News Updates

WA man now charged with 312 offences over alleged international online ‘sextortion’ of 285 victims

A WA man who allegedly pretended to be a teenage social media celebrity to blackmail girls online into performing sex acts has been charged with a further 65 offences. This takes the total number of charges to 312 after further investigation by the Western Australia Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (WA JACET). The 25-year-old Parkwood man is currently remanded in custody

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Fresh charges laid against WA woman accused of $330,000 superannuation fraud

A 35-year-old West Australian woman charged last year with allegedly submitting multiple false claims to gain early access to superannuation savings worth $330,000, will now face 31 fraud offences, following ongoing inquiries by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) as part of the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT). The High Wycombe woman was accused of submitting several false hardship claims from early 2019

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1kg heroin, cash and firearms seized in joint investigation, Gold Coast

A joint Queensland Police, Australian Border Force (ABF) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Robina (Queensland) man, charged in connection with attempting to import a kilogram of heroin into Queensland. Officers from the ABF, in Sydney, had recently detected the heroin which had been sent through the international mail stream. As part of

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Victorian man to face court for allegedly possessing child abuse material

A 21-year-old Victorian man is due to face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today (Friday 23 April, 2021), charged by the Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) with possessing child abuse material. The investigation began in November 2020 after the Australian Federal Police received a report regarding an individual suspected to be in possession of child abuse material. The man was

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Targa Fatality

Tasmania Police remain on the scene of a fatal single vehicle crash on the Lyell Highway near Double Barrel Creek that occurred mid morning.

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Action at Bridgey tonight

Tasmania Police are attending reports of a gunman entering a home at Newbury Place, Bridgewater running through a house and fleeing the scene, they arrived by motorbike subscribers tell TVN. Subscribers say Police started arriving at the suburb ten minutes ago. If you witnessed this or know anything at all please phone Crimestoppers 1800 333 000 or Police 131 444.,

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‘Shoplifting Shirley’ warned

A serial shoplifting offender was told by a Hobart Magistrate yesterday “it’s time to stop your petty thieving and get on with your life.” Fining the young woman $250 and placing her on 12 months probation the Magistrate made it clear that going to Gaol is on the cards if she doesn’t stop.

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Fatality at Huonville

Tasmania Police including Forensic Services remain at the scene of a fatal crash that occurred earlier this evening. The car crashed on the Huon Highway rolling and ending up in a paddock.

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Vindictive insurance fraudster avoids the can

A man who paid someone to light up one of his cars on the 26th June 2019 so it couldn’t be used by his step daughter has avoided Gaol today instead receiving a wholly suspended sentence. The man owned a Holden Captiva with almost a quarter of a million kilometres on it and in need of some repair when he

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Hate graffiti in Hobart

Police are continuing to investigate an incident in which the words “Heil Hitler” and “Kristalnact” (sic) were spray painted on Parliament House in Hobart last Friday. In a statement to The AJN, police said a male offender also attempted to scrawl a swastika on part of the building. This graffiti attack on our Parliament House is not merely a random act

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