Beau Donelly

Beau Donelly

Consumer Affairs Reporter for The Age

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Belle Gibson's The Whole Pantry recipe app quietly pulled from sale in Australia, US

Belle Gibson said the company had been unable to pass on money raised due to cashflow problems.

Has computer giant Apple buckled to mounting pressure over its relationship with Melbourne social media entrepreneur Belle Gibson?

Food News | Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano | Wed Mar 18 09:44:25 EST 2015

US launch for Belle Gibson's The Whole Pantry cookbook cancelled

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Belle Gibson's overseas book launch has been officially scrapped amid concerns the Melbourne author faked having cancer and withheld thousands of dollars in charitable donations.

Food News | Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano | Tue Mar 17 09:54:46 EST 2015

Publisher Penguin pulls Belle Gibson cookbook The Whole Pantry

Belle Gibson, creator of the app The Whole Pantry

Publishing giant Penguin will pull Belle Gibson's debut cookbook after the author failed to defend accusations of falsely claiming to have cancer and explain her reasons for withholding charitable...

Food News | Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano | Mon Mar 16 17:17:52 EST 2015

Friends and doctors raise doubts over 'Healing Belle' cancer story

The story of Belle Gibson's cancer survival was never checked by her publisher.

Doubt cast over Melbourne social media entrepreneur Belle Gibson's "inspirational" story of cancer survival, as close friends and doctors question her illness and her cookbook publisher admits it...

Food News | Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano | Wed Mar 11 08:48:23 EST 2015

Profits promised to charity by Whole Pantry cooking app developer Belle Gibson missing

Belle Gibson, creator of the app The Whole Pantry

The Whole Pantry founder Belle Gibson says financial naivety to blame for missing donations.

Food News | Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano | Mon Mar 09 08:28:44 EST 2015

Maggie Beer reprimanded by ACCC for misleading labels

Maggie Beer

Celebrity cook Maggie Beer has apologised over misleading labelling in her product range following an investigation by the consumer watchdog, just months after her daughter received a slap on the...

Food News | Beau Donelly | Tue Aug 19 10:53:18 EST 2014

Golden Circle juice maker reveals secret ingredients: beef and alcohol

Golden Circle chilled juice bottle

When a Melbourne man asked a fruit juice maker about the exact ingredients in his favourite juice, he was shocked by the details that came pouring back.

Food News | Beau Donelly | Thu Jul 24 16:48:27 EST 2014

'People come here expecting to be in Italy': Carlton restaurant imports foreign workers

Brunetti executive savoury chef Giuseppe Santoro (centre), Francesco Inga (left) and Valerio Mollica, who were among 20 specialist staff hired for the new venue.

Carlton's iconic Brunetti restaurant has imported 20 foreign workers to help run the business at its new 400-seat venue.

Food News | Beau Donelly | Tue Mar 26 12:10:32 EST 2013