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‘Impossible’ to sanction Russian gold. Any restrictions may be easily bypassed, Mitchell Feierstein explains

Sanctions are an ineffective and impractical instrument as they always have unintended consequences that negatively impact the countries that impose them, investor and author of Planet Ponzi Mitchell Feierstein said in an exclusive interview with RT. Talking about the US and UK’s latest ban on transactions involving Russian gold reserves, he said it is impossible to sanction the Russian Central Bank’s gold. Firstly, because

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Peskov called the rumors about the poisoning of Abramovich part of the information war. The Kremlin explained the rumors about the poisoning of businessman Roman Abramovich

Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov on March 29 at a briefing denied reports of the poisoning of businessman Roman Abramovich, he called them part of the information war. “This is part of the information campaign, part of the information sabotage, this is part of the information war. These reports certainly do not correspond to reality,

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Peter Gutwein on Budget

Peter Gutwein, Premier29 March 2022 Budget to deliver hip pocket relief for TasmaniansThe Tasmanian Liberal Government welcomes the important initiatives in the 2022 Federal Budget that will help ease cost of living pressures for Tasmanians and deliver investments in a number of key areas that will help create jobs, strengthen our economy, and deliver the essential services that Tasmanians need.

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The defendant ran to a nearby primary school.  Police received calls from members of the public in relation to his behaviour.  Police attended at the school and located the defendant in the school grounds.  The school had been forced into a lock down because of his presence there. 

STATE OF TASMANIA v S 24 MARCH 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant has pleaded guilty to one count of assault, contrary to s 184 of the Criminal Code.  I have also agreed to deal with three related summary offences being one count of common assault and one count of destroy property on complaint 52215/21 and one count of

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Queensland Police training ‘puts DV victims at risk’ 

Queensland police feel hamstrung in dealing with domestic violence, which takes up more than a third of their time and puts them and victims at risk, an inquest into the Clarke family deaths has been told. The state average of 40 per cent means that in areas such as Logan, Kirwan and Caboolture officers could spend up to 90 per

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A respected Queensland psychologist who used the names of patients’ family members to receive almost $110,000 from bogus bulk bill claims has been jailed.  

Jeanette Brennan, 66, made 1381 false Medicare claims for more than 18 months up to May 2017 – the bulk of them during a “stressful” period while overseas collecting her premature twins from a surrogate mother. The psychologist of more than 20 years’ experience made claims from November 2015 for sessions that never occurred, giving details of 245 people including

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Mr Whytcross’ testimony came as law firm Slater and Gordon on Tuesday filed a shareholder class action against Star, seeking compensation for “misleading or deceptive representations” about its compliance with regulatory obligations. 

A Star Entertainment Group manager has told an inquiry he was not aware of a casino obligation to act within the “spirit of the law”, as the gambling giant faces down a shareholder class action over alleged regulatory failures. Star’s general manager, finance and commercial, Michael Whytcross was on Tuesday quizzed at a royal commission-style inquiry examining the fitness of The

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ACCC to monitor petrol prices following cut in fuel excise  

The ACCC notes today’s Federal Budget announcement of a six-month reduction in fuel excise from midnight tonight. Under direction from the Federal Government, the ACCC currently monitors fuel prices, costs and profits and reports on these each quarter. The ACCC can compel refiners, importers, terminal operators, wholesalers and retailers to provide information relating to fuel prices where necessary. “We expect

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High-profile barrister and civil liberties advocate Julian Burnside has joined four workers fighting against the Northern Territory government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  

Gurindji woman Marii Oblelscuk, Ray Phillips, Conan Hammet and John Anstess are challenging health orders requiring most workers to be fully vaccinated.  The group says Chief Health Officer Hugh Heggie exceeded his authority and doesn’t have the legal power to make the far-reaching directive. Mr Burnside, a QC and author who unsuccessfully stood for the Australian Greens at the last federal election,

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Nearly 490,000 refugees from Donbass and Ukraine arrived in Russia 

Almost 490,000 refugees from Donbass and Ukraine arrived in Russia. This was announced on Tuesday, March 29, by a source in the power structures of TASS .  “As of the morning of March 29, more than 489 thousand people arrived in the Russian Federation, including almost 100 thousand children,” he said. The source explained that more than 411 thousand crossed the border from the Donbass, about 78

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