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Sewer side no solution

BY ALEC SMART In a Federal Court battle at the end of June in Sydney, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) lost a significant case against toiletries giant Kimberly-Clark, over ‘flushable’ Kleenex brand wet toilet wipes, which the ACCC claimed were not suitable for sewage systems. The ACCC alleged that Kimberly-Clark breached Australian consumer […]

Food News – Pastoral Smallgoods

Last month I revisited Pastoral Smallgoods in Waterloo. Headed up by Jonathan Sankey, they were last year’s winner of the best Traditional Bone-In Leg Ham in the prestigious Australian Ham Awards run by Australian Pork Limited. A tour of their super-clean factory taught me a lot about the journey Aussie pork takes between the farm and our Xmas tables, with this busy little producer selling their award-winning hams to everyone from David Jones Foodhall to ALDI.

Foreign workers earn less than minimum wage

Foreign workers on student and working holiday visas are paid below the minimum wage due to a lack of awareness and language difficulties, a City Hub investigation has found. Overseas workers receive $13 an hour and work up to 12 hours a day at a factory in Auburn supplying goods to Woolworths and Aldi. "I think […]