News archive from 13 December 2013

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has grounded another six planes belonging to regional airline Brindabella over maintenance concerns

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has grounded another six planes belonging to regional airline...

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has grounded another six planes belonging to a regional airline due to concerns about lax maintenance. The Canberra-based Brindabella Airlines is not allowed to use the aircraft until a maintenance review is carried...

ABC News, 11:29 in Business
 
Former Mitsubishi workers offer Holden workforce ray of hope

Former Mitsubishi workers offer Holden workforce ray of hope

Holden's exit plan from Australian manufacturing has rekindled memories of Mitsubishi's closure in Adelaide five years ago.Hundreds of workers who stayed to the end then faced the difficult search for new jobs. Like those on the Mitsubishi production...

ABC News, 11:38 in Business
 
Cherry prices up for Christmas

Cherry prices up for Christmas

Cherry production is down in many areas of Australia, pushing prices up before Christmas.In South Australia, some cherry trees are only producing 10 to 25 per cent of normal yields. Lenswood farmer Kym Greene, from the Adelaide Hills, says he's...

ABC News, 11:42 in Business
 
Luxury brand Burberry appeals against cancellation of distinctive 'house check' trademark in China

Luxury brand Burberry appeals against cancellation of distinctive 'house check' trademark in China

English luxury brand Burberry has gone to court in China to try to hold on to the trademark for its distinctive 'house check' pattern. Burberry has been locked in a lengthy legal drama with Polo Santa Roberta, based in China's Guandong province, over...

ABC News, 12:56 in Business
 
Energy deal sellers fined for ignoring 'do not knock' sign

Energy deal sellers fined for ignoring 'do not knock' sign

Two companies which ignored a resident's 'do not knock' sign have been fined by the Federal Court.AGL South Australia and its marketing company CPM Australia will have to pay a total of $60,000, and other penalties exceeding $1 million have been...

ABC News, 13:19 in Business
 
US town struggles to deal with toxic legacy of General Motors pullout

US town struggles to deal with toxic legacy of General Motors pullout

At the Westside diner in Flint, the Hungry Man Breakfast is serious business.Eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, and hash browns; as well as two silver-dollar pancakes, with Texas Toast and jam on the side. It costs $5.95.  It might not be much of an economic...

ABC News, 13:37 in Business
 
Fact Check

Fact Check

Retailers' hopes to have the Goods and Services Tax applied to overseas purchases worth less than $1,000 ahead of the Christmas shopping season have been placed on hold. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey said after a meeting with his state counterparts on...

ABC News, 13:42 in Business
 
Winemakers Federation sets course for future

Winemakers Federation sets course for future

The Winemakers' Federation of Australia says it's confident it can grow the demand for Australian wine both locally and on the global market.The federation has released its action plan for the next three years, aimed at making the industry more...

ABC News, 13:42 in Business
 
Small business lobby calls for tougher penalties on shopping centres who force tenants to open longer

Small business lobby calls for tougher penalties on shopping centres who force tenants to open longer

The main lobby group representing small business says extra trading hours are causing its members unnecessary angst.The Council of Small Business Organisations (COSBOA) is calling for tougher penalties against big shopping centres that force their...

ABC News, 14:02 in Business
 
Environment approval 'one-stop shops' given go-ahead by COAG

Environment approval 'one-stop shops' given go-ahead by COAG

The Federal Government has secured agreements with all states and territories to hand them responsibility for environmental approvals.Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the one-stop shop arrangement will mean major projects only have to be assessed once,...

ABC News, 17:28 in Business
 
Stock market shakes off early weakness

Stock market shakes off early weakness

The dollar has been the big story of the day with comments from the Reserve Bank (RBA) governor pushing the local currency lower.In an interview with the Financial Review, Glenn Stevens continued the RBA's recent campaign of talking the Australian...

ABC News, 18:03 in Business
 
Ranger uranium mine spill: worker injured in clean up, union says

Ranger uranium mine spill: worker injured in clean up, union says

A worker has been injured during the clean up of a toxic spill at the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory, the ABC has been told.The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) says a fitter was injured this morning while cleaning up...

ABC News, 18:19 in Business
 
ACCC takes action against NSK Australia over alleged car parts cartel

ACCC takes action against NSK Australia over alleged car parts cartel

A global investigation into cartel activity has seen Australia's competition watchdog take more court action. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has begun Federal Court proceedings against NSK Australia over the supply of ball...

ABC News, 18:19 in Business
 
Consumers clicking on this Christmas

Consumers clicking on this Christmas

More Canberrans are logging on to solve their Christmas shopping dilemmas.The rapid rise in digital trading is offering great opportunities for entrepreneurs. "It's not the big eating the small, it is the fast eating the slow," chief...

ABC News, 19:09 in Business
 
Bird strike costs the avaiation industry billions of dollars, now there's a way to reduce the risk

Bird strike costs the avaiation industry billions of dollars, now there's a way to reduce the risk

When a bird and a plane collide in midair, it's usually the bird that comes off second best.But in the past 100 years bird strike has cost the aviation industry billions of dollars and contributed to more than 200 deaths. Now, West Australian...

ABC News, 19:20 in Business
 
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