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12 Aussie media companies fined for breaking court order

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Australian media companies will pay a total of $1.1 million in fines for breaching a suppression order

The ruling found 12 media outlets breached a gag order when reporting the trial and conviction of George Pell for child sexual assault.

The outlets, which are mostly owned by the Nine Network, and News Corp pleaded guilty in February to breaching the order.

Justice John Dixon says the media firms “frustrated the suppression order” because they reported “information contrary to the terms of the order”.

“Each [network] took a deliberate risk by intentionally advancing a collateral attack on the role of suppression orders in Victoria’s criminal justice system,”

Such suppression orders are common in the Australian and British judicial systems.

But the enormous international interest in an Australian criminal trial with global ramifications highlighted the difficulty in enforcing such orders in the digital age.

The media companies pleaded guilty in February to 21 charges of contempt in a plea deal in the Victoria state Supreme Court.

The Age owned by Nine Entertainment was fined AU$450,000 and News Life Media was penalised with a AU$400,000 fine.

Herald and Weekly Times, was fined AU$2,000.

No foreign news organisation has been charged with breaching the suppression order. 

The media companies must also pay prosecutors’ legal costs of AU$650,000.

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GOP vice presidential nominee JD Vance’s foreign policy views

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American voters are learning more about GOP vice presidential nominee Senator JD Vance.

JD Vance has been selected as Donald Trump’s running mate for the 2024 presidential election.

The 39-year-old senator from Ohio is a Marine, graduate of Yale Law School, a former venture capitalist and the author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy.”

As the GOP lays out it’s vision for the future of America at its Republican National Convention–many voters are looking forward to learning more about the GOP vice presidential nominee especially when it comes to foreign policy.

Jonathan Tobin the editor-in-chief of Jewish News Syndicate joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

#IN AMERICA TODAY #trending #2024election #politics #foreignpolicy #JDVance #DonaldTrump #GOP #RNC

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Tech researchers argue that ChatGPT’s AI comedy is beating humans to the punchline

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ChatGPT has taken to the stand-up stage, with some researchers arguing that AI has finally beaten humans to the punchline.

GenAI takes the next leap forward, now targeting the comedy scene – but will the machines get the last laugh?

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all the latest AI updates. #featured

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OpenAI’s secret project ‘Strawberry’ tech aims to advance AI reasoning capabilities

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OpenAI has embarked on a secretive project codenamed ‘Strawberry’, aimed at developing advanced reasoning capabilities for its AI systems.

The project, shrouded in secrecy, is reported to involve a multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers pushing the boundaries of machine learning.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from UniSC joins to discuss. #featured

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