Call for a crackdown on industrial pollution after ‘significant’ spill in Melbourne creek

Call for a crackdown on industrial pollution after ‘significant’ spill in Melbourne creek

Posted May 20, 2018 15:05:46 A Melbourne environment group is calling on Victoria’s Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to prosecute companies that regularly dump toxins into a creek in the city’s east, after the watercourse was left covered in a white foam. Charlie Miller, of the First Friends of Dandenong Creek …

Body modification crackdown pursued by NSW Health Minister

Body modification crackdown pursued by NSW Health Minister

Updated May 07, 2018 15:29:11 Photo: Body modifications are largely unregulated in NSW, according to the Health Minister. (Flickr: IZATRINI.com) Related Story: Crackdown on ‘high-risk’ breast implants, liposuction People undergoing procedures like split tongues and skin implants have “pretty major issues going on in their head”, the New South Wales …

Chinese police seize fake Penfolds, Swisse, Blackmores in multi-million-dollar counterfeiting crackdown

Chinese police seize fake Penfolds, Swisse, Blackmores in multi-million-dollar counterfeiting crackdown

Posted May 07, 2018 12:49:04 Police in southern China have seized more than 30 million yuan ($6.3 million) worth of counterfeit products, including large hauls of popular Australian-branded wines, vitamins, foods, and cosmetics. Key points: China is the world leader in producing and exporting counterfeit goods, a report says Some …

Underwear and socks gifts banned for NSW inmates in drugs crackdown

Underwear and socks gifts banned for NSW inmates in drugs crackdown

By Housnia Shams Posted April 28, 2018 11:29:15 Photo: Prisoners in NSW are now banned from receiving socks and underwear as gifts. (Flickr: Jody Richards) Inmates in jails across New South Wales will be banned from receiving underwear and socks in the mail, as part of a crackdown on drug …

Tackling tennis corruption ‘depends on government crackdown on betting regulations’

Tackling tennis corruption ‘depends on government crackdown on betting regulations’

Updated April 26, 2018 19:37:23 A plan to ban the supply of live scores from minor tennis tournaments will not fix the issue of corruption and potential match-fixing, an independent sport integrity expert has warned. The issue, which was raised two years ago by media reports suggesting possible match-fixing at …

Borrowing crackdown could mean an $80k income makes you eligible for a $200k loan

Borrowing crackdown could mean an $80k income makes you eligible for a $200k loan

Posted April 06, 2018 15:42:23 Analysts are telling us the banking royal commission has got off to a more “severe” start than expected. The focus? Irresponsible lending. One of the ways banks could be forced to reign that practice in is by changing the way they assess would-be homebuyers for …

NRL penalty crackdown blasted by Andrew Johns but coaches say discipline is needed

NRL penalty crackdown blasted by Andrew Johns but coaches say discipline is needed

Posted March 31, 2018 14:43:56 Photo: Cameron Smith reacts after his side conceded 14 penalties in the loss to Cronulla. (AAP: Craig Golding) Related Story: Cronulla beats Melbourne amid storm over penalties, Rabbits beat Dogs Rugby league immortal Andrew Johns has continued his scathing attack on the game’s officiating, urging …

Hinch welcomes Coalition’s paedophile crackdown as tax talks continue | Australia news

A national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse will be created in the home affairs department with a $68.6m allocation in the 2018 budget. In a joint statement on Sunday the law enforcement minister, Angus Taylor, and the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, announced the new agency, which they …

Spanish court orders 25 Catalan leaders to stand trial in crackdown on separatists

Spanish court orders 25 Catalan leaders to stand trial in crackdown on separatists

Updated March 24, 2018 08:03:26 Photo: Prominent Catalan separatist politician Marta Rovira (centre) defied a summons to appear in a Spanish court on March 23. (AP: Paul White, file) Related Story: ‘Spain has been defeated’: Separatists regain control of Catalonia in election blow to Madrid Related Story: Arrest warrant requested …

International Cycling Union to X-ray and dismantle bikes in crackdown on hidden motors

International Cycling Union to X-ray and dismantle bikes in crackdown on hidden motors

Updated March 22, 2018 10:45:15 Photo: UCI has stepped up its fight against the use of hidden engines. (Reuters: Denis Balibouse) Related Story: Cycling motor cheat banned for six years Related Story: Cycling authorities should approach concealed-motor issue like doping, Chris Froome says The International Cycling Union (UCI) says it …