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William Tyrrell’s former foster-parents charged with assault

The former foster-parents of William Tyrrell have been charged over the alleged assault of a child. A 56-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man, who cannot be identified, were each served with court attendance notices and charged with common assault. These charges do not relate to William Tyrrell. “As part of ongoing investigations under Strike Force Rosann, detectives from the homicide

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Return to sender

Man fined after arriving in Tasmania without approval A 45-year-old man from New South Wales has been fined $1,557 after arriving in Launceston on Sunday, 14 November 2021, without approval. The man was directed into Government Hotel Quarantine and directed to leave Tasmania once tested. The man departed Tasmania today.

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Volunteer firefighter charged

Man charged over Rossarden arson incidents An investigation into three deliberately lit structure fires in Rossarden during the past four weeks has been conducted by Northern CIB in conjunction with the Tasmania Fire Service. As a result, a 20 year old Rossarden man has today been charged with three counts of arson and will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court

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Uber responds

Uber received more than 500 complaints of sexual misconduct and assault in a six-month period from passengers and drivers but a scathing audit found its systems for dealing with them failed to reliably remove alleged perpetrators from the platform. The 516 complaints represents a rate of nearly three a day, while some drivers were allowed to remain on the road

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TASMANIAN LABOR TURMOIL — DAVID O’BYRNE

TVN reported revealed today that the Benson-controlled West Hobart branch has passed a motion calling on the party’s Admin Committee to “take appropriate action” for when standards for public statements by members are breached, and for when the party is brought into disrepute. TVN has now received further information from a very senior unaligned member of the West Hobart branch

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Inside trading

Former executive of Healthe Care Australia sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and fined $10,000 for insider trading Mr Gregory Campbell, of Paradise Waters, Queeensland, has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, to be released immediately upon his own recognizance in the sum of $10,000, and a fine of $10,000 for one count of insider trading in the shares of Pulse

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Migration fraud

A joint agency investigation has today led to the arrest of a 57-year-old man from the NSW Central Coast for allegedly being the primary facilitator of a multi-million dollar migration fraud. The man was arrested by Australian Federal Police members at his Terrigal residence this morning, and is expected to appear before Gosford Local Court today (17 November 2021). A

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Car seized for examination

Detectives have seized a grey Mazda that once belonged to William Tyrrell’s foster-grandmother for forensic examination as the quest to discover what happened to him gathers momentum. Police revealed on Wednesday morning that they had seized the car at Gymea in Sydney’s south last week under a coronial order. “The vehicle was taken to a secure facility, where it is

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Gaol over tea import

A mother and daughter who imported Malaysian tea into Australia spent four months in jail after the substance was wrongly identified as an amphetamine – even after NSW Police became aware of problems with the drug test. Vun Pui “Connie” Chong and her daughter, San Yan Melanie Lim, sought to import into Australia 25 kilograms of brown ginger tea, a

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