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New purity test on the cards amid honey 'adulteration' scandal

New purity test on the cards amid honey 'adulteration' scandal

Honey shipped to Australia could face a new test to weed out "fake" produce blended with sugary syrup under changes being considered by the federal agriculture department.

  • by Patrick Hatch

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This is why I don't tip in restaurants
Opinion

This is why I don't tip in restaurants

Because hospitality workers should be paid fairly to start with.

  • by Paul Phillips
Dire consequences: fake honey imports could lead to a humanitarian disaster
Opinion
Retail

Dire consequences: fake honey imports could lead to a humanitarian disaster

The growing popularity of 'fake honey' puts honey bees at risk, and could lead to a humanitarian disaster never before seen in modern society.

  • by Robert Costa
Capilano, supermarkets accused of selling fake honey
Investigation
Retail

Capilano, supermarkets accused of selling fake honey

Honey giant has hit back after tests showed its imported honey was "adulterated".

  • by Adele Ferguson & Chris Gillett
Super changes could leave thousands without enough insurance
Opinion
Superannuation

Super changes could leave thousands without enough insurance

More needs to be done to clean up discrepancies, reduce overcharging and ensure low income members are not disadvantaged.

  • by Michael Easson
Here's what we really know about Google's mysterious search engine
Analysis
Google

Here's what we really know about Google's mysterious search engine

We rely constantly on Google to find out what to buy and to get from one place to another. Is it possible for Google to manipulate search results? Would it?

  • by Brian Fung
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Closing the wage gap won’t close the super gap
Opinion
Superannuation

Closing the wage gap won’t close the super gap

Every year we are reminded that our society has entrenched inequalities that are putting women second. And every year little is done to address the problem.

  • by Sarah Saunders
Standards will slip if you scrap trade licences
Opinion
Education

Standards will slip if you scrap trade licences

Would you pay someone $15,000 to paint your house, even if they have never learnt how to do it properly? That's exactly what will happen under a new government proposal.

  • by Matt Jones
'Not good enough': Electronic gadget sellers top complaints register
Gadgets

'Not good enough': Electronic gadget sellers top complaints register

The quality of some products sold by the country's top electronic retailers is "not good enough", says NSW Fair Trading Minister Matt Kean.

  • by Julie Power
Electricity company provides dodgy data to regulator
Energy

Electricity company provides dodgy data to regulator

Dodgy figures from one retailer has brought six months worth of household and business complaints into question.

  • by Cole Latimer
Barista sisters are doing it for their customers
Food & drink

Barista sisters are doing it for their customers

Who are Sydney's best female baristas?

  • by Helen Pitt