Second Australian death from crush on Halloween crowd in Seoul confirmed

Second Australian death from crush on Halloween crowd in Seoul confirmed

Authorities have confirmed the death of a second Australian resident after a Halloween mob crush last month in South Korea’s capital. Most important points: DFAT confirms it is assisting the family of an Australian resident who died after falling in love The latest figures show 156 deaths from the incident Sydney woman Grace Rached was … Read more

The arrival of the historic silver bullet train raises hopes of extending the outback tourist season into summer

The arrival of the historic silver bullet train raises hopes of extending the outback tourist season into summer

Extensive railway lines in inland Queensland will be home to other trains next year. The first of two Queensland Rail Heritage 2000-class silver bullet rail engines arrived in Longreach on Thursday afternoon, raising hopes of a new rail tourism experience. In the shadow of the 22-ton, 17-meter rail engine, tourist agencies Alan and Sue Smith … Read more

Australian woman killed during Halloween party in Seoul identified as Grace Rached

Australian woman killed during Halloween party in Seoul identified as Grace Rached

The family of the Australian woman who died in a deadly crowd while celebrating Halloween in downtown Seoul has paid tribute to “our life of the party”. Most important points: Mrs. Rached’s family has paid tribute to their “beautiful angel” who made “others feel important” She is the only confirmed Australian to have died in … Read more

Mango farmers battle storms, geese and labor shortages to get fruit to market

Mango farmers battle storms, geese and labor shortages to get fruit to market

The mango season in Australia is increasing with around 500,000 trays being picked and packed this week. Most important points: Mangoes are picked in WA, NT and Queensland Quality fruit still gets about $45 per tray The NT is expected to produce approximately 4.8 million trays According to the current crop forecast, Australia is on … Read more

Meet the women who use beauty and fashion to reveal the ugly truth about Myanmar’s military rule

Meet the women who use beauty and fashion to reveal the ugly truth about Myanmar’s military rule

As an activist, Sophia Sarkis is no stranger to delivering impassioned speeches through a microphone. But this week she’s doing it in a sash and 6-inch high heels. The mother of three is a finalist in the Mrs Universe Australia pageant, a competition for women who are or have been married. “This isn’t about beauty… … Read more

LIVE: Attoney General Mark Dreyfus Addresses Proposed National Anti-Corruption Commission | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Attoney General Mark Dreyfus Addresses Proposed National Anti-Corruption Commission |  ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

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Kangaroo paws were used to fight wrinkles as the demand for vegan cosmetics explodes

Kangaroo paws were used to fight wrinkles as the demand for vegan cosmetics explodes

A native bloom has emerged as a wrinkle-fighting ingredient, creating a new reason to grow the plant in Australia. Most important points: Big red kangaroo paw plants are used in anti-wrinkle products A Sunshine Coast farm grows and processes the plants for the international cosmetics market Demand has encouraged the farm to go organic Large … Read more

Videos taken by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan raise questions about the behavior of the 2nd Commando Regiment

Videos taken by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan raise questions about the behavior of the 2nd Commando Regiment

The burly commando saunters down the porn-lined hallway of the housing block, a can of Red Bull in his hand. Most important points: A video filmed by an Australian soldier in 2012 shows commandos in Afghanistan discussing a “quota” Another video shows a soldier firing from a helicopter at what appears to be unarmed civilians … Read more

Sir David Smith, the man who delivered the speech that dissolved Whitlam’s government, dies aged 89

Sir David Smith, the man who delivered the speech that dissolved Whitlam’s government, dies aged 89

The man who uttered the words that sparked Australia’s worst constitutional crisis has died. Sir David Smith was the official secretary to the then Governor-General Sir John Kerr on 11 November 1975 – a day notorious in Australian political history. No one suspected that Sir John would fire then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam before it … Read more

LIVE: Chinese Ambassador Xiao Qian Addresses Australia’s National Press Club | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Chinese Ambassador Xiao Qian Addresses Australia’s National Press Club |  ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

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