Archive for September 29th, 2017

Expensive flights force Cowboys-mad fans to drive 2,400km

Expensive flights force Cowboys-mad fans to drive 2,400km

After costs to fly to Sydney for the NRL grand final skyrocketed, one north Queensland couple decided their budget was not going to stop them seeing their beloved Cowboys play. Instead of paying more than $1,000 each for flights to Sydney, Peter Rowe and his partner Marion Adcock have packed up their jerseys and hit […]

Australia: Has Washington forgotten about us?

Australia: Has Washington forgotten about us?

For one year, the United States embassy in Canberra has had no ambassador and people are starting to wonder why. “It’s not ideal, that has to be said,” former Australian ambassador to Washington Kim Beazley told AM. “But there are mitigating circumstances.” Analysts said it is not normal for an embassy to go longer than […]

More baby formula bound for China

More baby formula bound for China

A2 MILK has had its application to continue selling infant formula products in China approved by the nation’s regulatory body. THE A2 Milk Company has had its application to continue selling its infant formula products in China approved by the Asian nation’s regulatory body. The mandatory application to the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) […]

Negotiations remain open with Trade Unions

Negotiations remain open with Trade Unions

It’s imperative that dialogue continue among all parties. Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations – Jone Usamate says talks are on-going between the trade unions and his ministry despite the threat of legal action over a non-sanctioned ballot. “What I’ve read that they’ve talked about taking the decision of the Registrar of Trade Unions up […]

Australian Super Rugby teams could each sign one Drua player

Australian Super Rugby teams could each sign one Drua player

The Australian Rugby Union has announced that four Australian Super Rugby teams could each sign one Fiji Airways Drua player next year. The Drua have brought new energy into the NRC with their defence, attack and passionate fans. Last weekend, five Drua players were named in the Round 4 Team of the Week. They include […]

Koroibete to make his first start for the Wallabies

Koroibete to make his first start for the Wallabies

Marika Koroibete has been handed his first Wallaby test start. Koroibete has been picked over Henry Speight for the number 14 jersey. Coach Michael Cheika believes Koroibete is ready for a chance to show what he is capable of after an impressive debut off the bench against Argentina. Tevita Kuridrani will also start at outside […]