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Pipe dreams

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Health. – Reducing pressure on the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department The Tasmanian Government remains committed to recruiting and retaining health staff across our State to ensure that all Tasmanians can get the right care, at the right time. That’s why this week, our Government has approved an increase in the medical staffing in the Emergency

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Chemical leak on aircraft

Exclusive: TFS and Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania attended an aircraft incident at Devonport today. The aircraft landed safely. . The incident occurred during flight and involved a chemical leak.

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Taskforce Vanguard

The new Australian Federal Police-led High Volume Crime Taskforce Vanguard has made a significant impact on the community, with the arrest of 30 people for drug and money laundering offences, and the seizure of millions of dollars in cash and hundreds of kilograms of illicit drugs and tobacco. The AFP-led Taskforce Vanguard was fully established on 1 July 2021, with

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Wounding charge

Tasmania Police advise they have charged a 37-year-old Launceston man in relation to a wounding incident on Warring Street in Ravenswood early this morning. The man has been charged with two counts of wounding, three counts of destroy property, trespass and possess controlled plant product. He has been remanded to appear before the Launceston Magistrates Court later today, potentially after

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New gig for popular Editor

Peter Gutwein, Premier. – New Director Communications Media and Public Relations for the Tasmanian Government I am pleased to announce that Ms Jenna Cairney has been appointed to the role of Director Communications Media and Public Relations for the Tasmanian Government and will commence on 29 November 2021. Jenna has been an Editor for a decade working at multiple news

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Phone taps and multimillion-dollar funding promises by Sydney Morning Herald

The ICAC is investigating the circumstances in which the state government granted or promised millions of dollars in funding to two organisations in Mr Maguire’s electorate between 2016 and 2018, while he was in a secret relationship with Ms Berejiklian. Ms Berejiklian was the NSW treasurer from April 2015 and premier from January 2017. She has yet to give evidence

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TGA update

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved a booster dose of the Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd COVID-19 vaccine, COMIRNATY, for individuals 18 years and older. The provisional approval means that individuals aged 18 years and older may receive a booster (third dose), at least six months after the completion of a COVID-19 vaccine primary series. This primary series can

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Wounding man charged

Tasmania Police advise they have charged a 46-year-old man in relation to the wounding incident at Bridgewater yesterday. The man has been charged with: 2 x wounding, 1 x common assault, 18 x breach of interim family violence order. He has been remanded in custody to appear before the Hobart Magistrates Court later today. Police will alleged that around 8.50am

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Home invasion sentence

STATE OF TASMANIA v D AND G 25 OCTOBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCED and LG, you have pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary and three counts of assault. At about 1.00 am on 6 June 2020 you both broke into a home in Bridgenorth where B and his two daughters lived. One was S . For some complicated family reasons

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Case gets thrown out

Mandatory vaccinations for health care workers Deputy Chief Magistrate Mr Daly Wednesday afternoon dismissed an application put forward by lawyer Ray Broomhall in relation to mandatory vaccinations for health care workers, to have the decision of the Chief Medical Officer reviewed.

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