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The Mercury – Guilty of Contempt of Court, again

Davies Brothers Pty Ltd publishers of The Mercury today agreed through their lawyer that they were guilty of Contempt of Court in relation to the publishing of an article and photo on the 23rd of September last year. The Director of Public Prosecutions Mr Daryl Coates told the Chief Justice that this was “a serious example to publish such an

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Elise Archer announces Body scanning technology to be introduced into Tasmanian prisons

A priority for our Government is keeping Tasmanians safe and we are committed to continually improving the safety and security of the State’s corrections system.  That’s why our Government will commit $1.3 million in new funding to introduce body scanning technology in the Hobart and Launceston Reception Prisons, and Risdon Prison. While we want to minimise personal searches as much

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Magistrate asks Bachelor In Paradise star and local real estate identity “Do you need advice to tell the truth” as Barrister calls him a “serial liar”

Real estate salesperson and a man who once described himself as ‘The King of Tasmania’ Conor Canning appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court of Tasmania today and was certainly not smiling as he was vigorously cross examined by seasoned Barrister Craig Mackie.  Canning stole the database from his then employer Ant Manton Ray White Hobart in 2017 as he went

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Modern slavery charges laid against Armidale man

A NSW man, 40, will appear before Armidale Local Court tomorrow to face slavery and sexual servitude offences laid by the Australian Federal Police. The Yarrowyck man was arrested by plain-clothed AFP tactical members about 8am on Thursday, 11 March 2021, outside an Armidale hardware store, and taken to Armidale Police Station. AFP human trafficking investigators have been assessing allegations

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Tasmanian firm steps into the lucrative defence industry

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence industries – Tasmanian firm Tasmanian manufacturing company Jayben Group has made its first foray into the defence supply sector signing a Memorandum of Agreement with Boeing subsidiary Insitu Pacific. This is another success story through the Tasmanian Government’s Tasmanian Defence Industry Strategy, and further establishes our position as a world class defence

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Antlerless Deer hunting season now open

The opening of the 2021 antlerless deer season today provides many Tasmanians with the opportunity to pursue an important tradition and way of life. We recognise recreational hunters also help manage wild fallow deer populations on both private and public land. The 2021 deer game season has two parts. The adult male (buck) season opened on 27 February and will

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Eyesore to get redeveloped

A major housing development that will include a cafe, swimming pool, a children’s play centre and gymnasium has been approved by the Glenorchy City Council. The development at the trouble-spot old Claremont Primary School is believed to be reportedly worth around $200M will house a mixture of over 300 apartments and townhouse style units. Mayor Kristy Johnston noted that one

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Murdoch’s rag The Mercury on Contempt of Court charge

Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp subsidiary Davies Brothers Pty Ltd the publishers of The Mercury newspaper are to appear in the Supreme Court of Tasmania tomorrow for Contempt of Court charge/s. TVN is unsure whether this relates to the trial the Judge was forced to abort last year after The Mercury knowingly published a photo of a defendant in handcuffs being lead

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Death Driver pleads guilty

Melissa Oates today pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at the Hobart Supreme Court of Tasmania. Oates killed Jari Wise last year by running him down with her car and fleeing the scene.

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Scared the living daylights out of me

1.15am this morning and our subscriber is awoken to a ‘boom’ that they said “scared the living daylights out of me.” The car was lit up in Macartney Avenue at Goodwood, TFS attended at around 1.30am, they listed it as Renfrew Circle 1.26am. 

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