News Updates

Big guns appear in zoom case, high profile Barrister Fabiano Cangelosi appeared for Councillor Ewin with Tasmania Police top brass Inspector Andrew Keane prosecuting. 

The Hobart Magistrates’s Court of Tasmania today heard the case brought against Hobart City Councillor Jax Ewin by Alderman Jeff Briscoe. The court heard that Aldermen Briscoe and Marti Zucco had expressed vocal outrage when, during a council meeting, Councillor Ewin had attended by zoom from their tablet computer, seemingly whilst driving a car. During their police interview, Councillor Ewin

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Recreational fishers face rock lobster offences 

Police seized a 4.2 metre vessel, 14 rock lobsters and four pots on Sunday morning following an operation targeting illegal fishing in Southern Tasmania. Marine officers conducted the operation after receiving information from members of the public regarding suspicious vessel activity involving rock lobster pots in the Frederick Henry Bay and Clifton areas. After intercepting a vehicle at Cremorne Boat

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Defamation case update

The case is now heading to mediation later this month. Mediation will be heard before a Federal Court of Australia Registrar. It will then return to Court on the 2nd of March. High profile Barrister Mark Polden who specialises in media cases is representing Mr McGregor. Mr Polden has appeared for Australia’s leading tv networks and publishers as well as

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Urgent review into Murdoch controlled company

Murdoch’s News Corp-controlled real estate listings portal REA Group has ordered an urgent review into its payroll over concerns some staff members may not have been paid the right amount in commissions. REA, which announced a record interim dividend payment on Friday, wrote to staff on the same day to inform them consultancy KPMG was reviewing payments over concerns that

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TFS and Tasmania Police attend Structure Fire at Woodsdale Road, Whitefoord 

Tasmania Police say: Shortly after 6.30pm on Saturday 5th February 2022 TFS and Police were alerted to a house fire at 3171 Woodsdale Road Whitefoord. The 1860s residence (Ex Whitefoord Shop/Post Office/Telephone Exchange) was engulfed in flames when TFS arrived and they were unable to save the structure which has been completely destroyed. Despite what The Mercury newspaper reports, the

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Ol mate tries out his luck being a cop

As four Tasmania Police officers were struggling to hold an offender down at the front of Maldini in the early hours of Sunday onlookers filmed the incident and ol mate was laughing and yelling out directions as he scored a Police cap from the ground! Just another disgraceful Saturday night on the waterfront.

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Kingston crash

A resident at Kingston had a 4WD crash through their front yard causing lots of damage Saturday night. The 4WD ended up on its side and winched out then back upright. There were beer bottles scattered everywhere” a subscriber said.

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Coral Discoverer quarantines again

Dale Webster, Acting State Health Commander – Passengers and crew quarantined Passengers aboard a boutique cruise ship Coral Discoverer that arrived in Hobart yesterday are being placed in isolation following a passenger testing positive for COVID-19. The cruise left Hobart on 27 January for a 10-day cruise during which it did not leave Tasmanian waters. The passenger tested positive on

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Police told Nicola Gobbo to flee overseas to avoid prosecution 

Victoria Police told barrister Nicola Gobbo they would pay for her to flee overseas, including to a country without extradition treaties with Australia, so she could avoid criminal investigation or prosecution into her work as a police informer. The offer was made in 2020 by a senior officer in the police’s covert operations unit while the Royal Commission into the

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A former police officer has been charged after an investigation into offences relating to child abuse material. 

In February 2020, Strike Force Deism was commenced by the Professional Standards Command into alleged child abuse material being shared by a serving senior constable attached to a specialist command. Following inquiries, a 46-year-old man was arrested at Burwood Police Station about 10am today (Friday 4 February 2022) and charged with use carriage service transmit/distribute etc child porn. He was

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Melbourne survivor’s message to Whoopi 

MELBOURNE Holocaust survivor Annetta Able had a message for TV and movie Whoopi Goldberg this week. The 98-year-old, who with her late twin sister Stephanie Heller, was experimented on by Dr Josef Mengele recorded a video after The View host insisted the Holocaust “was not about race”. Goldberg, who subsequently apologised for the offence she caused, was suspended from presenting the show

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