MoreSee Less

Ambulance Tasmania are attending a motorcycle crash at Lewisham Scenic Drive near Old Forcett Road, Dodges Ferry.

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Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police are attending what we are told is a head on crash, Huon Highway, Huonville See MoreSee Less

Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police are attending what we are told is a head on crash, Huon Highway, HuonvilleImage attachmentImage attachment

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SERIOUS CRASH – EAST DERWENT HIGHWAY, RISDON COVEAt 11:15am today, a blue Nissan Dualis was travelling east on the East Derwent Highway, Risdon Cove, when it collided head on with a blue MG hatch being driven in the opposite direction.The driver of the Nissan, a 73 year old man from Oakdowns, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.The driver of the MG hatch, a 77 year old man from Bellerive and his passenger, a 74 year old woman also from Bellerive, were also transported to hospital with serious injuries.The crash occurred 500 metres east of Saundersons Road and both vehicles were extensively damaged.Crash Investigation Services attended and are investigating the cause of the crash. The road was closed for about four hours.Anyone who has any information regarding the crash are asked to contact Road and Public Order Services at the Bellerive Police Station on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoippers.com.au. See MoreSee Less

SERIOUS CRASH – EAST DERWENT HIGHWAY, RISDON COVE

At 11:15am today, a blue Nissan Dualis was travelling east on the East Derwent Highway, Risdon Cove, when it collided head on with a blue MG hatch being driven in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Nissan, a 73 year old man from Oakdowns, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The driver of the MG hatch, a 77 year old man from Bellerive and his passenger, a 74 year old woman also from Bellerive, were also transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The crash occurred 500 metres east of Saundersons Road and both vehicles were extensively damaged.
Crash Investigation Services attended and are investigating the cause of the crash. The road was closed for about four hours.

Anyone who has any information regarding the crash are asked to contact Road and Public Order Services at the Bellerive Police Station on 131444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoippers.com.au.

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The Australian Federal Police is warning the community, particularly members of the Iranian community, over the dangers of unsolicited job offers to receive and store international packages, following a spate of illicit drug imports linked to organised crime.The AFP has seen an increasing number of Iranian expats living in Australia being targeted by the scheme that recruits innocent people who believe they are working for a legitimate business. Other innocent community members may also have been approached.AFP Commander Investigations Todd Hunter said the trend had emerged in Victoria in recent years and was likely occurring across the country, with some members of the Iranian community unwittingly receiving methamphetamine imports distributed by alleged Middle Eastern organised crime syndicates.The scheme has seen strangers contacting Iranian expats known to be living in Australia, along with victims being targeted by distant acquaintances and relatives in Iran.“We are aware of a growing pattern where an overseas recruiter will target and contact an Iranian expat living in Australia over social media to offer them employment distributing goods such as car polish, picture frames and decorative stones from Iran,” he said.“Members of the community targeted by the criminal syndicate are offered lucrative pay for receiving and storing a package at their home, before it is collected by another unknown person, who is allegedly connected to the criminal syndicate distributing the illicit drugs.”“We are warning members of the community to be vigilant to these schemes. Receiving a substantial payment for the simple task of receiving goods and passing them along should raise alarm bells – if the job opportunity seems too good to be true, it probably is,” Commander Hunter said.“Importing and possession of border controlled drugs are Commonwealth offences and can result in criminal prosecution which can lead to penalties of up to life imprisonment. We want to ensure innocent people are not caught up in the work of criminal syndicates through these illicit schemes.”Acting ABF Commander Nick Walker said Organised Crime Groups will use different methodologies to further illicit activity, including exploiting loose social connections to recruit unsuspecting victims.“In the same way that travellers should not carry items for other people, less well known is the danger associated with receiving goods on behalf of others. The Australian Border Force has robust drug detection capabilities, and can intercept drugs at the border, or in consignments sent through mail.”Members of the community with information relating to drug imports can contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or by visiting crimestoppers.com.au.CASE STUDY:In June, 2018, a 52 year old Melbourne man was contacted over Whatsapp by a former Iranian religious leader residing in the Middle-East.The man offered the Iranian expat living in Australia a job opportunity to distribute Iranian agricultural products for sale in Australia.The man soon informed the expat that he would be sent a consignment of car polish and someone would make contact to collect it from him.Several similar shipments arrived over a number of months and were each collected by strangers.The Iranian expat was paid several hundred dollars on each occasion.Australian Border Force (ABF) officers intercepted a car polish package sent to the man and confirmed it contained 2.5 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine.The AFP then executed a search warrant at the man’s property and he was interviewed in relation to the matter before being released without charge after extensive investigations.The investigation led to arrests in connection to the scheme overseas. See MoreSee Less

