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Lib challenger set to take preselections appeal to High Court 

The High Court will be asked to make the final decision on an extraordinary legal challenge to the validity of Liberal Party preselections on the eve of Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling the election, after a NSW court threw out the case on Tuesday. Sources close to the challenger, NSW Liberal Party state executive member Matthew Camenzuli, said an application

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Star gave bank fake letters, ‘probably’ shredded document 

Star Entertainment Group provided fake source-of-funds letters to the Bank of China to make deposits by high rollers appear to have been earned by gambling, an inquiry has heard, in a move that one of its executives conceded would constitute elements of money laundering. The company’s chief financial crimes officer, Skye Arnott, conceded that the “not accurate” source-of-funds letters would

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Path to election cleared as PM wins court case over preselections 

The NSW Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge to the validity of Liberal candidates for the imminent federal election, clearing the way for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to visit the Governor-General and call a poll. The challenge attempted to overturn the preselection of three sitting Liberal MPs by a troika of Mr Morrison, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and

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Transitioning to the new Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is updating advertisers on the transitional arrangements regarding the 2021 Advertising Code, specifically in relation to stock of hard copy ads. The Therapeutic Goods (Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code) Instrument 2021 (2021 Code) came into effect on 1 January 2022. The 2021 Code repeals and replaces the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 (2018 Code). A

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24K Rhino capsules pose a serious risk to your health and should not be taken. 

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has tested a product labelled 24K Rhino and found that: The capsules contain the undeclared substance Sildenafil. Sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease are often prescribed nitrates. Sildenafil taken in combination with other medications can

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It should be easy to find out what really happened to the massacred civilians in the Ukrainian town 

“In war, truth is the first casualty.” This quote has been attributed to Aeschylus, a 6th BCE Greek tragedian noted for his “copious use of imagery, mythic allusion, grand language, wordplay and riddles.” It is only fitting, therefore, that the man who first gave word to the concept of modern-day war-time propaganda would see his quote come to life in the present-day Ukraine. The Kiev

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Germany seizes Russian gas operation in Berlin

Berlin’s economy minister called the decision ‘urgently necessary’ to maintain the country’s energy supply Germany has taken ownership of a local branch of Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom. Berlin’s energy regulator will temporarily control the company despite Moscow’s previous insistence that such a move would be illegal. Gazprom Germania, a subsidiary of the Saint Petersburg-based firm, operates some of the country’s largest

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‘Multiple failures’: ASIC sues Macquarie Bank after $2.9m embezzlement 

The corporate watchdog is taking legal action against Macquarie Bank for failing to properly monitor and control transactions by financial advisers in their clients’ accounts, after a former adviser exploited the bank’s systems to embezzle $2.9 million. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission on Tuesday launched Federal Court proceedings against Macquarie, over how it set up cash management accounts, which

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Ukrainian media recognized Arestovich’s post about tortured girl as fake 

The Ukrainian news agency UNIAN recognized as fake the information of the adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Aleksey Arestovich, about the allegedly “tortured girl from Gostomel” with a swastika burned on her body. This was announced on April 4 in the Telegram channel of the media. As the agency clarified, similar photos

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Special Forces of the Russian Guard destroyed a workshop for the production of ammunition near Kiev 

The special forces of the Russian Guard destroyed a sabotage group and a shop for the production of ammunition in the Kiev region. This was announced on Monday, April 4, in the department. “Thanks to the competent actions of the sapper of the Russian Guard, Corporal A. Maltsev, the entire sabotage and reconnaissance group of nationalists was destroyed. Also, the special forces of

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The Russian military drove the nationalists to the outskirts of Mariupol 

The battles for Mariupol are entering the final stage, the Russian military have pushed the nationalists to the outskirts of the city, closer to the industrial zone, and intend to completely block them. This was announced on April 4 by Izvestia correspondent Roman Polshakov from the scene. As he said, journalists are advised to stay behind the walls, it is better

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FSB detained an accomplice of Ukrainian neo-Nazis in Crimea 

A supporter of Ukrainian neo-Nazis involved in the illegal possession of explosives and explosive devices was detained in Crimea. This was announced on April 4 by the regional department of the Federal Security Service (FSB). According to the department, the detainee lived in Alushta. A man born in 1982 kept a homemade bomb with more than 500 g of explosives at his

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