Former cricketer Michael Slater arrested after allegedly breaching AVO.
Former Australian Test cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested and refused bail after allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order put in place in October.
The 51-year-old was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with contravening prohibition/restriction in AVO, use of carriage service to menace/harass/offend, and breach of bail.
It comes after he was charged with stalking and harassment offences over a domestic violence incident two months ago.
The cricketer played in 74 Tests for Australia, scoring 5312 runs at an average of 42.83 after making his debut during the 1993 Ashes tour of England.
#BREAKING Former Australian test cricketer Michael Slater has been arrested & refused police bail after allegedly breaching an AVO which was put in place in October. He's facing Manly Court today. @7NewsSydney— Leonie Ryan (@LeonieFRyan) December 15, 2021
Tasmania reopens to mainland Australia.
Tasmania is bracing for an influx of tourists and inevitable COVID-19 cases as it reopens to mainland states and territories.
The island state is throwing open its borders to all fully-vaccinated travellers from Wednesday after closures spanning the best part of two years.
"This has been a very difficult 22 months. We have made some really difficult decisions," Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein told reporters on Tuesday.
It's 'here they come, ready or not' for Tasmania as border opens https://t.co/AfKiQqxouh— ABC News (@abcnews) December 14, 2021