Telstra compensate for slow NBN... and more Zedlines

Telstra has admitted it may have breached the Australian Consumer Law by promising super fast speeds on the NBN. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

The company has offered compensation to 42,000 customers who have experienced slow internet connection after false, misleading claims were made to them in advertising.

The ACCC investigated Telstra’s claims over the last two years, and now says customers were not receiving the high speeds they paid for.

Telstra will allow their customers refunds, a change of internet plans or the option to leave their contracts entirely without paying a fee.

Pisasale stole from Men’s Shed, court hears

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale was back in court to front the crime and corruption commission yesterday, this time on fraud charges.

It is alleged he took more than $60,000 worth of goods and cheques which were intended for the Ipswich Men’s Shed.

Pisasale was released on bail with matters adjourned until next month.

More disruption for Ardent Leisure and Dreamword

Ardent Leisure, parent company of Dreamworld, is facing yet another crisis in the shock resignation of its CEO, Simon Kelly.

Kelly has not given any reason for his resignation as of yet, but has made a statement saying his time with the company was “a pleasure”.

Business at Dreamworld remains challenged, but Ardent says this was to be expected after last year’s fatal ride accident.

Using technology to preserve Indigenous culture

A new program in Sydney is using technology to preserve indigenous culture.

School students are teaching elders how to use computers, tablets and smartphones, and together they are recording language to save it for the future.

Aunty Bryl Van Ovloo says the program is a way for her to move with the times, and keep up with the way of the world.

In the coming months, the program will expand into nine regional and rural locations in New South Wales.

Arrest of Saudi Prince could be disaster for Murdoch

The Murdoch business empire may lose an important ally, who also happens to be one of the world’s richest men, following a corruption crackdown in Saudi Arabia.

Prince Awaleed bin Talal was one of eleven high-profile persons arrested; he also happens to be a major shareholder in News Corp, and a supporter of Murdoch within the business.

The timing may prove to be a disaster for the whole Murdoch family, as another attempt from hostile shareholders to loosen his grip on the company may only be days away.

New study suggests all mammals were once nocturnal

A new study suggests mammals swapped nightlife for day-time activity around the time dinosaurs became extinct 66 million years ago.

The research supports the theory all mammals were nocturnal to stay safe from dinosaur predators, who were primarily active during sunlit hours.

Study Leader and PhD student Roi Maor says “mammals’ ancestral nocturnality itself is not surprising… but the correlation in timing between the disappearance of dinosaurs and the advent of daytime activity in mammals has not been shown before.”