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Update: Skyline located a short time ago at Bridgewater, just moments after a silver Camry rego DG5758 was stolen from Farrow Place. A silver Nissan Skyline stolen from Glenorchy late last night was spiked by Tasmania Police at Bridgewater a short time ago. Subscribers say the car crossed the Bridgewater bridge at an extremely high speed. Police are currently searching for the car in the Bridgewater area. We understand a civilian car was also spiked during the operation. See MoreSee Less

Update: Skyline located a short time ago at Bridgewater, just moments after  a silver Camry rego DG5758 was stolen from Farrow Place. 

A silver Nissan Skyline stolen from Glenorchy late last night was spiked by Tasmania Police at Bridgewater a short time ago. Subscribers say the car crossed the Bridgewater bridge at an extremely high speed. Police are currently searching for the car in the Bridgewater area. We understand a civilian car was also spiked during the operation.

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The Royal Hobart Regatta coming soon!Pics courtesy Royal Hobart Regatta See MoreSee Less

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The Glenorchy City Council advise they are currently dealing with a spike in anti social behaviour in the Glenorchy bus mall with over 30 panes of glass vandalised in the last month. The Council asks the community to report vandalism straight away to Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crimestoppers 1800 333 000. See MoreSee Less

The Glenorchy City Council advise they are currently dealing with a spike in anti social behaviour in the Glenorchy bus mall with over 30 panes of glass vandalised in the last month. The Council asks the community to report vandalism straight away to Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.

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Ambulance Tasmania, TFS, SES and Tasmania Police are attending a crash at Huntington Tier Road, Bagdad where we understand a car has rolled. See MoreSee Less

Ambulance Tasmania, TFS, SES and Tasmania Police are attending a crash at Huntington Tier Road, Bagdad where we understand a car has rolled.

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What to expect on Twitter on US Inauguration Day 2021 By ‎@TwitterGov‎On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will both be sworn into office during the United States’ 59th Presidential Inauguration.This year, multiple challenging circumstances will require that most people experience this historic ceremony virtually. As Twitter will serve as both a venue for people to watch and talk about this political event, and play a key role in facilitating the transfer of official government communication channels, we want to be transparent and clear about what people should expect to see on the platform.Protecting the public conversationIn our January 12 update following the riots in Washington, DC, we outlined the steps we’re taking to protect the public conversation on Twitter from attempts to incite violence, organize attacks, and share deliberately misleading information about the election outcome. These efforts, including our open lines of communication with law enforcement, will continue through the inauguration and will adapt as needed if circumstances change in real-time.Watching Inauguration 2021 livePeople on Twitter will be able to watch the inauguration ceremony and the coverage surrounding it via live streams from multiple news outlets and official inauguration feeds, including @JCCIC and @BidenInaugural, through Twitter’s US Elections Hub.Alongside the livestream of inauguration events, the hub will also include curated Moments, Lists and accounts-to-follow recommendations from trusted and official sources.Transferring Institutional White House Twitter accountsAs we did in 2017, Twitter is actively working with the US government to support the archival and transition of Twitter accounts across administrations.As President-elect Biden is sworn in on January 20, 2021, Twitter will facilitate the transfer of institutional White House Twitter accounts, including: @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS, and @PressSec.First, Twitter will transfer current institutional accounts to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) where the Tweets and account history will remain publicly available and the account usernames will be updated to reflect their archived status. For example, the Trump administration’s @POTUS account will be publicly archived as @POTUS45, just as the Obama administration’s account was archived as @POTUS44.Once this archival process is completed, Twitter will transfer the institutional accounts to the Biden administration to assume ownership, along with a new account: @SecondGentleman.People on Twitter will be able to watch the transition of power take place in real-time as accounts for the White House, President, Vice President, First Lady and White House Press Secretary inherit their new institutional usernames: @Transition46 will become @WhiteHouse, @PresElectBiden will become @POTUS, @SenKamalaHarris will become @VP, @FLOTUSBiden will become @FLOTUS, and @PressSecPsaki will become @PressSec. The Tweets, account history, and followers will transition between these accounts.These institutional accounts will not automatically retain the followers from the prior administration. People on Twitter who previously followed institutional White House Twitter accounts, or who currently follow relevant Biden or Harris Twitter accounts, will receive in-app alerts and other prompts that will notify them about the archival process, as well as give them the option to follow the new administration’s Twitter accounts. The new institutional accounts will also be listed in Twitter’s US Elections Hub during the presidential inauguration.You can follow along with @TwitterGov, @Policy and @TwitterMoments, where we will continue to share updates and information on #Inauguration2021. See MoreSee Less

