A new tax on alcohol which could see the cost of cask wine rise by more than 100 per cent would be the most cost-effective way for the Australian Government to address the nation's growing obesity crisis, a team of health economists at Deakin University in Melbourne concludes.
The head and co-founder of ecommerce giant Alibaba is confirmed as a communist party member by Chinese state-backed newspaper The People's Daily.
A plan to capitalise on the Crocodile Dundee tourism campaign by offering US visitors free flights to the Northern Territory will be extended after the allocated seats aren't filled.
A study has found that the Mount Buffalo region in north-east Victoria has major potential to attract more visitors, if government and private investors get on board.
An advertisement for "Caucasian mature age men" to play the role of Father Christmas in suburban shopping centres in Adelaide is removed from a job website following criticism online.
Companies exporting Australian produce target the refined tastes of China's rising middle class.
A cheesecake shop owner in Melbourne's CBD says a payphone which includes a billboard over 2.5 metres high is blocking his shop front, and should be moved down the street to sit in front of Telstra's store instead.
Claims by the makers of Akuna Springs that their bottled water is "enriched with vital organic minerals that enhance the experience of taste while supplying incredible health benefits with every sip" is called into question by an independent water analysis that shows it is no healthier than tap water.
As debate rages about whether a horse race should be advertised on the Opera House, documents reveal NSW racing and media powerbrokers lobbied to get exemptions from laws that were supposed to stop problem gamblers being lured to bet.
Broadcaster Alan Jones apologises for comments he made during a heated discussion with the head of the Sydney Opera House, where he called for her to be sacked during a debate on the promotion of the Everest horse race on the iconic sails.