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$80,000 down the drain after The Mercury ignored senior lawyers advice

Exclusive: A senior Hobart criminal lawyer gave The Mercury $80,000 of free advice but they chose to ignore it, instead their court reporter telling him “we know what we are doing.” Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorps Davies Brothers Pty Ltd publishers of The Mercury newspaper were late this afternoon fined $80,000 and ordered to pay costs for Contempt of Court by the

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Murder Rewards

Rewards for unsolved murders increased to $500,000 People who provide information leading to the conviction of offenders for unsolved murders in Tasmania are now eligible for a $500,000 reward. Assistant Commissioner Jonathan Higgins said that there were currently seven unsolved murder or suspected murder investigations cases in Tasmania with current rewards for information leading to a conviction. These rewards vary

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Liar Liar pants on fire

Polly Says: Does anyone seriously think that Gutwein just happened to sack Sue Hickey, losing his majority? Just happened to call on the Protest Bill that just happened to get defeated? Just happened to lose majority and passage of an important bill? Just happened to have to call an early election? Just happened to woo over Ogilvie a few days

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Serious Assault in the Valley of Love

Tasmania Police are at the scene of an assault at New Norfolk where a person was located on the roadside at Back River Road covered in blood from facial injuries subscribers tell us. We understand a second victim is involved. Police are currently at Kensington Street and number of other Police are now in the area. Ambulance Tasmania will be

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The parrot speaks

Yesterday TVN ran comment from a political insider named “Polly”. “Polly” has so far correctly predicted that the Liberals would call an early election, that Ogilvie would defect, and yesterday explained the appearance of former premier Paul Lennon in support of Franklin hopeful, Dean Winter, as part of an attempt by Lennon, David Bartlett, Michael Aird to regain control within

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EXCLUSIVE

After months of keeping it under our hat TVN can confirm high profile Barrister Fabiano Cangelosi is seeking preselection as a Labor candidate in Franklin. Polly predicted last weekend that the next election would be held in May. Speaking exclusively to TVN, Mr Cangelosi said: “True Labor policies have always been about fairness in our society. I’ve always tried to

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Week of action in Bundaberg region to support seasonal workers

A 36-year-old Malaysian national has been detained for being an unlawful non-citizen after he was allegedly found to be a key facilitator in the exploitation of foreign workers. The man was located during a week of action in the Bundaberg region by Australian Border Force (ABF) with the support of Queensland Police. The operational activity aimed to support workers under

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Brisbane man charged with importing almost 12kg of Methamphetamine

A 31-year-old Windsor man appeared before the Brisbane Magistrates Court this week (Thursday 25 March 2021) charged in connection to the importation of around 12 kilograms of methamphetamine.  On 17 March 2021, Australian Border Force (ABF) officers conducted an examination of a sea cargo consignment from Canada to the Port of Brisbane.  It is alleged 11.9 kilograms of methamphetamine was detected inside the shipment concealed within a number of automotive drive shafts.   This amount of methamphetamine has an estimated street value of $9 million dollars.  

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Two men charged following counter terrorism operation in Brisbane and Melbourne

Two men have been charged for their alleged involvement in running a sophisticated terrorist network that facilitated the travel of a number of Australian foreign terrorist fighters to Syria between 2012 and 2014. It will be alleged that the two men played senior roles in a South-East Queensland-based syndicate which maintained a religiously motivated violent extremist ideology and a desire to

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Turmoil in labor camp

POLLY SAYS “Labor looks like it’s still gripped in factional in-fighting. There are some major divisions in the party that — not just between left and right factions. There’s a dispute in the Victorian Industrial Left and Socialist Left that has some bearing, but there’s a major division between the leader’s office and some factional sections that see themselves as

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Our million dollar parrot speaks, again

POLLY SAYS “Just how badly are Labor caught unready? Well, consider that the State Service is the largest employer in Tasmania, and that section 34 of the Constitution bars State Sevice employees from nominating for election. The result for Labor is that a large pool of people who might conceivably have wanted to run in an election next year has

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