Woolworths cleaner Malerato Harrison killed in store

Tributes are pouring in for Malerato Harrison, a Woolworths employee who died on shift last week. Emergency services rushed to the store at Jesmond Central, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region, at about 7.30am on Friday following reports she had been injured. NSW Police said paramedics attended the store but Ms Harrison suffered “fatal … Read more

Woolworths Jesmond closed after employee dies during shift

A Woolworths store will remain closed after an employee died while cleaning the supermarket. Emergency services rushed to the store at Jesmond Central, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region about 7.30am on Friday following reports she had been injured. NSW Police said paramedics attended the store but the woman suffered “fatal injuries” and was … Read more

Woolworths Jesmond closed after employee died on shift

Police have established a crime scene at a Woolworths store, which remains closed after a woman died while working. She was reported injured at the store at Jesmond Central, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region, at about 7.30am Friday. NSW Police said paramedics attended the store but the woman suffered “fatal injuries” and was … Read more

Poppy seed poisoning: Melbourne man describes ordeal, product recall

A Melbourne musician has described the terrifying moment he thought he would die after eating a toxic batch of poppy seeds. Andy Jordan is one of 32 Australian adults who have been hospitalized in the last month. He has been mixing poppy seeds into a drink – similar to brewed tea – to help with … Read more

Australian Made logo: Supermarket trick shoppers are falling for

Aussie shoppers are becoming increasingly conscious about what products they buy and where they come from. Many of us want to do as much as we can to support local produce and businesses, which is why some shoppers will gravitate towards products with the Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo. The logo can only be … Read more

VOLY founders confirm closure of instant online grocery delivery service

A well-known Aussie instant grocery delivery service has collapsed, just days after customers were abruptly disconnected from the app. Despite raising $18 million in funding, with staff told the business had enough funds to remain operational until February 2023, online start-up VOLY has become the latest food delivery business to fold. In an email titled … Read more

Hoyts poppy seeds recalled across Australia after poisoning.

Poppy seeds are urgently being recalled across the country after a spate of poisonings caused by the presence of a dangerous chemical. Hoyts Food Manufacturing is recalling its 100g packet sachet and 240g PET jar of the poppy seeds, which are sold at Woolworths and Coles across Australia. The potential presence of thebaine from unsafe … Read more

Victorian business Slendier makes $10m a year, including with Coles and Woolworths listings

Erica Hughes had a high flying corporate career in banking and was raking in the big bucks but when her partner became seriously ill – diagnosed with both cancer and Parkinson’s disease within the space of six months – her world was thrown upside down. While the 56-year-old’s partner, Andrew, beat the cancer, Parkinson’s is … Read more

REDcycle: How warehouse fire ended program

A Melbourne factory fire has all but destroyed Australia’s ability to recycle soft plastics. Coles and Woolworths have recently ended a partnership with a company that offered shoppers recycling points for their soft plastic waste five months after the blaze. The cascading sequence of events since June now means everyday Australians have little to no … Read more

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Viva Energy Group paid no corporate income tax

Almost a third of Australian public companies paid no tax in 2020-21, although the top payers including banks and mining companies forked out $33 billion to the government, a new report has revealed. The Australian Taxation Office released its corporate tax transparency report which found 2500 companies paid a combined $68.6 billion in income tax, … Read more