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abc730 19m
A financial planner lost millions on sports betting, all while the major agencies turned a blind eye to his spiraling losses.
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abc730 1h
Dr looks at the evidence behind crisis communication and also brings us up to date with what we've learned about .
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abc730 2h
"My life is destroyed": Sydney father who gambled away $8 million says he was preyed upon.
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abc730 2h
Victorian Premier explains what the government is doing to control the outbreak, and defends his handling of the pandemic.
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abc730 3h
Melbourne is entering the first week of a second shutdown that will last until late August. COVID-19 continues to spread, putting millions of lives on hold and jobs at risk.
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abc730 17h
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Gavin Fineff said he has a deep personal sense of shame, but is determined to speak out against what he sees as the predatory practices of sports betting companies who he says took advantage of his addiction.
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abc730 17h
Replying to @FCAupdate
Lauren Levin from says really profitable losing gamblers "are traded like property” within the sports betting industry, and the practice of sharing and poaching phone numbers is unethical.
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abc730 17h
By March this year, Gavin had lost a staggering $8 million with , and . How he accessed much of those funds is now the subject of investigation by NSW police.
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abc730 17h
Replying to @ladbrokescomau
Gavin Fineff claims he was called by a representative after his betting account with TAB was frozen, and a staff member set up an account for him under a fake name. Ladbrokes' response to 's questions was: "No comment".
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abc730 17h
Replying to @AUSTRAC @tabcomau
In 2017 fined a record-breaking $45 million for not properly reporting suspicious betting. More than a year later the TAB finally asked Gavin how he could afford to make such massive bets. By then he’d lost close to $4 million.
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abc730 17h
Replying to @tabcomau
Gavin Fineff says it took more than 3 years for to ask him for proof of his income. Instead of being asked if he could afford to bet tens of thousands of dollars a day, he was granted VIP status & offered incentives to gamble even more. His income was c. $130k.
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abc730 18h
Former financial planner Gavin Fineff lost $8 million of his own and other people's money on racing and sports with three of the big online betting agencies.
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abc730 18h
Replying to @DanielAndrewsMP
"Every effort was made to try and have the best arrangements in place. Clearly, there have been some individuals - maybe a larger group than just some individuals - who have behaved in a completely unacceptable way."
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abc730 18h
“The greatest burden of responsibility is with me. I'm the Leader of the Government. I'm the leader of the state.”
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abc730 18h
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“Let's be mindful and be vigilant about the health advice and start listening and start, you know, adhering to it.” Ahmed Hassan, patient.
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abc730 18h
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“I honestly think if we didn’t have and the other support measures that we’ve been given by the governments, it would seriously be carnage out there.” Restaurateur Joseph Abboud will have to shutdown on of his restaurants.
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abc730 18h
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Year 12 student Laysaa Sheya lives in one of the housing blocks that are in lockdown. “I understand the intention behind it, but the way it was gone about was completely wrong. We should have had a heads up.”
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abc730 18h
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Ahmed Hassan is recovering from . He was taken to hospital twice. “I was in emergency ward shaking and the pain was unbearable, unbearable, because it got full control of my body.”
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abc730 18h
Victoria is about to enter its first week of a dreaded second shutdown and won’t come back to life until late August, putting millions of lives on hold and jobs at risk.
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abc730 18h
Friends and family send video messages to loved ones in Victoria caught up in the lockdown.
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