Australia

​Turnbull says Centrelink 'robo' letters are entirely responsible and appropriate

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the automated Centrelink debt recovery process is 'quite appropriate'.<p>Australian Prime Minister Malcolm …

Malcolm Turnbull

Neither Trump nor Turnbull can turn back the tide on renewables

The argument for renewable energy is now a purely economic one – and the move away from coal will only pick up speed<p>The inauguration of President Trump this Saturday (Australian time) marks a radical change in the world as we know it. It ushers in the beginning of four years where progressive …

Environmentalism

12 Incredible Hostels Every Traveler Should Visit In A Lifetime

These places are destinations all on their own.<p>You travel on a budget, but you’ve abandoned grimy, noisy hostels for the cheapest of Airbnb stays. Or maybe you’ve always assumed hostels are dark, sad places packed with sweaty backpackers, and skip them altogether.<p>You shouldn’t.<p>From tree houses to …

Hotels

Horses more deadly than snakes in Australia, data shows

<b>Horses killed more people in Australia in recent years than all venomous animals combined, research has shown.</b><p>The University of Melbourne's Dr Ronelle Welton examined hospital admissions data and coronial records.<p>From 2000 to 2013, horses were responsible for 74 deaths.<p>Bees and other stinging …

Australian Universities

Tarago fire: residents urged to leave as blaze grows near Canberra

Reports of property lost amid deteriorating conditions as grass and bushfire near Tarago grows to 3,290 hectares<p>Residents were being urged to act immediately on Wednesday as firefighters battled worsening conditions and an out-of-control blaze near Canberra.<p>The New South Wales Rural Fire Service …

Canberra

MH370 families vow to continue fight

Danica Weeks says the Malaysian government should realise that she and other relatives of the 239 people aboard missing flight MH370 will never stop …

Malcolm Turnbull

Taj Burrow saves 12-year-old surfer during his kids surf contest in Western Australia

Recently-retired pro surfer Taj Burrow may no longer compete, but he’s still a legend. During his annual Taj’s Small Fries surf contest for surfers …

Western Australia

Zebra Shark Confirmed To Have Given Birth Asexually

A Zebra shark is pictured in the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg Dec. 28, 2007.It goes without saying that most species of animals cannot give birth …

Australian Universities

Fossils found reveal unseen 'footprint' maker

Fossils found in Morocco from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites, including rarely seen soft-body parts, may be previously …

Australian Universities

Paramedics' polyester shirt dispute heads to industrial relations commission

NSW Ambulance reportedly told ‘shower curtain’ shirts a health risk to emergency workers in summer<p>A stoush over paramedics having to wear “shower curtain” polyester shirts is set to come before the New South Wales Industrial Relations Commission.<p>Paramedic unions say they raised concerns with NSW …

New South Wales

King Solomon’s lost mines exposed

Jamie SeidelNews Corp Australia Network<p><b>ARE these the gates to King Solomon’s mines? Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered a fortified trading post</b> …

Archaeology

Brisbane weather: Here comes the heat again

Brisbane awakens to a fresh heatwave on Wednesday with little reprieve expected from the searing heat until Sunday.<p>Temperatures are expected to soar …

Brisbane

Women-only seats introduced on Air India

Air India will introduce women-only seats on its domestic flights, making it possibly the only airline in the world to take this step.<p>A senior …

Airlines

Turnbull on hunt for new health minister

Malcolm Turnbull is expected to name Greg Hunt as the new health minister in the wake of Sussan Ley's resignation.<p>The prime minister is also tipped …

Malcolm Turnbull

The definitive guide to Sydney's best record shops

<b>The 10 best record stores in Sydney.</b><p>Sydney’s sprawling cityscape – with its thundering urban streets, retail chains, high rise buildings and steady …

Entertainment

30-second nose job machine could seriously mess you up

It claims to give you an “instant nose job” in 30 seconds, but a leading doctor has warned young women about the dangers of using temporary “nose …

Australian Universities

The most common passwords of 2016 are exactly what you'd expect

We've all heard the warnings about passwords — use a variety of character types, make it random, use a password manager — but many of us, it seems, …

Australian News

Dark matter 'killing galaxies'

Australian astrophysicists have come a step closer to solving a galactic murder mystery on Tuesday when they studied the effects of dark matter in …

Dark Matter

Orion Towers by Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot has won a national design competition to create a dynamic mixed-use destination on the Gold Coast. Introducing a new icon to the city's …

Gold Coast

Airbnb users to get the opportunity for a sleepover in the Sydney Opera House

Travellers might soon be able to spend the night at The Sydney Opera House if a plan proposed by the landmark building in conjunction with Airbnb gets the green light.<p>Five guests would be allowed to stay in the opera house’s Utzon Room – named after the building’s Danish architect – which boasts …

Sydney Opera House

Pot for pooches? Medical cannabis being used to treat doggy anxiety

Fido barking too much, keeping the neighbours awake all night? Moggy clawing at the couches? An Australian start-up is promoting a novel treatment – …

Life Sciences

Meanwhile, Australia's discussing which animal's most likely to kill you

Being murdered by animals is one of Australia's top national obsessions. Specifically, Aussies enjoy discussing which animal is the best at murdering.<p>It's not hard to see why. The country is one big, dirt-covered homicide party. That said, it seems Australia's <i>most</i> prolific killers aren't getting …

Australian Universities

Unpaid internship trend may penalise poorer job seekers, study finds

Researchers fear a trend towards unpaid internships is disadvantaging people who cannot afford to work for free, as well as those in rural areas.

Australian News

Coconut rice (nasi lemak)

Ingredients<p><b>3 cups</b> long-grain rice• <b><br>200 ml</b> coconut milk• <b><br>200 ml</b> water• <b><br>2 cm</b> piece of ginger, bruised• <b><br>1</b> pandan leaf, split and tied in a knot• <b><br>¾ tsp</b> salt<p>Cook's …

Australian News

Yahoo hack compromised accounts of over 3,000 Australian government officials

Malcolm Turnbull to launch probe as experts warn hackers could use private data of MPs for blackmail.<p>The fallout from the massive Yahoo hack, …

Data Breach

The Most Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Big Cities Around the World

With a quiet and cozy atmosphere, friendly hosts, and a scrumptious breakfast served on china, a quaint bed-and-breakfast can be the perfect place to …

Hotels

Granville: The rail disaster that changed Australia

<b>Wednesday marks 40 years since a Sydney train derailed in a deadly accident that horrified Australia. It left enduring lessons, writes Jamie Duncan.</b><p>Australia's worst rail disaster took only seconds to happen but was a decade or more in the making.<p>The Granville train crash on January 18, 1977, …

World News

Kvitova attack heightens players concerns over safety

MELBOURNE — When a tragic incident strikes someone in a close-knit circle it’s only natural that others within that community display heightened concern about their own safety.<p>That’s exactly what happened when news circulated last month that two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova’s left hand was …

Sports

Guvera music streaming service escapes insolvency

Troubled Australian music streaming service Guvera has escaped an attempt to have its business sent to the liquidators.<p>An investor had been seeking …

Brisbane

Vans Park Series Commences 2017 World Championship Tour in Sydney, Australia

The Vans Park Series (VPS) commences its highly-anticipated 2017 VPS Pro Tour in Sydney, Australia with the first Men’s VPS Pro Tour global qualifier …

Extreme Sports