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Public servant goes berserk in government car evading Police

Shortly before 2.00pm Tasmania Police on the southern outlet heading toward Blackmans Bay had a white 2020 Subaru Outback wagon government car driven by a state public servant in the Education Department pinned in crashed into the embankment. Eyewitness subscribers say the Subaru drove at high speed, did around five laps of several roads at high speed with two Police

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“Tik Tok little man” Lark Distillery boss steps down over ice pipe video

The ice pipe and extortion threat behind Bainbridge resignation For the past six years, public humiliation and shame has stalked Melbourne entrepreneur Geoff Bainbridge. A day ago, the latest WhatsApp message from an all-too familiar mobile phone number warned that unless he paid up, time was running out. “Tik Tok little man,” it read. At 9am on Wednesday, the board

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ABC boss defends social media policy as tweets again come under scrutiny 

ABC managing director David Anderson has defended the broadcaster’s new social media policy as effective, but admits there are challenges when it comes to contractual employees. At a Senate estimates hearing on Monday, Mr Anderson faced another slew of questions over the rigour of the ABC’s social media guidelines in what has become a theme of his appearances before the

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Media Statement from the Kremlin – President Putin will hold talks with President of Brazil

Today the President of Russia will hold talks with President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, who will be in Russia on an official visit. The agenda includes various aspects of strengthening the Russian-Brazilian strategic partnership, expanding cooperation in trade, the economy, science, technology, culture and humanitarian sphere. The leaders will also exchange opinions on key international issues.

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Launceston shooting

Further to our live report last night, Tasmania Police have issued a statement in relation to the incident. A spokesperson for Tasmania Police said “Police are investigating a firearms incident reported to have occurred in Mayfield last night. Around 7.30pm, police received reports of a firearm discharged in the Hargrave Crescent area. A witness reported to police they had seen

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ATSB Investigation

The Air Transport Safety Bureau is currently investigating the circumstances of the 15 year old USA built Garlick Helicopters Inc UH-1H helicopter that crashed yesterday that we reported on live. Our enquiries are that the registered registration holder is Kimberley Helicopters Pty Ltd of WA, the ATSB say the operator of the helicopter is Richmond Valley Aviation of NSW. TVN

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Police warn commercial media outlets

Commercial media have been harassing family and friends of the deceased helicopter pilot. Just as they did with Hillcrest primary school families and other cases. Despite going against Police, The Advocate and The Mercury newspapers named the pilot despite the family not giving permission. The commercial media made so much of a nuisance of themselves Tasmania Police had to issue

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TCF Trading Co Pty Ltd fined $13,320 for unlawful importation of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has issued an infringement notice of $13,320 to Victorian-based company TCF Trading Co Pty Ltd for alleged unlawful importation of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests that were seized at the border, resulting in an estimated financial impact to the business of up to $1 million. It is alleged that TCF Trading Co Pty Ltd imported 70,000

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$5,000 fine over Facebook post

A 47-year-old West Australian man has been fined $5000 for making a threatening and menacing comment online towards a Federal Member of Parliament. The man was sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court to using a carriage service to menace, contrary to section 474.17 of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth), at the start of a planned two-day

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Media statement from the Kremlin

President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz in Moscow today. The agenda of the talks includes current bilateral and international issues, including matters related to the provision of long-term legally binding security guarantees to the Russian Federation and the settlement of the intra-Ukrainian conflict.

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