News Updates

Jim Beam bottle bandit goes to the can

STATE OF TASMANIA v L 2 JULY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEL , you plead guilty to robbery. At about 8 pm on 5 March 2021 you walked into a bottle shop adjacent to the TRC hotel in Launceston. You picked up a one litre bottle of Jim Beam and walked out without paying for it. When the shop attendant

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Firearm offence

STATE OF TASMANIA v W 1 JULY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEW , you plead guilty to possession of a firearm in contravention of a firearms prohibition order. I also agreed to deal with a number of summary offences which arise from the same circumstances. On 26 March 2021 the police went to a home in Launceston and found you

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Sentence for weed

STATE OF TASMANIA v R. 1 JULY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCER , you plead guilty to cultivating a controlled plant for sale. I also agreed to deal with your plea of guilty to three summary counts of possessing cannabis. On 9 April 2019 the police searched a property at York Town in northern Tasmania. The property is controlled by

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Court finds Captain Cook College acted unconscionably and misled students

Court finds Captain Cook College acted unconscionably and misled students The Federal Court has found that Productivity Partners Pty Ltd, trading as Captain Cook College, engaged in a system of unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations to prospective students in relation to online diploma courses following contested proceedings. The Court found Captain Cook College implemented a system of

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Fox taskforce nabs offenders

Detective Inspector Fox advises that his Launceston Firearms Taskforce Seizes 21 Firearms The Launceston Firearms Taskforce has charged a man and seized 21 firearms, ammunition, drugs and stolen property during searches of two Longford properties. Two addresses in Pateena Rd, Longford were searched over two days on 25 and 26 June and police seized: 21 FirearmsThousands of rounds of ammunitionStolen

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RSPCA backflips despite owner being charged previously

RSPCA says “No offence was detected, there was no evidence of malnutrition or any actual harm being done to the dog and the dog’s life was not endangered” Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water – The Tasmanian Government has been informed that the recent unfortunate death of a dog in Hobart is being investigated by the RSPCA with

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57 year old Gaoled

A 57-year-old New South Wales man has been sentenced to three years and three months’ imprisonment for possessing child abuse material. Police executed a search warrant at the Mulwala man’s residence in July 2020. During the search of the premises, police located and seized a number of electronic devices containing files assessed to be child abuse material. The man was

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SnapChat again

A 30-year-old man is expected to face court today charged with child abuse-related offences by officers from the Australian Federal Police Child Protection Operations. The man was charged following a report to the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), from the United States’ National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Investigators allegedly linked the man to child

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Fictional baby mum escapes Gaol

A 38 year old woman who ripped off Centrelink for over $161,000 has avoided an actual term of imprisonment. The woman claimed benefits for a fictional baby after creating a dodgy birth certificate and also claimed a single person’s benefits when she was living with her partner. She was sentenced to a period of imprisonment wholly suspended and a period

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“Happy to kill attendant if they did anything stupid”

STATE OF TASMANIA v N COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr N you appear for sentence on a charge of armed robbery. On 13 January 2021 the complainant was working at a bottle-shop in the Wellington Centre in Hobart. At about 7.30pm you entered the shop, selected a pack of whiskey and cola valued at $44 and you approached the counter. You

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Covid-19 Government update

Dr Mark Veitch, Director of Public Health – COVID-19 update Tasmanians should assess their current need to travel interstate, given the evolving situation with COVID-19, particularly in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. New cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in these jurisdictions today. High-risk area classifications are currently in place for multiple Local Government Areas in

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Horse industry woman gaoled

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 24 JUNE 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMs M , you have pleaded guilty to 16 counts of obtaining a financial advantage by deception contrary to section 134.2(1) of the Commonwealth Criminal Code, as well as 2 counts of attempting to commit that crime. The maximum penalty prescribed for each offence is imprisonment for 10 years

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