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Total loss $28,613.38

STATE OF TASMANIA v H 23 NOVEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEMr H you have pleaded guilty to a number of counts of computer related fraud and fraud.Your offending occurred over the period from February 2017 to March 2018. The total loss caused by your conduct is $28,613.38.Your crimes were committed against the New Norfolk Golf Club. You were its

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The Government has a long held position of phasing out suspended sentences in Tasmania.

Elise Archer, Attorney-General. – Phasing out suspended sentences I have today tabled the Sentencing Advisory Council’s (SAC) review under section 2 of the Sentencing Amendment (Phasing out of Suspended Sentences) Act 2017. The review confirms our new sentencing options, such as home detention, community corrections orders and expanded drug treatment orders are valuable additions to our justice system, as an

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Veteran criminal barrister Philip Dunn, QC, said it was “highly unusual, to have such publicity and then keep the person detained”.

Lawyers say police holding missing campers suspect Greg Lynn for more than 70 hours without charge is highly unusual. Lawyers can also compel the release of a suspect with a writ of habeas corpus in the Supreme Court. An old and rarely invoked legal principle, the writ requires a prisoner to be brought before a court and to determine whether

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ABC probe suspended – “No publicly funded entity should be above the scrutiny of the Australian people and parliament.”

By GARETH NARUNSKY AJN EXECUTIVE Council of Australian Jewry co-CEO Peter Wertheim said on Wednesday that the Senate’s suspension of its inquiry into the complaints handling systems of the ABC and SBS – less than two weeks after it was announced – “is most unfortunate”. A motion moved by Labor Senator Anne Urquhart to suspend the inquiry “in line with the

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Call for Derwent Ferries to run on Saturday and support Salamanca Market

The Salamanca Market Stallholders Association has welcomed the Government’s decision to extend Derwent ferry services, but is calling for ferries to run on Saturday to support the Salamanca Market. Association President, Emma Hope, said there’s a great opportunity to create a unique service. “I can’t think of anything better than sailing across the Derwent right into the heart of the

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Police raid successful

Detectives have charged a 29 year old Goodwood man with drugs, firearms and property offences following a search of a storage facility at Moonah yesterday. Traffickable quantities of ICE and ecstasy were seized, as well as cocaine and a significant amount of cash. Two stolen pistols, both confirmed as stolen, and a shotgun also confirmed as stolen were recovered as

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Southern Tasmania man charged with child exploitation offences

A 30-year-old Southern Tasmanian man has been charged with child exploitation offences, following a Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) investigation involving Tasmania Police and the Australian Federal Police. During a search of a Hobart property today, police located a significant quantity of child exploitation material across multiple electronic devices. The material included images, videos and online chat messages relating to

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Wanted by Police

Police seeking public assistance to locate Kerry Whiting Police are seeking public assistance to locate Kerry Whiting who may be able to assist with their enquiries into a murder and wounding incident in Ravenswood this morning. Anyone with information that would assist police to locate Kerry or the vehicle is asked to phone police immediately on 131 444 or Crime

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Manhunt for Murderer

The Tasmania Police air wing are searching areas near Ravenswood this morning. We understand Police are still searching for the offender following the stabbing murder of a man and stabbing of a woman this morning.

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Three white men have been convicted of murder for chasing and shooting a black man as he ran in their neighbourhood

Brunswick: Three white men have been convicted of murder for chasing and shooting a black man named Ahmaud Arbery as he ran in their neighbourhood, with a Georgia jury rejecting a self-defence claim in a trial that once again probed America’s divisive issues of race and guns. The verdict was delivered on Thursday AEDT by the jury, consisting of one

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More summer services

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Government is transforming public transport in greater Hobart through a range of initiatives to boost patronage and bust traffic congestion.   The success of the Derwent Ferry service trial over its first three months means we will be putting on extra services and an extra ferry over summer. With many of the

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Fatal stabbing at Ravenswood

Tasmania Police is responding to an incident on Prossers Forest Road at Ravenswood where a man has died and a woman has been critically injured. Police were called to the house just after 3:30am after a report that a man known to the victims entered the house and inflicted stab wounds on the man and woman. Two teenaged children were

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