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Victorian man gaoled over child abuse material

A Victorian man who paid to request and direct children in the Philippines to engage in sexual activity was jailed yesterday (11 November 2021) for 12 years, with a non-parole period of nine years imprisonment. The Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) received financial intelligence in November 2019 which indicated the now 57-year-old man was transmitting money to multiple

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Letter to the Editor from: Tasmanian Healthcare Providers and Services

“Hundreds of sacked Tasmanian healthcare workers are today fighting back against the Tasmanian Government’s aggressive ‘No Jab No Job’ mandate. The Tasmanian Healthcare Providers and Services (THPS) has proceedings before the Full Court of the Supreme Court of Tasmania on the 12/11/2021. The Tasmanian Government’s heavy handed and oppressive ultimatum of forcing its healthcare workers to have a vaccine that

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Police search for overdue vessel

The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter has been activated tonight after two men on board a 3-metre white plastic motorised dinghy departed Premaydena about 2pm today and have failed to return as planned. Marine units are also attending.

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More trouble at Eastland’s

Tasmania Police attended the Eastland’s shopping centre at around 3.00pm following a large disturbance at the front of Burger Haus, Eastland’s security personnel were already attending when Police arrived. A subscriber said around a dozen or more youths were involved.

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Hacker gaoled

A 30-year-old Bendigo man today (11 November 2021) has been sentenced in the Melbourne County Court to 307 days, already served, released on a recognizance release order for telephone based offending, various hacking and financial phishing offences to facilitate large scale fraudulent purchases. He was also given a community corrections order for a period of 3 years and 300 hours

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Incident ongoing at women’s prison

Department of Justice spokesperson confirms Tasmania Police remain on scene at Risdon Prison Complex A disturbance broke out at the Mary Hutchinson women’s prison this afternoon shortly after 1.30pm. A source told TVN that a hostage situation was unfolding after a riot and inmates had weapons. Ambulance Tasmania were called to the women’s prison at 2.55pm, Tasmania Police attended. A

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TASMANIAN LABOR DISARRAY — BENSON TRIES TO FEND OFF WINTER WITH “DIRT” FILE

Labor insiders are tipping that Rebecca White’s leadership is now terminal, with shadow Finance Minister Dean Winter openly being discussed as her replacement. The revelations coincide with the leaking to TVN by a source within the Left of a “dirt” file apparently aimed at discrediting Mr Winter’s ideology in sections of the party. The leaked file consists of a large

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The AFP told the inquiry that of the $187 million in assets it seized in 2021 financial year, $116 million was in real estate assets

Homebuyers could be competing at property auctions against organised criminal gangs using Australia to launder their ill-gotten gains, according to evidence from law enforcement agencies at a federal inquiry. Representatives from financial crimes regulator, Austrac, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Crime Intelligence Commission told a Senate hearing into Australia’s money-laundering laws that criminals are using lawyers, accountants and

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Elderly fraudster convicted

STATE OF TASMANIA v C 8 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant in this matter C has pleaded guilty to two counts of computer related fraud.He was between 72 and 73 years of age at the time of this offending. He is now 76 years old.The now deceased victim of the defendant’s offending was his late sister H who

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Mow down motorist gets home detention

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 8 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant, M , has pleaded guilty to three counts of assault by driving a motor vehicle at the complainants, striking one of them and breaking her femur. At the time the defendant was disqualified from driving pursuant to a court order and was subject to a one month

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