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Shepparton woman faces court over alleged forced marriage of slain daughter

A Victorian woman has appeared in court accused of forcefully marrying off her daughter to the West Australian stranger who later murdered the young bride. If the matter is sent to trial and the woman is convicted, she would become the first person in Australia to be successfully prosecuted over their alleged role in orchestrating a forced marriage. Sakina Muhammad

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Another Raptor incident

Police officers who violently arrested two men for failing to wear face masks in Sydney’s west “grossly misrepresented” the situation in official documents, leading to assault charges being withdrawn when footage of the incident emerged, a court has heard. Khaled Zreika, 21, and Hussein Zraika, 22, had just bought disposable face masks at a petrol station at Guildford on September

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Receiving stolen property

STATE OF TASMANIA v L 6 DECEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant L , now aged 29 has pleaded guilty to a first indictment, No 385 of 2020 charging one count of receiving stolen property. I have also agreed to deal with a number of associated summary matters pursuant to s 385A of the Criminal Code. They relate to

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SMH Exclusive: Notorious conman Peter Foster will be extradited to Queensland to over an alleged $2 million cryptocurrency scam.

Mr Foster, who has vowed to fight the charges, was arrested by federal police on Tuesday near the Victorian town of Gisborne, about an hour north-west of Melbourne, after a six-month investigation. During a brief hearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday, Jason Ong granted a federal police application to move Mr Foster, 59, to Queensland. He will be transferred

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$1.8M seized

More than $1.8 million cash seized from a Melbourne drug trafficking syndicate has been forfeited to the Commonwealth as proceeds of crime as a result of a joint Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police investigation. The $1,817,470 cash was forfeited after the AFP-led Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce obtained restraining orders in the County Court of Victoria under section 18 of

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ASIC brings criminal charges against Avanteos Investments for charging deceased superannuation members

Avanteos Investments Limited (Avanteos) has pleaded guilty to 18 criminal charges relating to failures to update defective disclosure statements and continuing to charge fees to deceased superannuation members. At the time of the offending, Avanteos was a subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In early 2016, Avanteos received legal advice that it did not have authority to deduct fees

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TGA approves booster doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, SPIKEVAX

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, SPIKEVAX, for individuals 18 years and older. The provisional approval means that individuals aged 18 years and older may receive a booster (third dose), at least six months after the completion of a COVID-19 vaccine primary series. This primary series can be of any

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Near drowning at local dam park

Exclusive: Ambulance Tasmania attended the Risdon Brook dam shortly before 11.00am this morning following reports of a possible drowning. We are told a very young child fell into the dam almost drowning, the child was taken to the RHH by Ambulance. The dam and park area has been closed by TasWater with security at the gate as they have commenced

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MyCryptoWallet has collapsed likely owing creditors hundreds of thousands of dollars in crypto assets.

Troubled cryptocurrency exchange MyCryptoWallet has collapsed after a barrage of complaints from users and allegations of missing funds, with the business likely owing creditors hundreds of thousands of dollars in crypto assets. Last Friday, insolvency firm SV Partners was appointed liquidator of the business. MyCryptoWallet was founded in 2017 by Jaryd Koenigsmann and operates as a trading platform, allowing users

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