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

NSW floods: Child dies after being trapped in car swept away in Tullamore

A five-year-old child has died after becoming trapped in a car that was swept away late Friday night and flooded. At about 3:20 p.m. this afternoon, police divers found the boy’s body in the car. The car has since been recovered as an investigation into the incident is underway. A report is now being prepared … 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

Interest Rates: Potential Home Buyers Caught With Pre-Approvals

Some potential homebuyers with pre-financial clearance are caught out by rising interest rates after learning that their borrowing capacity may have changed. Preliminary loan agreements are quickly becoming obsolete and many people are not able to borrow as much as they initially thought. ICU Finance Group director Arlton D’Souza told NCA NewsWire that getting pre-approval … Read more

Monkeypox: Over 40 locally acquired cases as numbers increase

About two-thirds of monkey pox cases in Victoria are locally acquired, as health officials and doctors scramble to pinpoint the source of the spread. On September 8, 129 confirmed or probable cases of the virus were discovered in Australia after it first arrived on the country’s coast in May. Victoria has so far recorded the … Read more