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New MasterChef Challenge Gives Contestants 60 Minutes To Prepare Beautifully-Constructed Illegal Wage Payment Scheme

Running The Shovel

In a new twist on Australia’s favourite cooking competition, MasterChef contestants will have exactly one hour to cook up the perfect way to underpay their staff. Inspired by judge George Calomabris’s own approach to running restaurants, the new
'In a new twist on Australia’s favourite cooking competition, MasterChef contestants will have exactly one hour to cook up the perfect way to underpay their staff. Inspired by judge George Calomabris’s own approach to running restaurants, the new segment – named ‘Cooking the Books’ – will challenge contestants to find the most inventive and inspiring ways to avoid paying minimum wages and overtime. Calombaris told contestants to think creatively. “Thinkcarefully about the ingredients you’re going to use. Award wage theft? Holidayloading avoidance? Maybe a dash of overtime-rate evasion? Delicious!” He said the schemes would be judged on creativity, taste and presentation. “It’s about the presentation. How can you make it look like you’re running a professional, successful business on the outside when in fact everything’s held together by a carefully-constructed garnish? “I’m looking forward to seeing how you approach this. 20 MINUTES!”'

If You Need A New Samsung Phone, These Are The Deals To Get

Running Lifehacker Australia

The Galaxy Note 10 is right around the corner, with Samsung set to unveil its big new phone on August 8. However, if you're not keen on waiting, now might be a good time to pull a trigger on a Galaxy S10 or even a Note 9. Telstra and Optus are both
'The Galaxy Note 10 is right around the corner, with Samsung set to unveil its big new phone on August 8. However, if you're not keen on waiting, now might be a good time to pull a trigger on a Galaxy S10 or even a Note 9. Telstra and Optus are both running some great Samsung-centric deals across Galaxy devices right now. Here are some of our favourites.\t\t\t\t\t More »'

Get Your Kid Psyched About Chores By Giving Them An 'Official' Title

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Want to get your little kid excited about helping out around the house? Give them an official title. I tell you this as the mother of a renowned “orange monitor”, a position I gave my daughter when she was five. Her job was to alert me and her dad
'Want to get your little kid excited about helping out around the house? Give them an official title. I tell you this as the mother of a renowned “orange monitor”, a position I gave my daughter when she was five. Her job was to alert me and her dad when we were running low on oranges, and then at the store, select new oranges and bag them up.\t\t\t\t\t More »'

Olympian’s pain over son’s birthday driveway tragedy

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An Australian Olympian is grieving the loss of his son on his first birthday after accidentally running him over in the driveway of their home.
'Track and field athlete Isaac Ntiamoah was preparing for his son Josiah’s birthday party on Friday, driving to and from the house to pick up supplies. About 3pm, Mr Ntiamoah’s Mitsubishi ASX accidentally hit Josiah at the Whitford Rd property at Green Valley, in Sydney’s west. It is understood Josiah’s mother Angelina, a schoolteacher, saw the accident and pulled him from under the car. She drove Josiah to Liverpool Hospital but he died shortly afterwards. MORE NEWS Jail boss’s bid to close Hamzy loophole Secret report: How disgraced swimmer beat drug testers Is new M4 tunnel faster than Parramatta Rd? Mr Ntiamoah arrived at hospital in such a state of shock that police had not been able to speak to him by Saturday morning. Mr Ntiamoah, 36, submitted to mandatory blood and alcohol tests and the Crash Investigation Unit towed the Mitsubishi from the hospital for examination, but it was returned to the family yesterday. It is understood Josiah’s death is being treated as a tragic accident. Family and friends rallied around the couple yesterday, with a steady stream of visitors offering flowers and hugs at the front door. One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said the couple had been overjoyed by Josiah’s birth after a prolonged period of trying for a baby. “They were over the moon and he was a fantastic father. Extremely proud,” she said. She said Josiah was just learning to walk, adding: “He was a very good little boy.” Josiah was the third child killed in a driveway accident in the past two months. On July 6, an 18-month-old was run over by a four-wheel drive outside a family home at Tailem Bend in South Australia. A week earlier, a two-year-old boy was killed when he was hit by his family’s car north of Adelaide. More than five children are killed and 47 seriously injured in driveway accidents across the country every year, according to the NSW Centre for Road Safety. Mr Ntiamoah was a member of the Australian 4x100 relay team that finished sixth in the final at the 2012 London Olympics. This came after his squad equalled the Australian record with their time to qualify for the final. A former Fairfield High student, Mr Ntiamoah started his running career at age seven with the Fairfield Little Athletics Club and told media in 2012 that he was a “late bloomer” in the sport. “I only started to take it seriously after I finished high school and that’s probably why I have done well later in my career,’’ he said. Injury cruelled his attempt to make the Australian squad for the 2004 Athens Games while he failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He narrowly missed bringing home a medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India after finishing fourth by 0.25 seconds.'

Failed house builder under investigation

Running The Advertiser

The state’s consumer watchdog is investigating collapsed builder Coast to Coast Homes amid criticism it failed to act on complaints about the company that left a trail of financial ruin.
'A spokesman for Consumer and Business Services said the agency was “unable” to comment on the nature of the investigation or when it launched the inquiry. One customer told The Advertiser that a senior investigator contacted her in June, three days after the paper revealed her bad experiences of building with Coast to Coast Homes , which closed its doors in May owing at least $5 million. Mel Birt’s Tranmere house is littered with defects and faults and she has been quoted up to $162,000 to Coast to Coast Homes’ shoddy workmanship. She can claim only $80,000 under her home warranty insurance. Ms Birt, who signed a $474,000 building contract with Coast to Coast Homes in June 2016, said the investigator was from a department investigating breaches of building codes, contracts and legislation. “I think he’s trying to gauge what sort of problems we experienced, how many and the extent,” she said. “He said was I willing to make a statement should he require one and I said ‘yes, 100 per cent’, but he hasn’t asked me to make the statement.” Ms Birt said an insurance assessor who inspected her house on Monday said all exterior paving would have to be replaced. She said she was also told the bathroom would have to be gutted and replaced and the house repainted. Another Coast to Coast Homes’ customer, Jacinta Starick, who has an incomplete property at Mt Barker , has hit out at CBS for what she claims was its failure to adequately investigate complaints she raised about the company a year ago. “Even though the name of the builder was known, there was no interest by CBS and one was referred to legal services and to take legal action as all matters were considered contractual in nature,” she said in a July 7 email to CBS commissioner Dini Soulio. “After considerable effort by me, 12 months of rattling CBS cages, I was required to spend considerable time and effort in encouraging other homeowners to make contact with you, so that you could take the matter ‘seriously’. “You should now be aware of the extent of the delinquency of C2CH and the considerable hardship they have imposed on others — homeowners, suppliers and industry alike — QBE insurance alone will have a full understanding of the ramifications of the delinquency of this builder (as will the liquidator). “When it is obvious through numerous complaints received against a trader that there are substantial issues, how can a targeted body like CBS not take action — what actually is your jurisdiction and influence for change?” The CBS spokesman said CBS took allegations of misconduct seriously and made “every effort” to support consumers. “If a consumer advises they are aware of others who are having difficulty with the same trader, we will always encourage them to get in touch to assist with any investigation,” he said. “Any allegations of misconduct will be assessed in accordance with the relevant licensing regime and consumer protection laws.” Did you build with Coast to Coast Homes? We want to hear your experiences. Email Renato Castello at renato.castello@news.com.au The collapse of builder Coast to Coast homes in South Australia's seventh in less than a year could be among the biggest in recent years, says Treasurer Rob Lucas. Source: 7 News Adelaide'