News Updates

City of Hobart to introduce vaccination policy

In a move to protect staff and the broader Hobart community, City of Hobart CEO Kelly Grigsby has today announced a proposal for mandatory vaccination for all staff, and visitors to staff workplaces. “With borders reopening and the inevitability that COVID-19 will enter our community, we are taking a leadership position to protect our staff and our community to the

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Two men charged after border seizure of pseudoephedrine worth $5m following joint agency investigation

A joint-agency police investigation has resulted in the seizure of approximately 125kg of pseudoephedrine worth an estimated $5 million. Last month, officers from the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad and Australian Border Force (ABF) commenced an investigation after ABF officers intercepted a suspicious consignment in Sydney. When the consignment was examined it was allegedly found to contain pseudoephedrine

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Man sentenced to four years for importations of anabolic and androgenic steroids.

A 38-year-old Western Australian man has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for 11 separate importations of anabolic and androgenic steroids. The man pleaded guilty to seven counts of importing tier 1 goods without approval, contrary to section 233BAA(4) of the Customs Act 1901. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers detected the steroids at different postal gateway facilities throughout Australia. The

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BHP is the first Australian company to have its vaccine mandate overturned

Mining giant BHP’s attempt to require all staff at a massive coal mine in the NSW Hunter Valley to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has been rejected by the national industrial tribunal in a blow to private sector jab mandates. The Fair Work Commission found BHP had failed to properly consult its staff, including by giving them access to data and

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You can run but you can’t hide

Criminals around the world have nowhere to hide as the AFP uses cutting edge technology to locate offenders and bring them to justice. The AFP is using geospatial information, which includes the location, attributes and features below or above the earth’s surface, to identify some of Australia’s most wanted criminals. In some cases, criminals’ social media accounts are being scraped

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Full sentencing comments for Maggot

STATE OF TASMANIA v CECIL MAURICE MABB 2 DECEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCECecil Mabb pleads guilty to abduction of a child and assault. I agreed to deal with his plea of guilty to one count of assaulting a pubic officer. On Sunday 24 January 2021 a married couple took their three children camping with family friends at Montagu Park,

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Elderly couple fined

The elderly couple from Cranbrook that failed to report a Malaysian woman’s death have both been fined $800 at the Hobart Magistrates Court of Tasmania today. The woman who was living on their property died last year of cancer and was buried on the Cranbrook property.

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Just more cheating and lies from Murdoch media

Matthew Denholm of Murdoch’s The Australian became aware of a Federal Court of Australia action after we suggest seeing or hearing about it on TVN yesterday afternoon.at 4.58pm. He then made enquiries. Tonight Denholm and The Australia claim it as their exclusive. Interestingly a number of Murdoch journalists categorically deny reading TVN with one even saying “I never have as

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Omicron not putting a dampener on Christmas yet, says Lew

The billionaire chair of major fashion retailer Premier Investments says he has seen no signs of a slowdown in spending despite the pending threat of the Omicron variant as the sector prepares for a bumper Christmas. Premier’s chairman and founder Solomon Lew told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age while it was too early to know what impact, if any, Omicron would have

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Funeral industry practices raise consumer concerns

The ACCC is calling for funeral businesses to review their contracts and pricing practices to ensure they comply with consumer and competition laws, in a new report on the funeral services industry. The report, released today, highlights key issues of concern and outlines the critical importance for businesses to treat consumers fairly during the emotionally vulnerable time of planning a

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Exclusive dinner White Winter Waffle Waste

Who would be so silly as to waste $550 to listen to White and Winter waffle on about rubbish? Stu Benson has desperately been flogging tickets to punters says attendees can have “…input into Labor’s policy focus and direction.” Elise Archer says of the dinner “This ‘EOI for ideas’ dinner proves that it’s just the same old Labor – still

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