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Australia prepares for Christmas 2020

There’s been a long tradition of BBQs on the beach at Christmas for many Aussies but how Christmas in 2020 will look for many remains to be seen. 2020 has been the year of strange and uncertain times, with out of control Australian wildfires at the beginning of the year dominating news headlines around the […]

Crackdown on illegal cockfighting ring

Animal lovers are rejoicing at the latest news of a crackdown on illegal cockfighting in Sydney’s south western suburbs. The large and elaborate cockfighting syndicate has seen 35 men arrested and 71 cockerels saved in what Detective Superintendent Martin Fileman, the police department’s organised crime squad commander, has described as “good police work”. The bust […]

Malaysian latex glove company closed from coronavirus outbreak

It might have seemed for a while that the future was golden for Malaysian latex company Top Glove. The company produces a range of products including disposable gloves, condoms, face masks and dental dams as well as other latex products and was founded in 1991. Already doing well from steady business, the company was one […]

Salmon aplenty for Tasmanians after fish farm fire

Locals in Tasmania have been inundated with salmon recently after a fire at a fish farm broke out and accidentally melted part of the enclosures making up the fish pens. The mishap at the farm Huon Aquaculture in Dover’s Hideaway Bay is an embarrassment to the company who promotes sustainability goals and values as prominently […]

Australia makes global news headlines with coronavirus success

After 111 days of lockdown, the state of Victoria in Australia is making global news headlines for its response to the coronavirus crisis. Initially seen as the epicentre of Australia’s outbreak, the state was forced into extreme measures as cases rose to over 700 per day at one point in the summer. However, strict restrictions […]

Oh my deer! Animals on the loose cause havoc in Sydney

It’s not quite Halloween but the residents of Sydney have certainly had a shock this October as several wild deer have been roaming the city streets. News reports describe how a deer was captured on Thursday 15th October 2020 as it was running loose in the inner city district of Pyrmont, causing bewilderment to passing […]

‘Don’t be afraid of Covid,’ Trump tells Americans as he prepares to leave hospital

US President Donald Trump stated that he will be leaving the hospital today at 6:30pm EST. Trump has been a patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since Friday evening, less than 24 hours after announcing that he had tested positive for Covid-19. The news came via Trump’s Twitter account. In addition to providing an […]

Travel from New Zealand set to begin later this month

Looks like the long expected travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is finally going to happen—sort of. Beginning October 16, New Zealand citizens will be able to visit NSW and the Northern Territory without being forced to quarantine for two weeks. The announcement was made Friday by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, who said […]

Morrison government ‘gas-led recovery’ plan unpopular

The Australian government, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has received criticism from economists and environmentalists alike for their plans of a ‘gas-led recovery’ out of the coronavirus economic downturn. In a move away from the renewable resources and reduced energy emissions committed to in the 2016 Paris Agreement, the Australian government is turning to […]

Free clothing boutique makes a difference for those in need in Darlinghurst

A shop where everything is free might sound like a bad business venture but for Thread Together it’s part of the philanthropic philosophy at the core of its business. Established in 2012 by Andie Halas, the boutique venture describes itself as a charity organisation with a mission to fight fashion waste and clothe 200,000 people […]

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