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No WORRIES?

6 Dec

England/South Africa 1 – Australia 0

HOPES in ASHES (video)

HIGH times in the BUSH

1 Oct

A koala was sitting in a gum tree smoking a joint…

…when a little lizard walked past, look up and said, “Hey, koala, what are you doing?” […]

In the (WORLD) ZONE

26 Sep

Neil Robertson…the man for the big occasion

By MARGARITA CORTES

IN MAY he became only the second Australian to win the snooker World Championship. Now, Neil Robertson has become the first winner of the new World Open title – and is ranked number one in the world rankings. […]

OPERATION Tax Police State

6 Sep

Crocodile Dundee (back) in Los Angeles

By NED BELLY

MOST OF US have no option of avoiding income taxes. The authorities will either nab us at source (IRPF/PAYE) or, if autónomo (self-employed), we will be required to present a rigorously-monitored folder of documents every three months to report revenue, justify expenses and hand over collected IVA.

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Universal BEAUTY

25 Aug

Miss Australia third… in that dress!

BRUSHING ASIDE the controversy over her choice of “national dress”, Jesinta Campbell finished third in the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. […]

Pre-wedding BLISS

2 Jul

Peter Andre on whistle-stop tour of Gib

IT WAS THE eve of ex-wife Katie Price’s UK nuptials with cage-fighter Alex Reid – but Peter Andre seemed to have other more pleasant things on his mind as he made a quick trip to Gibraltar. […]

STYLE and SENSUALITY

29 Apr

Australian model woos Marbella

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SHIRALEE COLEMAN was doing the customary Australian working holiday tour of Europe when she found herself in Marbella last year. […]

AUSSIE sounds in MADRID

26 Mar

GREAT TITLE TRACK from Tasmanian-born, Madrid-based singer-songwriter Aaron Thomas’ second album, Made of Wood…

JUST not CRICKET

3 Mar

Bowling them over with his diplomatic skills

howard cricket THE JURY REMAINS out on John Howard’s tenure as Australian prime minister from (1996-2007) but the verdict is pretty well unanimous on his cricket accomplishments. […]

GOLDEN moment from 2002

12 Feb

“Oh, they’ve crashed!”

IT WAS AUSTRALIA’S first-ever Winter Olympics gold medal – and one of the most bizarre on record. As the 2010 Games begin in Vancouver, we enjoy a nostalgic, teary-eyed and still incredulous look back at the 1,000-metre short track final in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, where Stephen Bradbury, a then 28-year-old from Brisbane, was last man around the final bend but almost the last man standing when he raced across the finishing line in the aftermath of a multiple pile-up involving the rest of the field. Incredibly, he had also been trailing in the semi-final but came through on the fly because the referee ruled he had been impeded. Priceless!

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