News Updates

New appointments

Divorce lawyer Marcus Turnball SC and personal injury lawyer Sandra Tagalieri SC have today been appointed as Federal Circuit Court of Australia judges.

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Pedestrians pelted with eggs

A black 2003 VW Golf A76SF has been egging pedestrians and other cars in the city tonight and has now been spotted in Glenorchy our subscriber says. Egging of members of the public could lead to a fatality should the victim have allergies and not be able to get treatment immediately. Please phone Police if spotted on 131 444.

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Victoria Police rolls out new-look divvy vans

Victoria Police’s new fleet of divisional vans will be on the streets from this month, with 280 vehicles to be rolled out for operational use across the state. The new-look divisional van is based on the Ford Ranger vehicle, with the manufacturer endorsing a custom-made custody compartment – also known as rear pods – to be fitted on the back

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Five charged over alleged money laundering and illegal tobacco importation

Five people have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into a criminal syndicate allegedly involved in money laundering and the illegal importation of tobacco. In December last year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad, with assistance from the NSW Crime Commission (NSWCC), established Strike Force Mawalan to investigate a criminal syndicate allegedly involved in money

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Man sentenced after failed appeal in long-running tax evasion case

A former Sydney tax accountant has been sentenced to an increased term of imprisonment by the Court of Criminal Appeal after his appeal to overturn a conviction for attempting to pervert the course of justice was denied by a court this week (Monday, 10 May). The Australian Federal Police (AFP) charged the 73-year-old man in 2016 over a false witness

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Telstra to pay $50m penalty for unconscionable sales to Indigenous consumers

The Federal Court today ordered that Telstra pay $50 million in penalties for engaging in unconscionable conduct when it sold mobile contracts to more than 100 Indigenous consumers across three states and territories, in proceedings brought by the ACCC.  Telstra admitted that between January 2016 and August 2018, it breached the Australian Consumer Law and acted unconscionably when sales staff

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Court bid to oust Porter barrister from acting in defamation fight

A friend of the woman who accused Christian Porter of rape has made a Federal Court bid to stop a high-profile Sydney barrister from acting for him in his defamation case against the ABC. Jo Dyer, who was a debater with the woman in the late 1980s, filed an urgent application in the Federal Court, seeking an order to restrain

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Terry Brooks escapes investigation

Exclusive report by Emily Baker ABC Hobart “The Sydney woman has signed a statutory declaration in support of her April interview with the ABC. She said she had not been contacted by police from any state in relation to her allegation.” Police will not investigate an allegation that Tasmanian Liberal candidate Adam Brooks used a fake driver’s licence to convince

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Police car gets towed

A Tasmania Police vehicle has been struck by a motorist during an incident at Maranoa Road, Kingston just after 7.30pm tonight. The Police car is being towed from the scene.

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Close the door on the way out . . .

Despite a second unsuccessful time around trying to get in and with a huge campaign budget fruit and vegetable assistant store manager, and political wannabe, Simon Behrakis has this time been excluded and beaten by Madeleine Ogilvie. Behrakis was embroiled in a scandal thanks to Will Coats over a message that Behrakis wrote criticising the Premier and Ogilvie. Will Coats

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Arson investigation

Police are investigating a suspicious house fire at Forcett today. Tasmania Fire Service and Tasmania Police attended a house fire in 177 Heatherbell Road about 11am this morning. No-one was home at the time of the fire and initial indications are that the fire may be suspicious. Police are seeking information from the public in relation to any people or

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AFP seeking assistance to locate baby

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia are seeking public assistance to help locate 10-month-old baby, Hoang Vinh Le, born on 21 June 2020. He is believed to be with his mother Lyn Kim Do, born 15 February 2000, and father Hoang Thanh Le, born 6 December 1992. Ms Do is a 21-year-old Vietnamese Australian

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