Posted In: cigarettes, Australia
Over the weekend, the world’s most restrictive packaging law for cigarettes went into effect in Australia. All tobacco products in the country must now be sold in the same generic package, covered with images of diseases caused by smoking.
Posted In: Australia, Lehman Brothers, legal
It's been four years since the investment bank Lehman Brothers went under, and a federal court in Australia has just found the bank liable for damages in a class action lawsuit over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, class action lawsuits
Today, a woman in Australia born without arms or legs reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the distributor of Thalidomide, as a previously undiagnosed victim of the drug's side effects. The case may prompt similar legal action for uncompensated victims around the world.
Posted In: Australia, tourism, hunting
The government in Australia wants to boost the sagging tourism industry. One idea: Bring back the crocodile hunt.