What to expect on Twitter on US Inauguration Day 2021 By ‎@TwitterGov‎

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will both be sworn into office during the United States’ 59th Presidential Inauguration.

This year, multiple challenging circumstances will require that most people experience this historic ceremony virtually. As Twitter will serve as both a venue for people to watch and talk about this political event, and play a key role in facilitating the transfer of official government communication channels, we want to be transparent and clear about what people should expect to see on the platform.

Protecting the public conversation

In our January 12 update following the riots in Washington, DC, we outlined the steps we’re taking to protect the public conversation on Twitter from attempts to incite violence, organize attacks, and share deliberately misleading information about the election outcome. These efforts, including our open lines of communication with law enforcement, will continue through the inauguration and will adapt as needed if circumstances change in real-time.

Watching Inauguration 2021 live

People on Twitter will be able to watch the inauguration ceremony and the coverage surrounding it via live streams from multiple news outlets and official inauguration feeds, including @JCCIC and @BidenInaugural, through Twitter’s US Elections Hub.
Alongside the livestream of inauguration events, the hub will also include curated Moments, Lists and accounts-to-follow recommendations from trusted and official sources.

Transferring Institutional White House Twitter accounts

As we did in 2017, Twitter is actively working with the US government to support the archival and transition of Twitter accounts across administrations.

As President-elect Biden is sworn in on January 20, 2021, Twitter will facilitate the transfer of institutional White House Twitter accounts, including: @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS, and @PressSec.

First, Twitter will transfer current institutional accounts to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) where the Tweets and account history will remain publicly available and the account usernames will be updated to reflect their archived status. For example, the Trump administration’s @POTUS account will be publicly archived as @POTUS45, just as the Obama administration’s account was archived as @POTUS44.

Once this archival process is completed, Twitter will transfer the institutional accounts to the Biden administration to assume ownership, along with a new account: @SecondGentleman.

People on Twitter will be able to watch the transition of power take place in real-time as accounts for the White House, President, Vice President, First Lady and White House Press Secretary inherit their new institutional usernames: @Transition46 will become @WhiteHouse, @PresElectBiden will become @POTUS, @SenKamalaHarris will become @VP, @FLOTUSBiden will become @FLOTUS, and @PressSecPsaki will become @PressSec. The Tweets, account history, and followers will transition between these accounts.

These institutional accounts will not automatically retain the followers from the prior administration. People on Twitter who previously followed institutional White House Twitter accounts, or who currently follow relevant Biden or Harris Twitter accounts, will receive in-app alerts and other prompts that will notify them about the archival process, as well as give them the option to follow the new administration’s Twitter accounts. The new institutional accounts will also be listed in Twitter’s US Elections Hub during the presidential inauguration.

You can follow along with @TwitterGov, @Policy and @TwitterMoments, where we will continue to share updates and information on #Inauguration2021.

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The development application at Bicheno we reported on last month was unanimously approved yesterday afternoon by the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council. See MoreSee Less

The development application at Bicheno we reported on last month was unanimously approved yesterday afternoon by the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council.

