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Tobacconists slapped with $72,000 fine for illegal cigarettes

The man and woman at Free Choice Tobacconist in Bondi Junction were each found guilty of 36 tobacco-related offences, which carry a fine of $1000 per count.They are also banned from selling tobacco at their store until August 2018. The combined penalties

2 min. ago in Hot News
 

Rural Fire Service faces accusations of bullying and nepotism

At the public Emergency Services Agency hearing, chaired by Shooters and Fishers' Robert Borsak, RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons was quizzed by Greens member David Shoebridge after it was revealed 48 per cent of RFS members had witnessed bullying whil

2 min. ago in Hot News
 
Labor calls for urgent action on foreign worker visas

Labor calls for urgent action on foreign worker visas

A little-known visa category facing accusations of systematic abuse needs to be urgently safeguarded by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, the Labor Party has said, expressing concern that subclass 400 visas are being used as a "back door"...

2 min. ago in Hot News
 

Authors Simsion and Buist on reinventing yourself

After hiking 2038 kilometres in 87 days in 2011, Anne Buist made a decision to worry less, write more.Husband Graeme Simsion picked up an abandoned screen script that became The Rosie Project, the international bestseller of late-blooming first love. Six

6 min. ago in Entertainment
 

Meet Tom Hopper, the man inside Dickon Tarly's suit

We first met the character in season six, when Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) visited his father Randyll (JamesFaulkner) at the family home. But he wasn't named then, and he wasn't played by Hopper."A friend of mine, Freddie Stroma, played...

6 min. ago in Entertainment
 
Claims Turnbull rejected 'significant' climate gesture

Claims Turnbull rejected 'significant' climate gesture

The Turnbull government rejected a landmark Chinese invitation to issue a formal joint statement on climate change earlier this year, Greenpeace has claimed, saying Australia vetoed an unprecedented step in the Asian power's emerging international role i

18 min. ago in Politics
 
Claims Turnbull rejected 'significant' climate gesture

Claims Turnbull rejected 'significant' climate gesture

The Turnbull government rejected a landmark Chinese invitation to issue a formal joint statement on climate change earlier this year, Greenpeace has claimed, saying Australia vetoed an unprecedented step in the Asian power's emerging international role i

32 min. ago in Hot News
 
Bakers Delight franchise under pressure over back-pay

Bakers Delight franchise under pressure over back-pay

Ava Handsley??? always wondered why she didn't get paid penalty rates.Since starting as a 15-year-old at a Doncaster East Bakers Delight she has always been paid a flat rate, at first just $8.58 an hour. Then at the turn of the year she came across a Fac

yesterday, 22:04 in Business
 
Pumped hydro's day may have dawned even if Snowy 2.0 is a dud

Pumped hydro's day may have dawned even if Snowy 2.0 is a dud

A century-and-a-half ago, prospectors swarmed the Snowy Mountains around Gooandra Hill during the Kiandra gold rush.This week, drilling teams were back, hoping to strike a far less glamorous material: granite. Over the coming months, the drillers will ex

yesterday, 20:44 in Hot News
 

'Unacceptable': Liberal MP slams own government over refugees

Mr Broadbent delivered a scathing assessment of successive governments' handling of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru at a book launch in Melbourne on Thursday night, predicting an imminent "tipping point" in what the public would...

yesterday, 20:44 in Politics
 

'Unacceptable': Liberal MP slams own government over refugees

Mr Broadbent delivered a scathing assessment of successive governments' handling of refugees on Manus Island and Nauru at a book launch in Melbourne on Thursday night, predicting an imminent "tipping point" in what the public would...

yesterday, 20:21 in Hot News
 

Unions to push for radical overhaul of workplace laws

Unions will push for a radical overhaul of Australia's workplace relations laws that would allow millions more workers to push for substantial wage increases.ACTU secretary Sally McManus, in an interview with Fairfax Media, described the current system o

yesterday, 19:31 in Business
 

Blind Cinema encourages audiences to 'see' movies differently

A tube gently prods me in the head, and I hold it to my ear. I can hear a small child breathing through it on the other end, in the seat behind me.This is Blind Cinema, created by artist Britt Hatzius in 2015 and presented at festivals all over the world

yesterday, 18:57 in Entertainment
 

'How did you get my number?' Text message for 'yes' vote receives mixed response

On Saturday, people started receiving text messages on their mobile phones from YesEquality, which stated: "The Marriage Equality Survey forms have arrived! Help make history and vote YES for a fairer Australia. VoteYes.org.au"But not...

yesterday, 18:20 in Hot News
 
Love for Connie: 'Villagers' bid cancer crusader farewell at public memorial

Love for Connie: 'Villagers' bid cancer crusader farewell at public memorial

For almost half of the 18 years that Connie Johnson's husband Michael knew her, she had cancer.He saw her ravaged by pain and nausea, beset by an illness she had wrestled with three times throughout her 40 years of life, Michael Johnson told a memorial s

yesterday, 18:06 in Hot News
 
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