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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 […]

Ferry naff

BY ALEC SMART Maritime workers are threatening to boycott working on a new ferry with the ‘ridiculous’ name of Ferry Mc Ferryface. Maritime Union of Australia NSW assistant branch secretary Paul Garrett described the name decision as ‘insulting’, and insisted his workers would refuse to work on the ferry until a more sensible name was […]

Green groups demand tax concessions

BY RYAN QUINN Over 400 environmentalists crowded the corner of Goulburn and Castlereagh streets on Tuesday November 17 to rally against an inquiry into taxing the donations made to environmental organisations. The gathering at Sydney Masonic Centre was in response to green groups being called in front of the Federal Government Inquiry into the Register […]