Australia

The Weird Factor That Makes People More Likely to Make Bad Financial Decisions

Next time you have to make a big monetary decision, here's something you need to consider.<p>From your checking account balance to your credit score to the current climate of the stock market -- there are a number of factors that influence a person’s financial choices. And it turns out, the sun might …

University of Sydney

Revealed: the minimum income for a healthy life and how the dole falls way short

Speaking of the cost of living, how much do you need to live on? Surveys show most people's answer is: just a bit more than I'm getting at present. …

Brisbane

Chinese students left fuming after Sydney uni lecturer uses contested map of China-India border

A WeChat account of a University of Sydney Chinese student group denounced IT lecturer Dr Khimji Vaghjiani for using a map showing India controlled …

University of Sydney

Moving to Australia for a year is the only sensible life choice right now

opinion<p><b>Australia. Home to the Great Barrier Reef, a tonne of frankly ridiculous wildlife, and above all, the mighty TimTam biscuit.</b><p>11 amazing …

New South Wales

Morning mail: arms giants bypass worker laws

Wednesday: some of the world’s biggest defence companies are being given lengthy exemptions from anti-discrimination laws. Plus: marriage equality campaigners say young people could be missing out on the postal survey<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and …

South Australia

The world's richest man still washes the dishes

What does the richest man in the world get up to all day?<p>Bill Gates is worth $US85.2 billion ($107.4 billion), making him the wealthiest person on …

Brisbane

Tom Rogic, Celtic qualify for Champions League

Socceroos midfield ace Tom Rogic is set for a third consecutive Champions League campaign despite Celtic losing to Astana 4-3 in the second leg of …

Soccer

Why apartment living is different for the poor

THERE'S been a lot of talk about apartment living of late.<p>Whether it’s millennials who can’t afford to buy a house, downsizers making a lifestyle …

New South Wales

I'm a Spirited Nature Lover - Which Spirited Adventurer Are You? (+ WIN a trip to Tasmania!)

<b>Australian residents can WIN a $5,000 Tasmanian Adventure!</b><p>You love natural wonders, but you don’t just see the sights, you devour them. The earthy …

Round 23 best and worst case scenarios for finals and spoon contenders

There’s just one week left of the home-and-away season, and in Round 23 every single game of the week will have some part to play in shaping the …

Sport (Australia)

When the Bullin shrieked: Aboriginal memories of volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago

Other than it had a fearful shriek, guaranteed to put the fear of God into anyone who heard it, history appears silent about the nature of the bird …

South Australia

Up to half of Chinese buyers leave apartments vacant

A quarter of Chinese buying property overseas leave their apartments vacant and the majority pay for their purchase with cash, a survey of mainland …

Real Estate

Union wants two more public holidays for Western Australia

West Australian workers have the lowest number of public holidays in the country and now one union is trying to get us two more.<p>The Shop, …

Western Australia

South Australia name contract list

Australia news<p>Wicketkeeper Tim Ludeman and opening batsman Sam Raphael have lost their South Australia contracts, along with rookies Wes Agar and …

South Australia

Two found dead in wealthy Melbourne suburb

Police say they are not looking for anyone over the deaths of two people found at a house in a wealthy Melbourne suburb.<p>The bodies of a 69-year-old …

Melbourne

Wanda retreats from London after Sydney and Gold Coast exit

The offshore retreat of Chinese real estate giant, Dalian Wanda Group, continues apace with confirmation on Tuesday that it was pulling out of a …

Gold Coast

Australia might save the world from its avocado crisis

If we had to name three things we love in life, overpriced brunches, reality TV and men who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty would rate pretty …

Lifestyle

Apple defends Australian tax arrangements

Apple insists its tax arrangements in Australia have been given the tick of approval by authorities following a long-running audit.<p>The company's …

Australian Taxation Office

Melbourne grandmother "taken" from family

The grief-stricken children of a woman found dead at a Melbourne home say she was taken from them by someone she considered a friend.<p>The 70-year-old …

Melbourne

Premier’s about-face on bullet train for NSW

Express trains in Japan can travel at speeds of up to 320km/h. Picture: Bloomberg Inset: NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian<p>View More Local Business<p>List …

Australian News

A Second Melbourne Council Has Abandoned Australia Day Events

Darebin Council voted to support #changethedate and abandon ceremonies on January 26.<p>A second council in the northern suburbs of Melbourne has voted to abandon future Australia Day citizenship and award ceremonies on January 26, to acknowledge the campaign to #changethedate.<p>Last week, the Turnbull …

Indigenous Australians

Tap-dancing noses take centre stage at Sydney Opera House

The centre of Opera Australia’s 2018 season is nothing to sneeze at – and something many opera and theatre lovers will applaud: Barrie Kosky’s return …

Sydney Opera House

Apple Australia says all Australian revenue booked locally | ZDNet

The local arm of Cupertino has said it does not need to make any changes to its business under new tax avoidance laws.<p>Apple Australia has told the …

ATO

The AFLPA releases 40-man 22under22 squad for 2017

PREMIERSHIP hero Marcus Bontempelli leads a talented list of youngsters named in the AFLPA’s 40-man <i>22under22</i> squad for the 2017 season.<p>Bontempelli, …

Sport (Australia)

As a parent of a teen, I'm afraid of being lied to. I'm also afraid of the truth

This parenting gig, it isn't easy. In fact there are times when it's downright scary. My kids are in their late teens now. Naively, I used to think …

Parenting

Melbourne’s Finest: Shortlist for the Eat Drink Design Awards Revealed

A number of Melbourne venues have made the short-list for the 2017 Eat Drink Design Awards, which are dedicated exclusively to the design of food and …

Victoria (Australia)

Kangaroo Island’s $6K Hiking Expedition Does Not Include a Tent

The seven-day experience includes a personally guided tour of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail—and a stay in a super luxe lodge<p>By •<p>Southern Ocean …

Hotels

Another big battery planned to boost SA's power network

A 30-megawatt (MW) battery to bolster South Australia's power supply network is to be built on Yorke Peninsula, west of Adelaide.<p>Under the project, …

South Australia

what Trump's Afghanistan call means for Australia, tech giants avoiding tax and Tasmanian murder mystery

Aug 23, 2017<p>Crikey Worm: what Trump's Afghanistan call means for Australia, tech giants avoiding tax and Tasmanian murder mystery<p>Will we commit more …

Australian News

Australia Zoo welcomes its first white koala joey

Australian animals: the koala<p>Australian animals: the koala<p>Australian animals: the koala<p>Australian Reptile Park's General Manager & Director, Tim …