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“Today we’ve had to get more cash plots out of the vault as he’s holding on to most of the stock that we have. In plots alone, there is $27.15 million outstanding. Lee has bought in for a total of $25.78 million,” the email said. 

The Star casino did not curb the conduct of a billionaire high-roller who held on to millions of dollars in chips and used others as proxies because it was “best for business” that he was allowed to do as he wanted. An inquiry into the Sydney casino’s licence has heard serious concerns were held in 2015 that Phillip Dong Fang

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Russians allowed to use Facebook and Instagram 

The Tver Court of Moscow allowed Russians to use the social networks Facebook and Instagram (belong to the Meta organization, recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation) if these citizens are not involved in illegal activities. This is stated on March 28 in a court order. These measures of judicial protection do not limit the actions on the use of Meta

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US secretary of state tries to walk back Joe Biden’s comment that Vladimir Putin ‘cannot remain in power’ 

America’s leading diplomat has insisted President Joe Biden didn’t mean to suggest Washington aims to oust Vladimir Putin as Russia’s leader, standing by previous assertions that the US doesn’t have a regime-strange strategy in Moscow. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made his comments at a press conference on Sunday in Jerusalem, hours after Biden raised eyebrows during an emotional

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North Korea makes ‘striking capabilities’ pledge. Statement comes several days after Pyongyang claimed it test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned on Monday that his country will continue developing “powerful striking capabilities.” The statement comes several days after Pyongyang claimed it had test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the first time since 2017 that this type of a long-range missile was launched. Only “formidable striking capabilities” and “overwhelming military power” can guarantee security against “all

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Australia accuses China of ‘intimidation’ attempt. The draft deal between the Solomon Islands and China could formalize Beijing’s military presence in the Pacific nation

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has condemned China’s efforts to “intimidate” Australia with its recently announced draft security agreement with the Solomon Islands, which was leaked last week. The suggested deal, which emerged on social media last Thursday, shows a proposed framework between China and the Solomon Islands, which would allow Beijing to deploy military troops to the Pacific nation to “protect

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SsangYong takeover on brink of collapse, as buyer runs out of money – report. A consortium of investors planning to purchase the marque defaulted on a significant payment last week, according to overseas reports.

The buyer of struggling Korean car maker SsangYong has failed to front up the cash required to complete its takeover, leaving the deal on the brink of collapse, according to international media outlets. In January a consortium of investors lead by electric bus and truck firm Edison Motors announced it had all but finalised a deal to buy out the marque for an estimated 304.8

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10 days and a three-line email: How Star CEO fell on his sword. The royal-commission-styled inquiry into Star Entertainment’s suitability to hold a casino licence claimed its first scalp

It took only ten days of hearings and a three-line email. The royal-commission-styled inquiry into Star Entertainment’s suitability to hold a casino licence claimed its first scalp – that of the company’s chief executive, Matt Bekier. Arguably the first eight hours of public testimony was enough to seal that deal. Enough to understand that short of a miracle, Bekier’s position

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Ukraine’s president says NATO members won’t send him warplanes because they don’t have 1% of the bravery shown by Mariupol defenders

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has scolded NATO members for declining to send him warplanes with which to help fight off Russia’s military, essentially saying his Western supporters lack sufficient courage. Speaking by video address early on Sunday from Kiev, Zelensky chided his allies for a “ping-pong about who and how should hand over jets and other defensive weapons,”adding, “Ukraine can’t shoot down Russian

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India bucks global trend of shunning Russian exports. New Delhi plans to double imports of Russian coking coal

India is planning to significantly increase imports of Russian coking coal, a crucial ingredient in making steel, according to Ramchandra Prasad Singh, the country’s Union Steel Minister. “We are moving in the direction of importing coking coal from Russia,”Ramchandra Prasad Singh told a conference in New Delhi, highlighting that India plans to double imports of the commodity. The minister also

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Madeleine Ogilvie, Minister for Disability Services. – Hobart hearings of Disability Royal Commission Welcomed 

The Tasmanian Government is committed to working with people with disability and the wider community to build a more inclusive and accessible state free from violence. From today, 28 March to 1 April, Hobart is hosting a five-day hearing of the Disability Royal Commission with a particular focus on the experience of women and girls with disability. The Disability Royal

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Significant seizure of Cocaine – street value approximately 6 million dollars 

A joint investigation is underway between Tasmania Police and Australian Border Force (ABF) after a 15-kilogram cocaine seizure at Bell Bay near Georgetown on 16 March.ABF officers received intelligence resulting in the inspection of a shipping container which arrived from Sydney.A search was conducted in partnership with Tasmania Police detectives from Northern Drug Investigation Services and the Drug Dog Handler

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A Western Sydney man has been sentenced to two years and three months’ jail in the Penrith Local Court today after AFP found thousands of child abuse videos and images  

AFP investigators arrested the 29-year-old man on 25 March 2021 following a search warrant executed at his Werrington home. Police seized seven electronic devices which were all later found to contain child abuse material. The man was initially charged with possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service, contrary to section 474.22A of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

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