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A 42 year old Tasmanian man appeared in a Gold Coast Magistrates Court on the weekend after being arrested by Australian Federal Police on Friday at the Gold Coast airport where he attempted to depart we are told. The man allegedly posted an amount of the drug Ice from the Gold Coast to a Post Office box in Tasmania in December. The parcel was intercepted by Australia Post and Police notified. The man was bailed to appear in Court next month and to reside in Hobart. See MoreSee Less

A 42 year old Tasmanian man appeared in a Gold Coast Magistrates Court on the weekend after being arrested by Australian Federal Police on Friday at the Gold Coast airport where he attempted to depart we are told. The man allegedly posted an amount of the drug Ice from the Gold Coast to a Post Office box in Tasmania in December. The parcel was intercepted by Australia Post and Police notified. The man was bailed to appear in Court next month and to reside in Hobart.

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RSPCA announces new Adoption and Retail Centre at 55-57 Albert Road, Moonah opening 11th February. RSPCA says: We will have all your Hills, Catmate, Kong and Oh Crap Poop Bags supplies, as well as an excellent range of companion animal enrichment toys.If you know anyone who is struggling to take care of the animals in their care please let them know that we will be accepting surrenders of cats, kittens and pocket pets. Call us on 6709 8100 to chat.Profiles of all the animals in our care are available to be viewed at www.adoptapet.com.au/search.Should you want to help out by volunteering with us, please follow this link to our website with online forms www.rspcatas.org.au/contact/We cant wait to be a part of the Hobart community again. See MoreSee Less

RSPCA announces new Adoption and Retail Centre at 55-57 Albert Road, Moonah opening 11th February. 

RSPCA says: We will have all your Hills, Catmate, Kong and Oh Crap Poop Bags supplies, as well as an excellent range of companion animal enrichment toys.

If you know anyone who is struggling to take care of the animals in their care please let them know that we will be accepting surrenders of cats, kittens and pocket pets. Call us on 6709 8100 to chat.

Profiles of all the animals in our care are available to be viewed at https://www.adoptapet.com.au/search.

Should you want to help out by volunteering with us, please follow this link to our website with online forms https://www.rspcatas.org.au/contact/

We cant wait to be a part of the Hobart community again.

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One of the water bombing helicopters at Dolphin Sands this afternoon. See MoreSee Less

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Water bombing fixed wing at the Dolphin Sands fire this afternoon. See MoreSee Less

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Exclusive: Our subscriber Passenger said reference was made about ‘engine shuddering’ and passengers were told they would land at Adelaide or Melbourne. Breaking News: Qantas flight QF1004 Perth Western Australia to Hobart this afternoon has been diverted to Tullamarine airport. The aircraft currently flying over Ballarat has reportedly experienced ‘a technical issue’ and needed to be diverted sources tell TVN. The flight was to arrive in Hobart at 6.10pm, a Qantas spokesperson told TVN that another flight has been arranged to bring the passengers to Hobart and that is scheduled for 8.05pm. See MoreSee Less

Exclusive: Our subscriber Passenger said reference was made about ‘engine shuddering’ and passengers were told they would land at Adelaide or Melbourne. 

Breaking News: Qantas flight QF1004 Perth Western Australia to Hobart this afternoon has been diverted to Tullamarine airport. The aircraft currently flying over Ballarat has reportedly experienced ‘a technical issue’ and needed to be diverted sources tell TVN. The flight was to arrive in Hobart at 6.10pm, a Qantas spokesperson told TVN that another flight has been arranged to bring the passengers to Hobart and that is scheduled for 8.05pm.Image attachmentImage attachment

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TFS and Ambulance Tasmania including their medivac helicopter are attending a patient at the Triabunna wharf. We understand the patient suffered an injury on a fishing boat. See MoreSee Less

