News Updates

Mercury responds to Examiner editorial

The Vigilante News fully supports The Mercury in this article below. “If you want to read an abject surrender from the role of journalism, you need look no further than the editorial in today’s Launceston Examiner” writes Mercury political editor David Killick. That newspaper has taken umbrage at the Mercury’s decision to identify the man responsible for the three-day lockdown

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Cangelosi writes to members

16 October 2021 Members of the State Parliamentary Labor CaucusMembers in the Divisions of Bass, Braddon, Clark, Lyons, and Franklin Tasmanian Labor Policy Action Caucuses Dear Members, RE: PRINCIPLES, FOR A SECOND TIME A recent editorial in The Mercury recently said that for Tasmanian Labor “rock bottom looks like it is still some way off”. Events in the House of

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Drug bust

Shortly after 5.30pm this afternoon Tasmania Police apprehended a person/s at the Travelodge Hobart airport who were found with a quantity of drugs. Within a short time more Police arrived, a subscriber told TVN “The coppers just surrounded the place all of a sudden.” Of course yesterday Police had a very large presence at the hotel with the command bus

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What a grubby piece of filth

We are told this occurred last Saturday out the front of a southern Tasmania school. TVN has provided Tasmania Police with footage. If you witnessed this or know anything at all please phone Crimestoppers 1800 333 000 Note: We don’t care if he was drunk, stoned, having a mental health issue, people like this often progress and become rapists or

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43rd birthday for Harley dealership

Richardson’s Harley Davidson at Launceston yesterday celebrated their 43rd birthday. Mr Simon Hrycyszyn, pictured below with marketing and events manager Lindelle Curran-Hrycyszyn set up the dealership in 1978 and has remained at the same location at Prospect.

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Crime scene after rock attack

Tasmania Police, Ambulance Tasmania and TFS are attending a crash near Bristol Road on the Highway, Claremont, a truck has crashed into a house. The driver is currently trapped with TFS working to extract the driver. A subscriber said the driver passed out as rocks were thrown through his windscreen just prior. Subscribers say Police in numbers are at the

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Large Police presence at quarantine hotel

Tasmania Police arrived at the Travelodge airport early this morning and subscribers said were walking around checking the area. An hour later the Police command bus arrived setting up at the front entrance with more Police. At 8.00pm subscribers say Police met with security at the entrance. Subscribers described it as rather odd saying that this has never happened before,

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Our Facebook page

Due to the sheer volume of comments around eighteen months ago we engaged an external moderator/s to monitor comments on stories and posts. We simply don’t have the time. They both take a no nonsense approach and those who continually criticise us and others who come on the page thinking they can just be abusive and derogatory are banned. The

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Update from top brass

Police continue to enforce Southern Tasmanian lockdown Police are continuing to enforce Southern Tasmanian lockdown restrictions to help keep our community safe. Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Higgins said that a total of 1135 vehicles had been checked at road check points on main arterial roads since 6pm on Friday, with a total of 90 vehicles turned around. “Police remain out on

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Further support for Tasmanians with their end-of-life care planning

Elise Archer, Attorney-General. –  Further support for Tasmanians with their end-of-life care planning Tasmanians planning for end-of-life care are now better supported following the passage of the Guardianship and Administration Amendment (Advance Care Directives) Bill 2021 through Parliament. This important legislation will give greater legal certainty to the status of Advance Care Directions (ACDs) and will better enable Tasmanians to

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SMH Ambulance report

Only in a pandemic where daily calls to NSW’s triple zero regularly exceeded a busy New Year’s Eve would nearly 3000 calls a day be considered a lull. Amid calls from people who have COVID-19 or suspected they did, chest pains, sporting injuries, alcohol and drug overdoses – and a man with a stubbed toe who insisted he needed an

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