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Individual fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of unregistered anaesthetic products 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued one infringement notice of $2,664 to a Sydney based individual for alleged unlawful importation of unregistered anaesthetic products. It is alleged that the individual imported Bupivacaine Hydrochloride products into Australia which were not included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) at the time of importation. Bupivacaine Hydrochloride is a prescription only medicine which

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Aussiewhip Pty Ltd fined $39,960 for alleged unlawful advertising of disposable nicotine vaping products 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued three infringement notices totalling $39,960 to New South Wales based company Aussiewhip Pty Ltd for alleged unlawful advertising of disposable liquid nicotine vaping products (NVPs). It is alleged that Aussiewhip Pty Ltd unlawfully advertised disposable NVPs on their website. From 1 October 2021, products containing liquid nicotine became prescription-only medicines in the Poisons Standard and must only

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FatBlaster Max cancelled by the TGA for alleged breaches of the Therapeutic Goods legislation 

On 16 May 2022, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) cancelled the listed complementary medicine FatBlaster Max (AUST L 348163) from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for alleged breaches of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. Cat Media Pty Ltd is the sponsor of this medicine. When a medicine is listed on the ARTG, the applicant must state what therapeutic uses

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A 31-year-old Tasman Peninsula man sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for child exploitation and bestiality offences. 

He is one of more than 100 Australians who have been charged as part of Operation Molto, which was a global investigation into child abuse related offences that resulted in 153 children being removed from harm, including 51 in Australia. The Tasmanian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET), comprising Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Tasmania Police members, charged the man with

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Petrol thieving evader gets at least two years

STATE OF TASMANIA v D  13 MAY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr D , you have pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving. You have also pleaded guilty to the following associated summary offences: one count of evading police with aggravated circumstances, two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts each of using an unregistered and uninsured motor

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Lady conned by fictitious United States Army employee  

STATE OF TASMANIA v S  16 MAY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE S  you have pleaded guilty to seven charges of dealing with property suspected of being proceeds of crime. These charges all relate to some money that was paid into your bank account in February 2020 by a fraudster who had taken advantage of you. The relevant facts began

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Ex plod Dutton ”the biggest threat to national security”

Peter Dutton’s rhetoric on Beijing is “inflammatory and unnecessary,” Western Australia Premier said. Foreign warships transit through other countries’ exclusive economic zones; we do it in the waters off China, the United States does it in the waters off China.” Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan called Defense Minister Peter Dutton “the biggest threat to national security” on Monday, after Dutton called China’s

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The Russian ministry suspended hostilities at Azovstal to allow the humanitarian evacuation   

Evacuation from the Mariupol stronghold to a Donbass city agreed, Russian military said Russian and allied troops blocking the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol will allow injured Ukrainian soldiers to leave the stronghold and go to hospital in Novoazovsk, the Russian defense ministry said on Monday. The evacuation is planned for later on Monday after an agreement was reached, the military

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Keeping our roads safer – there’s no second changes 

Starting today, Tasmania Police will mobilise dedicated police resources across the state to undertake a series of high visibility, major road safety operations across all districts, featuring large scale traffic blitzes targeting dangerous driving behaviours. And now there will be no second chances, with police no longer issuing cautions for traffic offences relation to the ‘fatal five’ offences – speeding,

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JPMorgan also backtracked on its earlier forecasts of a 35% drop in Russian GDP in the second quarter and 7% for all of 2022 

The Wall Street bank NOW predicts only a moderate recession due to sanctions Russia’s economy is coping better with Ukraine-related Western sanctions than could be expected, JPMorgan Chase said in a note to clients dated last week and made public on Monday. According to the biggest US investment bank, business sentiment surveys from the country “are signaling a not very deep

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Mother condemns son’s arrest for bearing Russian flag

The Latvian woman says her son did nothing illegal. The mother of a young Latvian man, who is facing charges for brandishing a Russian flag during Victory Day celebrations in the EU country’s capital Riga, has insisted that his arrest was groundless. Alexander Stefanov was detained by police on May 10 near a monument commemorating Soviet soldiers in Riga. He

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Supermarket massacre probed as hate crime – ten killed 

An 18-year-old suspect has been detained without bail on first-degree murder charges following a mass shooting at a supermarket in New York State, that authorities have described as a “hate crime” and “racially motivated violent extremism.” The heavily-armed shooter wearing a bulletproof vest and a tactical helmet first opened fire at a parking lot and then inside a Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo around

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