TFS and Ambulance Tasmania including their medivac helicopter are attending a patient at the Triabunna wharf. We understand the patient suffered an injury on a fishing boat.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Australian Superbikes this afternoon announced “ASBK TO FIRE UP ON THE APPLE ISLE IN 2021”ASBK says: Thanks to the vision and efforts of the Tasmanian Government and Events Tasmania to bring major national sporting events to the Apple Isle, Motorcycling Australia is very excited to announce the 2021 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, (ASBK) returns to Symmons Plains Raceway for four days of Championship action. The joint venture cements the date and location of the seventh round of the 2021 ASBK calendar.Officially announced today by Tasmanian Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events, Sarah Courtney, and Motorcycling Australia, the Symmons Plains Raceway round will be held on November 4-7, 2021.Supported by Events Tasmania, the ASBK Championship event will see Australia’s fastest two-wheel riders go head-to-head in the Superbike, Supersport, Supersport 300, R3 Cup and Oceania Junior Cup classes on the spectacular 2.411km venue.Minister Sarah Courtney made the announcement at Symmons Plains Raceway this afternoon, with Motorcycling Australia Operations Director, Martin Port, and ASBK competitors including Tom Bramich (former World Supersport 300 rider and 2021 ASBK Supersport competitor).“I’m pleased to announce that the Australian Superbikes will be returning to Tasmania, for the first time since 2015, for one round of the 2021 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul,” Minister Courtney said.“The Australian Superbike Championship is the premier national road racing championship, and it is very exciting for Tasmanians to again have the opportunity to see them racing in our State.“The Tasmanian Government is investing $150,000 in funding through the Events Tasmania Major Event Partnerships Program.“It is anticipated that nearly 1,000 participants and support crew will travel to Tasmania to participate in races across categories, from the Oceania Junior Cup, for riders aged between 11 to under 16 years, through to the Australian Superbike category featuring some of the largest capacity motorcycles currently available on the domestic market.”Mr Port said the return of ASBK to Tasmania would be sensational news for local race fans.“MA and the ASBK Management Team are very excited that the ASBK Championship is returning to Symmons Plains Raceway in 2021 and we thank the Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events, Sarah Courtney, and the Tasmanian Government for their commitment to bring major sporting events to Tasmania,” Mr Port said.“We are thrilled to be coming back to Tasmania, expanding the national footprint of the championship; providing world class racing to our national and international audiences as well as showcasing what an amazing destination Tasmania is to visit.“With critical Championship points on the line in each class, Tasmanian fans are guaranteed to see scintillating racing action and we can’t wait to see them at the track.”On track action will commence Thursday, November 4 with a 2-day practice program before an action-packed weekend of ASBK racing.Interstate fans are encouraged to plan their Tasmania holiday around the race weekend and take full advantage of everything Tasmania has to offer.International fans won’t miss a minute of Sunday’s race action with Live TV through our broadcast partners SBS Australia, Fox Sports Australia and Fox Sports Asia as well as ASBK TV Live Streaming through the ASBK website and ASBK Facebook.Local Tasmanian riders who will also be competing in the ASBK Championship, and were in attendance at the launch, included Oliver Skinner (2021 Oceania Junior Cup), Jesse Woods (ASBK YMI Supersport 300), Cody Travers (Kawasaki Superbike) and Jason Spencer (Kawasaki Superbike). See MoreSee Less

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Further to our exclusive live report at 9.20pm last night, Tasmania Police advise an investigation is underway regarding the deliberately lit car fires at Claremont. Police advised:Detectives from Glenorchy CIB are investigating the circumstances surrounding several vehicles being deliberately set alight on Main Road, Claremont last night. Information suggests that one vehicle had been targeted by an unknown person, however as a result of a container of fuel catching on fire, three nearby vehicles have also been damaged extensively by fire. At 9:20pm, Tasmania Fire Service attended the scene and extinguished the fire, with no injuries reported. The value of the damage caused totals approximately $20,000.Attending police spoke with some witnesses at the scene, who have reported seeing a male in the area at the time this occurred.He is described as:• Wearing a black and white spray jacket, with a grey hooded jacket underneath, black track pants, approximately 175 cm, with blonde, mullet styled hair and aged in his late 20’s or early 30’s. The males was reportedly observed carrying a red fuel container.• Also observed in the area at the time was a late model ute, which was blue in colour that police believe may have also been involved.Police would like to speak to anyone who has information in relation to the incident or observed suspicious activity in the area. Information can be provided to Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000. See MoreSee Less

