News Updates

New gig for popular Editor

Peter Gutwein, Premier. – New Director Communications Media and Public Relations for the Tasmanian Government I am pleased to announce that Ms Jenna Cairney has been appointed to the role of Director Communications Media and Public Relations for the Tasmanian Government and will commence on 29 November 2021. Jenna has been an Editor for a decade working at multiple news

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Phone taps and multimillion-dollar funding promises by Sydney Morning Herald

The ICAC is investigating the circumstances in which the state government granted or promised millions of dollars in funding to two organisations in Mr Maguire’s electorate between 2016 and 2018, while he was in a secret relationship with Ms Berejiklian. Ms Berejiklian was the NSW treasurer from April 2015 and premier from January 2017. She has yet to give evidence

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TGA update

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a booster dose of the Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd COVID-19 vaccine, COMIRNATY, for individuals 18 years and older. The provisional approval means that individuals aged 18 years and older may receive a booster (third dose), at least six months after the completion of a COVID-19 vaccine primary series. This primary series can

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Wounding man charged

Tasmania Police advise they have charged a 46-year-old man in relation to the wounding incident at Bridgewater yesterday. The man has been charged with: 2 x wounding, 1 x common assault, 18 x breach of interim family violence order. He has been remanded in custody to appear before the Hobart Magistrates Court later today. Police will alleged that around 8.50am

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Home invasion sentence

STATE OF TASMANIA v D AND G 25 OCTOBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCED and LG, you have pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and three counts of assault. At about 1.00 am on 6 June 2020 you both broke into a home in Bridgenorth where B and his two daughters lived. One was S . For some complicated family reasons

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Case gets thrown out

Mandatory vaccinations for health care workers Deputy Chief Magistrate Mr Daly Wednesday afternoon dismissed an application put forward by lawyer Ray Broomhall in relation to mandatory vaccinations for health care workers, to have the decision of the Chief Medical Officer reviewed.

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Disgraceful

A Devonport woman has been charged after being detected driving five times over the legal limit on Valley Road at Devonport around 5pm today. After receiving a call from a member of the public about the woman’s driving behaviour, police intercepted the vehicle, and the woman returned a positive alcohol test and was transported to the Devonport Police station. A

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Minister announces gaming legislation

Future Gaming Market legislation passes lower house “The Tasmanian Government took the Future of Gaming in Tasmania policy to the public, consulted widely and now we have passed the legislation through Parliament tonight” Minister Rockliff said a short time ago. The Future Gaming Market policy ends the Federal Group monopoly and means we have more money for essential services such

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AFP joined search now SMH reports

The Australian Federal Police have joined the search for four-year-old Cleo Smith who disappeared 12 days ago from a remote campsite along Western Australia’s northern coast. Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed the agency’s involvement in the suspected abduction case on Tuesday, saying he hoped the AFP’s “very advanced capabilities” would help the investigation. I’m very pleased to say that they’re

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Crown to keep Melbourne licence despite ‘alarming, disgraceful’ breaches – SMH reports

Crown Resorts will not lose the licence for its flagship Melbourne casino despite an eight-month royal commission finding it is unfit to run the Southbank complex after exposing a “disgraceful” litany of legal and ethical breaches. Commissioner Ray Finkelstein has instead recommended Crown be given two years to reform itself under the supervision of a government-appointed “special manager” who will

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Rapid antigen tests to be stocked

Rapid antigen tests will be available in major supermarkets from next week, with Coles the first to stock the 15-minute turnaround kits across 700 stores nationally. The supermarket intends to sell the Chinese-manufactured Hough Pharma COVID Antigen Nasal Test, one of eight rapid antigen tests approved by the medicines’ regulator for at-home use in Australia, a spokesperson confirmed. The spokesperson

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