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Sharp Airlines pilot in trouble for flying below minimum altitude

“From the evidence available, the following findings are made with respect to the flight below minimum altitude involving Fairchild SA227, VH-OZV 9 km east of Melbourne Airport, Victoria on 18 January 2021. During approach to the airport in darkness, the aircraft was not maintained within the required navigational tolerance. While that should have resulted in the conduct of a missed

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Risdon Prisons lockdown report.

Risdon Prisons lockdown report. Read the full report here straight from the source not interpretations from dinosaurs: www.custodialinspector.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/615852/Lockdowns-Review-2021.pdf

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Wild wild north at it again

Sorry, it should read ‘more shootings.’ Mayfield Police are investigating yet more shootings in Launceston where once upon a time not that long ago Detective Inspector Craig Fox told us Launceston never had a gun problem. Of course since then Police were forced to come clean and admit they did even successfully seizing guns in a number of raids. Today

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Gaol for keeping woman as a slave

A 39-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man were sentenced to imprisonment today for slavery like offences after keeping a woman in forced labour at their Sydney home and business over three years. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) began investigating the matter in July 2017 after receiving a referral from Anti-Slavery Australia regarding a woman from the Philippines who travelled to

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Captain passes out

On the evening of 15 August 2018, a Boeing 737-376 Special Freighter, registered VH-XMO, operated by Express Freighters Australia, was transporting freight from Brisbane Airport, Queensland to Melbourne Airport, Victoria when the master caution and a right wing-body overheat annunciator illuminated. The non-normal checklist was actioned followed by further troubleshooting in consultation with maintenance personnel. This resulted in a reduction

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Former senior Firefighter gets small payout

The worker was employed by the State Fire Commission (the employer) as a senior firefighter. On 2 May 2012 the worker attended a house fire in the course of his employment. He entered the building with three other firefighters. They were all wearing respirators as well as a distress signal unit (DSU). The building was fully ablaze and the structure

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Riverside murderers sentence full un-redacted report

STATE OF TASMANIA v JACK HARRISON VINCENT SADLER 28 MAY 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Jack Sadler is to be sentenced after having been found guilty by a jury of the murder of Jake Anderson-Brettner. It is my responsibility as the trial judge to make findings of fact for sentencing purposes but, in light of the issues at trial, the

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Camp Australia signs Enforceable Undertaking

National childcare company Camp Australia Services Pty Ltd (Camp Australia) is back-paying employees more than $1.7 million after entering into an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman. The company, which provides outside school hours and holiday-camp childcare at more than 590 locations nationally, self-reported underpayments to the regulator in December 2019. After a manager at one of its

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Curry in a hurry

Tasmania Police attended a Moonah restaurant last night in relation to what we are told was an armed robbery. According to our source offenders entered the Paradise Flavours restaurant shortly after 7.30pm.

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Action on the high seas

Second man jailed for 500kg of cocaine seized in Solomon Islands A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years and five months’ jail for his involvement in planning to import over 500 kilograms of cocaine into Australia via the Solomon Islands in 2018. Two Sydney men were arrested in September 2018 following a joint investigation involving the Australian Federal

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$126,000 ticket for Macquarie Securities

Macquarie Securities pays $126,000 infringement notice Macquarie Securities (Australia) Limited (‘MSAL’) has paid a penalty of $126,000 to comply with an infringement notice given by the Markets Disciplinary Panel (‘the MDP’). The MDP has reasonable grounds to believe that MSAL contravened Rule 3.3.1(b) of the ASIC Market Integrity Rules (Securities Markets) 2017 (‘the Rules’) by entering into a market transaction

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