Further to our exclusive live report at 9.20pm last night, Tasmania Police advise an investigation is underway regarding the deliberately lit car fires at Claremont.  Police advised:

Detectives from Glenorchy CIB are investigating the circumstances surrounding several vehicles being deliberately set alight on Main Road, Claremont last night. Information suggests that one vehicle had been targeted by an unknown person, however as a result of a container of fuel catching on fire, three nearby vehicles have also been damaged extensively by fire. At 9:20pm, Tasmania Fire Service attended the scene and extinguished the fire, with no injuries reported. The value of the damage caused totals approximately $20,000.

Attending police spoke with some witnesses at the scene, who have reported seeing a male in the area at the time this occurred.
He is described as:

• Wearing a black and white spray jacket, with a grey hooded jacket underneath, black track pants, approximately 175 cm, with blonde, mullet styled hair and aged in his late 20’s or early 30’s. The males was reportedly observed carrying a red fuel container.
• Also observed in the area at the time was a late model ute, which was blue in colour that police believe may have also been involved.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has information in relation to the incident or observed suspicious activity in the area. Information can be provided to Tasmania Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

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Acting Ambulance Tasmania CEO Matthew Eastman has advised he will resign from his position shortly to take up an interstate position. See MoreSee Less

Acting Ambulance Tasmania CEO Matthew Eastman has advised he will resign from his position shortly to take up an interstate position.

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TFS and Tasmania Police are attending a bushfire at Dolphin Sands Road, Dolphin Sands. TVN through our industry sources can reveal that the fire was started by sparks ignited by an angle grinder being used by a trades person at the property. 3 x HEAVY TANKER 4 x LIGHT TANKER 1 x MEDIUM TANKER 2 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT 2 x ROTARY WING MEDIUM 1 x CAR 1 x PERSONNEL CARRIERState Emergency Service Resources Arrived: 2 x RESCUE VEHICLEParks and Wildlife Resources Mobilised: 2 x LIGHT TANKER See MoreSee Less

TFS and Tasmania Police are attending a bushfire at Dolphin Sands Road, Dolphin Sands. TVN through our industry sources can reveal that the fire was started by sparks ignited by an angle grinder being used by a trades person at the property.

  3 x HEAVY TANKER
  4 x LIGHT TANKER
  1 x MEDIUM TANKER
  2 x ROTARY WING: LIGHT
  2 x ROTARY WING MEDIUM
  1 x CAR
  1 x PERSONNEL CARRIER
State Emergency Service Resources Arrived: 
  2 x RESCUE VEHICLE
Parks and Wildlife Resources Mobilised: 
  2 x LIGHT TANKER

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Truck crash on the Brooker Highway this afternoon. See MoreSee Less

Truck crash on the Brooker Highway this afternoon.

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Deliberately lit fires on Clarence Street, Howrah in the early hours of this morning. See MoreSee Less

Deliberately lit fires on Clarence Street, Howrah in the early hours of this morning.

