Australia’s foreign-owned beer “duopoly” behind the likes of VB and Toohey’s has been accused of freezing out small local brewers from pub taps with “anti-competitive” contracts. Independent brewers have long complained about being unable to compete with lucrative deals offered to venues by deep-pocketed multinationals, including cash rebates and other
Women across two major states will soon have better access to the oral contraceptive pill after pharmacists were given greater responsibilities. Both NSW and Queensland have each expanded trials enabling pharmacies to prescribe different medicines and general health information, in a bid to reduce the pressure off GPs. More than
NEW YORK: Canada’s envoy to the United Nations, Robert Rae, during his address to world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday raised the issue of “foreign interference” adding that the rules of state-to-state relations, cannot be bent for “political expediency.”Addressing the 78th session of the UN General Assembly,
OTTAWA: Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau said Monday the singling out of a Ukrainian veteran alleged to have fought for the Nazis during World War II for a standing ovation during a visit by Kyiv’s leader was shameful and intolerable.The speaker of Canada’s parliament, Anthony Rota, has apologized for the
AMRITSAR: Posters threatening to harm Indian diplomats put up outside the gurdwara in Canada’s Surrey where Hardeep Singh Nijjar was killed this June have been taken off, with sources pointing to “pressure” from the authorities there amid escalating Ottawa-New Delhi tensions over the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) chief’s murder.The posters
Beijing is willing to accept a “package resolution” to end a trade dispute with Australia, says China’s Ministry of Commerce. But it hasn’t detailed what that package must be. Or has it? Ministry (MOFCOM) spokesman He Yadong told State-controlled media this week that China “stands ready to work with Australia”
Is the price of potatoes still burning a hole in your pocket? Are staples like bread and milk eating into your budget? Prepare to eat cake: relentless weather extremes worldwide threaten a basket load of basic foods. Turbulent rains and drought are hammering crops in many parts of the world.