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Peter Gutwein, Premier. – Managing Omicron at our borders

Today I received an update at National Cabinet regarding the responses by the Commonwealth, states and territories to managing the Omicron strain. The Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria have implemented 72 hours home isolation and testing for all returning Australians, with 14 days’ quarantine in place for travellers returning from southern African countries. To be clear, any

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NSW individual fined $7,992 for alleged unlawful advertising of ivermectin and zinc for COVID-19

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued three infringement notices totalling $7,992 to an individual for allegedly advertising ivermectin and zinc lozenges to treat COVID-19 in breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). Ivermectin is a prescription only medicine and cannot be advertised to the Australian public. The TGA has previously warned consumers and advertisers about illegal advertising

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A 22-year-old charged with sexual activity with minors and the possession of morphine as part of an ongoing AFP investigation.

A 22-year-old woman is due to appear at Blacktown Court House today (30 November 2021) charged with offences relating to sexual activity with minors and the possession of morphine as part of an ongoing AFP investigation. The woman was arrested yesterday (29 November 2021) at a location in western Sydney as part of Operation Saintes, an AFP human trafficking investigation

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Convicted terrorise gaoled

A convicted terrorist offender was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment by the Parramatta District Court yesterday (29 November 2021) for repeatedly breaching a Federal Court of Australia Control Order. The 24-year-old Sydney woman, who pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with the order – including by misusing her permitted mobile phone – is the first person convicted

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ASIC launches multiple legal actions against Westpac

ASIC has commenced six civil penalty proceedings against Westpac in the Federal Court. The proceedings, each the result of an individual ASIC investigation, allege widespread compliance failures across multiple Westpac businesses. The alleged conduct occurred over many years and affected many thousands of consumers. The Westpac businesses against whom the allegations are made include its banking, superannuation and wealth management

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Mazda misled consumers about their rights over refund or replacement for faulty cars

The Federal Court has found that Mazda Australia Pty Ltd engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations to nine consumers about their consumer guarantee rights. The consumers had each requested a refund or a replacement vehicle from Mazda, after experiencing serious and recurring faults with their new Mazda vehicles within a year or two of

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Manhunt continues

An intensive police search is ongoing in the Launceston area to locate 44-year-old Kerry Whiting. Extensive police resources are being utilised in the search in the eastern suburbs of Launceston. Kerry is wanted by police in relation to a very serious targeted crime last Thursday. Anyone who sees Kerry is asked not to approach him and call Police immediately on

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Alleged flasher in Court

A coastal councillor has pleaded not guilty in the Burnie Magistrates Court of Tasmania today to ‘flashing’ a woman and her children at the Boat Harbour beach in January. The woman, a Crown Counsel with the Department of Public Prosecutions and her husband, a Tasmanian Magistrate gave evidence today.

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Toy llama drug mule

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment over the failed importation of 252 grams of methamphetamine from the United States into Western Australia. The Dianella man had pleaded guilty to attempting to possess the illicit drugs, worth approximately $250,000, and which had been concealed in a toy llama packaged as a Christmas present. He was sentenced by

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TikTok Doc banned

A senior associate of the controversial clinic owner Dr Daniel Lanzer has been banned by the national health regulator from performing all types of cosmetic surgery and ordered to remove his social media posts. The Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) has imposed a range of conditions on Dr Daniel Aronov, who is the most followed cosmetic surgeon on social media

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