Australian Made: Why Foreign Buyers Buy Food Brands?

Many popular Australian brands are still being bought up by international companies, with one expert suggesting the sale will only increase. The latest major brand to leave Australia is Victorian-era Patties Foods, which owns Four’N Twenty, Herbert Adams, Boscastle, Nanna’s and Leader. Vesco Foods – including On the Menu, Super Nature, Lean Cuisine, Annabel Karmel … Read more

Peter Dutton warns US recession is inevitable

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has stated that the US will enter a recession, and “this prime minister knows what is coming”. The big call comes as treasurer Jim Chalmers prepares to transfer his first budget next month, which he says will be a “bread and butter” effort to curb inflation. The opposition is warning him … Read more

US Federal Reserve Decision Could Cause a Recession: Motley Fool, Stephen Jones

Australians are being told they are “preparing” for further financial pain, including a potential recession, after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates to the highest levels since the global financial crisis. The central bank raised the country’s cash interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to 3.25 percent, and said further rate hikes … Read more

Trenton Shipley: Dancing with the Stars finalist charged with sexual assault

A former Dancing with the Stars finalist performed the “most intimate dance” with a woman he allegedly went on to sexually abuse, a court has heard. Trenton Shipley, 48, is facing seven charges related to the alleged sexual contact and assault of a woman at a Sydney dance studio in 2021. In 2005, Mr Shipley … Read more

Body-shaming: woman shares nightmare experience in store

A Gold Coast woman is candid about a humbling experience while shopping at a fashion store. Vanessa Spano was trying on clothes when she stuck her head out of the fitting room to ask a sales assistant for a different size. She said the sales assistant looked at her from head to toe and interrupted, … Read more

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation: Unions new pressure on four-day workweek

A major Australian trade union has renewed its call for the country to switch to a four-day work week. The Victorian branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation this week, in their submission to a senate committee of the federal parliament, has called for a reduction of the workweek by one day, or to … Read more

Nerang Street Development Company Collapses Over $80 Million Creditors

The development company behind a massive Gold Coast project has engaged administrators, owing creditors about $80 million. Nerang Street, which is developing the $500 million Queen Street Village in South Port, is facing funding challenges and handling the Covid-19 pandemic, according to The Australian. Robson Cotter Insolvency Group said unsecured creditors were estimated at $40.8 … Read more

Kelly’s pub in Cranbourne under fire for making fun of Queen’s death

At a time of mourning for one of Australia’s most beloved monarchs, a Melbourne pub has taken the opportunity to use the Queen’s death to promote their lunchtime menu. Kelly’s Hotel in Cranbourne posted a series of “insensitive” comments on their Facebook page, featuring photos of Prince Harry looking sad to urge customers to take … Read more

Cost of living: calls to extend fuel tax for another six months

There is concern that when the fuel tax cut ends it will create a ripple effect, with many people likely to cut their spending on shops and restaurants because they can’t afford to drive anywhere. The Albanian government has ruled out an extension of the fuel tax cut when it expires on September 29, but … Read more

Daily store products that will change after the death of the Queen

Hundreds of popular everyday products that can be found in supermarkets and other stores will soon be forced to make a major change after the death of the Queen. Products with the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom on their label must remove it and reapply to get permission from King Charles III … Read more