The Australian Federal Government has said it has no intentions of introducing a tax on sugary drinks despite renewed calls to do so from the Australian Medical Association. Late last week, the Australian...

Recommendations by Harper Competition Review receive government fanfare but government promises ‘further consultation’ The Australian Government has released the Final Report of the Harper Competition...

ACCC attacks government’s Competition Review recommendations, while other sectors respond The recommendations published this week in the Harper Competition Review Final Report have been largely welcomed...

ACCC submits official response to Harper Review Panel’s Draft Report The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has provided its submission in response to the Draft Report of the Competition...

Deregulation strategy announcement silent on Australia’s Food Safety Standards The strong focus on boosting industry competitiveness in the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness...

A New York judge has blocked the City Council’s ban on large servings of sweet soft drinks, mere hours before the restrictions were due to come into effect. Australian Food News reported in September...

The Brisbane City Council has called for tenders for ‘mobile food facilities’ at several locations around Queensland’s capital city. The self-contained food  and beverage trucks, which will operate...

The Australian Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is working towards permitting importation of fresh decrowned pineapples from Malaysia. The move is likely to mean that Australian...

The state of Victoria’s Auditor-General Dr Peter Frost has jolted the Victorian government with the revelation of shocking statistics regarding alcohol-related harm in Victoria. According to Dr Frost’s...

The Australian Federal Budget, handed down last night (8 May 2012) by Treasurer Wayne Swan has been described by the Treasurer as a “battlers’- budget.” The Budget allocates some extra funding...