Fact check: Does the projected increase in revenue from the Government’s crackdown on illicit tobacco rely on smokers to switching to legal product? – Fact Check

Fact check: Does the projected increase in revenue from the Government’s crackdown on illicit tobacco rely on smokers to switching to legal product? – Fact Check

Posted June 20, 2018 07:31:46 Photo: Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm says that the increase in revenue from the Government’s crackdown on illicit tobacco is forecast to be generated by illicit tobacco users switching to legal tobacco. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) One of the higher profile initiatives in the 2018 …

Crocodiles, stingers, tides await man planning bold swim across Darwin Harbour

Crocodiles, stingers, tides await man planning bold swim across Darwin Harbour

Posted June 20, 2018 07:00:05 Photo: Michael Wells will attempt a seven-kilometre swim from the Mandorah Jetty to Cullen Bay. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) What does it take to swim across Darwin Harbour? Any local will tell you that the ocean waters are filled with risk: crocodiles, currents and …

NSW is rich on paper but people struggle to keep up

NSW is rich on paper but people struggle to keep up

Updated June 20, 2018 06:24:31 Photo: NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet’s 2018-2019 budget includes a bold initiative to introduce a road toll relief package. (AAP: Paul Miller) Related Story: NSW Treasurer’s ‘people’s budget’ targets cost of living Related Story: Families, schools winners in NSW budget but commuters, punters left out in …

Melbourne cafe Hairy Little Sista ‘one of the worst cases’ for underpayment: union

Melbourne cafe Hairy Little Sista ‘one of the worst cases’ for underpayment: union

Posted June 20, 2018 05:43:17 Photo: Hairy Little Sista owner Kristine Becker says she has always tried to do the right thing by her staff. (Source: businessmamas.com.au) Two weeks ago, Harry Connor decided he’d had enough. After three months working at Hairy Little Sista in Little Collins Street, he finally …

Weight, poor diet, physical inactivity to blame for Australians getting sicker

Weight, poor diet, physical inactivity to blame for Australians getting sicker

Posted June 20, 2018 05:11:12 Australians are living longer but half of us have a chronic health condition which impacts our quality of life. Key points: One in four Australians have two or more chronic illnesses Cancer, mental illness and coronary heart disease are the most common Chronic conditions account …

Western Sydney poet Maryam Azam explores the modern experience of wearing the hijab

Western Sydney poet Maryam Azam explores the modern experience of wearing the hijab

Posted June 20, 2018 04:42:31 Photo: Azam says she was was tired of reading ‘orientalised’ depictions of hijabi women in poetry. (ABC News: Patrick Carey) Related Story: What it’s like to be the ‘girl in the headscarf’ Related Story: Explained: Why Muslim women wear a burka, niqab or hijab For …

Kittens and cat found in freezing conditions after being dumped during Adelaide cold snap

Kittens and cat found in freezing conditions after being dumped during Adelaide cold snap

Posted June 19, 2018 14:59:46 Photo: The young male cat was found in a bag bearing the Port Adelaide logo. (Supplied: RSPCA) A cat that was found zipped inside a Port Adelaide Football Club bag in a suburban park is one of several to have been dumped during a recent …

England smashes new ODI record score of 481 against Australia at Trent Bridge

England smashes new ODI record score of 481 against Australia at Trent Bridge

Updated June 20, 2018 03:18:17 England has stormed to a world record 6-481 as they demolished Australia’s bowling attack in the third match of their ODI series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Jonny Bairstow’s swashbuckling 139 and a magnificent 147 by Alex Hales took England past the total of 3-444 it …

University of Adelaide and UniSA to explore potential merger to create new institution

University of Adelaide and UniSA to explore potential merger to create new institution

Updated June 19, 2018 18:17:42 Photo: The University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide on opposite sides of North Terrace in the Adelaide CBD. (ABC News: Eugene Boisvert) Two of Adelaide’s rival universities could strike a surprising merger deal which they say could rank it among the “world’s …

Rockmelon listeria outbreak: New control measures to be set up on rockmelon farms – ABC Rural

Rockmelon listeria outbreak: New control measures to be set up on rockmelon farms – ABC Rural

The rockmelon industry has moved to combat foodborne illness risks on farms and to support the sustainability of the industry in the wake of the deaths of six people after a listeria outbreak on a New South Wales farm earlier this year. Under the plan, all rockmelon farms in Australia …