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RSPCA backflips despite owner being charged previously

RSPCA says “No offence was detected, there was no evidence of malnutrition or any actual harm being done to the dog and the dog’s life was not endangered” Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water – The Tasmanian Government has been informed that the recent unfortunate death of a dog in Hobart is being investigated by the RSPCA with

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57 year old Gaoled

A 57-year-old New South Wales man has been sentenced to three years and three months’ imprisonment for possessing child abuse material. Police executed a search warrant at the Mulwala man’s residence in July 2020. During the search of the premises, police located and seized a number of electronic devices containing files assessed to be child abuse material. The man was

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SnapChat again

A 30-year-old man is expected to face court today charged with child abuse-related offences by officers from the Australian Federal Police Child Protection Operations. The man was charged following a report to the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), from the United States’ National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Investigators allegedly linked the man to child

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Fictional baby mum escapes Gaol

A 38 year old woman who ripped off Centrelink for over $161,000 has avoided an actual term of imprisonment. The woman claimed benefits for a fictional baby after creating a dodgy birth certificate and also claimed a single person’s benefits when she was living with her partner. She was sentenced to a period of imprisonment wholly suspended and a period

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“Happy to kill attendant if they did anything stupid”

STATE OF TASMANIA v N COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr N you appear for sentence on a charge of armed robbery. On 13 January 2021 the complainant was working at a bottle-shop in the Wellington Centre in Hobart. At about 7.30pm you entered the shop, selected a pack of whiskey and cola valued at $44 and you approached the counter. You

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Covid-19 Government update

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health – COVID-19 update Tasmanians should assess their current need to travel interstate, given the evolving situation with COVID-19, particularly in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. New cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in these jurisdictions today. High-risk area classifications are currently in place for multiple Local Government Areas in

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Horse industry woman gaoled

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 24 JUNE 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMs M , you have pleaded guilty to 16 counts of obtaining a financial advantage by deception contrary to section 134.2(1) of the Commonwealth Criminal Code, as well as 2 counts of attempting to commit that crime. The maximum penalty prescribed for each offence is imprisonment for 10 years

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Change to time frame for Tas e-Travel registration – Scott Tilyard, Deputy State Controller

From midnight tonight all travellers to Tasmania will be required to register their travel through Tas e-Travel no more than one day before they travel. Previously travellers could register through Tas e-Travel up to three days before they travelled. The new one-day requirement helps ensure declarations about previous movements are as up-to-date as possible, especially while new high-risk premises are

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Cops thought they were going to die

TASMANIA v Mr S and Mr L COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE  The defendants have been found guilty of one count of aggravated armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault arising from events that happened in the early hours of the morning of 6 December 2019. At about 2am, about 10 minutes after a customer had left, the defendants went into

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CBA Customer gets a $50 sorry payment following our report

A subscriber who contacted us in relation to issues with the Commonwealth Bank has received a $50 payment into their account as a ‘sorry’ following our report Wednesday. Report from Wednesday below: Letter to the Editor from fed up CBA Customer Commonwealth Bank customers are not being able to access their own bank accounts and cards continuously declined. We phone

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$64,000,000 Cocaine haul

A Sydney man have been charged in connection to a seizure in Belgium of cocaine with a gross weight of 216kg, estimated to be worth more than $64,000,000, as a result of Operation Ironside. Australian Federal Police will allege a 41-year-old Sydney man intended to import the illicit drugs into New South Wales from Brazil by attaching the drugs to

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