Study finds that plain packaging actually boosted tobacco consumption in Australia

In December 2012, Australia became the first country to introduce regulations for the plain packaging of tobacco products as part of its bid to come into line with many European nations when it comes to strictly controlling and reducing tobacco consumption. With the provisions, the Australian government had hoped to make tobacco products less attractive to potential smokers by preventing...

Video game companies raise money for Australian bushfire relief

Call Of Duty is helping to raise money (pic: Activision)Games publishers and players alike are trying to help with the crisis in Australia, from indie developers to the makers of Call Of Duty. The apocalyptic scenes of out-of-control bushfires in Australia have brought out the best in video game makers, with several them pledging money and helping to raise more. Ubisoft has already donated the...