The Australian Federal Police is warning the community, particularly members of the Iranian community, over the dangers of unsolicited job offers to receive and store international packages, following a spate of illicit drug imports linked to organised crime.

The AFP has seen an increasing number of Iranian expats living in Australia being targeted by the scheme that recruits innocent people who believe they are working for a legitimate business. Other innocent community members may also have been approached.

AFP Commander Investigations Todd Hunter said the trend had emerged in Victoria in recent years and was likely occurring across the country, with some members of the Iranian community unwittingly receiving methamphetamine imports distributed by alleged Middle Eastern organised crime syndicates.

The scheme has seen strangers contacting Iranian expats known to be living in Australia, along with victims being targeted by distant acquaintances and relatives in Iran.

“We are aware of a growing pattern where an overseas recruiter will target and contact an Iranian expat living in Australia over social media to offer them employment distributing goods such as car polish, picture frames and decorative stones from Iran,” he said.

“Members of the community targeted by the criminal syndicate are offered lucrative pay for receiving and storing a package at their home, before it is collected by another unknown person, who is allegedly connected to the criminal syndicate distributing the illicit drugs.”

“We are warning members of the community to be vigilant to these schemes. Receiving a substantial payment for the simple task of receiving goods and passing them along should raise alarm bells – if the job opportunity seems too good to be true, it probably is,” Commander Hunter said.

“Importing and possession of border controlled drugs are Commonwealth offences and can result in criminal prosecution which can lead to penalties of up to life imprisonment. We want to ensure innocent people are not caught up in the work of criminal syndicates through these illicit schemes.”

Acting ABF Commander Nick Walker said Organised Crime Groups will use different methodologies to further illicit activity, including exploiting loose social connections to recruit unsuspecting victims.

“In the same way that travellers should not carry items for other people, less well known is the danger associated with receiving goods on behalf of others. The Australian Border Force has robust drug detection capabilities, and can intercept drugs at the border, or in consignments sent through mail.”

Members of the community with information relating to drug imports can contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or by visiting crimestoppers.com.au.

CASE STUDY:

In June, 2018, a 52 year old Melbourne man was contacted over Whatsapp by a former Iranian religious leader residing in the Middle-East.

The man offered the Iranian expat living in Australia a job opportunity to distribute Iranian agricultural products for sale in Australia.

The man soon informed the expat that he would be sent a consignment of car polish and someone would make contact to collect it from him.

Several similar shipments arrived over a number of months and were each collected by strangers.

The Iranian expat was paid several hundred dollars on each occasion.

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers intercepted a car polish package sent to the man and confirmed it contained 2.5 kilograms of liquid methamphetamine.

The AFP then executed a search warrant at the man’s property and he was interviewed in relation to the matter before being released without charge after extensive investigations.

The investigation led to arrests in connection to the scheme overseas.

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TFS and Tasmania Police attended a Pitcairn Street, Glenorchy address at around 11.50am where a truck reportedly struck a gas connection. See MoreSee Less

TFS and Tasmania Police attended a Pitcairn Street, Glenorchy address at around 11.50am where a truck reportedly struck a gas connection.Image attachment

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All emergency services were called to serious crash on the east Derwent highway near Saundersons Road, Risdon Cove at 11.19am this morning. Eastern shore subscribers said all they could hear was sirens and emergency vehicles knowing that it must be serious. Tasmania Police Crash Investigation Services were called to the scene a short time after. See MoreSee Less

All emergency services were called to serious crash on the east Derwent highway near Saundersons Road, Risdon Cove at 11.19am this morning. Eastern shore subscribers said all they could hear was sirens and emergency vehicles knowing that it must be serious. Tasmania Police Crash Investigation Services were called to the scene a short time after.

