Energy drinks may contain harmful levels of hydrogen peroxide, study warns

A Monash-led study of food chemistry has found that people may be exposed to harmful levels of hydrogen peroxide when they consume some Energy drinks. The study, published today in Food Chemistry was led by Professor Louise Bennett from the Monash School of Chemistry. Professor Bennett is the course director of Monash University’s Master of Food Science and […]

How cigarette butts can be recycled into bricks: a step-by-step plan

Researchers have shown how industries could work together to recycle cigarette butts into bricks, in a step-by-step implementation plan for saving energy and solving a global littering problem.   Over 6 trillion cigarettes are produced each year globally, resulting in 1.2 million tonnes of toxic waste dumped into the environment.   RMIT University researchers have previously […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

Eight people die by suicide every day in Australia. That number is expected to increase by up to 25 per cent following the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic according to the Mind and Brain Centre, University of Sydney. One in five Australians has a diagnosed mental health issue and more people aged between 15-44 years are dying […]

25 million new opportunities to inspire generosity

The Community Council for Australia is calling on Australians to get behind an innovative new initiative launched today by the Australian Mint that has the potential to deliver millions of dollars in additional funding to charities and community organisations each year. A new one dollar coin, called a Donation Dollar, has been minted and is […]

French cigarette smuggler says ‘au revoir’ to $20,000

A French national with permanent residency in Australia has said ‘au revoir’ to over $20,000 after being sentenced in a Perth court for attempting to smuggle 29 cartons of cigarettes across the border. The 67-year-old, who lives in Sydney, was caught at Perth International Airport on 11 October 2018 after returning on a flight from […]

Multinational study to investigate link between COVID-19 and vivid dreams

Has COVID-19 affected your sleep? Have your dreams become more vivid? Do you experience virus-related nightmares? Do you find yourself thinking about the virus in your daily life? A multinational team of researchers from Finland, the UK and Australia’s Monash University are collaborating on a study investigating if the mental wellbeing of individuals during the […]

Charter flights remove 30 New Zealand citizens from Australia

A total of 30 New Zealand citizens were removed from Australia last week on two charter flights departing from Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. The men had been convicted of a range of serious criminal activities including sexual intercourse with a person aged between 10 and 14, domestic violence against minors,assault and drug offences, aggravated robbery […]

‘Meth-sky’ drug trafficker jailed for 12 years

A 42-year-old Malaysian national has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempting to smuggle almost four kilograms of methamphetamine, or ‘ice’, into Australia concealed inside the walls of an esky. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers selected the man for a baggage examination when he arrived at Perth International Airport on 27 October 2018 […]

MasterChef contestants take up the fight against food waste across Australia

Fresh from his time back in the MasterChef kitchen Simon Toohey and fellow contestant Mandy Hall have partnered with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to raise awareness of how we can all save money by reducing food waste. Through the power of social media, the Fight Food Waste CRC campaign also has […]