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ACIC release report

A record 38.5 tonnes of illicit drugs seized in Australia in 2019–20 Today the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) released the 18th edition of the Illicit Drug Data Report, which continues to provide an authoritative picture of illicit drugs in Australia. Illicit drug data collected and presented in the report includes arrest, detection, seizure, purity, profiling and price data. ACIC

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TGA takes action

Melbourne-based individual fined $18,648 for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued seven infringement notices totalling $18,648 to a Melbourne-based individual responsible for the Vapespot website, for alleged breaches of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). The alleged breaches relate to the advertising of nicotine vaping products. The Vapespot website allegedly advertised

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TGA takes action

Court proceedings initiated for alleged unlawful importation of face masks The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Enviro Tech Holdings Pty Ltd (Enviro Tech), and its executive officers (Connie and Jerry Triantos) for the alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks. Under a legal exemption introduced in March 2020 to allow Australia to rapidly

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Looked so dodgy

Tasmania Police are attending the top car park at the Woolworths Sandy Bay complex. “A large group has gathered selling illegal abalone from the back of their car” a subscriber said. Another subscriber said some members of the public phoned Police as it “looked so dodgy.”

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Quarantine offender fined

A 65 year old Southern Tasmania man has been fined $1,557 for failing to comply with home quarantine requirements. The man, who arrived in Tasmania from New South Wales on Tuesday 12 October, was authorised for government hotel quarantine. On Thursday 14 October he was assessed as being eligible for home quarantine, and upon the return of a negative Covid-19

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Little Archie home safe with family

We received some great news this morning that little boy Archie aged two who was bitten by a snake at St Helens on Sunday is back at home with his family. Mum and dad thank all those who commented and sent there best wishes and prayers. Little Archie was flown to the LGH then a short time later flown to

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26 year old maggot gaoled

A 26-year-old Rooty Hill man charged with child abuse material offences has been sentenced to three years and eight months in jail following an Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation. The investigation began after the AFP received a report from Europol about a Facebook user based in Australia using multiple accounts to groom juvenile victims into providing child abuse material. In

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Updated Events Framework

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health. Today the Tasmanian Government has released the revised Events Framework which will come into effect on 1 November 2021. The updated Framework provides greater clarity for event organisers about how to run a COVID-19 safe event in Tasmania. Maintaining COVID safe practices at large gatherings is particularly important to help reduce the risk

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Health employees vaccination obligations

Kathrine Morgan-Wicks, Secretary Department of Health, State Health Commander Department of Health employees have 10 days to report their COVID-19 vaccination status and comply with a Public Health Direction. The Direction, issued by the Director of Public Health, requires that all health workers are sufficiently vaccinated against COVID-19 on and from 31 October. This is a legal requirement of our

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Filth in Court

A 44-year-old man is expected to face Narrogin Court today (Tuesday, 19 October 2021) charged with allegedly possessing child abuse material by the Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (WA JACET). The man was charged last month (September) after police executed a search warrant at his Wheatbelt home and allegedly found child abuse material on his mobile phone. A

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Qantas charged

Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive Qantas has been charged with breaches of workplace safety law after it stood down an employee who raised concerns staff could be exposed to COVID-19 when cleaning an aircraft that arrived in Sydney from China early in the pandemic. The airline stood down an elected health and safety representative on February 2 last year, after he

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