News Updates

Refugee workers have been employed across southern Tasmania and whilst this may be a good thing for Tasmania to do, not all are happy.

Workers at one large factory say they have ‘worked their guts out’ to climb ladders to be rewarded with weekend overtime that they value highly and need that has been taken away from them. ‘The Government subsidises these refugee workers so they are cheaper than our people, that’s ok for normal shifts but why are they getting the overtime when

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Robbo Ripped-Off

Exclusive: The woman who ripped-off her employer P J Robinson Proprietary Limited (Robbo’s Chicken ‘n’ Meat) of almost half a million dollars has finally pleaded guilty at the Hobart Supreme Court of Tasmania this morning. TVN has been following this case for around two years. Cheryl Ann Kendall pleaded guilty to three counts of computer-related fraud, all contrary to Section

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Death following AstraZeneca vaccine

TVN was told early on Monday morning that a man had died late last week as a result of the AstraZeneca Vaccine. We contacted a Tasmania Government source who advised they were not aware of it. We again checked Tuesday to be told the same thing. Our source knew the man and was quite shaken over it. We find it

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Detention order

STATE OF TASMANIA v X 29 JUNE 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEX was found guilty by a jury of armed robbery. The facts for sentence follow from the verdict. Just before 4 pm on Tuesday 10 November 2020 he walked into a small takeaway food business on the West Tamar Highway in Riverside. He was wearing a hooded jacket pulled

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ABF sets the record straight

ABF statement on traveller figures As outlined in our previous media release dated 15 April 2021, commentary stating that half of travellers arriving into Australia are non-citizens is misleading in the context of transmitting COVID19 and taking quarantine places away from Australian citizens. Data from other sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing a high number of non-citizens

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Gaol for dodgy migration scheme

Woman sentenced to nine months in prison for providing unregistered migration assistance A 47-year-old Victorian woman has been sentenced to nine months jail after pleading guilty to a number of charges relating to providing unregistered migration assistance. The operation commenced in April 2018 after the Australian Border Force (ABF) received allegations of unregistered immigration assistance and fraudulent conduct by a

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Parking costs rise

City parking costs have increased along with reduced free parking times. TVN spoke to the Hobart City Council last week who advised us they have now endorsed new fees for the 2021–22 financial year. They advised that from today, the 1 July 2021 the City of Hobart multi-storey car parks (Argyle Street, Centrepoint and Hobart Central car parks) will offer

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Been arrested?

Are you: In need of legal help? Been arrested? Have to go to Court and don’t know where to turn? While The Vigilante News is a media reporting service, we can refer your case to lawyers who we see in action in court, on a daily basis, who we have confidence in. Please note that The Vigilante News does not

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Dunalley bushfires judgement

Dunalley bushfire full judgement link below: ALAN MICHAEL PRESTAGE AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON MICHAEL THORNE AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON SCOTT FRANCIS HOWELLS AND OTHERSv MELISSA JANE BARRETT, HAMISH ROBINSON https://www.supremecourt.tas.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Prestage-v-Barrett-Thorne-v-Barrett-Howells-v-Barrett-2021-TASSC-27.pdf

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ASIC take action

Melbourne man charged with multiple counts of market manipulation On 2 July 2021, Mr Gabriel Govinda of Melbourne, Victoria, appeared at a filing hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court faced with 23 charges of market manipulation and 19 charges of illegal dissemination of information relating to the manipulation. The allegations relate to trading in 20 different securities quoted on the

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Charges for ripping off customers

Nine Entertainment pays penalties for alleged excessive payment surcharges Six subsidiaries of Nine Entertainment Co (Nine) have paid penalties totalling $159,840 after the ACCC issued them with 12 infringement notices for allegedly charging subscribers and advertisers excessive payment surcharges. Nine will also provide approximately $450,000 in consumer redress to eligible advertising, home delivery and digital subscription customers. The ACCC was

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Action against Westpac

Westpac to remediate customers for failure to pass on important corporate action information Westpac has committed to remediating customers whose financial advisers may have failed to notify them of corporate actions between 2005 and 2019. Westpac estimates approximately $87m will be paid in compensation to affected customers who are former clients of Westpac’s advice businesses and held ASX-listed securities through

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