Queensland’s first medicinal cannabis farm vows a duty of care to local patients

Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.

International opal industry hit by Mintabie uncertainty

Uncertainty surrounding the future of a South Australian opal mining town impacts upon the international trade of the precious gemstone.

Panel to advise NSW on how to make music festivals safer (as long as it’s not pill testing)

The NSW Government assembles an "expert panel" to advise on how to make music festivals safer after the deaths of two attendees at Defqon at the weekend — but if they endorse pill testing, the Premier says it will not be introduced.