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Letter to the Editor from Tim

Qantas dicking around Tassies at the very last minute with cancelled flights. My son has been trying to see his dad for the last 7 years, amongst covid and retiring from the US Army the time has become very drawn out and extended. Set to leave for the states tomorrow then the flight gets cancelled at the very last minute.

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Ceremony for presenting state decorations 

While on a visit to Vostochny Cosmodrome, Vladimir Putin presented state decorations to three employees of the Yury Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre. Sergei Prokopyev, a cosmonaut and test pilot from the Yury Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Centre, received the title of Hero of Russia and an honorary badge Pilot-Cosmonaut of Russia. Instructor and cosmonaut and test pilot Alexander Skvortsov and the Centre’s lead specialist Oleg Skripochka were awarded the Order for Services to the Fatherland, III degree. President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander

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Over 1,000 of Kiev’s troops reported to have laid down their arms 

More than 1,000 service members of Ukraine’s 36th Marines Brigade have surrendered in the port city of Mariupol, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Wednesday during a daily briefing. According to a Russian military report, the troops laid down their arms at the Illich Steel and Iron Works, a giant metal mill they were using as a stronghold against Moscow’s

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The ultimate effect of cutting staff is that people with disabilities are the real losers – Tim Jacobson

Mosaic Support Services have advised staff that the organisation is ‘making some changes’ in the organisational structure to ensure it remains financially sustainable in the future. CEO Keryn Welch told staff the organisation made a operating loss of $1.2M last year and even a bigger one this year blaming the NDIS. In emails obtained by TVN Welch advises they will

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Wounding at K-Mart New Town

Exclusive: Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania Police including Detectives are attending K-Mart New Town where a person has been stabbed and received an injury to the head. The male victim has been stabbed in the chest.

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Australia tells Solomon Islands not to sign China deal 

Pacific Minister Zed Seselja has told Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare that he should not sign a security deal with China, and warned that Beijing’s presence could unsettle the region. In the most direct comments from an Australian government minister on the security deal to date, Seselja cast aside weeks of careful diplomatic language that maintained the Australian government

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Gaol for dangerous driving

STATE OF TASMANIA v S 11 APRIL 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr S, you have pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving contrary to s 172A of the Criminal Code.  You have also pleaded guilty to associated summary offences of drive whilst disqualified, evade police (aggravated circumstances), unlawful possession of property and breaching bail conditions.  I will deal

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Boris Johnson fined for attending his own birthday party during COVID lockdown 

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak will be fined for breaching COVID-19 regulations following allegations of lockdown parties at government offices. The fines relate to Johnson’s own birthday party, held in June 2020, and make Johnson the first serving British prime minister to be found to have broken the law. Johnson’s wife, Carrie, will also receive

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Fragrance Group wins appeal

Sunset Rock Investments Pty Ltd (Appellant) Hobart City Council (First Respondent) Fragrance Tas-Hobart Pty Ltd (Second Respondent) Hearing Date(s): 3 February 2022 Hearing Location: Hobart Date of Orders: 4 April 2022 Date Reasons Issued: 4 April 2022 Orders Made: The Tribunal directs that: a) The Council is to file and serve amended draft conditions for a planning permit incorporating a condition requiring the nine new

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Prison term for man who shot up former partners house and car

STATE OF TASMANIA v G  13 APRIL 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE G , you were found guilty by a jury of recklessly discharging a firearm. Although it is for me to find facts for sentence, in light of the issues at trial the facts substantially emerge from the verdict. At around 11.00 pm on 10 February 2021 you drove

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