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Exclusive report by Emily Baker investigative journalist ABC Hobart.

TVN also spoke to this woman and encouraged her to continue with Ms Baker who undoubtedly is the best journalist in this state to deal with and expose these kind of matters. Emily Baker reports: A woman has accused a northern Tasmanian councillor of using his position to groom her for sex, in a complaint lodged with the local government

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SUPREME COURT FINDS LAWYER SHOULD BE STRUCK OFF

LEGAL PROFESSION BOARD OF TASMANIA  v WILLIAM FREDERICK LESTER REASONS FOR JUDGMENT BRETT J 8 September 2021 1 The respondent is an Australian legal practitioner. He was admitted in the ACT as such on 21 April 2006. He worked as an employed solicitor in the ACT between that time and 2011. In July 2011, he moved to Launceston where he

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Rape acquittal

A Supreme Court jury today acquitted a man charged with the rape of his former partner. The defendant, who TVN will not name, was alleged to have raped the woman in a car. Crown Prosecutor Liz Avery had told the jury that the complainant had maintained the substance of her account even under rigorous cross-examination from defense counsel. However, inconsistencies

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Refugee workers have been employed across southern Tasmania and whilst this may be a good thing for Tasmania to do, not all are happy.

Workers at one large factory say they have ‘worked their guts out’ to climb ladders to be rewarded with weekend overtime that they value highly and need that has been taken away from them. ‘The Government subsidises these refugee workers so they are cheaper than our people, that’s ok for normal shifts but why are they getting the overtime when

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Robbo Ripped-Off

Exclusive: The woman who ripped-off her employer P J Robinson Proprietary Limited (Robbo’s Chicken ‘n’ Meat) of almost half a million dollars has finally pleaded guilty at the Hobart Supreme Court of Tasmania this morning. TVN has been following this case for around two years. Cheryl Ann Kendall pleaded guilty to three counts of computer-related fraud, all contrary to Section

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Death following AstraZeneca vaccine

TVN was told early on Monday morning that a man had died late last week as a result of the AstraZeneca Vaccine. We contacted a Tasmania Government source who advised they were not aware of it. We again checked Tuesday to be told the same thing. Our source knew the man and was quite shaken over it. We find it

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Detention order

STATE OF TASMANIA v X 29 JUNE 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEX was found guilty by a jury of armed robbery. The facts for sentence follow from the verdict. Just before 4 pm on Tuesday 10 November 2020 he walked into a small takeaway food business on the West Tamar Highway in Riverside. He was wearing a hooded jacket pulled

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ABF sets the record straight

ABF statement on traveller figures As outlined in our previous media release dated 15 April 2021, commentary stating that half of travellers arriving into Australia are non-citizens is misleading in the context of transmitting COVID19 and taking quarantine places away from Australian citizens. Data from other sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing a high number of non-citizens

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Gaol for dodgy migration scheme

Woman sentenced to nine months in prison for providing unregistered migration assistance A 47-year-old Victorian woman has been sentenced to nine months jail after pleading guilty to a number of charges relating to providing unregistered migration assistance. The operation commenced in April 2018 after the Australian Border Force (ABF) received allegations of unregistered immigration assistance and fraudulent conduct by a

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Parking costs rise

City parking costs have increased along with reduced free parking times. TVN spoke to the Hobart City Council last week who advised us they have now endorsed new fees for the 2021–22 financial year. They advised that from today, the 1 July 2021 the City of Hobart multi-storey car parks (Argyle Street, Centrepoint and Hobart Central car parks) will offer

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Been arrested?

Are you: In need of legal help? Been arrested? Have to go to Court and don’t know where to turn? While The Vigilante News is a media reporting service, we can refer your case to lawyers who we see in action in court, on a daily basis, who we have confidence in. Please note that The Vigilante News does not

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Dunalley bushfires judgement

Dunalley bushfire full judgement link below: ALAN MICHAEL PRESTAGE AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON MICHAEL THORNE AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON SCOTT FRANCIS HOWELLS AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON https://www.supremecourt.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Prestage-v-Barrett-Thorne-v-Barrett-Howells-v-Barrett-2021-TASSC-27.pdf

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