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8 hour 31 minute

Plastic bag prices in the ACT could go up after review of single-use ban

By Elise Scott A mandatory minimum price on plastic bags should be imposed by the ACT Government if it wants to further reduce plastic consumption, a review has found.A review of the territory's plastic-bag ban warned if nothing is done, plastic bag use will hit pre-ban levels by 2021 — just 10 years after the single-use plastic bag ban was introduced in 2011.The increase is mainly due to the rise in household consumption and population levels.Creating a minimum plastic bag pricing scheme is one of four recommendations made by the review, which said it was the best available option currently...
8 hour 37 minute

ASIC stamps on more cryptocurrency scams as market dives

By business reporter Stephen Letts The recent plunge in cryptocurrency values appears to have done little to put the brakes on scams targeting retail investors.The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has confirmed it recently shut down several "initial coin offerings" (ICOs) which were either illegal or using misleading statements in their marketing.ASIC also recently stopped the issue of a product disclosure statement (PDS) for a crypto-asset managed investment scheme.Since April, in five other separate matters, the regulator successfully acted to prevent ICOs raising capital without the appropriate investor protections."If you raise money from the public, you have important legal obligations....
8 hour 44 minute

Revised NT alcohol plan 'unfairly targets' licensed grocery store owners, representatives say

The Northern Territory Government has revised a plan to reduce alcohol-related harm in order to balance the interests of small business owners — yet industry representatives said they still feel "unfairly targeted".Justice Trevor Riley had recommended liquor sales at licenced grocery stores be capped at 15 per cent of overall revenue, as part of his wide-ranging alcohol review. But the Northern Territory Government has decided to adopt a more lenient 25 per cent cap.Health Minister Natasha Fyles said this would "strike a balance" between reducing alcohol-related harm and the interests of the small business owners.But the Liquor Stores and Master...

8 hour 53 minute

Paul Gallen ruled out of Cronulla Sharks' NRL preliminary final against Melbourne Storm

Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has been ruled out of Friday night's preliminary final against Melbourne after failing to recover from a shoulder injury.Gallen sustained the injury in the 21-20 win over Penrith in last week's semi-final and the Sharks had intended to give the 37-year-old up until just before kick off in Melbourne to prove his fitness.He travelled with the squad to Melbourne on Thursday but after receiving treatment from the Sharks' medical staff he was ruled out of the sudden-death encounter with the Storm.The Sharks had been told Gallen could not aggravate the shoulder injury but the decision was...
11 hour 43 minute

Solomon Islands' killer croc problem could be tamed by crocodile tourism

By Evan Wasuka Locals and experts say crocodiles are becoming a dangerous menace in the Solomon Islands and are worried about a growing number of fatal attacks, but authorities are currently limited in their ability to cull the reptiles.At least five people are known to have been killed by saltwater crocodiles this year alone. The latest was a 14-year-old boy, who was attacked while diving for fish with his friends in August, while a six-year-old was killed in late May as he swam in a creek."It's the largest species of crocodile in the world … they are responsible for a...
13 hour 23 minute

Cathay Pacific sends plane 'back to the shop' after embarrassing misspelling

Cathay Pacific had to send a plane "back to the shop" after an embarrassing typo was printed on its fuselage.Travellers spotted the mistake at Hong Kong International Airport and photos were posted to an aviation discussion board on Facebook.The images showed the plane was branded "Cathay Paciic" — without the f.The airline acknowledged the mistake on Twitter and assured customers it would be fixed.But an engineer for Haeco, a sister company of the airline, questioned whether it was a genuine error."The spacing is too on-point for a mishap. We have stencils. Should be a blank gap in between letters if...

13 hour 30 minute

Power plant could turn waste to energy within five years under $400m Queensland plan

By Lucy Murray and staff Queensland could be burning rubbish to make electricity within five years as the State Government paves the way for construction of a $400 million waste-to-energy incinerator at Swanbank, west of Brisbane.However, the interim Ipswich City Council administrator has expressed reservations, saying there was "strong scepticism in Ipswich about thermal treatment of waste".Numerous approvals are required before the project goes ahead, but the State Government said it would set aside $100 million from its incoming waste levy to boost the waste-to-energy market. The fund is designed to encourage investment in technology and new infrastructure to deal...
13 hour 30 minute

Australian dollar could surge in US-China trade war at the cost of the economy, RBA warns

By business reporter David Chau The worst case scenario of a global trade war is that Australia's exchange rate could surge by 6 per cent, but the nation's economy could shrink by 2.5 per cent.It would then lead to the unemployment rate rising 0.25 per cent and inflation falling by 0.2 per cent.Those findings appeared in an internal report, prepared by the Reserve Bank in March, released in response to a freedom of information request from Bloomberg.The research was conducted before the Trump administration had decided to exempt Australia from its steel and aluminium tariffs.In that scenario:the United States imposes...
15 hour 7 second

Alexis Spiteri, 14, sets her sights on Bathurst after graduating women's racing program

By Renelle Mower At 14, Alexis Spiteri is too young to wave the flag at a motorsport event, but that doesn't stop her racing around the track at up to 185 kilometres per hour.Having graduated from motorbikes and go-karts to race cars, Alexis has now become the youngest female to hold a Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) licence.She has also recently completed a program helping female drivers break into motorsport, and now has her sights set on the top tier of racing in Australia, the V8 Supercars."When I'm racing, I feel like myself, like I can do anything," Alexis...

15 hour 23 minute

Former Inpex employee had to take unpaid leave for abortion, alleges toxic workplace culture

ABC Radio Darwin By Jesse Thompson, Josh Begbie and Michael Murdoch A former employee of the Northern Territory's Inpex Ichthys LNG project has spoken out against the company, saying mental health and safety concerns often came second to getting the job done. In one instance, she claimed that an upward referral of another employee's suicidal ideation was met with indifference."I actually had someone go through a divorce and tell me he was thinking about taking his own life," the woman, who wished to be known as Sophie, said."He worked directly for Inpex, and I took that anonymously to the [health...
16 hour 10 minute

Strawberry needle contamination: Woolworths dumps needle sales after fruit-spiking cases

By Peta Carlyon Woolworths has pulled sewing needles from its shelves amid ongoing cases of fruit contamination.In a statement, the supermarket giant confirmed it had taken the precautionary step of temporarily removing sewing needles from sale at all its stores.A spokeswoman said the safety of customers was its top priority.Police are investigating more than 100 reports of needle-tampering cases across the country, many of which are suspected copycat cases or hoaxes.On Wednesday, the Federal Government announced new laws would be introduced so people contaminating strawberries face more jail time.Prime Minister Scott Morrison described those who have hidden needles in fruit...
16 hour 57 minute

Australian dollar hits three-week high; Wall St shrugs off trade fears

By business reporter David Chau The Australian dollar has continued its rebound to a three-week high of 72.6 US cents, despite an increase in US interest rates, and also gained against other major currencies.It has risen to 55.2 British pence, 62.2 euro cents and 81.5 Japanese yen.It seems global investors are betting that the US-China trade war will not be as bad as they initially feared.After all, both sides are essentially "pulling their punches", as the tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing on each other were less severe than they had previously warned.Last week, the local currency dipped below 71...