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Dope deal ends in violent attack

STATE OF TASMANIA v K  7 APRIL 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant K  aged 26 at the time of the offending has pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated armed robbery. His co-defendant is AG, who is the brother of the complainant. The complainant DG was 33 years old at the time of the robbery. This defendant was

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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation showed the kindergarten left by the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on April 11 published footage of a kindergarten in the Kherson region, which Ukrainian military personnel used as a stronghold. The Russian military continues to liberate civilian facilities that were previously occupied by members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). On April 10, they carried out demining, as well as the removal

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McGowan, Palmer defamation trial wraps up 

nsults traded between Clive Palmer and Mark McGowan are unlikely to result in either man receiving a substantial defamation payout, a judge says. Mr Palmer is suing Western Australia’s premier, claiming public comments – including labelling the mining billionaire an “enemy of the state” – had damaged his reputation. Mr McGowan has lodged a counter claim that he was defamed

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Scammers targeted by new ACMA laws 

Strong customer identity checks will be required under new rules from the telecommunications regulator to stop scams targeting customer interactions with providers. The rules respond to a rise in ‘SIM-swap scams’, where fraudsters use an individual’s personal details to get a new SIM card and take control of their phone number. The Australian Communications and Media Authority say those scams

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New Liberal health minister pick imminent 

Australia will find out who will replace outgoing health minister Greg Hunt before voting day, the prime minister has confirmed.  Mr Hunt, who led Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic response, is not recontesting his seat, leaving the government absent a locked-in health minister in the case of their re-election.  But with Prime Minister Scott Morrison seizing on uncertainty around Labor’s potential cabinet,

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Defence, veteran suicide inquiry extended 

The federal government will extend the final report date for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide by an additional year to June 17, 2024. Attorney-General Michaelia Cash says the extension recognises the broad scope of the commission’s inquiries and also accounts for the ongoing impact of COVID-19.  “We recognise the important work the Royal Commission is doing to

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Its about time. ASIC ‘finfluencer’ crackdown curbs social media finance posts  

A crackdown on financial influencers has sparked claims from online content creators that some useful money tips could be stripped from the web, as regulators worry about unlicensed financial advice occurring through social media. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) last month stepped up warnings to “finfluencers” — social media influencers who focus on money matters — about their

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New sign at Rosny

A new electronic sign has been erected at Rosny and lit up last week with not all subscribers happy. The sign is basically on the footpath and is very distracting when you pull up next to it. ”Usually you have to honk cars in front to move when the lights go green as they are too busy looking at their

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Retailer getting ready for thieves to hit this week

A southern retailer told TVN that they have rostered more staff on this week ahead of the lead up to Easter next weekend and the usual chocolate shoplifting gangs hitting their stores. TVN spoke to an employee of the company who said that the usual faces hit the stores last Easter stealing a large amount of Easter egg stock threatening

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