Profile20Picture2028129_0.jpg

SYN 90.7

Restrictions on Vegemite sales in Indigenous Aboriginal communities

vegemite.jpg

Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion has voiced the need to restrict the sales of Vegemite in remote Indigenous Aboriginal communities due to concerns it is being used to make alcohol.

“Addiction of any type is a concern but communities, especially where alcohol is banned, [we] must work to ensure home brewing of this type does not occur,” Senator Scullion said.

Reporter Ahmed Yussuf explores the impact of this claim and the significance of fact checking within the media.

More by Panorama

BN-ED790_RIOTIN_P_20140818145710.jpg

Rio Tinto’s exit from Bougainville

Rio Tinto’s decision to walk away from its mining interests on the island of Bougainville, an automomous region of Papua New Guinea, […]

1455259057951.jpg

Uber to be legalised in Victoria

The Victorian government yesterday announced plans to radically shake up the taxi industry and regulate Uber. But what does this mean for […]

DON028_Topanup_bushfire_1_III-2015.jpg

CFA dispute explained

For three years, the United Firefighters Union has been in negotiations with the Victorian Government over improving the working conditions of its […]