The Carmichael coal mine run by the Indian company Adani, has been granted three licenses to mine in the heart of Queensland. Due to the devastation that it could bring to the Great Barrier Reef, many environmentalists criticized the government's approval to the coal mine project.
Hawaii lawmakers are seeking to pass the bill on ivory trade ban. Thousands of African elephants and rhinoceros are being slaughtered because of their tusks and horns. Smugglers see Hawaii as their gateway to Asia to market illegal ivory and if left unregulated, the state would become the largest illegal ivory market.
Turnbull is switching to a greener Australia avdocating the use of clean energy. The government will support Clean Energy Finance Corp. and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and develops Clean Energy Innovation Fund worth A$1 billion.
Domino’s Pizza has unveiled an exciting way to deliver their hot and sumptuous pizza. The pizza chain introduces Domino’s Robotic Unit or DRU, which can hold up to ten pizzas and travels at 20 km/h.
Optus at last revealed on how Aussie football fans will be able to watch their favorite game via live stream. It will team up with SBS to broadcast live streaming of their favorite team and players from around the world provided that the viewers are Optus subscribers.
Shark Mitigation System is going public and will list in the Australian Securities and Exchange with high hopes of becoming a 'global player' in the global shark and marine technologies.
Australian economy was picking up pace during the fourth quarter. The commodity-based economy witnessed an annualized growth rate of three percent, fastest in two years, as against the forecast of 2.5 percent.
GasBuddy has been introduced today in Australia where it runs in the US since 2004. GasBuddy users just need to submit their seen petrol prices at gas station and they will have the chance to win $100 voucher worth of free gas in the daily draw. The app is free and is accessible through Android and iOS smartphones.
Australian lifeguards will get a help from 'Little Ripper' to detect shark presence along New South Wales' coastlines with its aerial view using infrared cameras. The project costs $200,000 where Westpac sponsors the trial for the search and rescue operations.
Van Diemen's Land Company has been acquired by the Chinese business man Lu Xianfeng and his company Moon Lake. The country's approval of the dairy farm's sale to a foreign firm was made possible with certain conditions that the Moon Lake needs to comply with, especially with the taxation policies.
Iluka Resources said it will cease production in zircon operation at Jacinth-Ambrosia project in South Australia following fall in zircon prices. The company's decision will positively impact the global market.
Three out of five Aussies considers emoji as the universal language for messaging. OPPO Mobile Australia has released Aussie Emoji Keyboard reflecting the spirit of Aussie culture. Primarily the keyboard features more than 40 Australian themed emojis and available only for the Android users for free in the Google Play Store.
Wynn Palace, an under construction casino, is widely expected to attract Chinese consumers and thus transform Macau to a popular tourist region. The casino project has been expected to be completed by June 25 followed by a revision on deadline. But work progress seems to be slow and the contractor for the $4.1 billion project is probably going the miss the extended time frame further. Steve Wynn, founder of Wynn Macau Ltd. has sent a letter to the construction company cautioning to count compensation up to $200 million if it fails to meet the revised deadline.
Oil and gas market have been tattering due to existing sharp downtrend in price. Many oil companies have been writing down the value of shale assets over the past 20 months since prices started crashing. BHP Billinton Ltd. has also become dependent on bank debts to maintain soaring expenses and plans to cut dividends for the first time in 25 years. Finally, following the industry trend, BHP has announced for writing down US energy assets worth $7.2 billion.
An Australian man is suing eBay for thousands of dollars after it delisted the 'weed hat' he wore in a TV program. According to Daily Rover, Zaky Mallah, an Australian man has taken action against eBay and dragged it to the courtroom.