News Updates

Drivers urged to slow down through road work sites 

A 34-year-old man has been fined after being caught travelling more than 40km/h over the speed limit on the Midland Highway, Jericho.The man was travelling at 104km/h in a 60km/h reduced speed road works zone.Inspector Jim Semmens said police have caught 67 people speeding in that section of road in just two days.“We’ve had officers there in a bid to

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Cancer patients still waiting on treatment centres promised at last election 

Many cancer patients promised radiation therapy treatment centres ahead of the last federal election are still waiting as tens of millions of dollars worth of grant money gathers dust. The federal government promised $63 million during the 2019 election campaign for radiotherapy centres in 13 locations across regional Australia, described at the time as “a significant win for local cancer

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Musk denies he sexually harassed flight attendant; Tesla shares drop 

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has denounced as “utterly untrue” claims in a news report that he sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016. Shares of the electric carmaker skidded more than 10 per cent on Friday, New York time, amid concerns that the alleged sexual misconduct and Musk’s political comments could threaten to damage

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Another one runs for the hills! The Star chairman John O’Neill resigns ahead of inquiry grilling 

The Star Entertainment Group’s executive chairman John O’Neill has resigned ahead of a public grilling at an inquiry into the company’s Sydney casino licence. The crisis-stricken outfit announced on the ASX late on Friday afternoon that O’Neill had tendered his resignation and would “step down from the board with a departure date to be agreed”. “Mr O’Neill informed fellow directors late

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“I’ll f…… burn youse out.”

STATE  OF TASMANIA v JAMES ALLAN BENNETT WATTS 20 MAY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE Mr W  has pleaded guilty to a charge of arson and also to a charge of assault under the Police Offences Act 1935.  I am dealing with the assault charge under s 385A of the Criminal Code. Both charges relate to an incident that occurred

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Aggravated burglary

STATE OF TASMANIA v A 18 May 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE        On 3 September 2020 the defendant, A , pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated burglary, one count of stealing and one count of unlawfully injuring property. He was 33 years old at the time of the offending. He and his two co-defendants, S and T F ,

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Lobster man in hot water

STATE OF TASMANIA v F 18 MAY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE          F  you have pleaded guilty to a charge of knowingly making false or misleading statements in keeping records contrary to s 265(a) of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995. This charge relates to two false entries that you made in a log book record that you were

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Doomsday prepper sentenced

STATE OF TASMANIA v E 16 MAY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE     E  you have pleaded guilty on indictment to two counts of dealing in firearms when not the holder of a firearms dealers licence. The first count relates to a firearm described as a “homemade single shot pistol”. The second count relates to homemade firearm parts. You have also

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The AFP is bolstering its efforts to sniff out crime with nine new technology detection dogs being deployed across the country. 

The nine canine crime fighters and their handlers are being posted in capital cities around Australia to help sniff out hidden technology devices such as SIM cards, USBs and other memory storage devices that could hold hundreds of thousands of images and documents. This will be the first time that AFP technology detection dogs will be based in Victoria, South

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