News Updates

TVN confirms no visits

Further to our earlier Exclusive report the Department of Justice has confirmed with TVN that the prison will longer have visitors from Monday. In an Exclusive statement to TVN a Department of Justice spokesperson said “COVID-19 is spreading widely across our community. The Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) are working hard to keep the prison community safe. For now that means

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World no.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic has launched a last minute bid in the Federal Circuit Court to stop the federal government from deporting him

Lawyers for the Serbian star appeared in the Melbourne court on Thursday afternoon, after he had his visa cancelled upon arrival in Australia and he was sent to immigration detention at the Park Hotel in Carlton. His legal challenge reached the Federal Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon, but the court heard his lawyers were yet to file documents supporting their

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Subscriber sexually assaulted at Launceston Gorge

A Launceston subscriber contacted us yesterday advising she had been sexually assaulted by a male stranger at the Launceston Gorge.  Describing the man as at least 6 feet tall, thin build, tanned, short dark brown/black hair, dark brown/black eyes aged around 30 wearing a green shirt and track pants.  “I walked past him near the start of the track and

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TVN investigating visitors situation

Exclusive: Subscribers with family/friends in the Risdon Prison Complex have told us that as of Monday there will be no more in person visits at any of the Tasmania Prison Service facilities. They say that Zoom video visits will be allowed at one per week. TVN immediately contacted the Department of Justice who advised they were unaware of this but

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Jury trials suspended by Chief Justice

Exclusive: The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania The Hon Alan Blow AM has advised legal practitioners this morning that all jury trials have been suspended until at least the 15th of March when the Chief Justice will reassess. The Chief Justice said the decision was made “because of risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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Novak Djokovic threatens legal action after visa refusal leaves him stranded

Earlier on Wednesday, the Victorian government and Tennis Australia told Djokovic to explain to the public why he was granted a medical exemption to enter the country without proving his vaccination status. World tennis No.1 Novak Djokovic will mount a legal challenge to the last-minute rejection of his visa, after spending eight hours in detention at Melbourne Airport unsuccessfully pleading his case

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TVN BREAKING NEWS A pedestrian has been struck and killed instantly near the Brighton United service station.

A female pedestrian has been struck and killed instantly near the Brighton bypass and United service station at around 10.05pm. Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania were notified at 10.10pm and arrived at the scene quickly closing the road. Subscribers describe seeing the woman walking along the Highway with what appeared to be a suitcase. The driver is being taken to

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After being caught over a 99kg meth import, a car collision occurred when a trio allegedly tried to evade police. As you can see, it didn’t quite work out for them.

Three men have been charged over an alleged plot to import almost $100 million worth of methamphetamine into Western Australia ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations. The WA men were arrested by Australian Federal Police officers on 30 December 2021 after a joint agency investigation launched when Australian Border Force officers found the drugs hidden in a 550-kilogram shipment of

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Man charged following crash in Austins Ferry on 23 December

Police have charged a man with several offences following a crash in Austins Ferry around 6.55pm on 23 December. When police arrived at the crash on Hilton Road, the driver of the offending vehicle had fled the scene. Police located the driver a short time later in a residence close by the scene. He was transported to the Royal Hobart

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Australians who have tested positive to COVID-19 with a rapid antigen test (RAT) no longer need to confirm that result with a PCR test.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a raft of changes to the country’s testing requirements, and says Australians who have tested positive to COVID-19 with a rapid antigen test (RAT) no longer need to confirm that result with a PCR test. “That will take pressure off PCR testing lines,” he said. The seven-day rolling test requirements for truck drivers will

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