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Exclusive “Ron Barwick is at breaking point”

The Community Public Sector Union published a survey / report yesterday regarding the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison and the findings are extremely disturbing. “Workers Compensation matters are at an all time high and staff morale at an all time low, we have a major concern with the Health and Safety of our members” the CPSU wrote to its members.

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Welcome to Hobart

Our subscribers are out in the freezing cold at night after stepping off a flight to Hobart, it’s 4 degrees and they have been lined up for well over an hour in the screening queue. Some elderly passengers were ushered toward the front by several other passengers as they were clearly distressed standing for so long.

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Drive-by shooting at New Town

Breaking: Two shots have been fired into a Wilmslow Avenue residence in a drive by shooting a very short time ago. Police are en route to the scene. We are told this shooting is part of an ongoing dispute or altercations occurring tonight.

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Tasmanian GP guilty of professional misconduct over an inappropriate relationship with a patient which breached professional boundaries

Medical Board of Australia v Dr Kate Elizabeth Schilling DETERMINATION: 1) The respondent is guilty of professional misconduct as defined by s5 of the National Law with respect to the admitted allegations and particulars. 2) In respect of that misconduct: (a) The respondent is reprimanded as provided by s196(2)(a) of the National Law. (b) The following conditions are imposed on

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Purses of interest

Two Perth men have been charged over the importation of 3.99 kilograms of cocaine into WA, worth a potential $1.6 million, hidden in purses sent from the United Kingdom. Australian Federal Police will allege the package of purses was delivered to the Willagee home of a 28-year-old man and he was arrested on Monday (21 June 2021) after he allegedly

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Former Hobart restaurant and hotel operator faces court

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the director of company that formerly operated a restaurant and hotel in Hobart. Facing court is Gary Dupree, who is a part-owner and director of Garich Pty Ltd (now in liquidation), which formerly operated the Solstice Café Restaurant in Salamanca and a restaurant and accommodation business,

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Hobart advisor banned

ASIC has banned Hobart-based financial adviser Hannah Jennings from providing financial services, carrying on a financial services business and controlling an entity that carries on a financial services business for four years. ASIC found that Ms Jennings failed to act in the best interests of her clients by providing advice that was inappropriate in light of her clients’ relevant personal

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Sharp Airlines pilot in trouble for flying below minimum altitude

“From the evidence available, the following findings are made with respect to the flight below minimum altitude involving Fairchild SA227, VH-OZV 9 km east of Melbourne Airport, Victoria on 18 January 2021. During approach to the airport in darkness, the aircraft was not maintained within the required navigational tolerance. While that should have resulted in the conduct of a missed

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Risdon Prisons lockdown report.

Risdon Prisons lockdown report. Read the full report here straight from the source not interpretations from dinosaurs: www.custodialinspector.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/615852/Lockdowns-Review-2021.pdf

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Wild wild north at it again

Sorry, it should read ‘more shootings.’ Mayfield Police are investigating yet more shootings in Launceston where once upon a time not that long ago Detective Inspector Craig Fox told us Launceston never had a gun problem. Of course since then Police were forced to come clean and admit they did even successfully seizing guns in a number of raids. Today

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Gaol for keeping woman as a slave

A 39-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man were sentenced to imprisonment today for slavery like offences after keeping a woman in forced labour at their Sydney home and business over three years. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) began investigating the matter in July 2017 after receiving a referral from Anti-Slavery Australia regarding a woman from the Philippines who travelled to

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Captain passes out

On the evening of 15 August 2018, a Boeing 737-376 Special Freighter, registered VH-XMO, operated by Express Freighters Australia, was transporting freight from Brisbane Airport, Queensland to Melbourne Airport, Victoria when the master caution and a right wing-body overheat annunciator illuminated. The non-normal checklist was actioned followed by further troubleshooting in consultation with maintenance personnel. This resulted in a reduction

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