Holden engines run out of gas

Holden Chairman and Managing Director Mark Bernhard introducing the last Commodore model to be built in Australia, the VFII. HOLDEN has confirmed the V6 engine plant in Port Melbourne will close in December, almost one year before the Holden Commodore reaches the end of the production line. Approximately 200 workers at the Port Melbourne facility […]

Goodbye sky-high credit card fees

Tigerair has joined other domestic airlines in cutting credit card surcharges on airline tickets. CONSUMERS are being urged to dob in big businesses that still charge exorbitant fees on credit card transactions. As a new ban on excessive payment surcharges starts today, all domestic airlines have now reduced their credit card surcharges and event ticketing […]

Coolest city you are not visiting

I Do, I Do, I Do. Say yes to an ABBA The Museum tour. Picture: Paul Ewart SPREAD across 14 islands at the edge of the Baltic Sea; Stockholm is not only one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, it’s also one of its coolest. Surrounded by ocean and intersected with waterways; Stockholm is nicknamed the […]

Prepare for ‘severe’ conditions, Australia

The WA town of Yarloop that was devastated by deadly bushfires in January has reopened. This fire prediction is concerning farmers and firefighters across the country. DON’T be fooled into a false sense of security this winter, because the wet weather has only made the upcoming bushfire season even more precarious — and you could […]

Kathy Jackson’s life of luxury crumbles

Kathy Jackson after the Sentencing for Michael Williamson. THE former Health Services Union leader was leading a charmed life. Kathy Jackson appeared to be a wealthy woman who was living in luxury. She travelled the world and bought expensive cars and designer clothing. But her world has come crashing down as she has been charged […]

Back to school, back to faith

This time of year my Facebook feed is full of photos of kids headed back to school. Lots of stores have specials for “back to school season.” Many churches which ended Sunday school classes over the summer are starting back up again. But back to school isn’t just for kids and their parents. This time […]

How death caused ‘powder keg’ town to erupt

Police officers have been injured during protests outside a WA court over the death of an Aboriginal boy. Elijah Doughty, 14, was killed in Kalgoorlie. Source: Facebook “IT was going to happen sooner or later.” These are the devastating words of the grandfather of 14-year-old Elijah Doughty, an Aboriginal boy mown down by a ute-driver […]

‘I should have been dead today’

Police raid a meth lab and arrest two men in Sydney’s east Andrea Simmons abandoned her daughters and high-flying career for a $ 500-a-day meth habit. FORMER ice addicts are visiting schools to tell children aged just 11 years old about their experiences with crystal methamphetamine. It’s a confronting program based on a US model […]

Meth lessons for kids slammed

Police raid a meth lab and arrest two men in Sydney’s east Are ex-addicts the right people to talk to kids about drugs? THE debate over ex-ice addicts teaching children about the dangers of meth is heating up after a leading Australian body warned the program would do more harm than good. Yesterday, news.com.au reported […]

The rudest, funniest place names in Australia

Simon Lewis is stoked Fannie Bay has been named on a map highlighting rude place names in Australia. PICTURE: Helen Orr TERRITORIANS have put themselves on the map for having some of the rudest and funniest place names in the country. Places like Cape Cockburn and Point Blaze — don’t forget all the various knobs […]