What our leaders say about Australia Day – and where did it start, anyway?

Protests against 26 January pre-date Australia Day itself, but attitudes to dealing with the legacy of colonisation differ<p>Opposition to Australia Day, and the push to change the date to one that attempts to reconcile with the dispossession and death of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, …

Indigenous Australians

Amazon's Echo line, Alexa voice services, and Music Unlimited are coming to Australia and New Zealand in February, pre-orders are up

Alexa, Alexa everywhere! Amazon is continuing to push its voice assistant and devices everywhere it can and the newest countries after the US, UK, …


Ironman Star Ali Day To Race Optus Swim Sydney Harbour

Surfers Paradise Ironman star Ali Day will take a break from Ironman competition this week to swim in the Optus Swim Sydney Harbour on Saturday.<p>He …


12 festivals and events worth traveling for in 2018

Looking to plan a trip around a weekend festival or worldly event in 2018? Then check out this list of festivals and events for every month this year.<p><b>January: Harbin Ice Festival</b><p>You’ll find this festival in northern China, near the country’s eastern border with Russia. Due to its climate and …


UWA historian suggests moving Australia Day to May 9 to celebrate federation

A WA historian supports May 9 as a new Australia Day, marking the founding of the first Federal Parliament in 1901.<p>UWA Australian history chair Jane …

Perth, Australia

ANALYSIS: 80 years after the Day of Mourning the message for Australia Day still rings true

#ChangeTheDate! #SaveAustraliaDay!<p>As the latest battle of the hashtags reaches fever pitch, it is worth remembering that the debate over Australia’s …

Indigenous Australians

Will Smith's excellent, animal-filled and very, very Instagrammed Australian adventure

For a guy who's still pretty new to Instagram, Will Smith is killing it.<p>The actor only joined the social platform in December, but for his big trip …

Will Smith

Nanowrinkles could save billions in shipping and aquaculture

The new coating uses 'nanowrinkles' inspired by the carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plant. The plant traps a layer of water on the tiny structures …


EDITORIAL EXCERPT: Malcolm's Day of disappointment

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he is disappointed with Australians. But Australians are more than disappointed in him. read now...


Majority of Australians don’t care about Australia Day date

A new poll reveals a lot of Aussies are relaxed about Australia Day.

Australia Day

Why I still hang out of airplanes instead of shooting with drones

#lookdown<p>As a child, photographer Clarke Tommy spent all of his vacations on the beach: this got him thinking about the interaction between water and …


A Day with Beth Radford

Get a glimpse at #TOAFtakeover, a weekly Instagram series that gives you an insight into the work and life of our artists, straight from the source. …


Deadly snake tries to slither back out of cormorant's throat after bird swallowed it whole in dramatic fight to the death

A deadly snake was filmed trying to slither back out of a cormorant's throat after the bird swallowed it whole in a dramatic fight to the death.<p>Aleks …


Does Anyone Really Need The Airbus A380?

Another day, another rumor about Airbus shutting down production of the A380, the largest passenger plane in the world. The shutdown is rumored after less than 11 years of commercial operation from 218 delivered planes. Only one factor is different about this shutdown report: It came from Airbus …


The one time it’s OK to forget your passport

Cruising in your own back yard takes a load of hassle out of the equation. For people who have never cruised before and want to see what the fuss is …

Cruise Ships

Bondi Beach one bedroom apartment selling for $2.5 million

A small one-bedroom unit in Bondi is going to auction with a hefty $2.5 million price tag.<p>0:54<p>Footage Shows $500 Million Cocaine Haul That Was …


Paper and strings, your own set of wings

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, wait! It’s a kite delightfully gliding in the sky. And if you attend the annual International Kite Festival in …


Michelles Excellent Australia Adventure <i>has been following the riding exploits of Michelle Christine, who is exploring adventures on two wheels in between the stand-up comedy</i> …

Australian National Parks

PM's descent into the awkward in Vic

He didn't want things to get awkward but that was wishful thinking from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his first visit to Victoria after starting …


Warner: England have set ODI benchmark

2018-01-17 13:14<p>David Warner (Gallo)<p>Sydney - Australia vice-captain <b>David Warner</b> admits that England have set the benchmark on how to go about batting …

Sport (South Africa)

Paper Penguins Pop Up Around World To Share Urgent Message About Their Home

From Buenos Aires to Berlin, Johannesburg to Washington DC, stunning papercraft penguin sculptures are popping up at tourist hot spots around the …


Inside the growing movement for small businesses to boycott the Australia Day holiday on January 26

<i>By John Nelder and Emma Koehn.</i><p>As millions of Aussies prepare to fire up the barbie ahead of Australia Day, there’s a growing band of businesses that …

Richard Di Natale

Speeding leads to drug charges for NSW man

A driver pulled over at Bondi Beach for speeding has spent the night behind bars after police allegedly found the drugs cocaine, ecstasy and ice in …


Australia's airline amends website to recognise Chinese territories

A Qantas Airbus A380 takes off from the airport in Sydney on August 25, 2017. The company has amended its website to recognise Chinese territories. …

News (South Africa)

Outdoor skating comes to Sydney's Open Hearth Park

Rink will be open for at least a month as feature of Taste of Winter Festival<p>Open Hearth Park in Sydney is finally getting an outdoor skating …

Nova Scotia

Police chase wayward wallaby

Police chased and captured a wallaby after it was spotted hopping across Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.

World News

Wallaby gives police slip on Sydney Bridge

The unusual sight of a wallaby bounding across the Sydney Harbour Bridge has surprised early-morning motorists.<p>Police said the 13kg (29lb) swamp wallaby, also known as the black wallaby, may have come from a golf course about 3km (1.8 miles) from the bridge.


WA Ningaloo fisherman dives into shark-infested water for 'fun'

Incredible video has emerged of a man jumping into the ocean with up to four sharks, off Western Australia’s north coast.<p>2:47<p>Storm Clouds Roll Into …


Tuesday's Morning Email: Shutdown Fears Grow Amid DACA Fight

TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>FALLOUT CONTINUES FROM TRUMP’S ‘S***HOLE’ COUNTRIES COMMENT</b> The president took aim at Sen. Dick Durbin for revealing his remarks during a DACA meeting. A pastor blasted the comments while Vice President Mike Pence attended …

Dolores O'Riordan

Room with a view: the tiny Bondi one-bedder with a $2.5m price tag

Knockout view: 7/2-4 Notts. Ave, Bondi Beach, has a price guide of $2.5m to $2.75m.<p>IT may only have one bedroom, but the $2.5 million price tag on …

Real Estate