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Plastics Shouldn’t Be Recycled, Environmentalist Says Amid Secret Plastics Stockpiling

California-based ecomodernist Michael Shellenberger has said that the collapse of Australia’s largest plastic bag recycling program was expected as plastics cannot be recycled and are often shipped to poor nations where it risks being dumped into the ocean. It comes amid revelations that the REDcycle team was stockpiling instead of recycling millions of soft plastics—plastic…


Australia’s Fruit and Vegetable Shortages Will Not End Until September

Australian consumers will have to bear with the current fruit and vegetable shortages for another six weeks before seeing improvements, while supply will not return to normal until September. Ash Salardini, the acting chief executive of the National Farmers’ Federation, said the cause of empty supermarket shelves could be traced back to the extreme weather…


Education Union Press for Gender Affirmation Leave at Tasmanian University

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and the University of Tasmania (UTAS) are “locked in a battle” after UTAS declined to comply with the union’s request to provide up to 30 days’ leave for transgender staff. The university currently offers 10 days of special leave for their staff irrespective of their gender, however, the NTEU…


Aussie Supermarket Welcomes Return of Asymptomatic Critical Supply Chain Workers

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has welcomed the Queensland government’s decision to exempt asymptomatic close contacts from isolating when they’re classified as a close contact of a COVID-19 case, allowing workers in the critical food and grocery supply chain to return to work. “This is a proportionate response to challenges faced across the food and grocery…


Woolworths Works to Quell Supply Issues

The head of Woolworths has worked to quell concerns about supply shortages as supermarket shelves are left bare. Bradford Banducci said customers won’t be left hungry but some concessions needed to be made due to the increased demand. “There is enough product in our supply chain to meet the needs of our customers (but) it…


Australian Supermarket CEO Warns Customers of ‘Gaps on the Shelf’ Amid Omicron Pressure

The CEO of one of Australia’s largest supermarket retail chains has written to customers warning of product shortages during the current wave of the Omicron variant, which has led to high staff numbers isolating and gaps in the company’s supply chains. “Unlike the surge buying of early 2020 (who could forget the toilet paper), this…


300,000 Australians to Be Vaccinated as Supermarket Giants Unveil Sweeping Mandate for Staff

Australia’s largest supermarket chains, Coles, Woolworths, and Aldi, have announced a vaccine mandate for all employees, encompassing around 300,000 individuals. The three grocery chains made the announcement on the same day, Oct. 21, amid a flurry of vaccine mandates issued from Australian state governments in recent days. Brad Banducci, CEO of the Woolworths Group, who…


Australian Supermarkets Run Short as Delta Forces Thousands of Workers Into Isolation

Shelves at major supermarket chains remain empty after thousands of workers were forced into self-isolation after coming into close contact with individuals infected with COVID-19. Customers uploaded photos of Australia’s two largest supermarket chains—Coles and Woolworths—showing shelves devoid of fruits, vegetables, meats, bread, and dairy products. One Twitter user wrote, “Coles in Katoomba is looking…


Aussies Could Soon Get Vaccinated at Local Woolies, Bunnings, or Officeworks

Australian businesses are putting up their hands to provide public vaccinations sites to their local communities as the rollout is expected to ramp up in September. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Lieutenant-General John Frewen met with business leaders to discuss how industries could get involved in the national vaccine rollout effort. “Commonwealth GPs and hubs, and…


Woolworths Turns to Wind Power to Blow a Hole in Carbon Emissions

A new renewable energy deal has put the wind in the sails of Australia’s largest supermarket, Woolworths, promising to supply 30 percent of the food giant’s New South Wales (NSW) energy needs. The contract will see the transfer of 195,000 Megawatt-hours from Bango Wind Farm to 108 outlets in NSW—equivalent to powering 34,000 homes—every year….