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Melbourne mum cops $500 fine for driving while on her mobile phone when it was really an ice-cream

She was considering her own business of eating ice cream when she was fined a whopping $500. A Melbourne mother has been fighting tooth and nail for the past year over a $500 driving fine for accidentally releasing ice cream she eats for a mobile phone. 35-year-old Michelle Kors was minding her own business and …

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Woolworths share price: Woolies bloodbath with $4.5bn nosedive

Supermarket giant Woolworths has been delisted on the Australian stock market this morning after revealing a worrying cost shock. Shareholders were saving supermarket giant Woolworths on Tuesday after the company slashed its earnings forecast to $220m on the Covid cost blow and soft post-lockdown sales. The company’s ASX-listed shares plunged $4.5 billion within 30 minutes …

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Urea, AdBlue shortage: Industry reports price surge amid low stocks

Both demand and prices for an important product in Australia have risen, which is expected to result in rising costs on everyday items. An essential product shortage feared in Australia smoothed out by the federal government last week, but not everyone is convinced that things will turn out well. The world is currently facing a …

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Melbourne CBD: How to get free Victoria public transport voucher

There are thousands of free vouchers available to encourage people to return to Melbourne’s CBD. Here’s how to catch one. Victorians will be given a quarter of free public transport vouchers to encourage more people in Melbourne’s struggling CBD. from 16 December. About 250,000 vouchers will be given up to public transport victoriawebsite of. The …

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ABS reveal migration data, fastest growing state and more

Newly released data from the ABS showed which states Australia turned to over the past year – and where people poked their noses. newly released data from Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed which states Australia turned to – and where people fled – over the past year. Victoria lost an incredible 44,700 people at …

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Home ownership: Homeowners are at a distinct advantage, but many are blocked from market

New research finds that homeowners are better off emotionally as well as financially – yet the younger generation is essentially blocked from the market. As a millennial living in Sydney, I know from the very beginning that I won’t be able to build my own home unless I win the lottery. It’s a very confusing …

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Qantas announces $1.1bn loss amid Omicron Covid-19 fears

Qantas has announced an eye-watering loss as the Omicron Covid-19 variant strikes back fears in the struggling aviation and travel industries. Qantas has indicated a loss of $1.1bn for the first six months of the fiscal year. The airline issued a market update on Thursday morning, outlining “significant losses” for the half of December due …

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MYEFO: Bill Shorten warns of Josh Frydenberg’s Christmas fairytales

The prospect of wage increases for Australians ahead of the mid-year economic update has been described as ‘Christmas fairytales’. Labor is urging Australians to heed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s announcement that wages will rise with a “grain of salt”, warning the government is calling it a “Christmas fairytale”. In Thursday’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, Mr. …

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Telstra slapped with $2.5m fine for major breaches

The telecom regulator has warned that large-scale breaches are “dangerous” and may “put lives at risk”. Telstra has been fined $2.53 million after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) uncovered large-scale privacy breaches that potentially put people’s safety at risk. Its investigation found nearly 50,000 instances where Telstra failed to correctly upload an unlisted …

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