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  • Labor’s big guns abandon White

    Labor Members of Parliament this afternoon sought to distance themselves from the disastrous leadership of Rebecca White, declining the opportunity to vote on a motion to back their leader.

    Despite having ample opportunity to stand up and defend Rebecca White’s ailing leadership during a private Member's motion, not one senior member of her Shadow Ministry spoke in her defence.

    Nor did David or Michelle O’Byrne enter the House of Assembly to defend Rebecca White or show solidarity.

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  • Morrison Government’s health funding helping Tasmanians

    The Morrison Government is boosting funding for Tasmanian healthcare, with a $91.9 million Tasmanian Health Plan that addresses healthcare needs and provides affordable and accessible healthcare, and an additional $25.6 million for the North and North-West*.

    The facts are:

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  • Tasmania shines at AHA National Awards

    Tasmania’s world-class visitor experiences have again been recognised at the Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence, held on the Gold Coast this evening.

    Congratulations to the Shoreline Hotel, on winning the Regional Overall Hotel of the Year award, as well as Best Bistro-Metropolitan.

    The recently opened Maylands Lodge in New Town was awarded Best Superior Accommodation and Furneaux Restaurant in St Helens was recognised as Best Restaurant – Regional.

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  • SME innovation under threat as patent regime faces the axe: Ombudsman

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has urged the federal government not to abolish the low-cost innovation patent regime, saying this would create a significant barrier to small businesses.

    “It would be a mistake to phase out the innovation patent system without any replacement,” Ms Carnell said.

    “Although we acknowledge the current system is not perfect, it’s the only viable way for SMEs to access temporary or short-term IP protections, which is essential, particularly when disputes arise.

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  • Telco provider BVivid pays penalties and will release consumers from contracts

    The ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from telco provider BVivid Pty Ltd (BVivid) for making telemarketing calls to consumers in areas transitioning to the NBN that BVivid has admitted likely breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).

    BVivid also paid $25,200 in penalties after the ACCC issued it with two infringement notices.

    From October 2017 to at least May 2018, BVivid cold-called consumers and told them their internet services would be disconnected or they would lose their telephone number if they did not move to the NBN immediately.

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  • LG to pay $160,000 for misleading representations to two consumers

    The Federal Court has imposed $160,000 in penalties on LG Electronics Australia Pty Ltd (LG) for making misleading representations to two consumers about their consumer guarantee rights.

    In June 2018, the Full Federal Court partially upheld an appeal by the ACCC against an earlier judgment dismissing the ACCC’s case.

    The Full Court found that LG made misleading representations to two consumers who believed they had purchased faulty televisions, when it implied on phone calls they had no rights other than those under LG’s manufacturer’s warranties.

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  • Cartel immunity policy strengthened, whistleblowing tool launched

    The ACCC has strengthened its cartel immunity and cooperation policy to enhance its transparency and clarify its scope.

    The updated immunity policy, which has been informed by experience gathered during key criminal investigations, will come into effect on 1 October 2019.

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  • New lending to households rises 3.9 per cent

    The value of new lending commitments to households rose 3.9 per cent in July 2019, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures on new lending to households and businesses.

    The rise in new lending to households in July follows a 1.9 per cent rise in June 2019.

    ABS Chief Economist, Bruce Hockman said: “In July, growth in new lending commitments to households was the strongest since October 2014.”

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  • Delivering for Tasmania’s forest industry

    The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has a mandate to drive business investment and create real jobs for Tasmanians, including rebuilding the forestry industry and supporting the 5,700+ people it employs.

    Our Strategic Growth Plan for Tasmania’s forests, fine timber and wood fibre industry provides a clear pathway to assist industry to grow, supporting forestry jobs.

    We are investing $500,000 to help build a stronger industry, by providing forestry contractors with skills and access to professional advice to take their businesses to the next level.

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  • LG to pay $160,000 for misleading representations to two consumers

    The Federal Court has imposed $160,000 in penalties on LG Electronics Australia Pty Ltd (LG) for making misleading representations to two consumers about their consumer guarantee rights.

    In June 2018, the Full Federal Court partially upheld an appeal by the ACCC against an earlier judgment dismissing the ACCC’s case.

    The Full Court found that LG made misleading representations to two consumers who believed they had purchased faulty televisions, when it implied on phone calls they had no rights other than those under LG’s manufacturer’s warranties.

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