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Skyways to open up

More than 14 million Australians will be able to leave and re-enter the country without quarantining if they are fully vaccinated from next month as Melbourne and Sydney take the first steps towards reopening to the world and Qantas brings forward the restart of international flights. A quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and Singapore could be established within the next

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Report published regarding absconding guest

Review of quarantine facility absconding event – Darren Hine, State Controller “I have today released the findings from the Covid Co-ordination Centre’s review of the recent quarantine facility absconding event in Hobart. The report details background to the incident, lessons learned and actions taken to address any identified areas for improvement” State Controller and Commissioner of Police said. Introduction This

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Up to $1M reward

The Government of Western Australia has announced a reward of up to $1 million for information into the disappearance of Cleo Smith. WA Police with the assistance of SES personnel, drones and aircraft, continue to search for missing 4-year-old Cleo SMITH who was last seen around 1.30am on Saturday 16 October 2021 in a tent at the Blowholes campsite in

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Eddie Obeid released on bail

Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive Eddie Obeid has been sensationally released on bail within minutes of being sentenced to at least three years and two months in jail after his lawyers signalled their concerns about the risk of him contracting COVID should he be held at the Surry Hills police station. The former Labor MP, aged 77, his son Moses, and

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Sydney Morning Herald report

One of Australia’s largest private employers, Woolworths, will implement a vaccine mandate for staff in an effort to reduce the risk of infection across its large supermarket network. All the company’s workers in stores, distribution centres and support offices will need to be fully vaccinated by either January 31 or March 31 depending on which state they reside in as

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Wiggles coming to Hobart and Launceston

Wiggles Fruit Salad TV Big Show – 19th February MyStateBank Arena, Hobart and 20th February Theatre North, LauncestonTickets go on sale tomorrow Australia, the wait is over! The Wiggles will make their highly anticipated return to stages around Australia in February 2022, when they bring their brand-new Fruit Salad TV Big Show arena tour around the country! And for the

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XR Hunger strike

EXTINCTION REBELLION HUNGER STRIKE – HUNGRY FOR CLIMATE ACTION ● A group of protestors will go on hunger strike on Friday Oct 22 at parliament lawns, nipaluna / Hobart for 7 days. ● The protestors are demanding the federal government stop approving and subsidising coal and gas projects, and take a stronger stance at the COP26 climate summit. ● The

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Successful bust by the AFP

The Australian Federal Police advise that men have been charged after authorities intercepted the 295 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden inside an excavator sent from Hong Kong. “The men faced the Central Local Court yesterday and are next expected to appear in court on 3 November and 15 December 2021. The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $184 million” Detective

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Arrested

We are told Queensland Police in conjunction with Western Australia Police have arrested John Wright in Western Australia today. The 78 year old former swimming coach will appear in the Bunbury Local Court tomorrow morning facing extradition proceedings in relation to historic child sexual assault allegations in Queensland in the 1970 and 1980’s.

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Gaol for trafficker

STATE OF TASMANIA v D 14 OCTOBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr D , you have pleaded guilty to 3 counts of trafficking in controlled substances.The first crime is constituted by your conduct of a trafficking business between 1 February and 2 August 2019. During that time, you sold illegal drugs, in particular cannabis, methylamphetamine and MDMA to end users

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