Category: Aussie News

Australians lose 1,370 smartphones per day

Australians lose 1,370 smartphones per day

ARE you guilty of breaking your smartphone screen or losing your device completely? At least you can find solace in the fact you are not alone, according to new research from comparison site finder.com.au that found we lose or destroy smartphones a rate of 1,370 per day. That shocking statistic shows Australians have said goodbye […]

John Howard and Bob Hawke criticise career politicians ‘with no life experience’

John Howard and Bob Hawke criticise career politicians ‘with no life experience’

Former prime ministers John Howard and Bob Hawke have warned that career politicians without enough life experience are letting the public down. Both men were asked to reflect on the state of Australian democracy in a discussion with Annabel Crabb on Wednesday night at the National Press Club, where they said both major parties were […]

How to figure out if you could be a dual citizen

How to figure out if you could be a dual citizen

BEING a dual citizen was once thought of as a rare privilege accessible only to a lucky few who bragged about advantages of living and working overseas. Since 2002, the government has allowed Australians to hold citizenship of multiple countries: previously they lost their Australian citizenship automatically if they became a citizen of another country. […]

Former Fiji citizen dies after stabbing ex-partner in Brisbane

Former Fiji citizen dies after stabbing ex-partner in Brisbane

It’s hard to fathom what could have possibly possessed former Fiji citizen Saliceni Kaladrou at 3.30am this morning when he burst through the backdoor of his ex‑partners Forest Lake home in Brisbane and stabbed her repeatedly in the head, neck, chest and arms. Kaladrou later died in a car crash. 9NEWS reports that 37‑year‑old woman […]

Barnaby Joyce is a Kiwi, New Zealand confirms

Barnaby Joyce is a Kiwi, New Zealand confirms

New Zealand’s Prime Minister has confirmed that “unwittingly or not”, Barnaby Joyce is a citizen of the country because his father was born there. Prime Minister Bill English said he was informed about Mr Joyce’s case late last week and according to local law, he is a New Zealand citizen. “It is a matter for […]

Jetstar baggage fees increase for checked luggage

Jetstar baggage fees increase for checked luggage

FROM August 15, discount carrier Jetstar is jacking up its checked baggage fees for domestic passengers. If you show up at the airport for a domestic flight and want to check in luggage that hasn’t been pre-booked, you’ll be charged $60 for the privilege, up from $50 currently. If your checked bag weighs more than […]

Paulini opts for a chauffeur after bribery charge

Paulini opts for a chauffeur after bribery charge

PAULINI Curuenavuli was safely strapped in the passenger seat when snapped for the first time since news broke the singer had been charged for bribing a NSW government official for a driver’s licence. The former Australian Idol singer smiled awkwardly when being photographed as she was driven through a private entrance at Brisbane’s QPAC Theatre […]

NSW tent city residents back on street

NSW tent city residents back on street

A dozen residents of Sydney’s disbanded tent city have ended up back on the streets two days after the Martin Place homeless community packed up. Lanz Priestley, who’s become known as the ‘Mayor of Martin Place’, says the group numbered about 60 when it voluntarily left the heart of Sydney on Friday amid a political […]

Sydney’s tent city finally cleared out

Sydney’s tent city finally cleared out

Sydney’s tent city in Martin Place which triggered a political stand-off between the city council and the NSW government has been voluntarily cleared out after six months. The man dubbed the “Mayor of Martin Place”, Lanz Priestley, helped the last stragglers pack their tents under the watchful eyes of police as the final rays of […]

Aust has ‘contingencies’ for Nth Korea war

Aust has ‘contingencies’ for Nth Korea war

Malcolm Turnbull says Australia plans for all contingencies but he’s refused to outline preparations in the event of conflict with North Korea. The prime minister told reporters in Canberra the government is very alert to the unfolding situation, and it’s constantly under review. “We obviously plan for all contingencies … but I’m not going to […]

Power companies agree to lower prices

Power companies agree to lower prices

ELECTRICITY company chiefs have agreed to write to customers when their power plans are about to expire and give them information about better deals and other options. Australian households will be able to tell when their power company is moving them to a more expensive plan after Malcolm Turnbull told electricity company chiefs during a […]

Viral social media post reunites potential owner with lost ring

Viral social media post reunites potential owner with lost ring

Elizabeth Docherty says she was enjoying her “babymoon” on the vast sand dunes of the Simpson Desert, taking photographs, when she realised her wedding ring was gone. So she could hardly believed it when a family member tagged her on an ABC Facebook viral post saying a ring had been found in the desert near […]

Machine leaves Irish vet in visa limbo

Machine leaves Irish vet in visa limbo

An Irish vet with degrees in history and politics has been unable to convince a machine she can speak English well enough to stay in Australia. Louise Kennedy is a native English speaker, has excellent grammar and a broad vocabulary. She holds two university degrees – both obtained in English – and has been working […]

Martin Place tent city leader vows to stay in place

Martin Place tent city leader vows to stay in place

THE man described as the “mayor” of Martin Place’s tent city has declared the homeless community won’t be moving anytime soon despite the brokering of a deal with Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore last night. Ms Moore had declared to a media pack on the steps of Town Hall that she had “negotiated an outcome […]

Sydney’s tent city to be cleared

Sydney’s tent city to be cleared

SYDNEY’S homeless tent city is set to be swept away, possibly as early as Tuesday morning, after the city’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore brokered a deal with its residents through the so-called “Mayor of Martin Place” Lanz Priestly. But there’s a high price to pay with council and the State Government sent to stump up […]