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 […]

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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…

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 […]

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 […]

  By Mehroz Siraj Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the federal government have announced a $320million relief and assistance package for drought ravaged farmers in Queensland and New South Wales. In a media release that appeared on PM Abbott’s website, the government said that the latest relief package had been prepared after weeks of diligent […]  Australian consumers are being gouged by telcos for sending text messages on their mobiles, a consumer group has said and asked the competition regulator to take action.   In a submission to an inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, or ACCC, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network , the ACCAN, said some Australians were paying unreasonable SMS prices […]

The Age The next wave of international retailers into Australia is about to hit with the Swedish H&M set to open its doors in Melbourne within the next few months and Sydney within 18 months. To show its support for the market, H&M has leased a site in The Strand at 250 Elizabeth Street for […]

By Mehroz Siraj The Queensland Government’s plan of encouraging refugees and prospective migrants to relocate to regional areas has been well received by communities and governing authorities in Queensland and nationwide. In the week leading up to Australia day, Premier Campbell Newman, revealed that his administration was negotiating a Queensland specific immigration pathway with the […]

  By Mehroz Siraj NSW fire fighters and police have praised the courage and humility of three Sydney teenage girls who saved a pregnant woman and her three children from a fire-blazing house in the Sydney suburb of Blackett on Wednesday, ABC News reported. The teenage girls were walking along Popondetta Road around 5pm local […]

By Mehroz Siraj Australia’s leading business group, the Australian Industry Group and leading lawmakers are calling upon the Abbott government to lift the nation’s annual immigrant intake in next year’s federal budget. The Chief Executive of the Ai Group, Innex Wilcox said that Australia’s annual intake of permanent residents should be increased to 220,000 from […]