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Nicholas Ford

Australia proposes law to stop 'modern slavery'

Jun 28 2018

SYDNEY Australia said on Thursday it plans to halt modern slavery by forcing more than 3,000 businesses to report what they are doing to avoid using forced labor in their supply chains, but one rights group said the proposed bill does not go far enough.

700-year-old Vatican drawing of Australian bird rewrites medieval trade route history

Jun 27 2018

SYDNEY A drawing of an Australasian cockatoo by a Roman Emperor has revealed trade routes between Southeast Asia and Europe were flourishing around 250 years earlier than previously thought, according to a paper published by the University of Melbourne.

Australia's soft drink makers promise sugar cuts to help health

Jun 25 2018

SYDNEY Australia's biggest soft drink makers, including Coca-Cola and Pepsi, pledged on Monday to cut industry-wide sugar use by a fifth over 7 years to curb obesity in a country where nearly a third of the population is dangerously fat.

Inspired by #MeToo, Australia launches inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

Jun 20 2018

SYDNEY Australia launched an independent inquiry on Wednesday into workplace sexual harassment, one of the first of its kind in the world, hoping to find solutions to problems brought to light by the global #MeToo movement.

Australian court fines Apple $6.7 million over iPhone 'bricking' case

Jun 19 2018

SYDNEY An Australian court fined U.S. electronics giant Apple Inc A$9 million ($6.7 million) on Tuesday after a regulator accused it of using a software update to disable iPhones which had cracked screens fixed by third parties. | Video

Australia's Port Kembla reopens after cargo ship blaze

Jun 17 2018

SYDNEY A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia's Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours.

Australian artist buried under busy road for 72 hours

Jun 15 2018

SYDNEY An Australian performance artist has been buried in a steel container under a busy road where he will spend 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival act held on the island state of Tasmania.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has Bauer Media libel payout cut

Jun 14 2018

SYDNEY An Australian court on Thursday slashed a record libel payout for actress Rebel Wilson, saying there was insufficient evidence a series of magazine articles published by Bauer Media prevented her from getting lucrative roles in Hollywood.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has Bauer Media libel payout cut

Jun 13 2018

SYDNEY An Australian court on Thursday slashed a record libel payout for actress Rebel Wilson, saying there was insufficient evidence a series of magazine articles published by Bauer Media prevented her from getting lucrative roles in Hollywood.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has Bauer Media libel payout cut

Jun 13 2018

SYDNEY, June 14 An Australian court on Thursday slashed a record libel payout for actress Rebel Wilson, saying there was insufficient evidence a series of magazine articles published by Bauer Media prevented her from getting lucrative roles in Hollywood.

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