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Gaol for disability support worker

STATE OF TASMANIA V 25 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr V , you have pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated burglary and two counts of assault.You committed these crimes on 22 May 2021. At that time, you were employed as a disability support worker. You had been in that employment for approximately 13 years. However, when you committed

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A 30-year-old man is the first Tasmanian to be charged for his alleged role in national child exploitation network.

As part of the AFP-led Operation Arkstone, a warrant was executed at a Hobart property yesterday (25 November 2021) by members of the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) involving Tasmania Police and the AFP. At the warrant officers located multiple electronic devices allegedly containing child exploitation material. The material includes images, videos and online chat messages relating to child exploitation.

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Accused double murderer appears in Court

Double murder accused Greg Lynn sat unmoving during his brief court appearance on Friday morning, hours after he was charged over the alleged killings of missing campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay. The 55-year-old father of three, dressed in a grey jumper with clean-cut hair, appeared at Sale Magistrates Court via video link from the nearby regional police station. Court

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ASIC sues ANZ over ‘introducer program’ home loan referrals

ASIC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) for breaches of the Credit Act arising from referrals through its home loan ‘introducer program’ and from unlicensed individuals outside the introducer program. The program involved home loan referrals to ANZ from third party “introducers” from various professions, such as cleaners and real

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Former NSW top brass now a Spook for spy agency ASIS, Australian equivalent to MI6 and the CIA

SMH reports: Former deputy NSW police commissioner Catherine Burn now holds a senior position in Australia’s most secret spy agency, which can be revealed after the Australian Secret Intelligence Service made the historic decision to disclose the identities of its two deputies. Ms Burn, who was overlooked for the job of NSW’s top cop four years ago, was appointed ASIS’s

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NAB’s proposed acquisition of Citi’s Australian consumer business not opposed

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Citigroup Australia Pty Limited’s Australian consumer business (Citi) by National Australia Bank Limited (ASX: NAB) after a review found the transaction would not substantially lessen competition. NAB and Citi overlap in the supply of consumer banking products and services, including credit cards, personal loans, wealth management and investment products, transaction and

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Disorderly house charge thrown out

A young man who Tasmania Police charged for having a ‘disorderly house’ earlier this year appeared in the Hobart Magistrates of Tasmania this week. Tasmania Police tendered no evidence, in other words dropped the charge. The man had some of his friends visiting his mothers rural northern suburb property when Tasmania Police arrived. The charge is very old and rarely

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State Growth source speaks to TVN

A source inside the State Service has disclosed that the Tasmanian Government is considering mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for State Service employees. “An announcement is expected before the end of the year” our source told us earlier this week. . ‘It is expected that this mandate will take the form of an employment direction under the State Service Act 2000, and

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Jetstar pilot Greg Lynn charged for murder

A 55-year-old airline pilot has been charged with two counts of murder over the disappearance of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay, who vanished in Victoria’s high country in March last year. Special operations group officers arrested Caroline Springs man Greg Lynn about 5.30pm on Monday in Gippsland’s remote Arbuckle Junction, about 170 kilometres east of Melbourne. Mr Lynn will

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AFP agents and ADF members to Solomon Islands

More than 100 Australian soldiers and police officers will be sent to the Solomon Islands after protesters defied a government-imposed lockdown to set fire to buildings in the capital, Honiara. The unrest has been triggered by disputes over the country’s leadership and diplomatic switch from Taiwan to China. The first Australian Federal Police officers departed for the Pacific nation on

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Suspended sentence for basher

STATE OF TASMANIA v F 23 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEF , you plead guilty to assault. At about 2.30 am on 22 March 2020 you went to a unit in the same complex that you lived in. The complainant, a male of about your age, lived in the same complex and was socialising in this unit with others

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Firearm offences

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 25 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr M , you have been found guilty by a jury on two charges – a charge of possessing a prohibited firearm when you were not the holder of a firearms licence of the appropriate category, and a charge of recklessly discharging a firearm. You have also pleaded guilty

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