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Magazine Publisher Ordered To Pay Rebel Wilson $4.5 Million In Damages After Defamation Loss

Magazine Publisher Ordered To Pay Rebel Wilson $4.5 Million In Damages After Defamation Loss

In the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning justice John Dixon ordered Bauer Media to pay Wilson $4.5 million.Wilson, who wasn't in court, has vowed to donate the damages to charity. She could have had "lead roles" in multiple films if Bauer had "properly investigated" the allegations made against Wilson instead of pursuing its "own corporate objectives", he said."Substantial vindication can only be achieved by an award of damages that underscores that Ms Wilson's reputation as an actress of integrity was wrongly damaged in a manner that affected her marketability in a huge worldwide marketplace," he said. Wilson maintained throughout the trial she had never lied about her real name, age or childhood, and the jury returned unanimous verdicts in the acto...
New Union Head Calls For Massive $45 A Week Increase In The Minimum Wage

New Union Head Calls For Massive $45 A Week Increase In The Minimum Wage

Sally McManus gave her first public speech as the new ACTU secretary at the National Press Club on Wednesday and used it to call for the minimum wage to be lifted to almost $19 per hour."Our minimum wage has fallen to a dangerously low level," McManus said."Wage theft is a new business model for far too many employers, inequality in our country is now at a 70 year high, and 679 of our biggest corporations pay not one cent in tax."The ACTU said up to 2.3 million Australians were on the current minimum wage of $17.70 per hour, or $672.60 for a 38 hour week.McManus also doubled down on her recent headline grabbing comments about breaking unjust laws, referring to historical figures Martin Luther King Jr and St Augustine."In our movement, we take the examples of our heroes to heart," she s...