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Telegram maggot charged

A 62-year-old West End man is expected to face Brisbane Magistrates Court today (Friday, 22 October 2021) after being charged with child abuse-related offences by the AFP’s Brisbane Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET). The man was arrested as part of an investigation that began earlier this month when the Brisbane JACET charged another Queensland man with a number of

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TVN Breaking news Borders and Masks

Premier speaks, masks are now only required under certain circumstances such as large events like the show, Salamanca Market, hospitals and aged care settings. TVN Breaking report: Border restrictions to end 15th December Peter Gutwein, Premier – Tasmanian borders to reopen on December 15Under our Reconnecting Tasmania, safe border reopening plan, Tasmania’s borders will reopen to all mainland jurisdictions on

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ABF seize guns and weapons

Man charged after Illicit Firearms Squad and ABF seize guns and weapons Detectives from the Illicit Firearms Squad and Australian Border Force (ABF) officers seized guns, ammunition and other weapons after executing a search warrant in Glen Waverley yesterday morning. The investigation was launched after the ABF detected a silencer in a package imported by air cargo earlier in the

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ABF issue statement

Statement on positive COVID-19 cases at Melbourne Alternative Place of Detention The Australian Border Force (ABF) can confirm that 15 detainees at a Melbourne Alternative Place of Detention (APOD) have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 8:30 am, 22 October 2021. The offer of vaccinations for consenting detainees has been available since early August 2021, with all detainees who initially

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Special investigator

New Powers To Support Special Investigator Probe Victoria’s new Special Investigator will be given the powers to examine potential criminal conduct and disciplinary matters raised by the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants. New legislative reforms introduced into Parliament formally establish the Office of the Special Investigator and deliver on key recommendations of the Royal Commission. The Special

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Skyways to open up

More than 14 million Australians will be able to leave and re-enter the country without quarantining if they are fully vaccinated from next month as Melbourne and Sydney take the first steps towards reopening to the world and Qantas brings forward the restart of international flights. A quarantine-free travel bubble between Australia and Singapore could be established within the next

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Report published regarding absconding guest

Review of quarantine facility absconding event – Darren Hine, State Controller “I have today released the findings from the Covid Co-ordination Centre’s review of the recent quarantine facility absconding event in Hobart. The report details background to the incident, lessons learned and actions taken to address any identified areas for improvement” State Controller and Commissioner of Police said. Introduction This

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Up to $1M reward

The Government of Western Australia has announced a reward of up to $1 million for information into the disappearance of Cleo Smith. WA Police with the assistance of SES personnel, drones and aircraft, continue to search for missing 4-year-old Cleo SMITH who was last seen around 1.30am on Saturday 16 October 2021 in a tent at the Blowholes campsite in

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Eddie Obeid released on bail

Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive Eddie Obeid has been sensationally released on bail within minutes of being sentenced to at least three years and two months in jail after his lawyers signalled their concerns about the risk of him contracting COVID should he be held at the Surry Hills police station. The former Labor MP, aged 77, his son Moses, and

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Sydney Morning Herald report

One of Australia’s largest private employers, Woolworths, will implement a vaccine mandate for staff in an effort to reduce the risk of infection across its large supermarket network. All the company’s workers in stores, distribution centres and support offices will need to be fully vaccinated by either January 31 or March 31 depending on which state they reside in as

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Wiggles coming to Hobart and Launceston

Wiggles Fruit Salad TV Big Show – 19th February MyStateBank Arena, Hobart and 20th February Theatre North, LauncestonTickets go on sale tomorrow Australia, the wait is over! The Wiggles will make their highly anticipated return to stages around Australia in February 2022, when they bring their brand-new Fruit Salad TV Big Show arena tour around the country! And for the

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