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Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive

One of the country’s biggest pathology companies pocketed more than $12 million in JobKeeper payments even though its profits have topped $100 million since the pandemic started. Australian Clinical Labs is among three pathology laboratories to share in at least $1.6 billion in payments from the Morrison government for COVID-19 testing since March 2020. Its revenue grew 29 per cent

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Typical Toothless Tiger

Some may recall a story last month where our subscriber was abused and harassed by members of Southern Drug Investigation Services driving their large 4WD. Our subscriber complained to Police and received a response from their Sergeant in the same division. Our subscriber not happy with the response asked to have the matter reviewed and for Professional Standards to be

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Eliminate family violence Liberals say

Elise Archer, Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Corrections and Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Protecting victims of family violence A report identifying the very successful outcomes of Tasmania’s trial of electronic monitoring of family violence perpetrators, Project Vigilance, has been tabled in the Tasmanian Parliament today. The Department

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TGA update

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine (SPIKEVAX) – provisional determination granted for proposed use in children and booster shot for adults under evaluation The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), part of the Department of Health, has granted a provisional determination to Moderna Australia Pty Ltd in relation to its COVID-19 vaccine, SPIKEVAX. Currently, SPIKEVAX is provisionally approved for use in individuals 12 years of

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GBH charge

Tasmania Police advise they have charged a 44 year old man with Causing Grievous Bodily Harm in relation to serious assault that occurred in New Norfolk almost a month ago. The victim was located by Ambulance Tasmania on the 19th October unresponsive on Andrew Street. He had suffered a number of significant head injuries including a substantial laceration to his

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Senior Judge referred to as a commoner

The Mercury newspaper today in numerous articles disrespectfully referred to the states third most senior Supreme Court of Tasmania Judge as a commoner. Repeatedly referring to any Supreme Court Judge as ‘Mr’ is highly disrespectful. A Hobart solicitor who read the articles today said “The standards and incorrect reporting have been really poor.” The Mercury has frequently published the incorrect

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Festival cancelled. Organisers have issued this statement:

It’s with a heavy heart we have to cancel our Hobart Summer shows over the Christmas/New Year period. With ongoing restrictions, uncertainty and very little clarity on the immediate future for events, Hobart Summer has become untenable for all involved including the artists, punters and our team. ‍The rest of Australia is welcoming people back to live music shows and

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NSW hits 90%

Ninety per cent of people aged 16 and over in NSW have now received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as the state sets its sights on a 95 per cent rate. Federal government data released on Tuesday afternoon showed 90.12 per cent of the age group were double-dosed, with 93.97 per cent having received at least one shot. The

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TGA announcement

TGA grants provisional determination to AstraZeneca Pty Ltd for COVID-19 preventative treatment, tixagevimab and cilgavimab (EVUSHELD) On 4 November 2021 the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) granted provisional determination to AstraZeneca Pty Ltd in relation to the COVID-19 treatment tixagevimab and cilgavimab (EVUSHELD). This treatment consists of two monoclonal antibodies, tixagevimab and cilgavimab. These antibodies have been developed to bind to

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Cop summonsed

Tasmania Police advise that an officer has been summonsed over alleged PFVO breaches A 50 year old male Constable from the southern region has been charged with three (3) counts of breaching a Police Family Violence Order on 3 separate dates in 2021. The officer has been restricted to non-operational duties. The officer has been summonsed to appear in the

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AFP arrests

A joint investigation by the Australian Federal Police-led Queensland National Anti-Gangs Squad, Queensland Police Service (QPS) Organised Crime Gangs Group and Australian Crime and Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has resulted in the arrest of three men with links to the Hells Angels Outlaw Motorcycle Gang and the seizure of firearms and illicit drugs worth over $3 million. Officers, acting on information

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Coroner publishes critical report on 48 day old baby death.

MAGISTRATES COURT of TASMANIA CORONIAL DIVISION Record of Investigation into Death (Without Inquest) Coroners Act 1995 Coroners Rules 2006 Rule 11 I, Simon Cooper, Coroner, having investigated the death of PY. Find, pursuant to Section 28(1) of the Coroners Act 1995, that a) The identity of the deceased is PY;b) PY died in the circumstances set out further in this

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