News Updates

Senior Judge referred to as a commoner

The Mercury newspaper today in numerous articles disrespectfully referred to the states third most senior Supreme Court of Tasmania Judge as a commoner. Repeatedly referring to any Supreme Court Judge as ‘Mr’ is highly disrespectful. A Hobart solicitor who read the articles today said “The standards and incorrect reporting have been really poor.” The Mercury has frequently published the incorrect

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Festival cancelled. Organisers have issued this statement:

It’s with a heavy heart we have to cancel our Hobart Summer shows over the Christmas/New Year period. With ongoing restrictions, uncertainty and very little clarity on the immediate future for events, Hobart Summer has become untenable for all involved including the artists, punters and our team. ‍The rest of Australia is welcoming people back to live music shows and

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NSW hits 90%

Ninety per cent of people aged 16 and over in NSW have now received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as the state sets its sights on a 95 per cent rate. Federal government data released on Tuesday afternoon showed 90.12 per cent of the age group were double-dosed, with 93.97 per cent having received at least one shot. The

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TGA announcement

TGA grants provisional determination to AstraZeneca Pty Ltd for COVID-19 preventative treatment, tixagevimab and cilgavimab (EVUSHELD) On 4 November 2021 the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) granted provisional determination to AstraZeneca Pty Ltd in relation to the COVID-19 treatment tixagevimab and cilgavimab (EVUSHELD). This treatment consists of two monoclonal antibodies, tixagevimab and cilgavimab. These antibodies have been developed to bind to

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Cop summonsed

Tasmania Police advise that an officer has been summonsed over alleged PFVO breaches A 50 year old male Constable from the southern region has been charged with three (3) counts of breaching a Police Family Violence Order on 3 separate dates in 2021. The officer has been restricted to non-operational duties. The officer has been summonsed to appear in the

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AFP arrests

A joint investigation by the Australian Federal Police-led Queensland National Anti-Gangs Squad, Queensland Police Service (QPS) Organised Crime Gangs Group and Australian Crime and Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has resulted in the arrest of three men with links to the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang and the seizure of firearms and illicit drugs worth over $3 million. Officers, acting on information

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Coroner publishes critical report on 48 day old baby death.

MAGISTRATES COURT of TASMANIA CORONIAL DIVISION Record of Investigation into Death (Without Inquest) Coroners Act 1995 Coroners Rules 2006 Rule 11 I, Simon Cooper, Coroner, having investigated the death of PY. Find, pursuant to Section 28(1) of the Coroners Act 1995, that a) The identity of the deceased is PY;b) PY died in the circumstances set out further in this

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NSW Police lose appeal

NSW Police has lost its appeal against an employee it was found to have discriminated against by sidelining her after she alleged that a detective had raped her at a superintendent’s leaving party. Lina Nguyen, a principal executive officer with the police force, alleged that a detective who she knew through work sexually assaulted her at the Commercial Hotel in

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Report published today

https://publicdocumentcentre.education.tas.gov.au/library/Shared%20Documents/DoE-Inquiry-Final-Report-Main-Findings-and-Recommendations-2021.PDF?fbclid=IwAR1wV4fZ8ZDDVAQjvvlp1PIZ0_MXXOxy8Af-YIZGabjsqWG0m9FTs6T8cf4

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Space Cadet goes to Gaol

STATE OF TASMANIA v F 8 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEF , you are to be sentenced on your plea of guilty to perverting justice and to a number of related summary charges: evading police, driving while disqualified and reckless driving. Just after 4 o’clock in the morning on 4 August 2020 the police saw a car being driven

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Bare Cremation pays penalty for allegedly misleading consumers on pricing

Funeral services provider Bare Funeral Group Pty Ltd, trading as Bare Cremation, has paid a penalty of $13,320 after the ACCC issued it with an infringement notice for allegedly making a false and misleading representation about the price of its cremation services. In April 2021, Bare Cremation represented on its website that the price for a ‘Cremation Only Service’ was

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ABF Abalone operation

Australian authorities in Western Australia have disrupted a syndicate allegedly involved in black-market dealing and trafficking of abalone. In a joint operation on Saturday 30 October 2021, officers from the Australian Border Force (ABF); Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and WA Police, executed two search warrants at properties located in the southern suburbs of Perth. Operation DEEPWOLF

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