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ASIC sues MLC for multiple insurance failures

ASIC has commenced civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against MLC Limited for insurance policy and service failures resulting from poor systems and controls. ASIC claims that MLC’s failure to implement appropriate systems and controls resulted in unpaid insurance benefits, premiums being charged without notice and underpaid refunds. ASIC alleges MLC’s conduct led to over $17.5 million in financial

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A 59-year-old man will appear in Sydney Magistrate’s Court today accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Philippines.

Australian Federal Police arrested the man after he flew into Sydney Airport last night on a flight from Singapore and will today apply in court to have him extradited to Victoria to face 12 charges, including five of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child outside of Australia. Allegations the man had been abusing children overseas came to the attention

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The United States’ organisation reported an online user in Australia was uploading child abuse material to the Google Drive platform.

A 37-year-old South Perth man is due to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court today (19 November 2021) after police found child abuse material on two mobile phones allegedly belonging to him. The man was charged on 26 October 2021 after the Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation received a report from the National Center for Missing and

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Another breach

A 35-year-old man who arrived on King Island by plane from Victoria has been charged for failing to comply with the lawful requirement or direction of an emergency management worker and disorderly conduct. The man flew from Melbourne to King Island on Thursday 18 November without approval from the Deputy State Controller. It is alleged that on arrival the man

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Grubby incident

Tim Paine has resigned as cricket captain after he allegedly sent a photo of his penis and inappropriate messages to a Cricket Tasmania female employee even though they found that there had been no breach of the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct. Disgraceful decision by Cricket Australia. Paine statement to media I’m just going to make a brief statement. I

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New boat for Police

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management. – Hobart welcomes the new Police Vessel Dauntless The brand new police vessel Dauntless was welcomed into Hobart today, and will be used as part of Tasmania Police’s marine and rescue activities across the state. It comes as part of the Government’s large vessel replacement program, which has seen investments of

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Murder charge for lighting sister up

A man has been charged with the murder of his sister who allegedly suffered severe head injuries before being set alight in NSW’s Riverina. Officers were called to a home in Deniliquin, near the Victorian border, about 1.50pm on Wednesday. “A 42-year-old woman had sustained significant head injuries before allegedly being set on fire,” NSW Police said in a statement.

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Medical episode leads to crash

A 60 year old Smithton man died at the scene of a crash at Camdale this morning. The crash between a silver Subaru Forester and black Ford Ranger occurred near the intersection of Bass Highway and East Cam Road. At this stage it is believed the crash was the result of a medical episode.

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ACCC will not oppose Meta’s proposed acquisition of Kustomer

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Kustomer by Meta, formerly known as Facebook Inc. Kustomer is a small customer relationship management (CRM) software-as-a-service provider based in the USA that focuses on business interactions with customers. Some of its services include collating customer interactions that occur through channels used by a business, such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Twitter,

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Emirates Leisure Retail signs Enforceable Undertaking

Emirates Leisure Retail (Australia) Pty Ltd, which operates eateries across the nation including at major airports, has back-paid more than $5 million to underpaid workers and signed an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Australian company, a subsidiary of the Emirates Group, operates a total of 39 restaurants, cafes and bars, the majority at airports, under a

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Waste of Police resources, again

In yet another false panic Police in numbers were called to the Hobart Supreme Court of Tasmania. We are told “every available unit” was summonsed. A few remain, subscribers at the Court don’t know what the fuss is about.

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Another escapee

A 37-year-old Queensland man has been charged after allegedly absconding hotel quarantine in Launceston. The man arrived in Tasmania yesterday on a flight from Sydney without approval from the Deputy State Controller and was directed into hotel quarantine at Peppers Seaport. Initial investigations suggest that the man left the hotel last night around midnight via a third floor balcony. When

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