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Medical episode leads to crash

A 60 year old Smithton man died at the scene of a crash at Camdale this morning. The crash between a silver Subaru Forester and black Ford Ranger occurred near the intersection of Bass Highway and East Cam Road. At this stage it is believed the crash was the result of a medical episode.

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ACCC will not oppose Meta’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Kustomer by Meta, formerly known as Facebook Inc. Kustomer is a small customer relationship management (CRM) software-as-a-service provider based in the USA that focuses on business interactions with customers. Some of its services include collating customer interactions that occur through channels used by a business, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter,

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Emirates Leisure Retail signs Enforceable Undertaking

Emirates Leisure Retail (Australia) Pty Ltd, which operates eateries across the nation including at major airports, has back-paid more than $5 million to underpaid workers and signed an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Australian company, a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, operates a total of 39 restaurants, cafes and bars, the majority at airports, under a

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Waste of Police resources, again

In yet another false panic Police in numbers were called to the Hobart Supreme Court of Tasmania. We are told “every available unit” was summonsed. A few remain, subscribers at the Court don’t know what the fuss is about.

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Another escapee

A 37-year-old Queensland man has been charged after allegedly absconding hotel quarantine in Launceston. The man arrived in Tasmania yesterday on a flight from Sydney without approval from the Deputy State Controller and was directed into hotel quarantine at Peppers Seaport. Initial investigations suggest that the man left the hotel last night around midnight via a third floor balcony. When

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Firearm trafficking

STATE OF TASMANIA v D 16 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr D , you have pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful trafficking in firearms and one count of stealing firearms. You have also pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and stealing, which are to be dealt with by me on the basis that they are summary offences.You committed these

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Nine months for $24,430.93 prison fire

STATE OF TASMANIA v S 17 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant, Mr S , appears for sentence having pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court to one count of unlawfully setting fire to property. I am also dealing with his plea of guilty to a summary charge of unlawfully destroying property. On 5 May 2021 the defendant was an

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New boss for Thomo

Thomo has new boss, Rod Wise a former deputy commissioner of Corrections Victoria was appointed to the role of Deputy Secretary Corrective Services on the 11th of October for a period of 5 years.

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Jewish community groups in Australia have welcomed the announcement of a Senate inquiry into the complaint handling systems of the ABC.

Report by GARETH NARUNSKY AJN A “SENSATIONALISED and one-sided report” on Israel’s treatment of Palestinian youth in the West Bank “failed to provide adequate background”. Accusations of “advocacy journalism” against a correspondent whose “record of political activism in support of the Palestinian side and “statements that she considers her professional role as a journalist to be a vehicle for advocacy”

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Northern fatality

Subscribers advise Ambulance Tasmania, TFS and Tasmania Police are attending a fatal motorcycle crash on the Midland Highway near Island Block and Paving Breadalbane.

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NSW chiropractor fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of ivermectin

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued an infringement notice for $2,664 to a chiropractor from New South Wales for the alleged importation of ivermectin in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). The chiropractor allegedly imported ivermectin tablets not entered in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Under the Act, therapeutic goods must be entered in the ARTG

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