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Shocking sight in Sydney convenience store

Shocking sight in Sydney convenience store

Sellers of illegal vapes across Australia have made the most of the government’s new reforms by “jacking up” the prices of disposable nicotine products by up to three times what they used to cost. News.com.au visited 10 convenience stores selling vapes across Sydney’s CBD on Friday – all of which had supply. The most common...

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TikTok influencers promote Osama bin Laden’s ‘terrorist propaganda’

TikTok influencers promote Osama bin Laden’s ‘terrorist propaganda’

The text of an inflammatory “letter to America” from Osama bin Laden has gone viral on TikTok and drawn praise from young users — and US politicians blast the China-owned app for promoting “terrorist propaganda.” In the letter, bin Laden claimed that he orchestrated the deadly 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center that killed...

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Why boomers and big business are to blame for Australia’s economic woes

Why boomers and big business are to blame for Australia’s economic woes

Ordinary households and some of Australia’s most vulnerable people are paying a devastating cost for the Reserve Bank’s rate hike-driven war against inflation, despite contributing very little to it. That’s the assessment of experts who say cash-rich baby boomers and price-gouging corporations are the biggest culprits of inflation, but the least affected by efforts to...

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Myer job advert proves Australia is cooked

Myer job advert proves Australia is cooked

Shoplifters are wreaking havoc on Australia’s retail sector, with the theft epidemic getting bad enough that Myer has had to report it to the stock market. The upscale department store came clean to investors via its annual report, admitting theft is now bad enough that it is affecting margins. Myer is also hiring dozens of...

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‘Tough swallow’: Shock at price of pint

‘Tough swallow’: Shock at price of pint

The price of a single pint at a pub in a Sydney tourist hub has left Aussies gobsmacked. Taking to Reddit on Monday, a consumer shared a photo of the beer (brewer unknown) and its accompanying $17.80 price tag on the EFTPOS console at the Harbour View Hotel in The Rocks. “$20 pints are just...

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Coles Group posts eye-watering profit

Coles Group posts eye-watering profit

Supermarket giant Coles has announced a profit boost over the 2022-23 financial year as rising inflation prompted the cost of grocery items to lift. On Tuesday, the retailer posted a $1.1bn net profit for the 12 months to June 2023, up 4.8 per cent on its 2021-22 profit result. Despite consumers feeling the pinch, revenue...