10 great tips if you are visiting Australia on holiday

Sun, sand, surf, tips-free meals and a farewell tax refund can all be yours, Down Under.

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Why Trump is right, and wrong, about killing off the TPP

OPINION: So-called “free trade deals” have become less and less about opening markets and more about entrenching monopolies. Australia is also a member of the proposed TPP and, like America, stands to benefit from the deal’s abandonment.

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Refugees: Sentenced FROM Australia to the USA for the term of your natural life

OPINION: Sentenced from Australia for the term of your natural life, regifted to USA, our huddled refugee masses yearning to breathe free, writes TESS LAWRENCE.

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Melbourne targetted in new ISIS propaganda video

Australia’s second biggest city has been highlighted in a new call to arms video by Islamic State.

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Stunning new findings date human arrival in Outback to 49,000 years ago

Incredible new research from remote Flinders cave puts human habitation of Australia’s interior back 10,000 earlier than thought and offers evidence that man co-existed with megafauna.

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Aussie tourism London beach stunt for backpackers falls a bit flat

A pop-up beach at London’s Victoria Station to promote working holidays in Australia. A few problems though – no sand, no surf and the life savers were all poms.

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Dreamworld horror: four people dead after ride malfunction

“Theme parks are a place for family fun and happiness, not tragedy. This is a very, very, sad, tragic event.” – Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the fatal accident at Dreamworld.

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11 incredible things you just have to do in Australia

From bridge climbing, to shark diving, to the southern aurora and the Devil’s Marbles… Down Under is a wealth of awesome experiences just waiting for you.

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New temporary Australian parent visa announced

The Australian government has announced plans changes to visas for parents visiting their children in Australia in an effort to make it easier and more efficient for families to be reunited.

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Technology has killed homesickness… I actually miss missing things

Missing home just isn’t what it used to be. On my previous visit to the UK, to call my mother I had to put £23 in a phone box and dial 48 numbers while trying to ignore all the flyers of scantily clad women dying for me to call them for sex.

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Teenager attacked by shark said new nets are a waste of money

SharkSmart team chase away 3.5 metre great white after 17-year-old becomes latest surfer to fall victim at Ballina.

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NSW floods crisis continues and another drenching on the way

Natural disaster zone likely to be declared in central NSW. Damage already into tens of millions with further heavy rain expected later this week.

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Aussie life is simply better than ours in the UK. And don’t you lot just know it

The quality of life seems to be far superior over there on the other side of the world. So why don’t all we Britons move into all that open space and indulge in the Australian lifestyle? Typically, we can’t be arsed.

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7 of the biggest, longest and fastest Aussie world records

Roads, trains, planes and beer swilling prime ministers; Australia is a BIG country.

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