News Updates

NAB’s proposed acquisition of Citi’s Australian consumer business not opposed

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Citigroup Australia Pty Limited’s Australian consumer business (Citi) by National Australia Bank Limited (ASX: NAB) after a review found the transaction would not substantially lessen competition. NAB and Citi overlap in the supply of consumer banking products and services, including credit cards, personal loans, wealth management and investment products, transaction and

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Disorderly house charge thrown out

A young man who Tasmania Police charged for having a ‘disorderly house’ earlier this year appeared in the Hobart Magistrates of Tasmania this week. Tasmania Police tendered no evidence, in other words dropped the charge. The man had some of his friends visiting his mothers rural northern suburb property when Tasmania Police arrived. The charge is very old and rarely

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State Growth source speaks to TVN

A source inside the State Service has disclosed that the Tasmanian Government is considering mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for State Service employees. “An announcement is expected before the end of the year” our source told us earlier this week. . ‘It is expected that this mandate will take the form of an employment direction under the State Service Act 2000, and

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Jetstar pilot Greg Lynn charged for murder

A 55-year-old airline pilot has been charged with two counts of murder over the disappearance of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, who vanished in Victoria’s high country in March last year. Special operations group officers arrested Caroline Springs man Greg Lynn about 5.30pm on Monday in Gippsland’s remote Arbuckle Junction, about 170 kilometres east of Melbourne. Mr Lynn will

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AFP agents and ADF members to Solomon Islands

More than 100 Australian soldiers and police officers will be sent to the Solomon Islands after protesters defied a government-imposed lockdown to set fire to buildings in the capital, Honiara. The unrest has been triggered by disputes over the country’s leadership and diplomatic switch from Taiwan to China. The first Australian Federal Police officers departed for the Pacific nation on

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Suspended sentence for basher

STATE OF TASMANIA v F 23 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEF , you plead guilty to assault. At about 2.30 am on 22 March 2020 you went to a unit in the same complex that you lived in. The complainant, a male of about your age, lived in the same complex and was socialising in this unit with others

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Firearm offences

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 25 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr M , you have been found guilty by a jury on two charges – a charge of possessing a prohibited firearm when you were not the holder of a firearms licence of the appropriate category, and a charge of recklessly discharging a firearm. You have also pleaded guilty

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Total loss $28,613.38

STATE OF TASMANIA v H 23 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr H you have pleaded guilty to a number of counts of computer related fraud and fraud.Your offending occurred over the period from February 2017 to March 2018. The total loss caused by your conduct is $28,613.38.Your crimes were committed against the New Norfolk Golf Club. You were its

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The Government has a long held position of phasing out suspended sentences in Tasmania.

Elise Archer, Attorney-General. – Phasing out suspended sentences I have today tabled the Sentencing Advisory Council’s (SAC) review under section 2 of the Sentencing Amendment (Phasing out of Suspended Sentences) Act 2017. The review confirms our new sentencing options, such as home detention, community corrections orders and expanded drug treatment orders are valuable additions to our justice system, as an

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Veteran criminal barrister Philip Dunn, QC, said it was “highly unusual, to have such publicity and then keep the person detained”.

Lawyers say police holding missing campers suspect Greg Lynn for more than 70 hours without charge is highly unusual. Lawyers can also compel the release of a suspect with a writ of habeas corpus in the Supreme Court. An old and rarely invoked legal principle, the writ requires a prisoner to be brought before a court and to determine whether

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ABC probe suspended – “No publicly funded entity should be above the scrutiny of the Australian people and parliament.”

By GARETH NARUNSKY AJN EXECUTIVE Council of Australian Jewry co-CEO Peter Wertheim said on Wednesday that the Senate’s suspension of its inquiry into the complaints handling systems of the ABC and SBS – less than two weeks after it was announced – “is most unfortunate”. A motion moved by Labor Senator Anne Urquhart to suspend the inquiry “in line with the

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Call for Derwent Ferries to run on Saturday and support Salamanca Market

The Salamanca Market Stallholders Association has welcomed the Government’s decision to extend Derwent ferry services, but is calling for ferries to run on Saturday to support the Salamanca Market. Association President, Emma Hope, said there’s a great opportunity to create a unique service. “I can’t think of anything better than sailing across the Derwent right into the heart of the

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