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Russia restricts assets of ‘unfriendly’ states. The move mirrors sanctions placed on the country’s reserves abroad

The Russian Central Bank (Bank of Russia) on Friday imposed restrictions on the movement of funds to countries that introduced economic sanctions against Russia in connection with its military operation in Ukraine. “In response to the partial freezing of Russian reserves, Russia also introduced restrictions on the movement of funds that could be transferred to unfriendly countries, for a comparable

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A police shooting: The fatal three seconds and the tragic aftermath 

Kumanjayi Walker’s cards were marked in advance. Firstly by an environment forged by more than 230 years of neglect towards Indigenous communities and secondly by conditions that led him to be born with what some who knew him suspected to be Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Both parents would die from substance abuse conditions, his mother soon after his birth and

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The Chinese Ministry of Defense has called the US “a liar and troublemaker” and said that “everyone knows” which country was “the biggest initiator” of the Ukraine crisis. 

A spokesman for China’s Defense Ministry said the US is ‘slinging mud’ at Beijing over the Ukraine war Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian on Thursday commented on accusations from unnamed US officials that Beijing knew in advance about Russia’s attack on Ukraine and that China had even asked Moscow to delay it until after the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Wu condemned

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More Police on the beat

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management Investing in Tasmania Police to keep our communities safeThe Tasmanian Government continues to invest in our police to keep our communities safe by recruiting 308 additional police officers and building new police stations. Last month I was honoured to attend the opening of the new $5 million New Norfolk Police Station,

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Airport baggage service company in court 

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action against a company that operates a business providing express baggage pickup and delivery services to airports for customers. Facing court is Jetta Express Pty Ltd, which operates at various locations around Australia, including in Melbourne. The regulator began an investigation after receiving a request for assistance from a worker employed as a full-time

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AGED CARE BONUS FAIL: 97 PER CENT WITHOUT TOP-UP 

More than three weeks after an aged care bonus program launched, 97 per cent of aged care workers in a new survey say they have not received a bonus. In a United Workers Union survey of more than 1000 aged care workers, many expressed their anger at the failure of the program to offer speedy bonuses, with payments caught up

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2022 Seasonal Influenza Vaccines 

Influenza vaccines can change from year to year as new strains of influenza virus appear. This is one reason vaccination against influenza is given every year. The Australian Influenza Vaccine Committee (AIVC) has reviewed data related to epidemiology, antigenic and genetic characteristics of recent influenza isolates circulating in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, serological responses to 2020-2021 vaccines, and the availability of

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Youngtown man charged with trafficking in cocaine 

Police have charged a man with several matters following a 60 gram seizure of cocaine in Northern Tasmania.The 24-year-old man from Youngtown was charged on Tuesday with trafficking in a controlled substance and dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.He was bailed to appear in the Launceston Magistrates Court on 18 May 2022.

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TVN Breaking News

TVN was advised on Wednesday morning that the Calvary Hobart Emergency Department will cease operating on weekends effective from midday this Sunday. We were told by hospital insiders on Wednesday that this is entirely due to staff shortages. Commencing next week the ED will close at 4.00pm Fridays reopening 7.30am on Monday’s.

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