News Updates

Airport Watch launched amid increasing domestic travel and growing crime threat

The Australian Federal Police is today rebooting its Airport Watch program across nine major airports to coincide with increasing domestic travel and the potential for growth in crime throughout the aviation environment. With domestic travel likely to continue increasing throughout 2021, the AFP will use Airport Watch to alert the public and aviation workers about what suspicious activity looks like and

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Tas still off the list

Whilst Aldi gears up to some online trading and opens new stores on the mainland Tasmania remains off the list. TVN has been speaking with Aldi over the past seven years.

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Five SA men charged with child abuse-related offences in one week

A 39-year-old man accused of trying to sexually groom a teenage girl is among five South Australian men charged with child abuse-related offences in one week by the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (SA JACET). With support from the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation, SA JACET arrested and charged the men during a week of action

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Tasmanian man jailed for production and possession of extreme child abuse material and bestiality content

A 42-year-old Invermay man was yesterday (24 March 2021) jailed for five years after being convicted for producing, accessing, transmitting and possessing the most extreme classification level of child abuse material. The Tasmanian Joint-Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET), comprising of the AFP and Tasmania Police, launched an investigation into the man’s online activities in June 2019, following a referral from

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Cop defies Supreme Court of Tasmania Judge

Whether it’s Lawyer X, Cardinal George Pell or a paedophile if the presiding Judge orders a suppression or publishes a sentence using single letters as to not name the defendant then media organisations need to adhere to that. Members of Australia’s state Police, Australian Federal Police and Australia Border Force are also to obey the Judge but in the case

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Queensland man faces nine charges of allegedly possessing child abuse material

A 54-year-old man from Queensland’s Moreton Bay is expected to face Caboolture Magistrates Court today (24 March) charged with nine counts of possessing child abuse material. The Australian Federal Police’s Brisbane Child Protection Operations charged the man in October 2020, after investigating a report from the United States National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), sent to the Australian

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Fraud man sentenced

A 33-year-old Sydney man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for multiple fraud offences following allegations he redirected Commonwealth government payments to accounts controlled by him. With assistance from Services Australia, officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Taskforce Iris arrested the man on Thursday 24 September 2020 at his Mays Hill home in Sydney, NSW. During the search

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Charges follow Sorell assault

As a result of an ongoing investigation by Bellerive CIB, two men have been charged following a serious assault in Sorell on Sunday 21 March where a 61-year-old male received non-life-threatening injuries from a knife and metal bar, as well as allegedly having his car stolen and set on fire.A 31-year-old West Hobart man and 27-year-old Glenorchy man were tonight

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Cabbie threatened to have his head cut off

STATE OF TASMANIA v G 22 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE The defendant G , aged 25 at the time of the offence, has pleaded guilty to a charge of assault. On 23 September 2020 the complainant was working as a taxi driver and was parked on a rank in Liverpool Street. The defendant, and three other men, entered

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Dealer escapes Gaol term

STATE OF TASMANIA v BRETT ANDREW IMLACH 22 MARCH 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCE                                                   The defendant Brett Andrew Imlach, has pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in a controlled substance. At about 6:30am on Saturday 8 June 2019, Tasmania Police were conducting random drug screening duties at the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Devonport. The defendant approached the passenger

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