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The Australian Federal Police will conduct high-visibility patrols at Gold Coast Airport to coincide with the significant increase in passengers expected over the Easter holidays. 

The rapid increase in passengers moving through the airport since the lowering of travel restrictions means the AFP will be deploying more officers to ensure community safety in and around the airport precinct. Visitors can expect to see a variety of specialist police in and around the terminals across the Easter holidays, including drug, firearm and explosive detection canines, increased

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Young offender goes back to prison

STATE OF TASMANIA v R  6 APRIL 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE R , you are to be sentenced on your plea of guilty to aggravated armed robbery, three counts of recklessly discharging a firearm, two counts of attempted burglary, one count of aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated burglary. I also agreed to deal with a number of

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Six Google services in Russia will be marked for violation of laws 

Six Google services will be marked for violating Russian laws. This on Thursday, April 7, follows from the data published on the website of the regulator. “Type of coercive measure: informing users about a violation by a foreign person of the legislation of the Russian Federation. Information resource in relation to which the measure was taken: “Google Search”; Google Play; YouTube; YouTube Music; Google Chat; Gmail,” the message says.

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Lukashenko spoke about the special operation of Belarus on the territory of Ukraine 

Belarus conducted a special operation in Ukraine to free Belarusian citizens. This was announced on Thursday, April 7, at a meeting of the Security Council by President Alexander Lukashenko. “These scoundrels (representatives of Ukraine. – Ed.) began to capture our people there, primarily drivers of cars who got there at that time. <…> I warned the Ukrainians that we would be forced

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A Melbourne mother who killed her baby daughter by laying her down on train tracks has been spared a prison sentence but must comply with good behaviour conditions for three years.  

Melissa Arbuckle was convicted of the rare charge of infanticide in the Supreme Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to the death of her three-month-old daughter, Lily, at Upwey in Melbourne’s outer east on July 11. Justice Jane Dixon said Arbuckle appeared to have good prospects for rehabilitation and was already engaging regularly with mental health support. However, she said

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‘I will call it soon’: Prime Minister ponders election date as High Court considers preselection challenge 

The Prime Minister’s election timetable has been called into question after the High Court agreed to hear the case for an extraordinary legal challenge to the federal intervention in NSW preselections on Friday afternoon. On Thursday afternoon, the High Court fast-tracked a special leave application after the NSW Court of Appeal threw out a challengebrought by Matthew Camenzuli to the legitimacy

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A top lawyer at The Star Entertainment Group says he should have done more to stop a Chinese gambling operator with alleged links to organised crime from conducting banned cash transactions inside the group’s Sydney casino.  

Oliver White, corporate general counsel at the ASX-listed group, gave evidence on Thursday to an inquiry into The Star’s Sydney casino licence that there had been a culture within the casino giant that favoured business goals over regulatory compliance. Mr White was grilled about Salon 95, a private gaming room run by Macau-based junket operator Suncity inside The Star’s Sydney

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A Barrister engages a top silk to sue Nine and one of its journalists for defamation over two episodes of A Current Affair aired in May and June 2021

A scuffle in a harbourside dog park over a tuxedo-wearing celebrity Cavoodle named Oscar has become the centre of a defamation dogfight in the Federal Court. Gina Edwards, a commercial barrister who has worked for the NSW Crown Prosecutors’ Office, is suing Nine and one of its journalists for defamation over two episodes of A Current Affair aired in May and June

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P-Plater motorcyclist caught doing 150km/h in 80km/h zone  

A 27-year-old Legana man has had his motorcycle confiscated and will face court, after being caught speeding in Spreyton on Sunday.  The Honda motorcycle was seen travelling at excessive speed, before being recorded at 150km/h in an 80km/h zone.  Police intercepted the motorcycle using the new Stinger highway patrol vehicle, and found the man was a P1 licence holder with

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