News Updates

Fatality at St Helens mountain bike trails

Tasmania Police confirm the death of a rider on the St Helens Mountain Bike Trail Friday afternoon. Police say “About 4.13pm yesterday afternoon Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police were advised that there had been a serious crash involving a mountain bike rider in the vicinity of the St Helens Mountain Bike Trail Head on Flagstaff Road, St Helens. On arrival

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Dr Lanzer gives undertaking

One of Australia’s most high profile medicos has given the Medical Board of Australia an undertaking to not practice as a medical practitioner effective immediately. Effective 29 October 2021, this registration is subject to an undertaking provided by the Practitioner in the following terms: Dr Daniel Lanzer [MED0001404847] provides the following undertaking to the Medical Board of Australia the Board:

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Valley of Love going off, again!

Tasmania Police are attending a disturbance and damage matter at Benjamin Terrace, New Norfolk. A vehicle parked near the IGA has been significantly damaged, we are told a number of people were at the scene armed with bats poles and axes smashing the car up.

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Fire investigation

Further to our live report earlier, Tasmania Police will remain at the scene of the fire overnight where further investigations will be undertaken to determine the cause of the fire.

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Very poor public relations

TVN was advised at 6.58pm tonight of a train derailment at Rhyndaston, we sought comment from Tasrail by email at 7.24pm and have not had any response. At 10.00pm we contacted Tasrail by phone who advised they would not comment and referred us to ‘public relations’ most likely on Monday. We have received further multiple reports of the derailment. update

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ACCC warning

Caravan and motorhome owners reminded to check for deadly recalled water heaters The ACCC is urging consumers who have a dual fuel gas/electric water heater in their caravan, motor home or horse campers to check for the dangerous Suburban-branded water heaters ahead of any post-lockdown holidays. The ACCC is concerned that more than 50 per cent of these units might

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$1.289 billion Cocaine seizure

Two people have today been sentenced to 17 years’ jail each in relation to Australia’s biggest ever cocaine seizure. The record 1.89-tonne seizure is the largest cocaine seizure in Australian history and would have had a potential street value of approximately $1.289 billion. A joint Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and NSW Police Force investigation led authorities to intercept

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AFP bust

A 34-year-old Rose Bay man is scheduled to face Parramatta Local Court tomorrow (30 October 2021) following a joint investigation between the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity into multiple importations of illicit drugs through air cargo consignments. The investigation began in early 2020 when three separate consignments were seized by law enforcement. The consignments

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Space cadet charged

A West Australian man is expected to appear in Adelaide Magistrate’s Court today (29 October 2021) for allegedly travelling under a false name and smoking on an aircraft. Australian Federal Police officers in South Australia charged the man after they were called to meet a flight from Perth on 30 August (2021) over reports a passenger had been smoking in

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Founders letter 2021

We are at the beginning of the next chapter for the internet, and it’s the next chapter for our company too. In recent decades, technology has given people the power to connect and express ourselves more naturally. When I started Facebook, we mostly typed text on websites. When we got phones with cameras, the internet became more visual and mobile.

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FBI and AFP statement

“An FBI indictment alleged that between February 2018 and March 2019, the Sydney man and the US man conspired to create and operate an online service called AccountBot.” A convicted hacker who sold stolen Netflix and Spotify subscriptions has been ordered to forfeit more than $1.66 million in cryptocurrency and cash to the Commonwealth after an Australian Federal Police investigation.

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Which bank? Same as always

CBA pleads guilty to criminal charges for mis-selling consumer credit insurance The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has pleaded guilty to 30 criminal charges of making false or misleading representations to 165 customers when selling consumer credit insurance. The 30 criminal offences relate to CBA’s supply of CreditCard Plus and Loan Protection policies as an add-on insurance product sold in

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