A joint House-Senate committee has reached a preliminary compromise on a statewide smoking ban. There are quite a few exemptions even so it does not mean that anything will pass this year.
Crack. Fizz. Gulp. Ahhhhhh. Is there a drinking experience more classically Australian than ripping the ring-pull off a beer? "The visceral pleasure from that first crack of a beer can is identical to popping a champagne cork," says wine and drinks writer Mike Bennie. "There's also huge appeal in the tinnie's nostalgia factor."