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Telstra to pay $50m penalty for unconscionable sales to Indigenous consumers

The Federal Court today ordered that Telstra pay $50 million in penalties for engaging in unconscionable conduct when it sold mobile contracts to more than 100 Indigenous consumers across three states and territories, in proceedings brought by the ACCC.  Telstra admitted that between January 2016 and August 2018, it breached the Australian Consumer Law and acted unconscionably when sales staff

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Court bid to oust Porter barrister from acting in defamation fight

A friend of the woman who accused Christian Porter of rape has made a Federal Court bid to stop a high-profile Sydney barrister from acting for him in his defamation case against the ABC. Jo Dyer, who was a debater with the woman in the late 1980s, filed an urgent application in the Federal Court, seeking an order to restrain

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Terry Brooks escapes investigation

Exclusive report by Emily Baker ABC Hobart “The Sydney woman has signed a statutory declaration in support of her April interview with the ABC. She said she had not been contacted by police from any state in relation to her allegation.” Police will not investigate an allegation that Tasmanian Liberal candidate Adam Brooks used a fake driver’s licence to convince

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Police car gets towed

A Tasmania Police vehicle has been struck by a motorist during an incident at Maranoa Road, Kingston just after 7.30pm tonight. The Police car is being towed from the scene.

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Close the door on the way out . . .

Despite a second unsuccessful time around trying to get in and with a huge campaign budget fruit and vegetable assistant store manager, and political wannabe, Simon Behrakis has this time been excluded and beaten by Madeleine Ogilvie. Behrakis was embroiled in a scandal thanks to Will Coats over a message that Behrakis wrote criticising the Premier and Ogilvie. Will Coats

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Arson investigation

Police are investigating a suspicious house fire at Forcett today. Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Police attended a house fire in 177 Heatherbell Road about 11am this morning. No-one was home at the time of the fire and initial indications are that the fire may be suspicious. Police are seeking information from the public in relation to any people or

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AFP seeking assistance to locate baby

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia are seeking public assistance to help locate 10-month-old baby, Hoang Vinh Le, born on 21 June 2020. He is believed to be with his mother Lyn Kim Do, born 15 February 2000, and father Hoang Thanh Le, born 6 December 1992. Ms Do is a 21-year-old Vietnamese Australian

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Fox taskforce makes another bust

Further to our report last Thursday Detective Inspector Fox advises of further arrests following more raids. Detective Inspector Fox says: On 10/5/2021 members of Launceston Firearms Taskforce executed a search warrant at a South Launceston address. As a result of the search the following was located and seized; 3 x pistols 1 x improvised homemade explosive device Over 1000 rounds

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Prison firebug gets 6 months

STATE OF TASMANIA v  R 10 MAY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE  The defendant, Mr R, has pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully setting fire to property. On 20 November 2019 he was an inmate of Risdon Prison and housed in the maximum security unit. He was and is serving a term of imprisonment of eight years backdated to December

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New Town high school sells Claytons hoodies

So on a cold winters day freezing cold if a student puts the hood of their hoodie on it gets confiscated. A Hobart school is selling hoodies to students on the proviso they sign an agreement not to wear the hood. New Town High school students need to sign an agreement that states “I will not wear the hood of

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Police confirm investigations

Tasmania Police have confirmed to TVN that they have received a report in relation to allegations raised by an Ambulance Tasmania patient and they are conducting an investigation.

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