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More trouble at Eastland’s

Tasmania Police attended the Eastland’s shopping centre at around 3.00pm following a large disturbance at the front of Burger Haus, Eastland’s security personnel were already attending when Police arrived. A subscriber said around a dozen or more youths were involved.

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Hacker gaoled

A 30-year-old Bendigo man today (11 November 2021) has been sentenced in the Melbourne County Court to 307 days, already served, released on a recognizance release order for telephone based offending, various hacking and financial phishing offences to facilitate large scale fraudulent purchases. He was also given a community corrections order for a period of 3 years and 300 hours

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Incident ongoing at women’s prison

Department of Justice spokesperson confirms Tasmania Police remain on scene at Risdon Prison Complex A disturbance broke out at the Mary Hutchinson women’s prison this afternoon shortly after 1.30pm. A source told TVN that a hostage situation was unfolding after a riot and inmates had weapons. Ambulance Tasmania were called to the women’s prison at 2.55pm, Tasmania Police attended. A

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TASMANIAN LABOR DISARRAY — BENSON TRIES TO FEND OFF WINTER WITH “DIRT” FILE

Labor insiders are tipping that Rebecca White’s leadership is now terminal, with shadow Finance Minister Dean Winter openly being discussed as her replacement. The revelations coincide with the leaking to TVN by a source within the Left of a “dirt” file apparently aimed at discrediting Mr Winter’s ideology in sections of the party. The leaked file consists of a large

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The AFP told the inquiry that of the $187 million in assets it seized in 2021 financial year, $116 million was in real estate assets

Homebuyers could be competing at property auctions against organised criminal gangs using Australia to launder their ill-gotten gains, according to evidence from law enforcement agencies at a federal inquiry. Representatives from financial crimes regulator, Austrac, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Intelligence Commission told a Senate hearing into Australia’s money-laundering laws that criminals are using lawyers, accountants and

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Elderly fraudster convicted

STATE OF TASMANIA v C 8 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant in this matter C has pleaded guilty to two counts of computer related fraud.He was between 72 and 73 years of age at the time of this offending. He is now 76 years old.The now deceased victim of the defendant’s offending was his late sister H who

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Mow down motorist gets home detention

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 8 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant, M , has pleaded guilty to three counts of assault by driving a motor vehicle at the complainants, striking one of them and breaking her femur. At the time the defendant was disqualified from driving pursuant to a court order and was subject to a one month

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Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive

One of the country’s biggest pathology companies pocketed more than $12 million in JobKeeper payments even though its profits have topped $100 million since the pandemic started. Australian Clinical Labs is among three pathology laboratories to share in at least $1.6 billion in payments from the Morrison government for COVID-19 testing since March 2020. Its revenue grew 29 per cent

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Typical Toothless Tiger

Some may recall a story last month where our subscriber was abused and harassed by members of Southern Drug Investigation Services driving their large 4WD. Our subscriber complained to Police and received a response from their Sergeant in the same division. Our subscriber not happy with the response asked to have the matter reviewed and for Professional Standards to be

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Eliminate family violence Liberals say

Elise Archer, Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Corrections and Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Protecting victims of family violence A report identifying the very successful outcomes of Tasmania’s trial of electronic monitoring of family violence perpetrators, Project Vigilance, has been tabled in the Tasmanian Parliament today. The Department

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TGA update

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine (SPIKEVAX) – provisional determination granted for proposed use in children and booster shot for adults under evaluation The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), part of the Department of Health, has granted a provisional determination to Moderna Australia Pty Ltd in relation to its COVID-19 vaccine, SPIKEVAX. Currently, SPIKEVAX is provisionally approved for use in individuals 12 years of

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GBH charge

Tasmania Police advise they have charged a 44 year old man with Causing Grievous Bodily Harm in relation to serious assault that occurred in New Norfolk almost a month ago. The victim was located by Ambulance Tasmania on the 19th October unresponsive on Andrew Street. He had suffered a number of significant head injuries including a substantial laceration to his

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