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Roger Jaensch – 2021 Report on Government Services outlines increased investment and services for Tasmanians in need.The Report shows that in the 2019-20 financial year, the Government’s total investment in social housing increased by 24.2% and the overall social housing portfolio increased significantly. Tasmania’s public housing occupancy rates are above the national rates and there has been a reduction in under-utilisation.The Government’s investment in specialist homelessness services also went up by 7.2% reflecting our significant effort to deliver new services and expand the capacity of emergency accommodation providers. That said, we recognise that there is more to be done for Tasmanians in need, which is why the recent 2020-21 State Budget includes a record $300 million investment to deliver more social and affordable housing and homelessness services across Tasmania. This includes through a range of programs including our Affordable Housing Strategy, reinvestment of savings under the Commonwealth Debt Waiver and our $100 million Community Housing Growth Program, which will deliver up to 1000 additional social housing dwellings over three years. The 2019-20 RoGS also outlines how the Government is working to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmania’s vulnerable children and young people. Tasmania’s data remained stable or improved across the majority of indicators, despite the operational challenges that presented in the second half of the reporting period as a result of COVID-19.The Government remains committed to the Strong Families, Safe Kids reforms, and we are already seeing the benefits through improved service provision to families, children and young people across Tasmania. . See MoreSee Less

Roger Jaensch - 2021 Report on Government Services outlines increased investment and services for Tasmanians in need.

The Report shows that in the 2019-20 financial year, the Government’s total investment in social housing increased by 24.2% and the overall social housing portfolio increased significantly. Tasmania’s public housing occupancy rates are above the national rates and there has been a reduction in under-utilisation.

The Government’s investment in specialist homelessness services also went up by 7.2% reflecting our significant effort to deliver new services and expand the capacity of emergency accommodation providers. 

That said, we recognise that there is more to be done for Tasmanians in need, which is why the recent 2020-21 State Budget includes a record $300 million investment to deliver more social and affordable housing and homelessness services across Tasmania. 

This includes through a range of programs including our Affordable Housing Strategy, reinvestment of savings under the Commonwealth Debt Waiver and our $100 million Community Housing Growth Program, which will deliver up to 1000 additional social housing dwellings over three years.
 
The 2019-20 RoGS also outlines how the Government is working to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmania’s vulnerable children and young people. 

Tasmania’s data remained stable or improved across the majority of indicators, despite the operational challenges that presented in the second half of the reporting period as a result of COVID-19.

The Government remains committed to the Strong Families, Safe Kids reforms, and we are already seeing the benefits through improved service provision to families, children and young people across Tasmania. .

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Illegal Firearms Targeted By New Dedicated Police UnitA new Illicit Firearms Unit (IFU) within Victoria Police has been set up to prevent firearms getting into the wrong hands and protect communities from serious and organised crime.Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined Acting Deputy Commissioner Robert Hill and Detective Inspector Michael Daly to launch the new unit, which includes a team of 22 experienced investigators focused on deterring and disrupting firearm related crime.The unit will focus on investigating the manufacturing and trafficking of illicit firearms, and work to proactively stop this criminal activity in its tracks, including that linked to organised crime groups and gangs.Additionally, Victoria Police will continue to focus on the risk that illegal firearms pose in the community in relation to homicides, shootings, drugs and family violence.The team will work closely with enforcement agencies across Australia and monitor a range of investigations and incidents to help stop the manufacturing and trafficking of illegal firearms into the state.In 2017, 10 dedicated detectives were allocated to the Firearms Investigation Teams within the Victoria Police’s Armed Crime Squad, with a current annual investment of $1.5 million. An additional 12 positions have been added to enable the establishment of this dedicated Illicit Firearms Unit, led by a Detective Inspector and Detective Senior Sergeant.The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission estimates that there are more than 260,000 firearms in the illicit firearms market across Australia.In 2020, there were nine fatal shootings and 41 non-fatal shootings resulting in injury. Last year, police across Victoria also seized more than 770 firearms.Since May 2018, Victoria Police has served 669 Firearms Prohibitions Orders that are currently active.Victoria Police is continuing to recruit extra police following a record $3 billion Andrews Labor Government investment that has already seen almost 1,900 of 3,135 new police deployed or committed to communities across the state. It is expected that by April 2021, more than 2,700 new police will have been deployed across Victoria. See MoreSee Less

Illegal Firearms Targeted By New Dedicated Police Unit

A new Illicit Firearms Unit (IFU) within Victoria Police has been set up to prevent firearms getting into the wrong hands and protect communities from serious and organised crime.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Lisa Neville joined Acting Deputy Commissioner Robert Hill and Detective Inspector Michael Daly to launch the new unit, which includes a team of 22 experienced investigators focused on deterring and disrupting firearm related crime.

