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RECALL: Popular ice cream dessert pulled from supermarket freezers

A popular ice-cream cake base is being recalled across the country over fears it could cause a severe allergic reaction.

The Bulla Ready-To-Decorate Ice Cream Cake Base 1.5L has been pulled from supermarket freezers because it contains soy, which was not declared on the box.

The product, which has a best before date of 24/03/2021, has been available for sale at Woolworths and other Independent supermarkets nationwide.

Anyone who has a soy allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if they consume the base.

Customers are being urged to return the dessert to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen Polo recalled over potentially deadly airbags

There’s been another major car recall, this time involving Volkswagen Polos and the potentially deadly Takata airbags.

The car giant issued the recall this week, revealing 2759 Polo models made between 2010-2014 have been affected.

The recall is due to the front driver side airbag inflators and involves vehicles supplied between 1 December 2010 and 1 January 2015.

“As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade,” the recall notice reads.

“If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.”

It’s understood that if a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the driver, causing serious injury or even death.

Volkswagen says they will contact owners of affected vehicles to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

WATCH: Van allegedly packed with $200m worth of ICE crashes into police cars

A VAN allegedly packed with more than $200 million worth of the drug ICE has crashed into a number of parked police cars outside a police station in Sydney’s north west.

A 26-year-old man was allegedly driving the van when it smashed into the vehicles on Ethel Street in Eastwood about 10.30am on Monday.

Officers tracked down the van in the nearby Sydney suburb of Ryde a short time later, where they made the shock discovery.

Upon searching the van, they uncovered several moving boxes allegedly containing more than 270kg of methylamphetamine.

Police say the drugs have an estimated potential street value of more than $200 million.

The driver was arrested at the scene and taken to Ryde Police Station where he was charged with large commercial drug supply, negligent driving, and not give particulars to police.

He was refused bail to appear in court today.

Investigations into the large drug bust are continuing, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad.

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Petrol

Where you can get 81 CENT fuel today… you’re welcome!

MOTORISTS have star Supercar drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard to thank for extra cheap fuel today.

To celebrate the duo’s success on the track, the Shell service station in Rocklea is dropping their petrol prices to an extraordinarily low 81 cents per litre – a sight many children of today would never have seen before!

It comes as McLaughlin and Coulthard have taken an incredible 81 combined Pole Positions and Race Wins since DJR Team Penske formed their naming rights partnership with Shell V-Power in 2017.

Motorists will be racing to the pumps to fill up, with the bargain fuel available for just one hour only, between 10am and 11am at the Shell Coles Express on Beatty Road.

Game on!

 

Morrison stands by super rise plan

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australians won’t miss out on a rise in the superannuation guarantee, despite coalition MPs agitating for the already-legislated plan to be axed.

Some Liberal and Nationals MPs are worried increasing the 9.5 per cent compulsory superannuation guarantee will make it harder for employers to keep staff and offer them pay rises.

The guarantee is due to increase to 10 per cent in 2021/22 and then rise by 0.5 per cent in each of the following four years, hitting 12 per cent in 2025/26.

At least seven coalition MPs have spoken against the rise.

Asked about the pressure in his own ranks to change the policy, Mr Morrison told parliament his government would be sticking with it.

“There is no change to the government’s policy,” Mr Morrison said on Monday.

“But … given we are talking about the positions of parties on superannuation, does the Labor party stand by its more than $30 billion in higher superannuation taxes?”

Earlier, former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce said he wanted any increase in what employers are paying to go straight into workers’ pockets.

“What we want, once more, is if there is a wage rise to go into the salary earner – the wage earner’s – pocket so they can spend it,” he told reporters in Canberra.

He’s also worried some employers will struggle to keep their staff as the guarantee goes up.

“Super does not just emanate from the ether. It comes from the employer,” he said.

“If the employer can’t make the payment, he’ll make it up by just putting people off.”

Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers said the government needed to make its position clear, as it prepared to launch a review into the superannuation system.

“We call on the Liberal party to get their hands off workers’ super, to do something about stagnant wages in this country,” Dr Chalmers said.

“The Liberal party never wants to see the fair distribution of company profits to workers, whether it be in their retirement incomes, whether it be via their wages.”

Industry Super Australia said any possible change in the policy should concern all Australians.

ISA analysis shows the average worker at the cusp of retirement is already nearly $100,000 worse off as a result of continued delays to increases in super since its establishment 25 years ago.

Further analysis shows that freezing the super guarantee at 9.5 per cent will see a 30-year-old earning $80,000 robbed of $90,000 in super by the time they reach retirement.

“Australians would be right to ask why these federal MPs think it’s OK to leave the super guarantee at just 9.5 per cent when they are beneficiaries of contributions of at least 15.4 per cent under the parliamentary super scheme,” ISA’s deputy chief executive Matthew Linden said.

“Winding back the super guarantee would leave Australians worse off at retirement and increase the burden on the age pension. It’s bad policy and the government should rule it out.”

© AAP 2019