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Drug sentence

STATE OF TASMANIA v B 3 DECEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEB , you plead guilty to cultivating a controlled plant for sale and to one count of possessing a controlled plant. On 3 March 2021 the northern drug squad located three compounds of cannabis plants on Crown land near the Tomahawk beach. Within the three compounds were a total

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Despicable conduct

TVN are sharing these images from the Derwent Valley Community Noticeboard after being contacted by distressed family and community members and them asking us to. We understand the despicable incident occurred overnight. Please, if you know anything at all phone Crimestoppers 1800 333 000.

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Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

At its meeting today, the Board decided to maintain the cash rate target at 10 basis points and the interest rate on Exchange Settlement balances at zero per cent, continue to purchase government securities at the rate of $4 billion a week until at least mid February 2022. The Australian economy is recovering from the setback caused by the Delta

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Conman Peter Foster arrested after months on the run

The Australian national, 59, was arrested by the AFP’s Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (FAST) today (7 December, 2021), near the Victorian town of Gisborne, after a six month long investigation to identify his whereabouts. The man was originally arrested in Port Douglas by Queensland Police in August 2020 on fraud-related charges and was remanded in custody. He was granted bail

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Eighteen Australians have been charged under a global money-laundering sting

Eighteen Australians have been charged under a global money-laundering sting led in Australia by the AFP, which has also prevented $2.6 million of dirty cash washing through the country’s financial institutions. The AFP-led Taskforce DOLOS partnered with Europol’s seventh annual global anti-money mule operation, known as European Money Mule Action 7 (EMMA7), leading to 1803 arrests around the world. In

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An alleged clandestine illicit drug laboratory has been dismantled

An alleged clandestine illicit drug laboratory has been dismantled in Cairns and a 20-year-old Trinity Park man is scheduled to face Cairns Magistrates Court today (December 7) charged with importing a dangerous drug. A joint investigation between the AFP, Australian Border Force (ABF) and Queensland Police Service (QPS) was launched on 10 September, 2021, after a package sent from Germany

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Two Malaysian nationals have been charged following an Australian Federal Police-led Taskforce Vanguard investigation that resulted in the seizure of $350,000 in cash.

TF Vanguard investigators launched Operation Avarus-Bellum in November 2021, after receiving intelligence from the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) about Australian currency being moved offshore through cryptocurrency exchanges. The investigation led police to the alleged money laundering activities of two Malaysian nationals in the Mt Druitt, Western Sydney area. On 19 November 2021, AFP officers arrested a 37-year-old

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Crossfire undertakes to improve quad bike safety compliance

The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from quad bike supplier Crossfire Motorcycles Pty Limited (Crossfire), after it admitted to supplying quad bikes that do not comply with the quad bike safety standard. The non-compliance includes incorrect age recommendation warning labels, missing or non-compliant engine stop switches, missing reflex reflectors, and missing information in the owner’s manuals. “Crossfire’s non-compliance presented

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Heavy penalties for former restauranteurs

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $225,500 in penalties in court against the former operators of two Chinese restaurants on the Gold Coast who underpaid a visa holder more than $46,000. The Federal Circuit and Family Court has imposed a penalty of $190,000 against Fu Kang GC Pty Ltd (Fu Kang). Its two married directors, Ms Yingchun “Christine” Wang and

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Australians with private health insurance are still facing “bill shock”

Australians with private health insurance are still facing “bill shock” due to wildly different levels of coverage among insurers and across hospitals, prompting calls for an independent regulator. The Australian Medical Association’s latest private health insurance report card, to be released on Tuesday, details how benefits paid by different insurers for the same procedure can vary by as much as

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McSilly

TVN received these photos on Sunday purporting to be a delivered McDonalds meal delivered through Menulog. We understand they are legitimate and that McDonalds are investigating and a person at their Invermay store was ‘let go’ after a complaint was made. Initially we thought it may have been a hoax as who would be stupid enough!

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