Australia is to take action in the World Trade Organisation over China's imposition of anti-dumping duties on wine.The decision to commence a dispute resolution process was taken following extensive consultation with Australian wine makers, Trade Minister Dan Tehan says.
(Bloomberg) -- A group of centrist Democrats have asked House leaders to slow down consideration of a half-dozen antitrust proposals virulently opposed by the big tech companies the bills target.Eight members of the New Democrat Coalition wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top deputy, as well as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, asking the Judiciary Committee to hold full legislative hearings before proceeding to the final consideration of the bills that Nadler had planne
Organisers of the 2021 rugby league World Cup are exploring the options of laying on charter flights from Australia to ensure the tournament goes ahead as planned in England this autumn.Officials have yet to make a final call on how to proceed but, as the COVID-19 vaccination program continues to sweep across the country, there is growing optimism for the tournament due to be held from October 23 to November 27.
(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden urged unvaccinated Americans to get inoculated, warning that a highly transmissible variant of the virus could cause more deaths. The delta variant first found in India and now spread widely in the U.K. is expected to become the dominant strain in the U.S., said Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Americans can pack bags for European vacations as the European Union lifts travel curbs for residents of the U.S. Non-essent
Scotland captain Andy Robertson lavished praise upon Billy Gilmour after the Chelsea youngster’s assured man-of-the-match display against England at Euro 2020. The highly-rated Blues midfielder, 20, was an unused substitute during Monday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat by the Czech Republic in Glasgow, but was handed his first senior international start in a huge Group D clash between old rivals at Wembley. Such an accomplished display that belied his lack of experience certainly did not go unnoticed among his team-mates, with Robertson in no doubt that the former Rangers starlet has a huge future ahead in international football.
The California attorney general launched new anti-human trafficking teams to apprehend perpetrators and support survivors on Friday amid an alarming increase in labor and sexual exploitation statewide during the coronavirus pandemic.(June 18)
The winter school holidays could be the perfect time for the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory to welcome back crowds of tourists."When it's wet weather, people just want to be inside eating comfort food, which just happens to be chocolate," owner Rhiannon Druce told AAP.
THE CONTINUED IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON AUSTRALIA'S DOMESTIC TOURISM MARKET* Nearly half Australia's tourism expenditure (46 per cent or $107 billion) occurs in the regions* Regional tourism directly employs more than 530,000 people in related industries, more than mining and more than forestry, agriculture and fishing combined* Australians took 8.4 million overnight trips in March 2021, stayed 28.