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Ambulance Tasmania are attending the Paddy Wagon hotel at Glenorchy responding to an assault. See MoreSee Less

Ambulance Tasmania are attending the Paddy Wagon hotel at Glenorchy responding to an assault.

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Tasmania Police in numbers are attending a major disturbance at Paddy Wagon hotel Glenorchy. A number of people have been taken into custody we are told. “They’re calling for back up it’s going right off” a subscriber at the scene said. See MoreSee Less

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High flying fraudster came to grisly end. See MoreSee Less

High flying fraudster came to grisly end.

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Tasmania Police advise that a 46 year old Newnham man is in a serious condition at the Royal Hobart Hospital following a serious single motorbike crash on the Zeehan Highway. Inspector Steven Jones said the crash happened at about 9:00 am near Tom Creek, located about twelve kilometres south-east of Zeehan. “The man was riding his Harley Davidson towards Queenstown when he lost control on approach to a right-hand bend. He veered off the road and crashed into an embankment. The alarm was raised by another rider who was following and witnessed the crash.” See MoreSee Less

Tasmania Police advise that a 46 year old Newnham man is in a serious condition at the Royal Hobart Hospital following a serious single motorbike crash on the Zeehan Highway. Inspector Steven Jones said the crash happened at about 9:00 am near Tom Creek, located about twelve kilometres south-east of Zeehan. “The man was riding his Harley Davidson towards Queenstown when he lost control on approach to a right-hand bend. He veered off the road and crashed into an embankment. The alarm was raised by another rider who was following and witnessed the crash.”

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has received a complaint relating to an historic sexual assault.The AFP will liaise with the relevant state authorities.Further enquiries can be directed to the New South Wales Police Force.The AFP will not be making further comment. See MoreSee Less

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has received a complaint relating to an historic sexual assault.

The AFP will liaise with the relevant state authorities.

Further enquiries can be directed to the New South Wales Police Force.

The AFP will not be making further comment.

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Tasmania Police including Crash Investigation Services remain at the scene of a serious motorcyclist crash on the west coast. The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter attended the scene. We are told the road closures will be in place until 4.00pm. Police advise the Zeehan Highway is closed to traffic in both directions and diversions are in place as follows;At the intersection of Anthony Road and Zeehan Highway – motorists will be turned around.At the intersection of Murchinson Highway and Zeehan Highway – motorists will be diverted through StrahanIt is anticipated the Highway will be closed for several hours whilst the scene is cleared. See MoreSee Less

Tasmania Police including Crash Investigation Services remain at the scene of a serious motorcyclist crash on the west coast.  The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter attended the scene. We are told the road closures will be in place until 4.00pm. 

Police advise the Zeehan Highway is closed to traffic in both directions and diversions are in place as follows;

At the intersection of Anthony Road and Zeehan Highway - motorists will be turned around.
At the intersection of Murchinson Highway and Zeehan Highway - motorists will be diverted through Strahan
It is anticipated the Highway will be closed for several hours whilst the scene is cleared.

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Popular Glenorchy Mayor to run for Clark in state upcoming election. Kristie Johnston confirmed yesterday that she will run as an independent in the next state election. See MoreSee Less

Popular Glenorchy Mayor to run for Clark in state upcoming election. Kristie Johnston confirmed yesterday that she will run as an independent in the next state election.

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New Zealand based outdoor retailer Macpac is opening a new store at Rosny in April. The retailer is hiring staff for its Eastland’s store for those interested! Macpac currently have two stores in Tasmania, one in the city and the other in Launceston. File picJob link in comments See MoreSee Less

New Zealand based outdoor retailer Macpac is opening a new store at Rosny in April. The retailer is hiring staff for its Eastland’s store for those interested! Macpac currently have two stores in Tasmania, one in the city and the other in Launceston. 

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