Entries by Rachel Junge

Is this car safety ad too “gory”? Facebook thinks so

FACEBOOK again has Australians up in arms, after refusing to allow another advertisement on its platform. Just a day after it was revealed this Breast Cancer campaign was deemed “in violation of its partial nudity policy”, Facebook has labelled a car safety campaign too ‘gory’. The commercial by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) […]

Queensland scientists develop sweetener with “almost no calories”

DO YOU like the idea of a natural product that will satisfy your sweet tooth, without the weight gain? The call has gone out to food and beverage companies keen to develop a new sugarcane-based product, that has almost no calories. The product, known as PlantZap, is a sugarcane extract developed locally by scientists at […]

Hi-vis Police operation targeting public transport crime

FIVE PEOPLE have been charged following a high-visibility Police operation targeting crime on the public transport network. More than 100 officers from Police Transport and Public Safety Command saturated Sydney’s south-west on Thursday. The operation focused on public transport and transport hubs throughout the city’s south-west, and also areas throughout the state’s south, such as […]

Gold Coast pharmacy targeted in armed robbery

AN ARMED robber is on the run, after holding up a Gold Coast pharmacy. Police say the man entered the business on Woodlands Drive in Reedy Creek around 4.45pm on Friday and threatened staff with a knife. He then stole a quantity of drugs and ran off. He was last seen on Bridgeman Drive, with […]