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Kmart issues urgent stove recall … NSW businesses left hanging with NBN rollout … Qantas chief executive gives $1 million to marriage equality campaign

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Discount department store Kmart has issued an immediate product recall for its Active and Co brand single burner stoves, amid concerns over issues of gas leakage.

News.com.au reports the retailer is asking customers to stop using units that were bought between December 2015 and April 2017, with the model PL-222 — IAPMO and the certification number GMK10262.

The retailer has said there was an “issue with the manufacturing” and will be offering a full refund upon the return of the goods.

NBN slow going for NSW small businesses

A NSW Business Chamber survey of 850 businesses across the state has found 43% are less than happy with the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

The businesses surveyed said NBN delays are costing them an average of $9,000, with 39% of those surveyed reporting they had to wait four weeks or more for their NBN service to actually be connected.

Two-thirds of businesses reported having to wait more than one week for connection after the NBN became available in the state.

Alan Joyce donates $1 million to “yes” campaign

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has reportedly personally donated $1 million to the ‘yes’ campaign, as ballots for a postal vote on marriage equality are beginning to be sent out to Australian households.

Fairfax reports this is the largest individual contribution to the campaign so far.

Joyce has been vocal about his support for marriage equality, while Qantas has been one of the largest Australian companies to support changing the definition of marriage, campaigning on the issue with other global businesses like Airbnb throughout the year.

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Emma Koehn

Emma Koehn is SmartCompany's senior journalist.

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