Category: National News

Match traffic fines to incomes: report

Match traffic fines to incomes: report

Income-based traffic fines have been touted for Australia. TRAFFIC fines in Australia should be proportional to how much an offender earns, a think tank is proposing. Adopting a system like one in Finland, which considers …
Bizarre theme park promises visas

Bizarre theme park promises visas

There are fears the $ 500m ChappyPie China Time theme park near Wyong in NSW may never be built. ORLANDO has Disney World, the Gold Coast has Dream World and now the NSW Central Coast …
Sinister turn in Pearce storm

Sinister turn in Pearce storm

The Roosters’ Mitchell Pearce leaving his house in Cremorne, Sydney, yesterday. Picture: Adam Yip THE Mitchell Pearce controversy has taken a sinister turn with the identity of a man, alleged to have sold the infamous …
Abbott to support same-sex decision

Abbott to support same-sex decision

Ex-PM Tony Abbott says he would support the decision of the people if a plebiscite on gay marriage is held. Family man Tony Abbott, flanked by his wife and daughters, says he would accept the …
Shops planning Aussie invasion

Shops planning Aussie invasion

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is one of Marks & Spencer’s famous ambassadors. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire IT’S been a big few years for international retailers in Australia, with global heavyweights from Sephora to Muji to Aldi spreading …
MP to skip sitting for ‘prayer brekky’

MP to skip sitting for ‘prayer brekky’

Liberal backbencher Kevin Andrews will skip the first sitting of Parliament to give a speech to a conservative think tank in Washington. KEVIN Andrews will become the second Liberal backbencher in a week to address …
G’Day USA: Activists target Julie Bishop

G’Day USA: Activists target Julie Bishop

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop during the question-and-answer session before the activists interrupted. Picture: Ellen Whinnett/Twitter ANIMAL rights activists have interrupted an appearance by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop at a Los Angeles university. …
Cheap fuel prices here to stay

Cheap fuel prices here to stay

Loving the low petrol prices? Good news is experts predict they are here to stay — for the next few months, at least. Picture: istock DOLLAR petrol like dollar milk is here to stay, experts …
11 habits of successful jobseekers

11 habits of successful jobseekers

Hays Recruitment senior regional director South Australia/Northern Territory Lisa Morris. Picture: Stephen Laffer IN many industries it can seem that skills and experience do not necessarily guarantee a job. There are just too many qualified …