2023 Organic Wine Awards

South Australia has scooped the pool at the 2023 Australian Organic Wine Awards, with four of the six major trophies awarded to growers from the Wine State. Hosted by Australian Organic Limited (AOL), the Awards, now in their third year, celebrate Australia’s certified organic and biodynamic wine industry. In total,Read More →

David Davis Operation Watts Progress report

The Victorian Ombudsman and IBAC tabled Operation Watts progress report in parliament today. Operation Watts was the first joint investigation conducted by IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman. It scrutinized how branch stacking in the Victorian branch of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) resulted in the alleged misuse of public fundsRead More →

Liquid Meth collage

The AFP is seeking public assistance after 312kg of liquid methamphetamine destined for Melbourne was intercepted by authorities. Operation Tallow began in July 2023 when Homeland Security Investigations special agents and US Customs and Border Protection officers at Los Angeles International Airport identified a consignment containing 312kg of liquid methamphetamine,Read More →

Michelle Rowland - Online CC banning legislation

Australians at risk of online gambling harm will be better protected through a ban on credit card payments and fines of up to $234,750 for companies who don’t enforce it, through legislation to be introduced by the Albanese Labor Government to Parliament today. The Interactive Gambling Amendment (Credit and OtherRead More →

A (H1N1) influenza virus

On 2 September 2023, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a laboratory-confirmed human case of infection with a swine-origin influenza A(H1N1) variant (v) virus in the province of North Brabant, Netherlands. This is the first human infection caused by influenza A(H1N1)vRead More →

West Gate Tunnel powers ahead

High above Footscray Road, a major milestone on the Andrews Labor Government’s West Gate Tunnel Project will soon be reached – with a giant 1400-tonne crane lifting the final piece of the new elevated freeway into place. The 40-metre-high and 116-metre-long gantry has been hoisting massive 100-tonne pieces of concreteRead More →

Matt Bach - John Pesutto

Opposition leader John Pesutto will be politically poorer next year as his friend and colleague, shadow minister for education Matt Bach has decided to call it quits. Yesterday afternoon, he informed his leader John Pesutto that he would be resigning from Parliament to accept a senior teaching position in theRead More →

Gregory Crinum Coal mine- Tanya Plibersek

Flaunting its self-awarded credentials of being perhaps the most virtuous climate conscious government on the planet, the Albanese Government has approved an extension to the Gregory Crinum coal mine in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin until 2073. The approval was granted under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC), Australia’sRead More →