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Learner driver fined

Tatura po­lice in­ter­cepted and fined an L-plate driver on the Toolamba-Rush­worth Rd on Sun­day, April 2, for two sep­a­rate in­frac­tions.

A Shep­par­ton woman, 25, re­ceived a $737 fine for not hav­ing a qual­i­fied driver be­side her and a $137 fine for not dis­play­ing L-plates.

Cannabis plants found

A Mer­rigum man, 23, has been bailed to ap­pear at the Shep­par­ton Mag­is­trates’ Court on charges re­lat­ing to the cul­ti­va­tion, pos­ses­sion and use of cannabis.

On Sun­day, April 2, the man was found to have grown seven ma­ture cannabis plants in Mer­rigum.

He will ap­pear in court on June 30 this year.

Li­cens­ing er­ror

Vic­to­ria Po­lice is in the process of con­tact­ing about 2500 firearm li­cence hold­ers who may have been over­charged or un­der­charged for firearm li­cence fees.

An in­ter­nal re­view con­ducted by the Li­cens­ing and Reg­u­la­tion Di­vi­sion has iden­ti­fied an er­ror in the ap­pli­ca­tion of firearm li­cence fees for li­cence hold­ers who hold a Cat­e­gory A or Cat­e­gory A/B li­cence at the same time as a Cat­e­gory C lon­garm li­cence.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Paul Mil­lett from the Li­cens­ing and Reg­u­la­tion Di­vi­sion said the er­ror had not re­sulted in any­one hav­ing a li­cence with­out the cor­rect as­sess­ment for gen­uine need and suit­abil­ity be­ing com­pleted.

This is a hu­man er­ror that has gone un­no­ticed for a long pe­riod of time, Supt Mil­lett said.

It was not recog­nised through reg­u­lar in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal au­dits. www.po­lice.vic.gov.au/con­tent.asp? Doc­u­men­t_ID=47762

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