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.
Joel Robinson is one of Australia's few producers of the beverage mead — and he is doing it with an extremely rare olfactory condition that makes almost everything smell like rotting flesh or burnt rubber.
A national survey reveals 87 per cent of fast-food workers have experienced abuse, with some facing death threats and having cigarettes and hot coffee thrown at them during shifts.
The Federal Court has approved a settlement reached between Murray Goulburn and the ACCC which will see its former managing director hit with a $200,000 fine.
An international tax accounting company hopes to know by February if its legal challenge to the backpacker tax will see the controversial measure overturned.
With harvests underway across most of the country, Australia's winter crop looks worse than initially predicted after the driest September on record and significant frost damage.
A New Zealand worker loses a racial discrimination case against an Adelaide bakery where she was nicknamed "Kiwi", because a judge said it was not an insult.
Coca-Cola Amatil is selling its struggling SPC fruit and vegetable processing business, abandoning its former plans to turn it around in the face of a projected $10 million loss.
WA Police allege an argument over the wrong pub meal being sent to a table escalated into a fight in which guns were fired.