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Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive

On May 13, Mostafa Baluch strode into luxury Woolloomooloo car dealership Scuderia Graziani and picked up a white Bentley Continental valued at around $250,000. Cruising around Sydney in the grand tourer, Baluch was living the good life. Spending time between properties in Pyrmont, Bayview and other locations, going for drinks at Merivale’s Establishment complex on George St, putting in hours

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Toothless Tiger moans

Toothless Tiger releases annual report. Reading through the Integrity Commission report one would actually wonder what it is they do. It reads like almost 100% of complaints are dismissed! $2M in employees wages and salaries. Greg Mellick at $120,000 and Michael Easton $192,000? What do these people do all day? They certainly wouldn’t want to be paid on results!

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TasRail provides TVN a statement

In a statement to TVN this morning after our enquiry yesterday TasRail said: “At approx. 3.18pm yesterday TasRail experienced a minor derailment on a northbound train on the South Line of the Tasmanian Rail network in the Rhyndaston area. The locomotive driver was uninjured in the incident. Incident management teams onsite determined that the front locomotive on the train (TR11)

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Search called off

The search for a missing man and an overdue vessel in North West Tasmania has been suspended. An area of anomaly on the seabed near the coastline identified as part of a two-day sonar survey was investigated and determined to be unrelated to the missing man and vessel. Inspector Steve Jones said that the 11 day search had been suspended

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Toddler munches of dope cookie

A toddler was taken to the LGH this afternoon after reportedly eating a quantity of marijuana cookie/s. Tasmania Police confirmed they attended an incident to assist Ambulance Tasmania paramedics.

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Fatality at St Helens mountain bike trails

Tasmania Police confirm the death of a rider on the St Helens Mountain Bike Trail Friday afternoon. Police say “About 4.13pm yesterday afternoon Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police were advised that there had been a serious crash involving a mountain bike rider in the vicinity of the St Helens Mountain Bike Trail Head on Flagstaff Road, St Helens. On arrival

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Dr Lanzer gives undertaking

One of Australia’s most high profile medicos has given the Medical Board of Australia an undertaking to not practice as a medical practitioner effective immediately. Effective 29 October 2021, this registration is subject to an undertaking provided by the Practitioner in the following terms: Dr Daniel Lanzer [MED0001404847] provides the following undertaking to the Medical Board of Australia the Board:

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Valley of Love going off, again!

Tasmania Police are attending a disturbance and damage matter at Benjamin Terrace, New Norfolk. A vehicle parked near the IGA has been significantly damaged, we are told a number of people were at the scene armed with bats poles and axes smashing the car up.

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Fire investigation

Further to our live report earlier, Tasmania Police will remain at the scene of the fire overnight where further investigations will be undertaken to determine the cause of the fire.

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Very poor public relations

TVN was advised at 6.58pm tonight of a train derailment at Rhyndaston, we sought comment from Tasrail by email at 7.24pm and have not had any response. At 10.00pm we contacted Tasrail by phone who advised they would not comment and referred us to ‘public relations’ most likely on Monday. We have received further multiple reports of the derailment. update

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ACCC warning

Caravan and motorhome owners reminded to check for deadly recalled water heaters The ACCC is urging consumers who have a dual fuel gas/electric water heater in their caravan, motor home or horse campers to check for the dangerous Suburban-branded water heaters ahead of any post-lockdown holidays. The ACCC is concerned that more than 50 per cent of these units might

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$1.289 billion Cocaine seizure

Two people have today been sentenced to 17 years’ jail each in relation to Australia’s biggest ever cocaine seizure. The record 1.89-tonne seizure is the largest cocaine seizure in Australian history and would have had a potential street value of approximately $1.289 billion. A joint Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and NSW Police Force investigation led authorities to intercept

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