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Firearm trafficking

STATE OF TASMANIA v D 16 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr D , you have pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful trafficking in firearms and one count of stealing firearms. You have also pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and stealing, which are to be dealt with by me on the basis that they are summary offences.You committed these

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Nine months for $24,430.93 prison fire

STATE OF TASMANIA v S 17 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant, Mr S , appears for sentence having pleaded guilty in the Magistrates Court to one count of unlawfully setting fire to property. I am also dealing with his plea of guilty to a summary charge of unlawfully destroying property. On 5 May 2021 the defendant was an

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New boss for Thomo

Thomo has new boss, Rod Wise a former deputy commissioner of Corrections Victoria was appointed to the role of Deputy Secretary Corrective Services on the 11th of October for a period of 5 years.

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Jewish community groups in Australia have welcomed the announcement of a Senate inquiry into the complaint handling systems of the ABC.

Report by GARETH NARUNSKY AJN A “SENSATIONALISED and one-sided report” on Israel’s treatment of Palestinian youth in the West Bank “failed to provide adequate background”. Accusations of “advocacy journalism” against a correspondent whose “record of political activism in support of the Palestinian side and “statements that she considers her professional role as a journalist to be a vehicle for advocacy”

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Northern fatality

Subscribers advise Ambulance Tasmania, TFS and Tasmania Police are attending a fatal motorcycle crash on the Midland Highway near Island Block and Paving Breadalbane.

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NSW chiropractor fined $2,664 for alleged unlawful importation of ivermectin

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued an infringement notice for $2,664 to a chiropractor from New South Wales for the alleged importation of ivermectin in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). The chiropractor allegedly imported ivermectin tablets not entered in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Under the Act, therapeutic goods must be entered in the ARTG

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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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