News Updates

Gaol for dodgy migration scheme

Woman sentenced to nine months in prison for providing unregistered migration assistance A 47-year-old Victorian woman has been sentenced to nine months jail after pleading guilty to a number of charges relating to providing unregistered migration assistance. The operation commenced in April 2018 after the Australian Border Force (ABF) received allegations of unregistered immigration assistance and fraudulent conduct by a

Read More »

Parking costs rise

City parking costs have increased along with reduced free parking times. TVN spoke to the Hobart City Council last week who advised us they have now endorsed new fees for the 2021–22 financial year. They advised that from today, the 1 July 2021 the City of Hobart multi-storey car parks (Argyle Street, Centrepoint and Hobart Central car parks) will offer

Read More »

Been arrested?

Are you: In need of legal help? Been arrested? Have to go to Court and don’t know where to turn? While The Vigilante News is a media reporting service, we can refer your case to lawyers who we see in action in court, on a daily basis, who we have confidence in. Please note that The Vigilante News does not

Read More »

Dunalley bushfires judgement

Dunalley bushfire full judgement link below: ALAN MICHAEL PRESTAGE AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON MICHAEL THORNE AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON SCOTT FRANCIS HOWELLS AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON https://www.supremecourt.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Prestage-v-Barrett-Thorne-v-Barrett-Howells-v-Barrett-2021-TASSC-27.pdf

Read More »

ASIC take action

Melbourne man charged with multiple counts of market manipulation On 2 July 2021, Mr Gabriel Govinda of Melbourne, Victoria, appeared at a filing hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court faced with 23 charges of market manipulation and 19 charges of illegal dissemination of information relating to the manipulation. The allegations relate to trading in 20 different securities quoted on the

Read More »

Charges for ripping off customers

Nine Entertainment pays penalties for alleged excessive payment surcharges Six subsidiaries of Nine Entertainment Co (Nine) have paid penalties totalling $159,840 after the ACCC issued them with 12 infringement notices for allegedly charging subscribers and advertisers excessive payment surcharges. Nine will also provide approximately $450,000 in consumer redress to eligible advertising, home delivery and digital subscription customers. The ACCC was

Read More »

Action against Westpac

Westpac to remediate customers for failure to pass on important corporate action information Westpac has committed to remediating customers whose financial advisers may have failed to notify them of corporate actions between 2005 and 2019. Westpac estimates approximately $87m will be paid in compensation to affected customers who are former clients of Westpac’s advice businesses and held ASX-listed securities through

Read More »

Jim Beam bottle bandit goes to the can

STATE OF TASMANIA v L 2 JULY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEL , you plead guilty to robbery. At about 8 pm on 5 March 2021 you walked into a bottle shop adjacent to the TRC hotel in Launceston. You picked up a one litre bottle of Jim Beam and walked out without paying for it. When the shop attendant

Read More »

Firearm offence

STATE OF TASMANIA v W 1 JULY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEW , you plead guilty to possession of a firearm in contravention of a firearms prohibition order. I also agreed to deal with a number of summary offences which arise from the same circumstances. On 26 March 2021 the police went to a home in Launceston and found you

Read More »

Sentence for weed

STATE OF TASMANIA v R. 1 JULY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCER , you plead guilty to cultivating a controlled plant for sale. I also agreed to deal with your plea of guilty to three summary counts of possessing cannabis. On 9 April 2019 the police searched a property at York Town in northern Tasmania. The property is controlled by

Read More »

Court finds Captain Cook College acted unconscionably and misled students

Court finds Captain Cook College acted unconscionably and misled students The Federal Court has found that Productivity Partners Pty Ltd, trading as Captain Cook College, engaged in a system of unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations to prospective students in relation to online diploma courses following contested proceedings. The Court found Captain Cook College implemented a system of

Read More »

Fox taskforce nabs offenders

Detective Inspector Fox advises that his Launceston Firearms Taskforce Seizes 21 Firearms The Launceston Firearms Taskforce has charged a man and seized 21 firearms, ammunition, drugs and stolen property during searches of two Longford properties. Two addresses in Pateena Rd, Longford were searched over two days on 25 and 26 June and police seized: 21 FirearmsThousands of rounds of ammunitionStolen

Read More »