- Aust may ship nuclear waste offshore. 14/07/2004. ABC News Online:
Prime Minister John Howard says the Commonwealth may send its low-level radioactive waste to an offshore island after abandoning proposals for a national waste dump in South Australia. ... Opposition leader Mark Latham says the Government has scrapped its plan for a dump in South Australia because of the looming election./ NEWS.com.au | PM caves in over nuclear dump (July 14, 2004):
After furious cabinet negotiations over the damaging political issue, John Howard has agreed that South Australia - where three key marginal Coalition seats are under threat at the coming election - will not be used as a national waste depository in either the short or long term.
- NEWS.com.au | Tobacco's formula for attracting young (July 14, 2004):
Australia is one of the nations where Formula One continues to brand cars with tobacco names, with a ban not due until 2006. In markets such as Europe, where bans are already in force, car liveries remain largely intact, leaving tobacco sponsors easily identifiable.This is why you see cars in some grand prix events done up with the driver's name in big letters - it replaces the cigarette brand name (eg. 'West', or whatever the brand is, becomes 'Kimi' on Makkinen's car).
- James Hardie makes asbestos compo offer. 14/07/2004. ABC News Online:
Building materials company James Hardie has announced it is willing to spend extra money to fund compensation for victims of asbestos-related diseases if a new system capping pay-outs is put in place.
- Speed drunk: state bans 'ultimate party toy' - National - www.smh.com.au:
A product that promises to get people drunk 10 times faster without the punishment of a hangover or calories has been banned by the NSW government.
- China welcomes birth of panda. 14/07/2004. ABC News Online:
The first panda of the year has been born in captivity in China.The 'first panda of the year' sounds like 'the first rain of the season'... amuses me, don't know why :)
- NEWS.com.au | Druid charged for carrying sword (July 14, 2004). Those wacky druids.
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