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Letter to the Editor from No shortage at Coles

“So apparently Woolworth’s have a ‘nationwide shortage’ of antibacterial wipes for customers to wipe their trolleys when entering the store. This is what I was told at Woolworth’s bridgewater today when I asked for a wipe as their container was empty yet again. I then asked if they could get some wipes off the shelf for me to use before

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Sarah Courtney, Minister for Children and Youth. – Greater oversight for young people at AYDC

The Tasmanian Government is supporting the Commissioner for Children and Young People to enhance safety and support for young people at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre. The recruitment for an Advocate for Young People in Detention position has commenced to assist the Commissioner for Children and Young people provide additional advocacy services for young people detained under the Youth Justice

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Australian Priority Organisation Target (APOT), allegedly conspired with another man, 41, using encrypted communication platforms to import about 314 kilograms of heroin from Thailand to Australia.

Further to our report last night, the AFP release further details on yesterdays operation. The AFP says: Two Sydney men – including a man the Australian Federal Police allege is one of the nation’s most significant organised crime threats – have been charged with significant drug offences. A man, 38, designated as an Australian Priority Organisation Target (APOT), allegedly conspired

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TASMANIAN LABOR TURMOIL — “TOXIC” STATE BRANCH THREATENS FEDERAL CAMPAIGN

TVN has received unconfirned reports from a number of sources inside Tasmanian Labor that former Franklin MHA, Alison Standen, has relinquished the winnable third position on the Labor Senate ticket. A number of sources are saying that this is part of a Left faction power-play orchestrated by State Secretary, Stuart Benson, to move Standen off the Senate ticket to contest

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540kg Cocaine inside containers

Two Queensland men are scheduled to face Brisbane Magistrates Court today charged with possessing nearly 540kg of cocaine allegedly secreted inside empty shipping containers. The co-accused, aged 26 and 28, were each charged with two counts of possessing a commercial quantity of cocaine following an investigation by the Queensland National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) – comprised of Australian Federal Police and

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ASIC sues MLC for multiple insurance failures

ASIC has commenced civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against MLC Limited for insurance policy and service failures resulting from poor systems and controls. ASIC claims that MLC’s failure to implement appropriate systems and controls resulted in unpaid insurance benefits, premiums being charged without notice and underpaid refunds. ASIC alleges MLC’s conduct led to over $17.5 million in financial

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A 59-year-old man will appear in Sydney Magistrate’s Court today accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Philippines.

Australian Federal Police arrested the man after he flew into Sydney Airport last night on a flight from Singapore and will today apply in court to have him extradited to Victoria to face 12 charges, including five of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child outside of Australia. Allegations the man had been abusing children overseas came to the attention

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The United States’ organisation reported an online user in Australia was uploading child abuse material to the Google Drive platform.

A 37-year-old South Perth man is due to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court today (19 November 2021) after police found child abuse material on two mobile phones allegedly belonging to him. The man was charged on 26 October 2021 after the Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation received a report from the National Center for Missing and

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Another breach

A 35-year-old man who arrived on King Island by plane from Victoria has been charged for failing to comply with the lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker and disorderly conduct. The man flew from Melbourne to King Island on Thursday 18 November without approval from the Deputy State Controller. It is alleged that on arrival the man

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Grubby incident

Tim Paine has resigned as cricket captain after he allegedly sent a photo of his penis and inappropriate messages to a Cricket Tasmania female employee even though they found that there had been no breach of the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct. Disgraceful decision by Cricket Australia. Paine statement to media I’m just going to make a brief statement. I

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New boat for Police

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management. – Hobart welcomes the new Police Vessel Dauntless The brand new police vessel Dauntless was welcomed into Hobart today, and will be used as part of Tasmania Police’s marine and rescue activities across the state. It comes as part of the Government’s large vessel replacement program, which has seen investments of

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Murder charge for lighting sister up

A man has been charged with the murder of his sister who allegedly suffered severe head injuries before being set alight in NSW’s Riverina. Officers were called to a home in Deniliquin, near the Victorian border, about 1.50pm on Wednesday. “A 42-year-old woman had sustained significant head injuries before allegedly being set on fire,” NSW Police said in a statement.

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