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Moriah teacher charged with possession of child abuse material 

36-year-old Cody Reynolds was expected to face Sydney Central Local Court charged with online child abuse-related offences by Gareth Natunksky MORIAH College High School Head of English Cody Reynolds has been arrested and charged in relation to the possession and transmission of child abuse material. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) made the announcement on Wednesday that the 36-year-old was expected

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Healy World Australia Pty Ltd fined $26,640 for alleged unlawful advertising of a TENS device 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued two infringement notices totalling $26,640 to Sydney-based company Healy World Australia Pty Ltd (Healy World), for advertising an “analgesic TENS system” in alleged breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act). Healy World is the sponsor of a ‘transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation’ (TENS) medical device included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).

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TVN understands that a number of senior lawyers have concerns about how the legislation will work in practice

Elise Archer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Legislation now passed to allow judge alone criminal trials in Tasmania. The option of a trial by judge alone without a jury in the Supreme Court, subject to appropriate safeguards, will now be available in Tasmania following the passing of the Criminal Code Amendment (Judge Alone Trials) Bill 2021 by both Houses of

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President Putin had a working meeting with Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova. 

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Ms Lvova-Belova, I know that you have drafted proposals on how to further invigorate your work. It goes without saying that your work is one of the most important activities because you deal with matters such as children’s rights. Please, you have the floor. Commissioner for Children’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova: Today, I would like to discuss three matters. First, I would like to talk about the topical agenda regarding families and children who

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Roger Jaensch, Minister for Aboriginal affairs 

Consultation Paper for new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act releasedThe Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises the importance of Tasmania’s Aboriginal cultural heritage to Tasmanian Aboriginal people, and all Tasmanians. It deserves to be recognised and protected by effective and modern laws that respect its significance and support Aboriginal people to exercise their role as its custodians. Today, I am pleased to release

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TGA approves provisional determination for Biocelect Pty Ltd for COVID-19 vaccine, Nuvaxovid 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), part of the Department of Health, has granted a second provisional determination to Biocelect Pty Ltd (on behalf of Novavax Inc.) in relation to its COVID-19 vaccine, Nuvaxovid. Currently, Nuvaxovid is provisionally approved for the active immunisation of adults aged 18 years and older for the prevention of disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The new provisional

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An alleged Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member has been charged with raft of offences

An alleged Comanchero Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member has been charged with money laundering, armed robbery and drug supply offences after investigations by the Western Australia National Anti-Gangs Squad and the WA Police Gang Crime Squad. The 32-year-old man is expected to face Perth Magistrate’s Court today (10 March 2022), following his arrest yesterday as a result of an operation targeting

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A 44-year-old Brisbane man was today sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment for sharing and distributing child abuse material online. 

The man previously pleaded guilty to five offences in the District Court of Queensland, following his arrest in July 2020 by Australian Federal Police members of the Brisbane Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET). The investigation began in June 2019, when law enforcement agencies were alerted to the potential sharing and distribution of child abuse material through peer to peer

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Victorian company Getafix Café Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for alleged unlawful advertising of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued an infringement notice of $13,320 to Getafix Café Pty Ltd (the company) for an alleged breach of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (the Act) in relation to the advertising of a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on its website. It is alleged that the company advertised a rapid antigen test (RAT) on its website without complying

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