Anna Henderson,

Anna Henderson

Canberra, ACT, Australia

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Past articles by Anna:

Vaping laws could be about to change, making it illegal to import nicotine fluid

A decision later this month could make importing nicotine liquid for vaping illegal without a doctor's prescription, something vapers say will turn people back to smoking cigarettes. → Read More

China's The Global Times appears to confirm a ban on Australian coal imports amid perilous trade tensions

Chinese state-owned media outlet The Global Times appears to have confirmed a ban on Australian coal imports. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham calls on Chinese authorities to rule out the report. → Read More

How many drinks can I have a day? Can I drink when I'm breastfeeding? Here's what the new alcohol guidelines say

The latest guidelines on how many drinks you can have in a day and a week have been released, with advice for adults, breastfeeding mums and teenagers on how to stay healthy while still having a good time. → Read More

Quarantine hotel staff to face mandatory weekly testing

The Commonwealth, states and territories have agreed to mandatory weekly testing for all staff working in coronavirus quarantine facilities across the country. → Read More

Productivity Commission report into effect of mental illness reveals $220 billion annual cost to economy

A Productivity Commission report estimates mental illness and suicide in Australia costs $220 billion a year — more than a tenth of the country's annual economic production. → Read More

High Court confirms more former staff have raised sexual harassment complaints against former Justice Dyson Heydon

Three more allegations of sexual harassment have been raised against former justice Dyson Heydon, the High Court says. → Read More

Daniel Andrews says Victoria has not signed up for coronavirus trans-Tasman bubble, but NZ arrivals keep coming

The Victorian Premier says 55 New Zealanders who have touched down in Australia have signalled their intention to travel to Victoria, despite the state not agreeing to be part of the trans-Tasman travel bubble. → Read More

Coronavirus-grounded commercial pilots push to retrain as firebombers as bushfire season heats up

Captain Louise Pole is among thousands of airline pilots who've been hit by coronavirus travel restrictions, and she's hoping their skills can be put to good use over this bushfire season. → Read More

Budget promise for apprentice wage subsidies will create 100,000 positions, Josh Frydenberg says

Ahead of Tuesday's Federal Budget, the Coalition announces a $1.2 billion wage subsidy scheme for apprentices and trainees in all industries, which will run for 12 months. → Read More

Rio Tinto Juukan Gorge federal inquiry may be suspended indefinitely due to WA's COVID-19 restrictions

The chair of the federal inquiry into Rio Tinto's destruction of ancient rock shelters in the Pilbara says he is "profoundly disappointed" that the inquiry may today be suspended indefinitely. → Read More

Commonwealth vows to stamp out fake Aboriginal art made in 'sweatshops'

For the first time, the Federal Government moves to protect genuine Indigenous art from fakes, announcing it is considering new legislation. → Read More

Labor plan to 'free' the Aboriginal flag branded a stunt by Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt

Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt warns that a proposed bill from the Labor party will not "free" the Aboriginal flag but rather harm discussions that are already underway. → Read More

Bushfire royal commission says governments need to coordinate for 'more intense' natural disasters

Different levels of government need to better coordinate to deal with " more frequent and intense" natural disasters Australia is likely to face over coming decades, the bushfire royal commission says. → Read More

Indigenous artefacts pulled out of Juukan Gorge before Rio Tinto blast sitting in shipping containers, inquiry hears

There are concerns artefacts removed from the Juukan Gorge caves before Rio Tinto destroyed the site are not being stored appropriately. → Read More

National parks director James Findlay resigns after Kakadu traditional owners call for sacking

Kakadu's board of management delivered a unanimous no-confidence vote against the park's federal managers, in particular director of national parks James Findlay, saying the relationship was "irretrievable". → Read More

Ken Wyatt encourages AFL fans to 'drape' the Aboriginal flag around them to protest copyright stoush

The Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt urges fans attending the AFL Indigenous round to bring their own Aboriginal flag, to make up for the fact that a copyright issue has stopped the league from displaying the flag. → Read More

Federal MPs get WA border coronavirus exemption to investigate Rio Tinto's Juukan Gorge destruction

A group of federal politicians investigating the destruction of ancient Aboriginal rock shelters by mining giant Rio Tinto will travel to a remote part of Western Australia to hold face-to-face hearings with traditional owners. → Read More

Contributions to your super are set to get a boost next year — but coronavirus could send the plan off the rails

For nearly 30 years, Australian governments have working to get the percentage of your wage that employers must contribute to your retirement savings to 12 per cent — but with the Government gearing up for the final stretch of increases, the plan is at risk of coming off the rails. → Read More

Federal Government rejected aerial fire fighting requests ahead of bushfires 'due to other priorities'

The Federal Government rejected repeated requests to fund extra air support for fighting bushfires ahead of the last deadly season, arguing resources were too stretched, documents reveal. → Read More

Concerns raised over coronavirus risk at Liberal fundraisers when Parliament sits

The Prime Minister is being urged to put a stop to a series of Liberal Party fundraisers planned to take place at Parliament House later this month, when parliamentary sittings resume. → Read More