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Veitch distances himself

Dr Mark Veitch distances himself from taking any responsibility for people held in government quarantine, “Public health doesn’t take responsibility for the management of security in quarantine hotels” he said today. So who does we ask?

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Bridgewater folk tested

We understand a number of people from Bridgewater have been tested today following the positive test result this morning. Early yesterday evening Tasmania Police were driving around Hobart with the 31 year old man who arrived in Tasmania Monday night on flight JQ715 from Melbourne in their vehicle not really sure where he should go, whether back to Travelodge, Fountainside

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Secrecy is how it started

Dr Veitch says it is not in public interest to disclose the location where the COVID positive man was but TVN strongly disagrees. We are told by multiple sources that a number of Bridgewater workers/residents have been required to undergo tests today following a positive result this morning. That most certainly is in public interest. TVN

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Loose lips sinks fair trials

Jurors need to learn to do as they are told and shut their mouths. Suppression orders made by a Supreme Court of Tasmania Judge not only apply to media. We know for a fact jurors have often spoken to media, Police, defendants and victims associates amongst others. TVN has reported many approaches immediately to the Court. A large number of

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Exclusive report by Emily Baker investigative journalist ABC Hobart.

TVN also spoke to this woman and encouraged her to continue with Ms Baker who undoubtedly is the best journalist in this state to deal with and expose these kind of matters. Emily Baker reports: A woman has accused a northern Tasmanian councillor of using his position to groom her for sex, in a complaint lodged with the local government

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SUPREME COURT FINDS LAWYER SHOULD BE STRUCK OFF

LEGAL PROFESSION BOARD OF TASMANIA  v WILLIAM FREDERICK LESTER REASONS FOR JUDGMENT BRETT J 8 September 2021 1 The respondent is an Australian legal practitioner. He was admitted in the ACT as such on 21 April 2006. He worked as an employed solicitor in the ACT between that time and 2011. In July 2011, he moved to Launceston where he

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Rape acquittal

A Supreme Court jury today acquitted a man charged with the rape of his former partner. The defendant, who TVN will not name, was alleged to have raped the woman in a car. Crown Prosecutor Liz Avery had told the jury that the complainant had maintained the substance of her account even under rigorous cross-examination from defense counsel. However, inconsistencies

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Refugee workers have been employed across southern Tasmania and whilst this may be a good thing for Tasmania to do, not all are happy.

Workers at one large factory say they have ‘worked their guts out’ to climb ladders to be rewarded with weekend overtime that they value highly and need that has been taken away from them. ‘The Government subsidises these refugee workers so they are cheaper than our people, that’s ok for normal shifts but why are they getting the overtime when

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Robbo Ripped-Off

Exclusive: The woman who ripped-off her employer P J Robinson Proprietary Limited (Robbo’s Chicken ‘n’ Meat) of almost half a million dollars has finally pleaded guilty at the Hobart Supreme Court of Tasmania this morning. TVN has been following this case for around two years. Cheryl Ann Kendall pleaded guilty to three counts of computer-related fraud, all contrary to Section

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Death following AstraZeneca vaccine

TVN was told early on Monday morning that a man had died late last week as a result of the AstraZeneca Vaccine. We contacted a Tasmania Government source who advised they were not aware of it. We again checked Tuesday to be told the same thing. Our source knew the man and was quite shaken over it. We find it

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Detention order

STATE OF TASMANIA v X 29 JUNE 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEX was found guilty by a jury of armed robbery. The facts for sentence follow from the verdict. Just before 4 pm on Tuesday 10 November 2020 he walked into a small takeaway food business on the West Tamar Highway in Riverside. He was wearing a hooded jacket pulled

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ABF sets the record straight

ABF statement on traveller figures As outlined in our previous media release dated 15 April 2021, commentary stating that half of travellers arriving into Australia are non-citizens is misleading in the context of transmitting COVID19 and taking quarantine places away from Australian citizens. Data from other sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing a high number of non-citizens

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