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Serious motorcycle crash

Tasmania Police attended the scene of the crash on Colebrook Road, Campania today. A man who was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle has received serious injuries.

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Solomon Islands

The ADF has also deployed around 40 personnel from the Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, 3rd Brigade, 16th Brigade, and 17th Brigade to support the Australian Federal Police and the Solomon Islands Police Force. A Royal Australian Navy vessel will deploy to the to the Solomon Islands region to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) with maritime security. Australian

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AFP AND FCA SEEKING ASSISTANCE

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia are seeking public assistance to help locate 17-month-old baby, Hoang Vinh Le, born on 21 June 2020. Vinh was removed from the care of his maternal grandmother on 9 April 2021 in Canberra by his parents Hoang Thanh Le, born 6 December 1992 and Lyn Kim

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Japanese National charged

A 43-year-old Melbourne man is expected to face court today (Friday 26 November, 2021) charged with online child abuse-related offences by the Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET). Police arrested and charged the Japanese national at a search warrant on Tuesday (23 November 2021) after allegedly linking him to a Google account from which hundreds of media files containing

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ACCC completes investigation into Holden’s conduct towards dealers

The ACCC has completed its investigation into the conduct of General Motors Holden Australia NSC Pty Ltd (Holden) towards Holden dealers shortly before and after the company’s withdrawal from the Australian market. Soon after Holden’s announcement, the ACCC received a number of complaints from dealers who believed Holden had known that General Motors would withdraw the Holden brand from Australia

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Creep used Kik

A 34-year-old man is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today (26 November 2021) after police found child abuse material on a SD card allegedly belonging to him. The Buddina man was charged on 7 October 2021 after the Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited

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23 year old charged with procuring child for sexual activity

A 23-year-old Central Coast man is expected to face Gosford Local Court today, charged by Australian Federal Police Child Protection investigators with procuring a child for sexual activity. The Umina Beach man was arrested yesterday (25 November 2021) after the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Gaol for disability support worker

STATE OF TASMANIA V 25 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr V , you have pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of assault.You committed these crimes on 22 May 2021. At that time, you were employed as a disability support worker. You had been in that employment for approximately 13 years. However, when you committed

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A 30-year-old man is the first Tasmanian to be charged for his alleged role in national child exploitation network.

As part of the AFP-led Operation Arkstone, a warrant was executed at a Hobart property yesterday (25 November 2021) by members of the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) involving Tasmania Police and the AFP. At the warrant officers located multiple electronic devices allegedly containing child exploitation material. The material includes images, videos and online chat messages relating to child exploitation.

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Accused double murderer appears in Court

Double murder accused Greg Lynn sat unmoving during his brief court appearance on Friday morning, hours after he was charged over the alleged killings of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay. The 55-year-old father of three, dressed in a grey jumper with clean-cut hair, appeared at Sale Magistrates Court via video link from the nearby regional police station. Court

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ASIC sues ANZ over ‘introducer program’ home loan referrals

ASIC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) for breaches of the Credit Act arising from referrals through its home loan ‘introducer program’ and from unlicensed individuals outside the introducer program. The program involved home loan referrals to ANZ from third party “introducers” from various professions, such as cleaners and real

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Former NSW top brass now a Spook for spy agency ASIS, Australian equivalent to MI6 and the CIA

SMH reports: Former deputy NSW police commissioner Catherine Burn now holds a senior position in Australia’s most secret spy agency, which can be revealed after the Australian Secret Intelligence Service made the historic decision to disclose the identities of its two deputies. Ms Burn, who was overlooked for the job of NSW’s top cop four years ago, was appointed ASIS’s

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