News Updates

AFP arrests

Six people allegedly involved in a Western Sydney crime syndicate have been arrested by the Australian Federal Police over a multi-million dollar fraud against the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It will be alleged the syndicate has claimed more than $10 million since 2017 in NDIS funding. The value of the fraudulent claims are alleged to be in the millions.

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ABF agents in town

A number of Australia Border Force agents are currently attending a Hobart location. Comment has been sought from the ABF. We are not sure if the presence relates to an operation or a routine visit.

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Fire investigation

TFS and Tasmania Police attended a Structure Fire at Coronation Avenue, Rossarden shortly after midnight this morning. TFS says the house was fully alight upon arrival. An investigation will commence this morning to determine the cause, Tasmania Police remained at the scene overnight.

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The bird returned

The bird has been reunited with his other furry friends thanks to the South Australian Police! The Big Bird Bandits even left a note! SA Police say “The bright yellow Big Bird costume recently stolen from a Circus at Thebarton has been returned in the early hours of this morning. Just before 5am, police patrols were called to Port Road

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Exclusive report – Man shot at Invermay

A person has been shot at Weaving Street, Invermay this morning. Our source said the victim, a male aged approximately 50 was shot with what they believe was a shotgun shortly before 1.50am. Our sources say the victim was shot after he confronted a person/s attempting to break in and possibly steal his car. He received a gunshot wound/s to

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Community Corrections red faced

The Hobart office of Community Corrections questioned by Magistrate. A Hobart Magistrate this afternoon questioned what Community Corrections did after visiting a defendants home for suitability of home detention discovering a drug grow room. The man who suffers from ‘car addiction’ was sentenced to home detention today on a raft of driving offences.

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Magistrate saves the day

Hobart Magistrate Mr Chris Webster this afternoon ordered a grandmother and her sons partner to go to conciliation to sort out their differences this afternoon rather than having restraining orders in place. The Magistrate said he has a more therapeutic approach and looks at these situations in the longer term outcomes. Both parties seemed happy with the advice.

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Sentencing comments

STATE OF TASMANIA v X 19 APRIL 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant X  has pleaded guilty to 1 count of attempted armed robbery, 3 counts of aggravated assault, 1 charge of unlawfully possess dangerous article in a public place, 1 charge of common assault and 1 charge of being unlawfully armed in public. I have agreed to deal

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Gagebrook crash

Ambulance Tasmania TFS and Tasmania Police are attending a crash at Briggs Road, Gagebrook. A white 2013 Toyota Hilux has reportedly rolled.

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