The unit will focus on investigating the manufacturing and trafficking of illicit firearms, and work to proactively stop this criminal activity in its tracks, including that linked to organised crime groups and gangs.

Additionally, Victoria Police will continue to focus on the risk that illegal firearms pose in the community in relation to homicides, shootings, drugs and family violence.

The team will work closely with enforcement agencies across Australia and monitor a range of investigations and incidents to help stop the manufacturing and trafficking of illegal firearms into the state.

In 2017, 10 dedicated detectives were allocated to the Firearms Investigation Teams within the Victoria Police’s Armed Crime Squad, with a current annual investment of $1.5 million. An additional 12 positions have been added to enable the establishment of this dedicated Illicit Firearms Unit, led by a Detective Inspector and Detective Senior Sergeant.

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission estimates that there are more than 260,000 firearms in the illicit firearms market across Australia.

In 2020, there were nine fatal shootings and 41 non-fatal shootings resulting in injury. Last year, police across Victoria also seized more than 770 firearms.

Since May 2018, Victoria Police has served 669 Firearms Prohibitions Orders that are currently active.

Victoria Police is continuing to recruit extra police following a record $3 billion Andrews Labor Government investment that has already seen almost 1,900 of 3,135 new police deployed or committed to communities across the state. It is expected that by April 2021, more than 2,700 new police will have been deployed across Victoria.

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Guy Barnett – The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the 2021-22 rock lobster fishery will remain unchanged at 1220.70 tonnes. This comprises a total allowable commercial catch of 1050.70 tonnes and a total allowable recreational catch of 170 tonnes.The TAC is set each year following scientific assessment of the stocks by the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and consultation with peak fishing industry bodies and relevant fisheries advisory committees. The TAC is set at a level to support stock rebuilding around the State.Our rock lobster fishery is important to our way of life and our economy and we have the capacity to adjust the way we manage it to adapt to changing conditions when needed.This includes working in collaboration with TARFish, the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council, and the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association to ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations.The Tasmanian Government continues to monitor stock levels on the East Coast through the 10-year stock rebuilding strategy, implemented in 2013 in response to declining rock lobster numbers.The Department has begun discussions with advisory committees and peak bodies around future strategies for the area, noting the current East Coast stock rebuilding strategy runs until 2023. I encourage all stakeholders to engage with consultation opportunities as they come up.For more information on the rock lobster fishery, go to dpipwe.tas.gov.au/sea-fishing-aquaculture/commercial-fishing/rock-lobster-fishery See MoreSee Less

Guy Barnett - The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the 2021-22 rock lobster fishery will remain unchanged at 1220.70 tonnes. 

This comprises a total allowable commercial catch of 1050.70 tonnes and a total allowable recreational catch of 170 tonnes.

The TAC is set each year following scientific assessment of the stocks by the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and consultation with peak fishing industry bodies and relevant fisheries advisory committees. The TAC is set at a level to support stock rebuilding around the State.

Our rock lobster fishery is important to our way of life and our economy and we have the capacity to adjust the way we manage it to adapt to changing conditions when needed.

This includes working in collaboration with TARFish, the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council, and the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association to ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations.

The Tasmanian Government continues to monitor stock levels on the East Coast through the 10-year stock rebuilding strategy, implemented in 2013 in response to declining rock lobster numbers.

The Department has begun discussions with advisory committees and peak bodies around future strategies for the area, noting the current East Coast stock rebuilding strategy runs until 2023. I encourage all stakeholders to engage with consultation opportunities as they come up.

For more information on the rock lobster fishery, go to https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/sea-fishing-aquaculture/commercial-fishing/rock-lobster-fishery
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