Australian owned Weis company sold to international giant Unilever.

WEIS, one of Queensland’s most beloved ice cream companies has been bought up by international giant Unilever. Weis, which began its life when Les Weis started selling his iconic Fruito Bar in 1957, operates from a factory in Toowoomba.Unilever, who already own Streets ice cream, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to…

Australian owned Weis sold to international giant Unilever.

WEIS, one of Queensland’s most beloved ice cream companies has been bought up by international giant Unilever. Weis, which began its life when Les Weis started selling his iconic Fruito Bar in 1957, operates from a factory in Toowoomba.Unilever, who already own Streets ice cream, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to…

Tests find white spot disease DNA in supermarket seafood products

A Queensland academic is warning that lifting a ban on the importation of green prawns into Australia is "fraught with danger" and like "playing with fire". On Wednesday Dr Knibb presented the results of the USC Aquaculture Genetics Research Group testing to the Australian Prawn Farmers symposium on the Gold Coast, telling delegates the affected…

Aussies accepting farm sales to China claimed Australia-China Relations Institute

Australians are not as opposed to Chinese investors buying local farms and agricultural assets as often claimed, the Australia-China Relations Institute said. Institute deputy director James Laurenceson said a survey by the group showed the Australian public was more nuanced and sophisticated about the benefits and disadvantages of greater foreign investment in agriculture by Chinese…

PM defends funding to help Indonesia boost tourism, create 10 new Balis

Malcolm Turnbull has defended Australia's decision to provide money to the World Bank to help boost Indonesian tourism and create 10 so-called "new Balis".During a trip to Broome the prime minister dismissed claims the unknown contribution would encourage Australians to skip local tourism destinations in Australia's north, like the Kimberley region in Western Australia."We are…

The shoe that could give your child cancer: Product recall

A PRODUCT recall has been issued for children's shoes which authorities say have a poisonous lining that could could cause cancer.  The shoes, sold onto the Australian market by the clothing website Next UK, contain the toxic substance benzidine in the lining.  The shoes in question are described as navy strap brogue shoes.  "The lining…

Shoddy builders using foam bricks in cheap homes

THE construction scandal ­engulfing Australia is becoming so dangerous a property expert has revealed foam fake bricks are being used in shoddy homes by dodgy builders.National building and property maintenance consultant Roscon Property Services said developers were putting residents at risk by using polystyrene bricks to cut costs on the “Esky” homes.It comes as one…

New plan to dam WA’s Fitzroy river and create cotton powerhouse

A New South Wales-based company has put forward a new plan to dam Western Australia's Fitzroy River. AM has obtained a leaked copy of the detailed proposal from retired NSW cotton farmer and KIMCO founder John Logan. The document argues it could transform the Kimberley into a cotton powerhouse rivalling New South Wales and Queensland.But…

Tit- for- tat trade fear over Australian export meat ban to China

Six Australian meat companies have been barred from selling beef and lamb to China, raising concerns about the reliability of Australia’s $750 million meat ­export trade with the Asian powerhouse. The temporary bans are linked to meatworks in specific locations across three states, with Chinese import authorities imposing the bans because labels “did not comply”…