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Response published today

Department of Education Response to Independent Inquiry into the Tasmanian Department of Education’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse published today. Background On 27 August 2020, the Tasmanian Government announced an Independent Inquiry into the Tasmanian Department of Education’s (DoE) Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Inquiry). The purpose of the Inquiry was to: • examine what, if any, additional actions and/or

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Let’s see what ‘does as he is told’ Dom does

Lanyon should have been charged with assault and sacked – TVN Dom from NSW needs to appoint a new Police Commissioner, in the running are current deputy Commissioners Karen Webb, Mick Willing and Mal Lanyon who disgracefully shaped up at a paramedic after telling him to “fuck off” whilst in a drunken state. Why is the Premier even considering Lanyon?

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Murderer sentenced

STATE OF TASMANIA v NATALIE MAHER  8 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE                                                     Natalie Maher, you were found guilty by the jury of the murder of your mother Veronica Corstorphine. Whilst it is my responsibility to determine the facts for sentence, in light of the evidence and the manner in which the trial was conducted, the facts follow from the verdict.

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Cocaine Cowboys Caught

Five men will face a Gold Coast court today (Monday 8 November) charged with drug and proceeds of crime offences after more than one million dollars in cash, illicit drugs and luxury items were seized as part of a joint operation. The investigation, codenamed Operation Oxfordshire, began earlier this year when the Queensland Joint Organised Crime Taskforce (QJOCTF) identified a

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Guilty of Murder

Breaking: A Launceston Supreme Court of Tasmania jury have declared Natalie Maher guilty of the murder of her mother.

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Attorney-General responds

Elise Archer, Attorney-General8 November 2021 White must quickly quell latest Labor insurgency The bitter divisions in the Labor Party have widened today with a rebel Labor Left factional leader publicly threatening the endorsements of sitting Labor MLCs over their votes on the Government’s gaming legislation, due to be debated in the Legislative Council. When she became leader again after David O’Byrne’s resignation,

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More drama for Labor

TASMANIAN LABOR IN DISARRAY — RANK & FILE MEMBER DELIVERS ULTIMATUM ON ABC RADIO Today on ABC Radio rank and file party member Ali Alishah told Leon Compton that high profile members of the Party are getting ready to challenge Josh Willie, Sarah Lovell, and Craig Farrell, if the party does not oppose the Liberal Government’s Gaming Bill by sending

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Man who threatened to light a woman up gets suspended sentence

STATE OF TASMANIA v S. 3 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCES , you plead guilty to assault. During the morning of 8 April 2019 you went to the home of the complainant, a female acquaintance, in Penguin. She lived a couple of doors away and you had spent time together at your home the previous evening. You were angry

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Dope dealer sentenced

STATE OF TASMANIA v  C. 3 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE C , you have pleaded guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance, namely cannabis. You have also entered pleas of guilty to a number of related summary offences on Complaint Number 53880/20, being Charges 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8. On 12 August 2020 at around 4.50pm, Tasmania

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Behind the two-year battle of the billionaires for Prime Media

By Zoe Samios of The Age. James Warburton did not want to fail twice. So, when the Seven West Media chief executive called his chairman Kerry Stokes on October 29 to discuss the final conditions of a bid for regional broadcaster Prime Media, he was relieved to get the approval. Stokes’ blessing for a sweetened offer was the final hurdle to

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Bruny Island swimmer death

Tasmania Police including the Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter are attending a drowning incident at Bruny Island. We understand the incident occurred shortly after 2.30pm. At 3.00pm the Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter started heading to the island. Police have located the person. TVN are communicating with subscribers on the island.

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