Warm oceans, unusual currents and strange weather patterns have coincided with an outbreak of disease that has forced the closure of South Australia’s Coffin Bay farms.
Health authorities have said they would now investigate whether climate change was a factor in the spread of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in oysters, which has been linked to 45 cases of gastroenteritis since September.
Undercooked shellfish and fish can carry Vibrio, which in turn can cause diarrhoea, vomiting, cramps, fever and headache. Raw oysters are often the cause of Vibrio infection.
Australia’s second-biggest debt management company made threats against clients, including telling them they could go to prison if they spent money at McDonald’s, the corporate regulator has alleged.
In documents filed with the federal court on Tuesday, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission accused A&M Group, which trades as Debt Negotiators and promotes itself as a “reputable debt help company who uses our knowledge and expertise to help you get out of debt”, of breaking the law by harassing or coercing customers.