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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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Million dollar industry still booming in Tasmania

Drugs are easily getting into Tasmania not only on the Drug Highway of Tasmania aka the Spirits or airline passengers but also through Australia Post, couriers and concealed in goods/items of freight. Tasmania Police are making a small dent in the industry but are no where near controlling it even with the assistance of Australian Federal Police and Australia Border

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ACCC proposes to deny Qantas/Japan Airlines coordination proposal

The ACCC is proposing to deny authorisation for Qantas (ASX:QAN) and Japan Airlines to coordinate flights between Australia and Japan for three years under a proposed five year joint business agreement. “An agreement for coordination between two key competitors breaches competition laws. The ACCC can only authorise these agreements if the public benefits from the coordination outweigh the harm to

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Detective Inspector Fox nabs firearm offenders

For a Detective who only weeks ago tried to lead us to believe Launceston had no gun problems this is certainly a turnaround. Detective Inspector Fox issues media statement re Illegal firearms seized in targeted police operation Police have seized 17 illegal firearms over the past 2 weeks as part of an ongoing targeted police operation in Northern District. Detective

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ABC publishes illegal photos

Photos of Risdon Prison were credited / taken by Guy Stayner ABC newsreader tonight. The photos breach Prison rules and clearly jeopardise tonight’s operation at the prison. A formal complaint has been made to the Department of Justice and Director of Prisons Ian Thomas. 6th May update: Department of Justice has spoken to the ABC and our formal complaint is

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Exclusive: TVN was at the Risdon Prison Complex within minutes of a fire being reported that developed into a riot. Our rolling coverage:

Exclusive live report: TFS Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police are attending a Structure Fire at the Risdon Prison Complex. A very hectic scene at the prison with multiple Ambulances including critical care, Tasmania Police including the Special Operations Group vehicle and multiple fire units have arrived at the prison. We understand quite a number of inmates are requiring medical assistance.

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No appeal says Director Coates

A Huonville mother along with family and friends are devastated tonight following a phone call from the Director of Public Prosecutions late this afternoon. Faith Tkalac was advised by Director Darryl Coates SC that his office will not be appealing the sentence Melissa Oates received over the death of Jari Wise. Ms Tkalac said “Even though he agrees it’s on

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Drones help cops catch motorbikes

Tasmania Police at Herdsmans Cove earlier today in relation to motorbikes, we are told two motorbikes were seized by Police at the scene. Update: Following our report Tasmania Police have now issued this statement: A police drone was used to catch a trail bike offender in Herdsmans Cove today. Police today received calls from members of the public in relation

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Firms offering debt management services require credit licence to operate

ASIC has today released an information sheet for providers of debt management services that explains their new regulatory obligations, including the requirement to be licensed. The National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Debt Management Services) Regulations 2021 (Regulations), made on 29 April 2021, prescribe certain debt management services as a ‘credit activity’ for the purposes of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (National Credit

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ACCC statement re TasPorts

Further to our report of the 9th December 2019 the ACCC has issued a statement: TasPorts declared to have misused its market power The Federal Court has declared by consent that Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd engaged in conduct that had the likely effect of substantially lessening competition in the markets for towage and pilotage services in northern Tasmania, in

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