Despite fierce opposition from tobacco companies Australia became the first country in the world to introduce plain tobacco packaging with large graphic health warnings.
Every two minutes, Australian police deal with domestic violence.
A Coles supermarket in Wentworth Point, Sydney now prevents the equivalent of 6.5 shopping trolleys of waste from going to landfill each day.
Mackenzie received US$1.7 million in base salary, with bonuses that brought his compensation package to US$3.5 million – down 24% from the previous year.
The top earners in Australia received substantially less than in FY17.
There has been a significant drop in number of female CEOs at some of the largest enterprises.
“The trial release of Christmas Island blue-tailed skinks into the wild is the culmination of ten years of work led by Parks Australia and supported by many fantastic partners,” said Australia's Environment Minister Sussan Ley.
Qantas has reduced the fees levied on award flights, but those savings won’t fully offset the increase in points cost for premium cabin award seats and upgrades for Frequent Flyers.
As CEO, North will lead the growth of Lockheed Martin’s Australian and New Zealand businesses both domestically and for international export, as well as serving as the lead representative in the delivery of Lockheed Martin’s programs, products and services.
“Without additional local, national and global action on the greatest threats, the overall outlook for the Great Barrier Reef’s ecosystem will remain very poor, with continuing consequences for its heritage values also,” the report states.