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Boatie sets the record straight

“The water was beautiful last night we could even see crays walking into our rings” one of the boaties who spoke exclusively to TVN told us this afternoon. The boat was a 5.5 metre aluminium with 115hp motor. “It was a rogue 4.5 to 5 metre wave that hit us side on and it onto rocks. It all happened in

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West coast boating incident

Exclusive: A boat flipped tonight on the west coast with three persons onboard, the three have all made it to land. We understand they were 20 kilometres from Cape Sorell light house. Tasmania Police confirm they are walking in to a remote area to meet them.

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States a step closer to raising the age of criminal responsibility

Australia’s attorneys-general are a step closer to committing to raising the age of criminal responsibility from the age of 10 to 12 years old. The state attorneys-general on Friday supported a proposal to raise the age and have until Monday to agree to the wording, with a formal announcement expected early next week, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald have confirmed. It is

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Retirees lose $2.8 million to alleged fake bond scam

A US man living in Sydney’s east faced court on Saturday after being accused of scamming retirees of more than $2.8 million via fake bonds and allegedly later channelling the money to his personal bitcoin account. Investigators from the cybercrime and financial crimes squads will allege in court that Richard Emil Ayoub, 52, had received almost $3 million from 14

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Scissor threat at Bridgey Woollies

Tasmania Police attended an incident at Woolworths Bridgewater late this afternoon following a shoplifting involving several youths we are told. One of the youths reportedly threatened a staff member with a pair of scissors.

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Practising certificate suspended

A Sydney lawyer who unsuccessfully challenged the NSW COVID-19 vaccine mandate has had his practising certificate suspended, after posts on his law firm’s social media accounts claimed the vaccine decision “basically said it is ok to kill anyone you like”. Nathan Buckley, the high-profile principal of G&B Lawyers, raised more than $575,000 in crowdfunding to challenge various COVID-19 public health

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Bush telegraph gone wild

Risdon Vale was saturated by Tasmania Police at lunch time today following exaggerated reports of a stabbing and abduction. Locals looked on as Police were positioned on streets and setting up a so called ‘crime scene’ at what we are told was a wrong location as the bush telegraph went into overdrive. There was no stabbing or abduction. A man

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Moonface funeral was held in Melbourne today – Sydney Morning Herald report

The number 11 tram rattled past Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral where mourners, caught in the November rain, gathered to farewell a man who as a boy had dreamed of driving passengers along that same route. At Bert Newton’s state funeral on Friday, singers, dancers, radio stars, a prime minister, a premier, comedians and football greats honoured one of Australia’s first

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High Court denies Volkswagen leave to appeal $125 million penalty

The High Court has dismissed Volkswagen AG’s application for special leave to appeal the $125 million penalty ordered by the Federal Court in December 2019 for making false representations about compliance with Australia’s diesel emissions standards. The ACCC’s case was originally brought against Volkswagen in 2016. The Federal Court ordered Volkswagen to pay $125 million in penalties, after it declared

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The appointment of Receivers and Managers by Basslink’s lenders was made following the appointment of Voluntary Administrators earlier today.

Companies in the Basslink group (Basslink) have entered voluntary administration, with the directors of those companies appointing EY representatives Adam Nikitins, Stewart McCallum and Colby O’Brien as voluntary administrators.Basslink owns and operates an HVDC interconnector connecting Tasmania to the national electricity market. The interconnector enhances security of supply on both sides of Bass Strait; assists in protecting Tasmania against the

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Tax fraud men to appear

Two Sydney men are scheduled to face court today relating to an alleged $1.2 million tax fraud, believed to have been committed through phoenixing activity. A 50-year-old Casula man and 62-year-old man from Wattle Grove will answer the charges laid by the AFP as a result of an investigation by the ATO-led Serious Financial Crime Taskforce and following a close

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