Category Archives: Australia

What Australians should know about the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership

What is the TPP? The TPP is a free trade deal being negotiated between 12 Pacific countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. If they sign, the countries will be required to bring their domestic laws in line with the deal’s final provisions. Read more… […]

Painkillers and antidepressants ‘widespread’ in Sydney Harbour

Also discovered in the samples were the narcotic-like pain reliever, tramadol; the beta blocker for heart conditions, propranolol; the X-ray contrast agent, iopromise; and the anti-seizure medication, carbamazepine. An artificial sweetener has also been detected, but no antibiotics have been captured. All the drugs were recorded in low levels. Read more… More about Australia, Us […]

Bernard Tomic dumped from Aussie tennis team after ‘unacceptable’ rant

He also went after retired tennis great Pat Rafter, Tennis Australia’s new director of performance, saying he was incompetentAccording to the Herald Sun, Tomic said his dispute with Rafter had gotten so bad he was made to pay for things like court hire and balls. Read more… More about Tennis, Australia, Entertainment, Sports, and Bernard […]