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XR Hunger strike

EXTINCTION REBELLION HUNGER STRIKE – HUNGRY FOR CLIMATE ACTION ● A group of protestors will go on hunger strike on Friday Oct 22 at parliament lawns, nipaluna / Hobart for 7 days. ● The protestors are demanding the federal government stop approving and subsidising coal and gas projects, and take a stronger stance at the COP26 climate summit. ● The

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Successful bust by the AFP

The Australian Federal Police advise that men have been charged after authorities intercepted the 295 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden inside an excavator sent from Hong Kong. “The men faced the Central Local Court yesterday and are next expected to appear in court on 3 November and 15 December 2021. The methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $184 million” Detective

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Arrested

We are told Queensland Police in conjunction with Western Australia Police have arrested John Wright in Western Australia today. The 78 year old former swimming coach will appear in the Bunbury Local Court tomorrow morning facing extradition proceedings in relation to historic child sexual assault allegations in Queensland in the 1970 and 1980’s.

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Gaol for trafficker

STATE OF TASMANIA v D 14 OCTOBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr D , you have pleaded guilty to 3 counts of trafficking in controlled substances.The first crime is constituted by your conduct of a trafficking business between 1 February and 2 August 2019. During that time, you sold illegal drugs, in particular cannabis, methylamphetamine and MDMA to end users

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ACIC release report

A record 38.5 tonnes of illicit drugs seized in Australia in 2019–20 Today the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) released the 18th edition of the Illicit Drug Data Report, which continues to provide an authoritative picture of illicit drugs in Australia. Illicit drug data collected and presented in the report includes arrest, detection, seizure, purity, profiling and price data. ACIC

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TGA takes action

Melbourne-based individual fined $18,648 for alleged unlawful advertising of nicotine vaping products The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued seven infringement notices totalling $18,648 to a Melbourne-based individual responsible for the Vapespot website, for alleged breaches of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). The alleged breaches relate to the advertising of nicotine vaping products. The Vapespot website allegedly advertised

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TGA takes action

Court proceedings initiated for alleged unlawful importation of face masks The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Enviro Tech Holdings Pty Ltd (Enviro Tech), and its executive officers (Connie and Jerry Triantos) for the alleged unlawful importation of surgical face masks. Under a legal exemption introduced in March 2020 to allow Australia to rapidly

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Looked so dodgy

Tasmania Police are attending the top car park at the Woolworths Sandy Bay complex. “A large group has gathered selling illegal abalone from the back of their car” a subscriber said. Another subscriber said some members of the public phoned Police as it “looked so dodgy.”

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Quarantine offender fined

A 65 year old Southern Tasmania man has been fined $1,557 for failing to comply with home quarantine requirements. The man, who arrived in Tasmania from New South Wales on Tuesday 12 October, was authorised for government hotel quarantine. On Thursday 14 October he was assessed as being eligible for home quarantine, and upon the return of a negative Covid-19

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Little Archie home safe with family

We received some great news this morning that little boy Archie aged two who was bitten by a snake at St Helens on Sunday is back at home with his family. Mum and dad thank all those who commented and sent there best wishes and prayers. Little Archie was flown to the LGH then a short time later flown to

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26 year old maggot gaoled

A 26-year-old Rooty Hill man charged with child abuse material offences has been sentenced to three years and eight months in jail following an Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation. The investigation began after the AFP received a report from Europol about a Facebook user based in Australia using multiple accounts to groom juvenile victims into providing child abuse material. In

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