A kitchen tap sold by Aldi has been found to contain dangerous levels of lead

A kitchen tap sold by Aldi has been found to contain dangerous levels of lead

EXCLUSIVE A SUSPECT tap declared safe by Aldi has been found to contain dangerous levels of lead in a new test. The test on the Easy Home spiral spring mixer kitchen tap said it gives off as much as 21 times the maximum allowable amount of the poisonous metal into water run through it. Aldi sold the tap to about 12,000 households nationally (3000 in Qld, no other state breakdown) in June 2016 and June 2017. Experts who have seen the new test result are warning consumers against using water…

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The brainchild of a NSW millionaire, is this the world's first solar train?

The brainchild of a NSW millionaire, is this the world's first solar train?

Updated December 16, 2017 18:45:42 Photo: The world’s first solar-power train runs on a three-kilometre stretch of line in Byron Bay. (ABC: Bruce Mackenzie ) Related Story: Solar ‘revolution’ as residents sharing energy create virtual power plants Related Story: Family-style vehicle to compete in Solar Challenge What is claimed to be the world’s first fully solar-powered train is operating on the New South Wales North Coast. A refurbished 70-year-old ‘red rattler’ is running on a three-kilometre stretch of disused rail line at the popular tourist destination of Byron Bay. It…

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Lemonade kids take product to market for lessons in business

Lemonade kids take product to market for lessons in business

MOST children who want a bit of extra pocket money will put the rubbish out or wash the car. Not Toby and Anouk Walker-Levy, aged 10 and 12, who have started their own business. With the help of their parents, Nick and Sophie, they created a homemade lemonade which they bottled and sold at local markets. In November, Well + Truly Muddled Lemonade caught the eye of Harris Farm Markets, who have started stocking their product. Camera IconToby and the Walker-Levy family have learned a thing or two about business…

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Murdoch dismisses Fox News sexual harassment allegations as 'political'

Murdoch dismisses Fox News sexual harassment allegations as 'political'

Updated December 15, 2017 20:39:44 Video: Rupert Murdoch denies sexual misconduct allegations at Fox News have harmed business (ABC News) Rupert Murdoch has called sexual misconduct allegations within Fox News “nonsense” and “largely political”. Speaking to Sky News after Disney struck a deal to buy 21st Century Fox, Mr Murdoch said there had been no sexual misconduct allegations at Fox News since chief executive Roger Ailes left in 2016, despite two high profile Fox News hosts being ousted this year. When asked how the allegations had harmed Fox News, Mr…

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Technology is not just taking jobs – it’s also creating new ones

Technology is not just taking jobs – it’s also creating new ones

THROUGHOUT history, technology has simplified tasks and redirected workers away from certain roles and towards others, reconfiguring the workforce. While some industries shrink, others grow as the shake up creates new roles. Digital marketers, drone pilots and app developers have all popped up in the past decade because of new technology. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution promises the widespread use of big data and artificial intelligence (AI), new roles will continue to materialise. REA Group data scientist manager Glenn Bunker heads a small team in the consumer side of the…

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