News Updates

Updated Events Framework

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health. Today the Tasmanian Government has released the revised Events Framework which will come into effect on 1 November 2021. The updated Framework provides greater clarity for event organisers about how to run a COVID-19 safe event in Tasmania. Maintaining COVID safe practices at large gatherings is particularly important to help reduce the risk

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Health employees vaccination obligations

Kathrine Morgan-Wicks, Secretary Department of Health, State Health Commander Department of Health employees have 10 days to report their COVID-19 vaccination status and comply with a Public Health Direction. The Direction, issued by the Director of Public Health, requires that all health workers are sufficiently vaccinated against COVID-19 on and from 31 October. This is a legal requirement of our

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Filth in Court

A 44-year-old man is expected to face Narrogin Court today (Tuesday, 19 October 2021) charged with allegedly possessing child abuse material by the Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (WA JACET). The man was charged last month (September) after police executed a search warrant at his Wheatbelt home and allegedly found child abuse material on his mobile phone. A

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Qantas charged

Sydney Morning Herald Exclusive Qantas has been charged with breaches of workplace safety law after it stood down an employee who raised concerns staff could be exposed to COVID-19 when cleaning an aircraft that arrived in Sydney from China early in the pandemic. The airline stood down an elected health and safety representative on February 2 last year, after he

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Cops maintain surveillance

Tasmania Police are maintaining a high profile presence at the airport quarantine hotel. A spokesperson for Tasmania Police said “Around 6pm yesterday police intercepted a small quantity of cannabis secreted in items dropped off to the Travelodge Airport Hotel. Investigations are continuing.”

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SOG at Claremont Village

Exclusive: A subscriber attending Claremont village this afternoon at 3.15pm said a large Police presence was at the Woolworths section. Another subscriber said a young woman had screamed out ‘gun’ a short time prior apparently after seeing Police wth guns out. Other subscribers described seeing Police come charging through the doors and taking a man to the ground after tasering

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Colonial First State $20M penalty

Colonial First State to pay $20 million penalty for misleading superannuation members The Federal Court has ordered Colonial First State Investments Limited (Colonial), as trustee for the Colonial First State FirstChoice Superannuation Trust (FirstChoice Fund), to pay a penalty of $20 million for misleading communications with members. The Court noted this to be a substantial penalty for serious contraventions of

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Gaol for tobacco smuggler

Man sentenced after 100 consignments of illicit tobacco stopped in six months A 49 year old NSW man has been sentenced to 2 years 11 months jail after pleading guilty to a tobacco smuggling offence contrary to the Customs Act 1901. On 9 and 10 April 2019, the Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF) conducted search warrants at storage facilities in Macquarie

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Meth mail bust

Two people are expected to face Perth Magistrates Court today (19 October 2021) charged over the alleged importation of 18 kilograms of methamphetamine to Western Australia in a plastic container of black paste described as wall coating. Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force officers arrested a woman and a man yesterday (18 October) after they allegedly cut open the

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Lockdown ends with conditions

Peter Gutwein, Premier. – Southern Tasmanian lockdown to end at 6pm tonight With testing numbers remaining high and no further cases recorded, the lockdown in southern Tasmania will end as planned from 6pm tonight. This is very positive news and I want to thank all Tasmanians in the south for their efforts to minimise their movements and help us mange

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