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Russian cats slapped with sanctions

Felines owned by Russians have been banned from international competitions as punishment for Moscow’s attack on Ukraine The International Feline Federation (FIFe) has weighed in on the Ukraine crisis, banning Russian-owned cats from competing in its shows as a sanction for Moscow’s military attack on the former Soviet republic. “The FIFe executive board is shocked and horrified that the army

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A man taken into custody at the scene of a house fire on Douglas Drive at Bridgewater last night has now been charged.

The 46-year-old man from Bridgewater has been charged with Arson, Assault Police and Resist Police. Our Facebook page report from last night: HOUSE FIRE (ARSON) OF UNIT 12 / 2A DOUGLAS DRIVE, BRIDGEWATER. At 6.54pm on Wednesday 03rd March 2022, Tasmania Fire and Police Services Tas responded to a structure fire at unit 12 of 2A Douglas Drive, Bridgewater. The

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183 in 110 zone

A motorbike rider will be disqualified for four months after he was detected travelling at excessive speed on the Bass Highway near Hagley last night by Tasmania Police patrolling the highway. Around 3.50pm, police detected and intercepted a black Aprilla sports motorcycle travelling at 183km/h in the 110km/h zone. The rider was travelling 73 km/h over the maximum speed limit

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Worker jailed after funnelling $244,000 out of Chris O’Brien cancer treatment centre including using deceased patients name

Sara Marie Stig was trusted to process out-of-pocket expense claims for cancer patients involved in clinical trials. But it was in this administrative role at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse she defrauded the inner-Sydney cancer treatment centre of almost a quarter of a million dollars, including by using the name of one patient who died. Sentencing the 44-year-old in Downing Centre Local

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The trial of Hobart City Councillor Jax Ewin yesterday ended with Tasmania Police formally conceding defeat. 

The Hobart Magistrates Court heard last month from senior police prosecutor Inspector Andrew Keane that it was alleged that Councillor Ewin had illegally used an iPad whilst driving to attend a council meeting. Footage was played of Alderman Marti Zucco loudly denouncing Councillor Ewin’s use of the iPad as “illegal”. Ewin’s defence counsel, Fabiano Cangelosi had argued that the charge

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More than 100 Australians have been charged with over 1000 child abuse-related offences under a global operation, which has now been finalised. 

Operation Molto, coordinated by the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), working together with police from every state and territory in Australia, removed 51 children from harm after identifying alleged offenders across the country. The operation started in 2019, when the ACCCE received intelligence from New Zealand Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) showing thousands of

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More than $55 million worth of drugs have been seized, after 56 kilograms of methamphetamine and 13 kilograms of heroin were identified in a consignment of green tea and magnets from Thailand. 

The Australian Federal Police has launched an investigation this week, after Australian Border Force (ABF) uncovered the illegal import. ABF officers in Melbourne x-rayed a consignment containing 27 boxes of magnets and tea products sent via air cargo from Thailand on 19 February. The x-rays indicated anomalies and further examination identified substances that presumptively tested positive to methamphetamine and heroin.

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More than 100 Australians have been charged with over 1000 child abuse-related offences under a global operation, which has now been finalised. 

Operation Molto, coordinated by the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), working together with police from every state and territory in Australia, removed 51 children from harm after identifying alleged offenders across the country. The operation started in 2019, when the ACCCE received intelligence from New Zealand Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) showing thousands of

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McDonalds shooter sentenced

STATE OF TASMANIA v P 25 FEBRUARY 2022 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEThe defendant, P aged 35 years at the time of his offending, has pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault, one of possessing a stolen firearm and one count of recklessly discharging a firearm, possessing a shortened firearm, possessing ammunition, possessing a firearm and possessing dangerous articles.The complainant

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Crown will soon pay the real cost of money laundering 

If punishment can be measured by damage to reputation and public ignominy then Crown’s major shareholder James Packer and the former board have already paid a heavy price. Now it will be up to Australia’s financial system crime detection unit, AUSTRAC, to determine the financial injury the scandal ridden casino must endure for a litany of now infamous anti-money laundering

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Putin slams West’s ‘empire of lies’ 

All [the US] satellites not only dutifully agree, sing along to its music, but also copy its behavior, and enthusiastically accept the rules they are offered. Therefore, with good reason, we can confidently say that the entire so-called Western bloc, formed by the United States in its own image and likeness, all of it is an ‘empire of lies.’ Russian

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Russian Central Bank takes ruble off life support Regulator says further interventions impossible due to EU, US sanctions over Ukraine crisis

Russian businesses that trade abroad must sell 80% of their foreign currency earnings and convert them to rubles, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement on Monday. The decision comes in response to sanctions targeting Russia’s financial system over the crisis in Ukraine. It is expected to stabilize the ruble and encourage more investments in Russia instead of moving

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