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Consumers dogged by dodgy deals

NSW Fair Trading has received more than 20 complaints so far this year from consumers having significant and costly problems with dog breeders. In some cases consumers have found themselves out of pocket and responsible for expensive vet bills for...

Pyne announces grants to drive innovation and science collaboration

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, announced the first round of grants under the Global Connections Fund, at the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) awards ceremony in Adelaide today. The Global Connections Fund...

Fair Trading raids net thousands of unapproved USB phone chargers

NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe today announced the outcome of recent raids by the agency that netted thousands of unapproved and counterfeit products. At one premises, 4,573 items were found and have been seized. Samples examined and confiscated on...

Ministers meet to discuss best and most consistent protection for Australian and New Zealand consumers

The Legislative and Governance Forum on Consumer Affairs (CAF) composed of Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand Ministers responsible for fair trading and consumer protection met on 1 April at Parliament House, Canberra. CAF’s objective is to provide the best and most consistent...

Country of Origin Food Labelling changes a step closer

Changes to the Country of Origin Labelling (CoOl) for Australian food is a step closer today with calls for the community and businesses to have their say on the Government’s proposed reforms. A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement has been released...

Minor targeted by alleged drug importer

The Australian Border Force (ABF) continues to warn students and young people not to accept international parcels for cash. A 20-year-old Chinese national was charged with importing approximately 15kg of ephedrine. The investigation began on 16 August 2015 when ABF...

Survey says Filipinos better at assimilating Australian and traditional culture than some Europeans

A newly released study by McNair Ingenuity Research, says that some Asian migrant cultures like the Filipinos, are better at assimilating Australian culture with their own traditions, than some European migrant communities. Being a part of ongoing surveys amongst different...

Filipinas join 2014 Australian Supermodel of the Year

By Ron Quinonez     The Australian Supermodel of the Year competition has finally hit Victoria! The Australian Supermodel of the Year (ASOTY), now in its second year, is designed to source Australia’s best talent and give them a chance to kick start...

Domino’s to raise dough for CFA

Domino’s stores across Victoria will donate $1 from every pizza sold to Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers, by hosting a doughraiser fundraiser on Wednesday, 11 December to raise funds to support members through summer fire seasons. CFA is a volunteer...

Australian country singer to sing for free to assist typhoon victims

Alan Kash, an Australian country singer based in Sydney, Australia, is offering his free services for any aid concert to be organised by the Filipino community or any groups to raise fund for the victims. " I am an Australian...
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Victorian Refugee Awards nominations close April 24

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is calling for nominations to the Victorian Refugee Awards (VRA). This initiative recognises people,...
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