Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sydney’s Monorail rides its last

By Luke Hopwell Gizmodo Australia Once, when I was a boy, my parents decided to take my sister and I into the city for a day trip. We lived a few hours north, so travelling into the heart of Sydney was a rare treat. Dad worked in Sydney so coming in on his weekend was […]

US Senate passes landmark immigration bill

The Huffington Post Washington:  The Senate passed a politically fraught immigration reform bill on Thursday that would give a path to citizenship to some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., bringing them out of the shadows and preventing continued record deportations that have separated hundreds of thousands of families. The bill […]

Rudd caps a sensational day by paying tribute to Gillard.

By Mehroz Siraj Canberra: Kevin Rudd capped off a historic day by winning the leadership ballot against Julia Gillard and then praising her government’s achievements in a media conference that followed shortly after. Fresh from a leadership victory, Kevin Rudd and the new Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese addressed the Australian media on the night […]

The brand revival of Foster’s: We shall drink to that

By Mark Ritson  Business Review Weekly When SAB Miller launched its $12 billion cash bid for Foster’s in 2011 itcaused much disquiet both domestically and overseas.  Locals fretted that some of our great beer brands were about to fall into foreign hands. Meanwhile, global investors in SAB were concerned that the global beer giant had significantly […]

Dan Murphy’s to introduce beer growlers in Australia

Business Review Weekly Despite having a fairly sinister-sounding name, Dan Murphy’s new “growler stations” are likely to make a lot of Australian boutique beer drinkers very happy. Growlers, all the rage in the United States and New Zealand, are one to two-litre glass or plastic bottles containing draught beer. Dan Murphy’s, which is owned by […]

Drinkers frothing for Belgium brews

  The Australian Belgium’s centuries-old beers, product of the small country’s location at a culinary and cultural crossroads between north and southern Europe, are taking the world’s tipplers by storm. From red to golden ales and sour cherry froth, lagers to stouts and lambic beers, the fame of Belgian brews has sent exports soaring 70 […]

7-Eleven franchisees arrested in the US for exploiting immigrant workers

By Mehroz Siraj Federal US authorities and the police in New York and Virginia seized 14 7-Eleven stores on June 17. At these stores, it was revealed that immigrant workers living undocumented in the United States were being employed and exploited. Pakistani immigrants Farrukh Baig and his wife Bushra were arrested along with seven other […]

An Aussie icon that has everything

The Australian Holden is on a mission to put the Commodore back on shopping lists with a new model that has “everything you would ever want in a car”. The result of millions of dollars and four years’ work, the VF Commodore aims to match world standards for technology, luxury and refinement with a swag […]

Blazing Trails: Australia and Pakistan

The Express Tribune By Bob Carr May 11, 2013 was a watershed for Pakistan. For the first time, power was transferred from one democratically-elected civilian government to another. This historic election was marked by a record voter turnout, with women’s participation in the election reaching an all-time high. In a country where politics is marred by political […]

Townsville couple seeking urgent assistance for their child’s mental therapy

Sunshine Coast Daily A Townsville couple is looking for a Sunshine Coast family willing to swap homes for a year so their son can receive life-changing therapy. Christian and Nicole Rooms said a temporary move to the Coast would allow their 14-month-old son, Nolan, to receive daily therapy sessions from Wurtulla therapist Anette Jonischkeit. Mrs Jonischkeit uses […]