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Launceston subscriber questions cop chase

Tasmania Police in Launceston have been on the lookout for a stolen car yesterday the community centre learner driver car was stolen from George Town Road Sunday night. Our Launceston subscriber outlined how the incident played out over almost three hours yesterday. The stolen Hyundai was spotted parked at around 8.00pm at Pioneer Parade, Ravenswood last night and Police were

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Flinders Island crash update

Further to our report last night Tasmania Police have issued a statement. Police say: A 33 year old man has been seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover on Flinders Island overnight. About 6.15pm last night, a single vehicle, single occupant crash occurred on Wingaroo Road near the property Markana Park, Flinders Island. The driver was travelling south on Wingaroo

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ACCC consults on proposed Woolworths undertaking for PFD acquisition

The ACCC is seeking views on a proposed undertaking offered by Woolworths (ASX: WOW) and PFD Food Services in relation to Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of 65 per cent of PFD. In response to the ACCC’s statement of issues outlining preliminary competition concerns, Woolworths and PFD have offered a draft behavioural undertaking designed to maintain a degree of separation and independence between Woolworths

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Exclusive: Young woman makes allegations against Ambo’s.

TVN is told an Ambulance Tasmania member has been stood down pending investigations after allegations were made by a young woman last month. The woman has alleged she was sexually assaulted ‘the whole way’ whilst being transported to the RHH from an outer suburb. The woman further alleges the other attending Ambulance members were ‘nasty and mocking’ her. Comment has

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Hobart City Council Dumps Festival

The Taste of Tasmania bain marie festival has been dumped by the Hobart City Council during its meeting this afternoon. The council will assist in trying to find an alternative operator after running it for over 30 years. The festival has cost ratepayers money every year.

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Robbery arrest

Detective Inspector Steven from Devonport Criminal Investigation Branch advises Police have charged a 31 year old Penguin man with the Armed Robbery of the Lighthouse Hotel on the 2nd May 2021. “The man was arrested at a residence in Penguin earlier today where he attempted to evade police before crashing his vehicle into a power pole” Inspector Steven said.

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Australian man who allegedly recruited for Islamic State arrested on return from Turkey

A wanted man has been arrested on his return to Australia from Turkey following a NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team (JCTT) investigation into suspected terrorism offences. The 30-year-old former Sydney man, who was subject to an outstanding arrest warrant in NSW, was arrested at Melbourne International Airport by members of the AFP International Counter Terrorism Investigations Response Team after arriving

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Quick thinking saves subscriber

A subscriber quickly jumped off his motorbike yesterday afternoon as a motorist turned into his driveway and lined him up roaring along the nature strip ramming his bike. The incident occurred on the corner of Killarney and Scott’s Road, Bridgewater.

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Meth haul $3M

WA woman charged over $3million meth haul A 26-year-old woman has been charged with drug supply offences after the Western Australia National Anti-Gangs Squad seized three kilograms of methamphetamine she had allegedly collected from scrub in the Perth Hills. NAGS investigators stopped the woman’s car in Stratton last Thursday evening (29 April 2021) and allegedly found several bags of a

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Filth bailed

Man charged with child exploitation offences Following a protracted investigation, members from Tasmania Police’s High Risk Child Exploitation Unit yesterday arrested a 23-year-old Launceston man and charged him with 11 counts of Involve a Person Under 18 Years in the Production of Child Exploitation Material and one count of Possess Child Exploitation Material. Police allege that over the course of

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Hair raising

The Tasmanian Liberal Party today announced a Senate team for the next federal election. The Senate team, which was chosen by a representative panel of 67 rank-and-file members of the Tasmanian Liberal Party, is as follows: Senator Jonno Duniam: Senator Duniam is the Assistant Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Industry Development. He was elected to the Senate in 2016 and

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