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A union is taking fast food giant McDonald's to court again arguing that its young workforce have been denied paid breaks.The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association has lodged a Federal Court Claim in South Australia against 323 McDonald's operators and the multinational firm itself over the alleged denial of paid rest breaks at nearly 1000 current and former McDonald's sites.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has pardoned Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Jay Y Lee, with the justice ministry saying the business leader was needed to help overcome a "national economic crisis".The pardon is largely symbolic, with Lee having being on parole since August 2021 after serving 18 months in jail for bribery in a scandal that led to massive protests and brought down then-president Park Geun-hye in 2017.
Two Woolies shoppers have blasted the chain over its excessive use of plastic. Here's how the retailer has responded.
Four children have been found safe and well in their own home a day after they were allegedly abducted in north Queensland, but the man police are seeking remains on the run.Police said the three girls - aged three, seven and eight - and a four-year-old boy were returned to their rural home at The Leap, north of Mackay early on Friday.
With the US tearing itself apart, old comments Donald Trump made about new weapons technology have come back into the spotlight.
Biodiversity experts have revealed several genetically distinct populations of one of Australia's most tasty and sought-after table fish, the pink snapper.Once abundant from the warmer waters off Western Australia's Pilbara region to the cooler realms of the Great Australian Bight, Chrysophrys auratus has more recently been a focus of catch reductions to preserve numbers.
Rob Hampson/UnsplashOn August 9 2022, Australia’s COVIDSafe app was officially decommissioned, and all its features removed. People were encouraged to uninstall the app. Reports of its closure have made international news. On ceasing COVIDSafe, health minister Mark Butler said the “Albanese government acted to delete the wasteful and ineffective COVIDSafe app” and accused the former government of wasting “more than $21 million of taxpayer’s money on this failed app”. Was COVIDSafe a magic bullet
Off the coast of NSW, behemoth sharks are hauled up alongside boats for a teeth "clean" and researchers say the dental check could help save bite victims.The sharks are captured along 21 NSW government-installed drum lines, running from the state's far north to the south coast for research and beach protection.
Courtney Clenney was recently charged with second degree murder, following her boyfriend's death. Video of the two in an elevator months before the murder allegedly shows Clenney attacking him. Source: Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office via Miami Herald
Her raunchy content was viewed millions of times before her brutal murder.
Google has agreed to pay $60 million in penalties flowing from a long-running court fight with the Australian competition watchdog over the tech giant misleading users on the collection of personal location data.In April last year, the Federal Court of Australia found Google breached consumer law by misleading some local users into thinking the company was not collecting personal data about their location via mobile devices with Android operating systems.
Australia has "fundamental cultural problems" that need to be tackled to address the nation's defence force and veteran suicide crisis, royal commission chairman Nick Kaldas says.The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide on Thursday released its interim report which made 13 urgent recommendations, including clearing the massive backlog of compensation claims by March 2024.
Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling Europe's biggest nuclear power plant as the United Nations chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears of a catastrophe.Ukraine's Energoatom agency said the Zaporizhzhia complex was struck five times on Thursday, including near where radioactive materials are stored.
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Secret listening devices placed at the home of the "prime suspect" for the murder of an auto wrecker recorded nothing about the killing, a jury has been told.While Kubilay Kilincer was involved in lots of discussions about money, there was nothing about the killing of his boss, a retired police officer testified on Friday.
Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price claims the ABC will only give a "one-sided view" of the Voice to parliament referendum, saying she finds it "deeply troubling" as a First Nations person.The Country Liberal Party senator was speaking in favour of a motion at the Nationals' federal council meeting that called for the federal government to ensure the public broadcaster adhered to its editorial standards and charter.
A restaurant on North Stradbroke Island is struggling to find a new chef - but the perks should surely be enough to win someone over.
South Australia's voluntary euthanasia laws will take full effect from early next year.The legislation, which passed state parliament more than a year ago, was officially gazetted this week.
Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder globally in 2023, the drug maker says, more than two years after it ended US sales of a product that drew thousands of consumer safety lawsuits."As part of a worldwide portfolio assessment, we have made the commercial decision to transition to an all cornstarch-based baby powder portfolio," it said, adding that cornstarch-based baby powder was already sold in countries around the world.
Parking inspectors on the Gold Coast are now able to issue tickets without even stepping out of their vehicle – and the technology has left residents unimpressed. Read more.