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Inmate cell wrecker gets more time

STATE OF TASMANIA v B 26 MARCH 2020 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE  B , you have pleaded guilty to two separate crimes: unlawfully injuring property and arson. Both crimes were committed while you were an inmate of the maximum security section of the Risdon Prison. On 28 April 2020, following report of a disturbance in your cell, the dedicated response

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A melee involving 40 people

STATE OF TASMANIA v L  COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE 25 MARCH 2021 The defendant L , aged 37 has been found guilty by a jury of two counts of assault upon one   A  during the course of a melee involving up to 40 people in Rooke and Best Streets Devonport, following their return from the Devonport Cup on 10 January

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Suspended sentence for Lake Leake work place assault

STATE OF TASMANIA v H 25 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr H , a jury has found you guilty of one count of assault.  As the jury was effectively left with two pathways to a finding of guilt, it is necessary for me to make findings of fact for the purpose of sentencing. In order to sentence on

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LABOR STILL GETTING READY

With the Liberals seemingly ready for a show down to cement their hold on power for another term, Labor appears to be caught getting ready on the fly. TVN understands that nominations for preselection are open until 5 pm tomorrow, and that an urgent meeting of the party’s central governing committee will decide its candidates. POLLY SAYS “This is one

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First exit trafficking conviction in Australia

A Sydney man who used threats, coercion and deception to force a woman and her child to return to India has become the first person in Australia to be convicted for an exit human trafficking offence. The 29-year-old Lidcombe man was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment in the District Court of NSW on 21 January. He was charged for the

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South Australian man to face court for allegedly possessing child abuse material

A 61-year-old South Australian man is due to face Christies Beach Magistrate’s Court today (Friday 26 March, 2021), charged with child abuse material offences by the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (SA JACET). The investigation began in November 2020 after the Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding an online user uploading child abuse

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WA man in court on alleged online child abuse offences

A 41-year-old man is expected to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today (26 March 2021) after being charged by the Australian Federal Police with allegedly accessing and possessing child abuse material. As part of a previous unrelated joint AFP and WA Police Force investigation, detectives executed a search warrant in Kalamunda in October 2020, which resulted in a mobile phone being

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Superfone to pay $300,000 for making unsolicited calls and misleading consumers

The Federal Court has ordered telecommunications provider Superfone to pay $300,000 in penalties for making false and misleading representations and breaching laws designed to protect consumers from unsolicited telemarketing sales, in proceedings brought by the ACCC. In June 2020, the Federal Court declared that Superfone had contravened the Australian Consumer Law between June 2017 and December 2018 when cold-calling consumers

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Two men charged following counter terrorism operation in Brisbane and Melbourne

Two men have been charged for their alleged involvement in running a sophisticated terrorist network that facilitated the travel of a number of Australian foreign terrorist fighters to Syria between 2012 and 2014. It will be alleged that the two men played senior roles in a South-East Queensland-based syndicate which maintained a religiously motivated violent extremist ideology and a desire to

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Polly speaks

“It is disingenuous for Gutwein to say that he had to call an early election because he had lost a majority, when the only reason he lost that majority was his forcing Sue Hickey to leafe the party. Gutwein should just be honest and say, ‘I called an early election because I like my chances’.

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Polly says . . .

“Gutwein is expected to announce at 11.45 am today that there will be an early election. He is likely to explain why he has called it early, giving everything but the real reason: his own political interests.”

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Hutchins cops Writ

TVN EXCLUSIVE The staff member named in the writ is Fr John Goodwin and the plaintiff is believed to be a current inmate at the Risdon Prison Complex. 

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