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Coffee pods killing the environment: Former Nespresso chief.

  By Mehroz Siraj Rupani The cost of convenient coffee could prove to be very pricey for the environment, says Jean-Paul Galliard, the former chief of the coffee machine division of Nestle Foods.  In an interview to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) earlier this week, Galliard claimed that due to the convenience factor, people around […]

Federal Budget: Queenslanders believe it will be devastating for communities

  By Mehroz Siraj Queenslanders living in the regional areas of their state have collectively rejected Treasurer Joe Hockey’s first federal budget, arguing that regional areas would be worse off under the Coalition government.    Treasurer Hockey’s declaration of raising fuel indexation, cutting education and infrastructure spending, along with the government’s failure to annually commit […]

Written in History-A peoples library

By Samantha Schraag ABC Open To celebrate the 40th birthday of its current home, the Mount Isa City Library reflects in Library and Information Week on the relationship of its building with its community. Overlooking a dry and dusty riverbed sits a resilient testament to the perseverance of Mount Isa’s people. From its humble beginnings […]

American workers to launch massive strikes over pay rise demands

By Mehroz Siraj Many American fast food consumers would find it hard to buy their Big Macs and chicken nuggets across the United States on May 15as employees of the big fast food chains would be organizing a national strike demanding a doubling of the national minimum wage to US$15. Organized under the banner of […]

Neville Wran to get state funeral: Baird

By Mehroz Siraj Incoming NSW Premier, Mike Baird has announced that former Premier Neville Wran would get an official state funeral because of his lifetime worth of public service to the people of that state and the country. “It is an entirely appropriate tribute for a man who left his mark on this state,” the […]

Barry O’ Farrell resigns after caught lying to the ICAC

  By Mehroz Siraj New South Wales Premier, Barry O’Farrell has sensationally resigned from the state’s highest office as a result of the ongoing inquiries of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) into the abuse of money and power within the state’s political hierarchy. O’ Farrell had been regularly called in by the ICAC’s investigating […]

Filling the void in life after footy.

      By Wayne Carey When I read that Nick Riewoldt had recently made a presentation to the AFL Commission about how the league needed to better support its retired players I must say it struck a chord with me. Because the fact is so many former players struggle when they give the game away […]

Day one: Sydney social highlights

Originally posted on Dodger Insider:
By Josh Tucker It has only been 24 hours, but the adventure has already begun. The Dodgers arrived in Sydney at 10am local time on Tuesday morning, and almost immediately went to a workout at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground. The foul lines remind me of Oakland. We’re going to…

Coalition’s industrial relations review widely condemned

By Mehroz Siraj Treasurer Joe Hockey’s written request to the Productivity Commission, asking it to conduct a wide-ranging review of Australian workplace laws and cultures has drawn serious criticisms and condemnations from Australia’s political and business fraternities. Last week, in a letter addressed to the Commission, the Treasurer asked the independent organization to conduct an […]

Demetriou’s retirement announcement brings mixed views.

By Mehroz Siraj   After eleven years of heading Australia’s leading sports body as its Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Demetriou announced that he would be resigning at the end of the 2014 season of Australian football. He made the announcement at a media conference on March 3, just days after speculations of his impending resignation […]