News: Legal

‘Predatory and exploitative’ Lorna Jane fined $5 million by Federal Court for false COVID-19 prevention claims

Leading activewear brand Lorna Jane has been fined $5 million by the Federal Court for claiming its clothing "eliminated" and stopped the spread of COVID-19. Launched in July…

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Jul 23, 2021 Fitness / Legal / Retail /


Outback Ballooning directors fined $130,000 over death of Stephanie Bernoth in 2013

The directors of a former Alice Springs based outback tourism company - Outback Ballooning - were today handed a combined penalty of $130,000 over the death of 35-year-old NSW tourist,…

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Jul 22, 2021 Legal / Safety / Tourism /


Brisbane Olympic bid secures 72 of IOC member’s 77 votes for 2032 Games hosting

The vote by members of the International Olympic Committee to elect Brisbane 2032 as host of the Games of the XXXV Olympiad saw the bid receive 72 yes and five no votes from 77 valid votes…

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Jul 22, 2021 Events / Legal / Sport / Venues /


Call welcomed from Hollywood actors, former presidents and leading scientists to save the Reef

The Australian Marine Conservation Society has welcomed renowned scientists, royalty, former presidents and actors adding their names to a growing chorus of concerned citizens who are…

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Jul 21, 2021 Environment / Government / Legal /


Central Coast gym owner reported as ignoring NSW COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

Rhyss Keane, a gym owner on the NSW Central Coast, has been in the news over recent days for reportedly ignoring NSW COVID-19 lockdown rules and threatening a Channel 9 reporter. Keane,…

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Jul 20, 2021 Fitness / Legal / Safety /


Federal Government blocks release of ‘sports rorts’ report

The Federal Government is blocking release of a report by Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Phil Gaetjens into the misallocation of funds within the $100 million…

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Jul 20, 2021 Finance / Government / Legal / Recreation / Sport /


Environment Protection Authority makes it illegal to release balloons in Victoria

The deliberate releasing of balloons is now illegal in Victoria with the Environment Protection Authority now having increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from…

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Jul 20, 2021 Education / Entertainment / Environment / Legal / Recreation /


Tasmania Pooseum wins three-year planning battle over sign

A museum in the Tasmania town of Richmond “dedicated to all things poo” has won a lengthy legal battle with its local council to display a promotional sign depicting a penguin…

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Jul 14, 2021 ByKaren Sweaney Attractions / Legal / Marketing / Tourism /


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