AUSTRALIA WORLD 

Australia and New Zealand set to war over manuka honey

Australia and New Zealand are set to go to war – over honey. A battle is brewing between the two neighbours as their friendly rivalry threatens to spill into a full international dispute over ownership of the word ‘manuka’. New Zealand is trying to claim rights to the name as sales of the expensive honey skyrocket, according to The Weekly Times. Manuka honey has become so popular that some shops are having to put jars in security boxes Australian manuka honey producers met in Melbourne on Monday to set up…

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AUSTRALIA TRAVEL 

Jetstar offers FREE return flights from Japan to Australia

Australia’s snow season might be close to ending but skiing opportunities will soon be starting in one popular Asian country. Australian budget airline Jetstar has launched a crazy deal, offering passengers a free return flight home to Japan. Jetstar launched the deal for flights from selected Australian cities to the Japanese destinations, costing as little as $150. Jetstar launched a crazy deal for flights from selected Australian cities to the Japanese destinations The fly return for free deal is offered to two Japanese destinations from Australian cities  Fly return for…

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AUSTRALIA WORLD 

South Australia police fining drivers 1km/h over limit

Police are pulling over drivers for going just 1km/h over the speed limit even though speed cameras don’t fine motorists until they are 8km/h over, it has been revealed. Figures from South Australia Police show drivers won’t be flashed by a speed camera until they are caught 8km/h above the limit, but there are huge inconsistencies when being pulled over by uniform officers. South Australia Police disclosed over 500,000 sets of fine documentation. Police are pulling over drivers for going just 1km/h over the speed limit even though speed cameras…

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AUSTRALIA 

Aldi Australia to launch luxe homewares collection

With a host of high-end designer trends constantly flooding Instagram and Facebook feeds every day, many are forking out thousands to keep up with the most stylish and in-demand items.   But thrifty homeowners are in luck, with Aldi Australia’s new luxe homewares collection offering them the chance to get their hands on their dream items for a fraction of the designer price.  On Wednesday, the discount chain’s Style Your Room range will be launched in store until stocks last as part of their weekly Special Buys and promises to help…

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AUSTRALIA BUSINESS 

Australia banking watchdog says probe to dig deep into CBA culture

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Australia’s banking regulator said on Friday its unprecedented investigation of Commonwealth Bank of Australia would examine whether its corporate structure had enabled a series of scandals that have rocked the lender’s reputation. Treasurer Scott Morrison said the watchdog had the power to remove directors and its investigation would dig deep into what had gone wrong at Australia’s biggest company, amid calls for a wider judicial inquiry into the financial sector as a whole. “It’s going well beyond the specific instances to look…

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AUSTRALIA WORLD 

Ziggy voted ultimate reward challenge Australian Survivor

The Samatau tribe has voted Ziggy to compete for the ultimate reward on Australian Survivor. The show’s presenter Jonathan LaPaglia kept the most of the details of the challenge under wraps at tribal council. He only revealed it would not involve the opposing team and that the choose person can decide whether they want to keep the reward or share it with the team. Now that’s an advantage! The Samatau tribe has voted Ziggy to compete for the ultimate reward on Australian Survivor winning double immunity Ziggy won the majority of the…

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