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Former senior Firefighter gets small payout

The worker was employed by the State Fire Commission (the employer) as a senior firefighter. On 2 May 2012 the worker attended a house fire in the course of his employment. He entered the building with three other firefighters. They were all wearing respirators as well as a distress signal unit (DSU). The building was fully ablaze and the structure

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Riverside murderers sentence full un-redacted report

STATE OF TASMANIA v JACK HARRISON VINCENT SADLER 28 MAY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Jack Sadler is to be sentenced after having been found guilty by a jury of the murder of Jake Anderson-Brettner. It is my responsibility as the trial judge to make findings of fact for sentencing purposes but, in light of the issues at trial, the

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Camp Australia signs Enforceable Undertaking

National childcare company Camp Australia Services Pty Ltd (Camp Australia) is back-paying employees more than $1.7 million after entering into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman. The company, which provides outside school hours and holiday-camp childcare at more than 590 locations nationally, self-reported underpayments to the regulator in December 2019. After a manager at one of its

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Curry in a hurry

Tasmania Police attended a Moonah restaurant last night in relation to what we are told was an armed robbery. According to our source offenders entered the Paradise Flavours restaurant shortly after 7.30pm.

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Action on the high seas

Second man jailed for 500kg of cocaine seized in Solomon Islands A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years and five months’ jail for his involvement in planning to import over 500 kilograms of cocaine into Australia via the Solomon Islands in 2018. Two Sydney men were arrested in September 2018 following a joint investigation involving the Australian Federal

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$126,000 ticket for Macquarie Securities

Macquarie Securities pays $126,000 infringement notice Macquarie Securities (Australia) Limited (‘MSAL’) has paid a penalty of $126,000 to comply with an infringement notice given by the Markets Disciplinary Panel (‘the MDP’). The MDP has reasonable grounds to believe that MSAL contravened Rule 3.3.1(b) of the ASIC Market Integrity Rules (Securities Markets) 2017 (‘the Rules’) by entering into a market transaction

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Rex wings clipped

REX pays $66,000 penalty for alleged continuous disclosure breach Regional Express Holdings Limited (REX) has paid a penalty of $66,000 after ASIC issued an infringement notice alleging it had not complied with its continuous disclosure obligations. ASIC found there are reasonable grounds to believe that REX was in breach of its continuous disclosure obligations from 11 May 2020 to 12

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Serial offender to be sentenced over death of motorcyclist

A serial offender motorist who was charged over a motorcyclists death in Devonport in October 2019 is due to appear in the Devonport Magistrates Court of Tasmania tomorrow. Tony Leigh Burgess is charged with: 1 count of cause the death of another person by negligent driving 1 count of Drive without due care and attention 1 count of Intent to

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Highly disturbing potentially catastrophic consequences

The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter has had a laser pointer targeted at it a short time ago near the Police academy at Rokeby, this is the second attack on the helicopter tonight. An industry source told us two commercial airlines have also been targeted tonight from the same area. Tasmania Police are investigating. We ask if you know anything

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