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Ukraine says any deal with Russia would be put to a referendum 

While hinting at progress in talks with Russia, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that any “historic” compromises his negotiators agreed upon would be subject to approval by the entire country in a referendum.  “I explained to all the negotiating groups: when you talk about all these changes, and they might be historic, we will not go anywhere, we

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President Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area Dmitry Artyukhov. 

The discussion covered a broad range of issues linked with the region’s economic development. Vladimir Putin noted that the region is one of the national leaders. Its GRP increased by over 10 percent last year, with industrial production also on the rise. Agriculture went up by over 9 percent despite tough climate conditions, and the construction sector grew by 60 percent. The President emphasised that there are still issues that require more attention, such as the large

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Little India operators penalised $42,336 

The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a $42,336 penalty in court against the operators of an Indian takeaway-food business in Hobart for underpaying 17 employees more than $63,000. The Federal Circuit and Family Court has imposed the penalty against Satchithanantha N Chelliah and Mahesvery Toolseram as Trustees for The Chelliah Family Trust, which operates the ‘Little India’ outlet on Harrington

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Elise Archer, Attorney-General and Minister for Corrections. – Important reforms to searches of children and young people in custody 

Today I tabled in Parliament important legislation to ensure the appropriate treatment of children and young people in the custodial process. The Youth Justice Amendment (Searches in Custody) Bill 2022 responds to the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s (the Commissioner) May 2019 Memorandum of Advice on searches of children. The reforms protect the wellbeing and best interests of children

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Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. – Try our buses for free FOR FIVE WEEKS 

The Tasmanian Government remains focussed on matters Tasmanians really care about. To alleviate the impact of current higher fuel prices, all public bus travel across the state will be free for five weeks – starting on Monday March 28. The Tasmanian Government will foot the bill for this initiative, which has the dual purpose of supporting family budgets and encouraging

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Arakhamia: negotiations of the delegations of the Russian Federation and Ukraine on March 21 lasted an hour and a half 

The Russian and Ukrainian delegations on Monday, March 21, began a new round of negotiations on the situation in Donbass. The conversation of the parties lasted an hour and a half, then continued in the format of working groups. “The meeting [in an online format] was already. From 10:30 to 12:00 there was an official delegation. Next came the working groups. Today we have

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A Chinese high roller claiming to have spent $2.5 million in three days on hotel expenses at The Star casino did not cause an NAB executive to consider if the transactions were, in fact, related to gambling.  

NAB’s Tanya Arthur on Monday strongly disagreed that by 2020 she knew the casino was disguising VIP gaming charges as hotel expenses, after an inquiry heard $900 million worth of transactions were concealed through the method. Ms Arthur also denied she was trying to help the casino – her client – “fly under the radar” of a Chinese debit card operator by

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Former Kleenmaid director sentenced for fraud and insolvent trading 

On 18 March 2022, former Kleenmaid director Andrew Eric Young pleaded guilty to aggravated fraud and insolvent trading charges in connection with the collapse of the Kleenmaid group of companies. Mr Young was sentenced to three years jail for fraud to be suspended after 336 days which has already been served and six months jail for insolvent trading with immediate

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Caulfield Shule staff member stood down. Shule’s board says it has been working with authorities, anyone with concerns should contact the president or Victoria Police

CAULFIELD Hebrew Congregation has stood down a staff member over a serious allegation. The synagogue’s board released a statement on Monday night (March 21) after rumours had begun to circulate in the community. Last week, Caulfield Hebrew Congregation (CHC) became aware that an allegation had been made against a CHC staff member. In accordance with our policies and reporting obligations,

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Russians will not be prosecuted for using Facebook and Instagram 

Persons will not be held liable only for the fact that they use Meta products, ” RIA Novosti quotes him as saying . As a representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office noted, the use by citizens and companies of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, which belong to the American company Meta, cannot be recognized as extremism. He also added that after the ban, users still

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