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Epic FLOODS in AUSTRALIA…

25 Jan

…and egalitarian luxury in China

OUR MAN in Bundaberg has arrived back in Europe after a soggy trip to Queensland – via a stopover in the booming southern Chinese city of Guangzhou (Canton). Travel bloz pending after the wellies have been unpacked and the jet-lag has eased…

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. […]