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Cops maintain surveillance

Tasmania Police are maintaining a high profile presence at the airport quarantine hotel. A spokesperson for Tasmania Police said “Around 6pm yesterday police intercepted a small quantity of cannabis secreted in items dropped off to the Travelodge Airport Hotel. Investigations are continuing.”

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SOG at Claremont Village

Exclusive: A subscriber attending Claremont village this afternoon at 3.15pm said a large Police presence was at the Woolworths section. Another subscriber said a young woman had screamed out ‘gun’ a short time prior apparently after seeing Police wth guns out. Other subscribers described seeing Police come charging through the doors and taking a man to the ground after tasering

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Colonial First State $20M penalty

Colonial First State to pay $20 million penalty for misleading superannuation members The Federal Court has ordered Colonial First State Investments Limited (Colonial), as trustee for the Colonial First State FirstChoice Superannuation Trust (FirstChoice Fund), to pay a penalty of $20 million for misleading communications with members. The Court noted this to be a substantial penalty for serious contraventions of

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Gaol for tobacco smuggler

Man sentenced after 100 consignments of illicit tobacco stopped in six months A 49 year old NSW man has been sentenced to 2 years 11 months jail after pleading guilty to a tobacco smuggling offence contrary to the Customs Act 1901. On 9 and 10 April 2019, the Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) conducted search warrants at storage facilities in Macquarie

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Meth mail bust

Two people are expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (19 October 2021) charged over the alleged importation of 18 kilograms of methamphetamine to Western Australia in a plastic container of black paste described as wall coating. Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force officers arrested a woman and a man yesterday (18 October) after they allegedly cut open the

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Lockdown ends with conditions

Peter Gutwein, Premier. – Southern Tasmanian lockdown to end at 6pm tonight With testing numbers remaining high and no further cases recorded, the lockdown in southern Tasmania will end as planned from 6pm tonight. This is very positive news and I want to thank all Tasmanians in the south for their efforts to minimise their movements and help us mange

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Mercury responds to Examiner editorial

The Vigilante News fully supports The Mercury in this article below. “If you want to read an abject surrender from the role of journalism, you need look no further than the editorial in today’s Launceston Examiner” writes Mercury political editor David Killick. That newspaper has taken umbrage at the Mercury’s decision to identify the man responsible for the three-day lockdown

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Cangelosi writes to members

16 October 2021 Members of the State Parliamentary Labor CaucusMembers in the Divisions of Bass, Braddon, Clark, Lyons, and Franklin Tasmanian Labor Policy Action Caucuses Dear Members, RE: PRINCIPLES, FOR A SECOND TIME A recent editorial in The Mercury recently said that for Tasmanian Labor “rock bottom looks like it is still some way off”. Events in the House of

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Drug bust

Shortly after 5.30pm this afternoon Tasmania Police apprehended a person/s at the Travelodge Hobart airport who were found with a quantity of drugs. Within a short time more Police arrived, a subscriber told TVN “The coppers just surrounded the place all of a sudden.” Of course yesterday Police had a very large presence at the hotel with the command bus

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What a grubby piece of filth

We are told this occurred last Saturday out the front of a southern Tasmania school. TVN has provided Tasmania Police with footage. If you witnessed this or know anything at all please phone Crimestoppers 1800 333 000 Note: We don’t care if he was drunk, stoned, having a mental health issue, people like this often progress and become rapists or

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43rd birthday for Harley dealership

Richardson’s Harley Davidson at Launceston yesterday celebrated their 43rd birthday. Mr Simon Hrycyszyn, pictured below with marketing and events manager Lindelle Curran-Hrycyszyn set up the dealership in 1978 and has remained at the same location at Prospect.

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