Australia

Australian State Requires Retailers to Close for Anzac Day, Retailers Slam Decision

Australian State Requires Retailers to Close for Anzac Day, Retailers Slam Decision

The Australian state of New South Wales announced that general retail trade would be closed for the entirety of April 25 every year in commemoration of Anzac Day.

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Barking Mad! Shoppers Slam Australian Retailer Bunnings After Finding Dog Droppings

Barking Mad! Shoppers Slam Australian Retailer Bunnings After Finding Dog Droppings

Several shoppers of the Australian retailer Bunnings Warehouse expressed disgust over its pet policy in stores after a customer shared her experience on social media how she encountered what she claimed were dog droppings.

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 Paypal Australia Unit Used Unfair Term in Small Business Contracts, Court Finds

Paypal Australia Unit Used Unfair Term in Small Business Contracts, Court Finds

PayPal's Australian branch has used an unfair term in its standard contracts with small business clients, according to a federal court.

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Australia Signs $2 Billion Deal With Amazon to Move Highly Classified Intelligence Data to Cloud

Australia Signs $2 Billion Deal With Amazon to Move Highly Classified Intelligence Data to Cloud

The Australian government has signed a $2 billion agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to store sensitive intelligence data on the cloud.

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McDonald's Cuts Breakfast Hours in Australia Due to Egg Shortage Caused by Bird Flu Outbreak

Australia's McDonald's branches have cut breakfast hours to 10:30 AM due to an egg shortage caused by bird flu outbreaks, which has already euthanized about one million hens.

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Australia Demands Porn Sites, Big Tech to Beef Up Child Safety Measures

Australia Demands Porn Sites, Big Tech to Beef Up Child Safety Measures

The Australian eSafety Commissioner revealed that it gave the internet industry half a year to develop an enforceable code of conduct to prevent children from seeing pornographic content and other inappropriate material online.

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Australia Becomes First Country to Restrict Vape Sales to Pharmacies with Tough New Laws

Australia is the first country to implement the toughest anti-vaping laws, requiring a doctor's prescription to purchase nicotine vapes from pharmacies in limited flavors to curb nicotine use.

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Job Ads in Australia Continue to Fall for 5th Straight Month, New Data Shows

Job Ads in Australia Continue to Fall for 5th Straight Month, New Data Shows

Job advertisements in Australia declined for a fifth consecutive month in June.

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Businesswoman, Ex-AFL Commissioner Samantha Mostyn Becomes Australia’s New Governor-General

Businesswoman, Ex-AFL Commissioner Samantha Mostyn Becomes Australia’s New Governor-General

Samantha Mostyn, a businesswoman and former sporting commissioner, has been sworn in as Australia’s 28th Governor-General.

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Australian Government Approves ANZ's Acquisition of Suncorp Bank

Australian Government Approves ANZ's Acquisition of Suncorp Bank

The Australian government announced that it has approved the request of ANZ to acquire the banking business of Suncorp for $3.26 billion.

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UPDATE: Julian Assange Returns to Australia a Free Man After Pleading Guilty in US Court

UPDATE: Julian Assange Returns to Australia a Free Man After Pleading Guilty in US Court

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is on his way back to Australia as a free man after he officially pleaded guilty to a US District Court in Saipan.

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Julian Assange Walks Free After Pleading Guilty in Exchange of Not Being Extradited to US

Julian Assange Walks Free After Pleading Guilty in Exchange of Not Being Extradited to US

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was due to plead guilty this week for violating the United States’ Espionage Act, a part of a deal that would end his imprisonment in the United Kingdom.

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Australia Set to Enforce Mandatory Code of Conduct for Grocery Chains With Severe Penalties for Violations

Australian supermarkets will soon be required to adhere to a code of conduct, and violators may face hefty penalties.

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Australia's Seven West Media Cuts 150 Jobs, Cites Weak Ad Market, Deal Fallout with Meta

Australia's Seven West Media Cuts 150 Jobs, Cites Weak Ad Market, Deal Fallout with Meta

Seven West Media, one of Australia’s top media networks, announced that it would be laying off 150 of its staff due to weak advertising and as a way of preparing for the end of its commercial deal with social media giant Meta.

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Audit Finds Australia's Treasury Overspending on Budget Night Functions

Audit Finds Australia's Treasury Overspending on Budget Night Functions

A recent report by the Australian National Audit Office found that the country’s Treasury department apparently spent over $22,000 on food, alcohol, and venues for its budget night functions, which allegedly breached its own probity laws and internal policies.

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