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Whoopi Goldberg suspended for two weeks over Holocaust comments 

Actress and TV presenter will take a break from her talk show ‘The View’ following ‘wrong and hurtful’ remarks that the Shoah was ‘not about race’ Whoopi Goldberg has been suspended from her role as presenter of US talk show The View for two weeks following her “wrong and hurtful comments” about the Holocaust. Kim Godwin, president of ABC News,

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E-scooter trial to continue 

The City of Hobart’s e-scooter hire-and-ride trial will continue uninterrupted, with a number of actions supported by the Council to address concerns raised by the community. These include: urgent, targeted consultation with key community stakeholdersreduction of footpath speed limit to 10km/han audit of footpaths to identify any additional locations where e-scooters should be prohibitedrequesting the hire operators implement a zero-tolerance

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Import from Thailand detected by the ABF

THE QUEEN v F 2 FEBRUARY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMs F has been found guilty by a jury on a charge of attempting to import a marketable quantity of a border controlled drug, contrary to provisions in the Criminal Code (Cth).In April 2019 someone in Thailand posted a package addressed to Jessica Roberts at an address in Ulverstone. There

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STATE OF TASMANIA v M 2 FEBRUARY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE 

M, you have pleaded guilty to the crimes of aggravated burglary, stealing a firearm or firearm part and stealing. On 18 February 2021 you and your co-accused – B – travelled by car to a rural property, broke into the house and stole a number of items of personal property including jewellery, commemorative coins, a china set, a Huntsman Light

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STATE OF TASMANIA v B 1 FEBRUARY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE 

The defendant has pleaded guilty on indictment to one count of causing grievous bodily harm contrary to s 172 of the Criminal Code and one count of assault contrary to s 184 of the Criminal Code. Additionally, the defendant has pleaded guilty to three counts of common assault contrary to s 35(1) of the Police Offences Act 1935 and one

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Far North Queensland Man jailed for possession of over half a million files of child abuse AFP officers discovered the man had sent over $160,000 to people based in the Philippines to facilitate the sexual abuse of children

A 76-year-old Innisfail man has been jailed for the possession of over half a million files of child abuse material and five children rescued from harm in the Philippines following a multi-national investigation into the sexual abuse of children. The Innisfail man was jailed yesterday (1 February 2022) for six years, with a non-parole period of three years, after being

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Roof caving in at ageing shopping centre

More ceilings collapsing at Eastland’s shopping centre overnight this one at Big W. The book shop still closed following the bad weather one night last month. Rebel sports and Sportsgirl were also badly damaged but of course Eastland’s shopping centre management told commercial media there was no such damage. No doubt Vicinity Centres the owners of the shopping centre will

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Solomon Lew v Myer

The Game of Retail Thrones for control of the Myer board has been amped up with aggressor Solomon Lew paying $15 million to increase his stake in the business to just shy of 20 per cent. It is the second time in a year that Lew has fired the money gun in his battle to sack the Myer board. One

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PORT SORELL BOWLS CLUB INC LOSES APPEAL

Orders of the Court: 1 Appeal dismissed. 2 Cross-appeal dismissed. Serial No 2/2022 File No FCA 2541/2020 PORT SORELL BOWLS CLUB INC v KRAIG ANTHONY DANN REASONS FOR JUDGMENT FULL COURT BLOW CJ PEARCE J 2 February 2022 1 On 17 November 2015 Kraig Dann, the respondent to this appeal, was working as a volunteer at the premises of the

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