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TVN Live rolling coverage of Devonport shootings

Tasmania Police has declared a large area in William Street, Devonport as a major crime scene. From what we are told from sources at the scene area and what we can piece together we understand a male was shot at close range in the face, that another male has been shot outside on lawn reportedly deceased and a female suffering

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Man charged over Devonport firearms incident

A 36 year old Devonport man has been charged with a series of crimes including discharging a firearm in relation to an alleged incident in Devonport on 23 October. The man, who was taken into custody at Elizabeth Town yesterday, was charged with: • Assault (Criminal Code) x 4 • Robbery x 2 • Recklessly Discharge a Firearm x 3

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE – ADF UNITES AGAINST ILLEGAL FISHING IN THE PACIFIC

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has assisted regional partners in detecting and deterring illegal fishing activity in the Pacific during the latest iteration of Operation Solania. The Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Wollongong worked with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s (PNGDF) HMPNGS Rochus Lokinap to conduct maritime surveillance in the Exclusive Economic Zone of PNG during the two-week operation. ADF

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Illegal work organisers forfeit millions of dollars of assets in Victoria

A 49-year old man has discovered firsthand that crime doesn’t pay – after a long-running investigation involving the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) resulted in approximately $2.47 million of cash and assets forfeited. The Koo Wee Rup man was supplying workers to industry as a labour hire intermediary, allowing 62 unlawful non-citizens to work illegally,

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Over $20 million of illicit cigarette sticks up in smoke

Investigations are underway following the detection and destruction of 18 million illicit cigarette sticks by the Australian Border Force (ABF). Last month, information received by the ABF international network enabled the NSW Cargo Examination Facility to successfully intercept two sea cargo consignments declared as plywood. These consignments were referred to the ABF-led Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) for investigation. The two

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ASIC and ATO engage with directors as part of ASIC’s Phoenix Surveillance Campaign

Between 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021, ASIC and the ATO conducted 21 joint engagement consultations with directors of selected companies. These engagements form part of ASIC’s Phoenix Surveillance Campaign, which aims to proactively deter and prevent company directors from engaging in illegal phoenix activity. ASIC, in collaboration with the ATO, engage with company directors to remind them of

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Cops make arrest in planned operation

Tasmania Police advise a 23 year old man was arrested late this afternoon in Newstead, in relation to a number of unsolved incidents, including an evade police in Invermay on Wednesday. A number of police were involved in the planned operation.

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The Australian Federal Police High Risk Terrorist Offenders team charged a Melbourne man with allegedly breaching an Interim Control Order

The AFP arrested the man at his home this morning. It will be alleged in court that the man breached the conditions of his control order by viewing prohibited electronic media, accessing and viewing social media content, and altering or deleting content from his permitted devices. There is no specific or impending threat to the community in relation to this

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Filth to face court

A 48-year-old man is expected to face Melbourne Magistrates Court today (5 November 2021) charged with child abuse-related offences by the Victoria Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET). The Victorian man was arrested last week (29 October) as a result of an investigation launched when the Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) received a report from

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Protecting NDIS clients

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health. – Protecting NDIS clients People who are employed or engaged to provide high intensity supports to participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 by 21 November 2021 under a Public Health Direction released today. Disability workers follow those in the residential aged care sector

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