There have been 40 armed robberies on licensed premises in Sydney since the New Year. Why do they not appear on the police info website? Is there an election about to happen?

MyHome feeling a bit homeless? Now that only one franchise group (Elders) has signed up to the PBL-backed real estate website, the reality seems to be hitting home for many others. Why have LJ Hooker and others backed out? MyHome plans to go direct to the vendors of agents who use MyHome – that’s right, going “around” the real estate agent. Ray White has also said “no thank you” for the same reason. To make matters worse, MyHome is now suing Ray White (the largest franchise group in Australia) for deciding not to use MyHome. The only group promoting MyHome seems to be Raine & Horne in NSW, whose agencies are being told by Max Raine that they should stop advertising on all other real estate websites and only advertise on MyHome.
  
During February, Telstra is automatically connecting Telstra Homeline customers (probably millions of people) to Telstra Home Messages 101, a free Messagebank-lite service for the home phone. It’s a pathetic effort to increase local call revenue, and is opt out, rather than opt in. The big winner for Telstra is that it means no call now goes unanswered, providing a boost to local call revenue.

Peter Fray

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