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Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections. – New TPS recruits begin their training

As part of our Government’s significant recruitment campaign to bolster Tasmania’s Prison Service (TPS), 22 new recruits have today commenced their training to become Correctional Officers. The new recruits come from a diverse range of backgrounds with experience in trades, security, disability support, retail, banking, hairdressing, fitness, and hospitality. Recruits will undertake an intensive 10 week course that combines classroom-based

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Two men and one woman have been arrested for offences relating to the importation and possession of illicit tobacco under the Customs Act 1901.

The Illicit Tobacco Taskforce (ITTF), led by the Australian Border Force (ABF), undertook a number of warrants which resulted in the seizure of nine cigarette machines, commercially-produced cigarette packaging and over 100 mail packages containing an estimated one tonne of illicit tobacco. Investigations remain ongoing. Commander Special Investigations, Greg Linsdell, said the tobacco black market is a serious issue, and

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La Trobe Financial Asset Management to pay $750,000 penalty for false and misleading marketing

The Federal Court has ordered La Trobe Financial Asset Management (La Trobe) to pay a $750,000 penalty for false and misleading marketing of the La Trobe Australian Credit Fund (the Fund). La Trobe’s advertising in newspapers, magazines and on websites included statements that any capital invested in the Fund would be ‘stable’. ASIC claimed that this gave the impression there

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Australian Federal Police investigators have charged a 38-year-old Sydney man for stealing more than $100,000 in an illegal SMS phishing scam.

The AFP arrested the man at a premises near his home in the Sydney suburb of Ryde on Wednesday, 24 November 2021, and charged him over the alleged theft of more than $100,000 from the banks and telecommunications accounts of more than 450 victims. The 38-year-old was refused bail and remanded in custody to next appear at Hornsby Local Court

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AFP move on cyber criminals

The AFP has stopped cyber criminals from stealing $24 million from the superannuation accounts of hard-working Australians and launched several counter strikes to stop millions of dollars more being siphoned offshore. Today, the AFP can reveal the details of cybercrime operations which prevented significant losses by businesses and individuals, including elderly Australians tricked into giving away hundreds of thousands of

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Employsure to pay a penalty of $1 million for misleading Google Ads

The Federal Court has imposed a penalty of $1 million on workplace relations advisor Employsure Pty Ltd for breaching the Australian Consumer Law by making false or misleading representations in its Google Ads, in proceedings brought by the ACCC. In August 2021, the Full Federal Court unanimously upheld an appeal by the ACCC, finding that Employsure made false or misleading

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Crying wolf yet again

Tasmania Police in numbers were again unnecessarily called to the Hobart Supreme Court of Tasmania late this afternoon. On the 18th of November ‘every available unit’ was called and then went clear after no incident or disturbance of any kind. At 4.28pm Police came clear today with our source hearing “doesn’t look like it’s happening today.’ The sentence of a

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Marching orders

Exclusive: TVN sources yesterday and local government sources today told us that former Derwent Valley Mayor Martyn Evans was removed as a councillor in the last few days by the Local Government Division, we understand Friday. We are told he missed three meetings in a row.

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Siege ended without incident

Early this morning a man arrived at a north west coast property we understand uninvited and driving a stolen car and following an altercation with a person/s at the property prior to them leaving then became so agitated and distressed at around 7.40am he started spreading petrol inside a home the Preolenna Road, Flowerdale home. Tasmania Police were called arriving

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SMH reports – Two Omicron cases confirmed in Sydney

Urgent genomic testing has confirmed two overseas travellers coming into Sydney were infected with the emerging Omicron variant. “Both passengers came to Sydney from southern Africa on the evening of Saturday November 27. They underwent testing on arrival and tested positive for COVID-19 late last night,” NSW Health said in a statement issued on Sunday evening. “The two positive cases,

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Wounding incident

Tasmania Police attended a Lamprill Circle residence at Herdsmans Cove mid morning in regards to a disturbance. Police say a woman at the scene had suffered two puncture wounds to her arm. Police say they spoke to a woman at Claremont in relation to the wounding. More to come.

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Another stick up down the channel

Tasmania Police will be attending yet another armed robbery this one at Margate a short time ago. A number of offenders are reportedly involved, they robbed a member of the public outside the Margate post office after producing a knife then fleeing the scene in a getaway car we are told!

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