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TFS speak about caravan Fire

Fire investigation ongoing into caravan fire at Barilla Holiday Park, Cambridge Tasmania Fire Service extinguished the fire, however, the caravan was destroyed. A man residing in the caravan is receiving medical treatment for burns to his upper body. He remains in a serious condition in the Royal Hobart Hospital. Fire Investigator Tim McKay said, “there are a number of possibilities

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Jewellery heist on north west coast

“A white utility pulled up with the passenger exiting the vehicle smashing two windows helping himself to watches and jewellery” our subscriber says. The Devonport jewellery store was hit at around 3.00am Saturday morning. Comment has been sought from Tasmania Police.

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Caravan fire

Ambulance Tasmania, Tasmania Police and TFS are attending a caravan on fire at Barilla caravan & cabin park, Richmond Rd Cambridge. An occupant has reportedly suffered injuries, the cause was accidental we are told. Google pic for illustration purposes only

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The Age reports

When Arthur Calwell was immigration minister in the 1940s, he would tell a story he heard from his mother about his grandfather, Michael McLoughlin. He said that McLoughlin was an Irishman who “jumped ship” to settle in Victoria in 1847. Calwell, who later became federal opposition leader, admitted he had found no records to prove this. In fact, McLoughlin was

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More bad reports for Fawlty Towers

Rivulet Report states multiple areas of improvement for Rivulet previously known as Bupa South Hobart previously known as Vaucluse Gardens. Rivulet Performance Report, Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc, Date of report 14 September 2021 This performance report details the Commission’s assessment of the provider’s performance, in relation to the service, against the Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards). The Quality

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Cocaine dealers escape more convictions

Sydney Morning Herald report: People who come before the courts for cocaine possession are far more likely to escape conviction than ice or heroin offenders, a phenomenon some lawyers and police attribute partly to an unfair disparity in how the drugs – and their users – are perceived. Proven cocaine offenders avoided a conviction being recorded in 62 per cent

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Hunger strike continues

EXTINCTION REBELLION HUNGER STRIKE HOBART – DAY 4 Summary ● Friday October 22 several Extinction Rebellion protestors started a 7-day hunger strike demanding urgent climate action from state and federal governments● After over 48 hours without food, the hunger strikers are extremely hungry and are beginning to feel the effects of food deprivation.● Tasmania’s Climate Change Minister Roger Jaensch and

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Office ransacked

Tasmania Police and Forensic Services attended Manor Gardens Day Centre at Kingston this afternoon in regards to a burglary. We understand the office was burgled sometime over the weekend.

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Police dog called in

Tasmania Police attended an incident on the Tasman Peninsula this afternoon that reportedly involved a firearm, a subscriber said Police have deployed a Police dog to the scene who specialises in firearms detection. We are told Police are currently trying to locate an offender.

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Space cadet caught

Tasmania Police advise a Smithton man has been charged after being detected driving three times over the alcohol limit.Police intercepted a vehicle on Nelson Street at Smithton around 11.40pm last night for the purposes of a random breath test. The driver, a 29 year old male from the Smithton area, returned a positive alcohol test and was transported to the

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Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive report

People who come before the courts for cocaine possession are far more likely to escape conviction than ice or heroin offenders, a phenomenon some lawyers and police attribute partly to an unfair disparity in how the drugs – and their users – are perceived. Proven cocaine offenders avoided a conviction being recorded in 62 per cent of cases that came

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