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Fire Chief to retire

Mr Arnol who first joined the Tasmania Fire Service in 1985 and advanced through the ranks before moving to Western Australia in 2009 to drive significant reform as the Assistant Commissioner and returned to Tasmania in 2016 where he led Tasmania through the extremely challenging 2018-19 fire season and worked tirelessly to keep Tasmanians safe will be retire from the

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New initiatives to help more Tasmanians into homes

Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing – This Government is rolling out the most comprehensive affordable housing strategy this State has ever seen but we know we need to do more to meet continuing, unprecedented demand across the broader housing market. That’s why we have committed to develop a ‘whole of housing’ policy framework that addresses the full range of housing

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Polly talks

A party insider told TVN, “it’s very likely the election will be called early. The government is realistically as popular as it can get with a fundamentalist misfit like Ferguson in a senior role. So why wouldn’t you go now? Labor can be caught on the hop. They’ve got factions fighting factions and fractions fighting fractions. The party is gutting

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Teenager gaoled for Wounding

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 16 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr M , you have pleaded guilty to one count of wounding. You committed the crime in the early evening of 17 December 2020. The victim is an 18-year-old man. You knew him because you and he had attended school together. You were at your home at Georgetown

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Three arrested in counter terrorism operation in Melbourne

Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), and other agencies which form part of the Joint Counter Terrorism Team have conducted an operation in Melbourne today. Police arrested three males and executed two warrants in Epping and Pascoe Vale this morning. It will be alleged that a 19-year-old Epping man attempted to engage in a

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“COVID-19 REVEAL” The Mercury spruiks.

Doctor furious over front page article, Dr said “The Mercury did not fact check with our surgery before writing the article.” Minister Courtney also weighs in saying “Unfortunately, incorrect information about participating GP clinics has been released today which has led to unnecessary frustration for both patients and our GPs.” The State Health Commander also has said “In relation to

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Melbourne man sentenced to jail for possession of extreme child abuse material

A 43-year-old Melbourne man was yesterday jailed for 4 years after pleading guilty to accessing, soliciting, transmitting, possessing and making available the most extreme classification level of child abuse material. The Victorian Joint-Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) investigation into the man’s online activities began in May, 2020, following reports that an online user was accessing child abuse material. Enquiries by

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Sandy Bay Dr Paul Thompson is suspended for four months from practicing.

68. In this case, I consider a period of suspension is appropriate. I am confident in the respondent’s ability to practice at the appropriate level of professionalism and expertise once the period of suspension is served. Conditions/Fine? 69. I accept that after the period of suspension the respondent will be fit to return to his normal practice without any conditions

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Minister to give alternative to Northern Territory Brahminy program

The Tasmanian Government is investing more in the essential services that Tasmanians need as we deliver our plan to secure Tasmania’s future. Informal Kinship carers play a crucial role in the lives of many Tasmanian children who are unable to live with their parents. As part of our response to COVID-19, the Government initiated a support package to help our

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