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Lorna Jane slapped with $5-M fine for ‘exploitative’ and ‘predatory’ advertising over COVID-19 claims

Lorna Jane slapped with $5-M fine for ‘exploitative’ and ‘predatory’ advertising over COVID-19 claims

Lorna Jane has been fined $5 million and labelled “predatory and exploitative” by the Federal Court after the popular activewear brand falsely claimed its clothes could eliminate COVID-19 and stop it spreading. During the deadly virus outbreak, the company claimed its anti-virus activewear had been sprayed with a substance called “LJ Shield”, which protected people...

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New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia

New Zealand suspends travel bubble with Australia

The trans-Tasman bubble with Australia will be suspended for two months, as the country struggles to contain a weeks-long outbreak, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced The bubble will pause from 11.59pm on Friday night, but there will be managed return flights over the next seven days to allow Kiwi citizens and residents...

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PM won’t disrupt national rollout for NSW

PM won’t disrupt national rollout for NSW

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will not disrupt the vaccination program across the nation to redirect Pfizer vaccines to COVID-19-ravaged Sydney. However, the prime minister has backed lengthening the time between precious Pfizer doses to ensure younger people in the city’s worst-affected suburbs at least get one dose. “Where there is potential to put more vaccines...

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Qld Labor faces LNP challenge in Stretton

Qld Labor faces LNP challenge in Stretton

Voters will choose popular Labor MP Duncan Pegg’s successor when they head to polls in the south Brisbane electorate of Stretton. Mr Pegg died of cancer just shy of 41st birthday on June 10, ending his six-year stint as an MP. The Labor MP enjoyed a 14.8 per cent margin in the multicultural electorate covering...

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Barrier Reef stays off UN ‘in danger’ list

Barrier Reef stays off UN ‘in danger’ list

The Great Barrier Reef will not be listed as a World Heritage site “in danger” after a UNESCO committee agreed to delay any decision until 2023. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee met both virtually and in the Chinese city of Fuzhou to vote on the draft decision on Friday night. Federal politicians have lobbied against...

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Brisbane to host 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

Brisbane to host 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed, making Australia only the second country in the world—after the U.S.—to host the Summer Olympics in three different cities. The International Olympic Committee made the announcement from Tokyo. Brisbane also will host the Paralympic Games. Brisbane 2032 is the first future host...

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Matt Damon on COVID vaccine hesitancy: Trust science ‘more than something you read on Facebook’

Matt Damon on COVID vaccine hesitancy: Trust science ‘more than something you read on Facebook’

In March 2020, just weeks into a nationwide shutdown as the coronavirus began wreaking havoc all over the country, Matt Damon and his co-stars from Contagion took to the internet with a series of PSAs for COVID-obsessed Americans. At the time, Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 startlingly accurate film about a fictional devastating pandemic found new popularity...