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Superfone to pay $300,000 for making unsolicited calls and misleading consumers

The Federal Court has ordered telecommunications provider Superfone to pay $300,000 in penalties for making false and misleading representations and breaching laws designed to protect consumers from unsolicited telemarketing sales, in proceedings brought by the ACCC. In June 2020, the Federal Court declared that Superfone had contravened the Australian Consumer Law between June 2017 and December 2018 when cold-calling consumers

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Two men charged following counter terrorism operation in Brisbane and Melbourne

Two men have been charged for their alleged involvement in running a sophisticated terrorist network that facilitated the travel of a number of Australian foreign terrorist fighters to Syria between 2012 and 2014. It will be alleged that the two men played senior roles in a South-East Queensland-based syndicate which maintained a religiously motivated violent extremist ideology and a desire to

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Polly speaks

“It is disingenuous for Gutwein to say that he had to call an early election because he had lost a majority, when the only reason he lost that majority was his forcing Sue Hickey to leafe the party. Gutwein should just be honest and say, ‘I called an early election because I like my chances’.

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Polly says . . .

“Gutwein is expected to announce at 11.45 am today that there will be an early election. He is likely to explain why he has called it early, giving everything but the real reason: his own political interests.”

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Hutchins cops Writ

TVN EXCLUSIVE The staff member named in the writ is Fr John Goodwin and the plaintiff is believed to be a current inmate at the Risdon Prison Complex. 

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ARSON

Update: Confirmed Arson sources tell us. Police remaining on scene overnight. Five TFS units and Tasmania Police are attending a Structure Fire at 13 Sattler Street, Gagebrook. Subscribers say it’s a new home being built.

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Polly’s point of view – Events of the last week explained

Gutwein is in an ideal position for an early election. He is popular in the polls, he has COVID under control, and his position is unlikely to improve over time. The ideal time for an election is now. Unfortunately, early elections can be unpopular with electors. They look opportunistic. One cannot simply call an early election. One must engineer the

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Polly speaks

TVN was told last weekend that a May election would be announced today and that has not happened. We did not publish as we simply couldn’t confirm it satisfactorily. We spoke to senior Liberal party advisors who were unaware of an announcement scheduled for today for a May election. We mentioned this to The Mercury yesterday lunch time. WIN TV

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Gang rapist guilty

A sleazy 41 year old pizza shop worker has been found guilty by the NSW District Court of an aggravated sexual assault that occurred in October 2016 at the back of his shop. The Court was told that the 18 year old female victim had had sex in the toilets at the shop with her boyfriend a short time before

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ACCC re-authorises Qantas-American Airlines alliance

The ACCC has re-authorised the alliance between Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) and American Airlines Inc for a further five years. The alliance enables Qantas (and Jetstar) to cooperate with American Airlines on Trans-Pacific routes between Australia/New Zealand and the United States, Canada and Mexico. “The ACCC considers the public benefits from this alliance are likely to continue under this

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Magic McKim the Genius who sold Hayes Gaol Farm

Hayes Gaol Farm was shut down by Magic McKim in 2013 and later sold for $2.2M in December 2014 after 50 years of service .  Also known as Kilderry the property boasted extensive infrastructure including 70 cells, a three bedroom house, commercial grade kitchen, glasshouses, a cold store, vegetable processing sheds, an excellent dairy herd with 20 a side dairy,

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St Brendan-Shaw College staff member charged

TVN was provided with this letter as it arrived in parents emails a short time ago. Tasmania Police advise that a 43 year old Devonport woman has been charged over an alleged sexual assault of a minor. Police say the woman was charged with one count of Penetrative Abuse of a Young Person following an alleged incident on 20 March

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