News Updates

CBA to pay $7 million court penalty for overcharged interest – Royal Commission

The Federal Court of Australia has ordered the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to pay a $7 million penalty after the Court had previously declared that CBA made false or misleading representations and engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct (21-025MR). These declarations related to 12,119 occasions when CBA charged a rate of interest on business overdraft accounts substantially higher than

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WA man charged over $15m buried meth and cash

A 24-year-old man who allegedly buried and dug up bags containing methamphetamine and cash in bushland around suburban Perth has been charged by the Australian Federal Police with drug trafficking and money laundering. The Willetton man is expected to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court today (Wednesday, 7 April 2021), following his arrest yesterday morning shortly after he left a Winthrop

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Firmer action needed

We are told Tasmania Police are investigating a very disturbing report of a green laser beam being pointed at a commercial aircraft tonight in flight. This offence should attract immediate custodial sentences whether youths or adults. Victoria Police take a much firmer view of this whereas in many cases here they simply receive warnings. TVN recently reported on a laser

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Fast and Furious

High action in the northern suburbs tonight with Tasmania Police seizing a bike that evaded them a short time ago. We are told the rider crashed and fled on foot!

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Ride like the wind

Shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon a motorcyclist evaded Tasmania Police on Richmond Road after they attempted to intercept the rider for speeding. After only a short time with public assistance Police located the motorcyclist hiding behind trees on a property. The Harley-Davidson was towed and impounded by Police at the scene.

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Missing girl returns home

Tasmania Police attended and were searched a Fire trail and bush area at Strickland Ave, South Hobart for a 13 year old girl on a mountain bike reportedly missing earlier tonight.

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Walker rescued

A walker climbing Mt Amos at Wineglass Bay today fell around 2.5 metres from a rock face hitting her head, members of her group contacted emergency services. The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter was activated and winched the walker to safety.

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Helicopter looking for offender

At 2.31pm this afternoon the Tasmania Police Air Wing helicopter was activated to search for an offender near Dawson’s Siding Road at Latrobe. We understand Police were conducting a search of premises when an offender fled into bush land. The search extended to the Dulverton and Railton areas.

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Helicopter medivac

The Tasmania Police Westpac rescue helicopter was activated at 5.47pm this afternoon to a medivac rescue at Clark Cliffs Circuit, Nubeena. An elderly lady had a fall and suffered injuries. The Police located the walkers around 20 minutes ago and were preparing to winch the injured person out.

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