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Australian house prices down in every capital city except Adelaide and Hobart

ABS data shows capital city prices fell 2.4% in December quarter and 5.1% over 2018Home prices across Australia’s capital cities fell by 2.4% in the three months to December, trimming the total value of the country’s dwellings to $6.7tn.Prices fell 5.1% across the whole of 2018, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Residential Property Price Index, released on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Housing, Australia news, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Australian economy, Australian Bureau of Statistics


Uber Used Secret Spyware To Try To Crush Australian Startup GoCatch

Uber used a secret spyware program, codenamed Surfcam, to steal drivers from an Australian competitor with the aim of putting that company out of business. The startup was backed by high-profile investors including billionaire James Packer and hedge fund manager Alex Turnbull. ABC News reports: GoCatch was a major competitor to Uber when the U.S. company launched in Australia in 2012. At the time, both companies were offering a new way to book taxis and hire cars using a smartphone app. Surfcam ...
Tags: Uber, Australia, Tech, Sydney, Abc News, James Packer, Andrew Campbell, Alex Turnbull, GoCatch


Reverse Mortgages in Australia: Demand Rises as Major Players Exit

Increasing popularity for reverse mortgages in Australia has the potential to allow more retirees to adequately fund their post-working lives, but some potential borrowers are being blocked from pursuing reverse mortgage solutions in the country as banks are exiting the space. A 6.5 percent increase in New Zealand-based Heartland Bank’s recorded profits was bolstered by a 24.9 percent increase in its Australia-centered reverse mortgage business, which Heartland CEO Chris Flood attributes in a...
Tags: Household, Featured, Australia, Finance, Sydney, New Zealand, Treasury, Herald, Products, Australian Taxation Office, Commonwealth Bank, Bureau of Statistics, Macquarie Group, Heartland Bank, Westpac Banking Corporation, Household Capital


Michael Daley claims Asian workers taking young people's jobs in Sydney

NSW Labor leader says ‘no offence’ meant after video surfaces of him saying ‘our kids are moving out and foreigners are moving in’The New South Wales opposition leader, Michael Daley has been forced to defend a video from 2018 in which he said young Sydneysiders were leaving and being replaced by workers from Asia.The footage shows comments made in September during a Politics in the Pub session in Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, the Daily Telegraph reports. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Race, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, NSW Labor, Wentworth Falls, Michael Daley, New South Wales election 2019, Blue Mountains the Daily Telegraph


NSW Coalition would need to borrow $7bn to fund election promises, analysis shows

Parliamentary budget office finds government’s net borrowing would increase from $38.6bn to almost $46bn Independent analysis of the New South Wales Coalition’s costings shows the party would have to borrow an extra $7.3bn to help fund its election commitments.The parliamentary budget office on Monday released its budget impact statements for both the Coalition and Labor. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Australian economy, NSW Coalition, New South Wales Coalition, New South Wales election 2019, Coalition and Labor Continue


Shock as Aussie apartment values tumble

Nearly half of new apartments in Sydney and Melbourne are now valued less than what the buyer paid off-the-plan.Despite approvals for new projects falling sharply, CoreLogic data says Australia's two major property markets will... [Author: [email protected]]
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The Strange Way to Ticket Infant Travel on Qantas When Redeeming American Miles (How I Saved $1800 Traveling With My Daughter)

I managed to book two first class awards on Qantas, Dallas Fort-Worth – Sydney and return, on the exact dates I wanted. The flights did not show up at AA.com but American agents had no problem seeing the space when I called. I’ve booked a lot of awards but I’ve never had occasion to book an infant through AAdvantage against a Qantas first class award. So I was surprised when successive agents told me it wasn’t possible. Continue reading The Strange Way to Ticket Infant Travel on Qantas When Rede...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Sydney, Qantas, Dallas Fort Worth


Jacinda Ardern's Extraordinary Display Of Leadership After The New Zealand Shootings

In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 50 dead and 40 injured, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern swiftly deemed the attack as a act of terrorism and rejected the notion that the victims, many of them migrants, were not part of the country. "They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home," she said in a press conference following the attack. She then emphasized: "They are us."The address would set the tone for Ardern's...
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Australia slammed for backing Asian football boss’s new term

Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s football body announced its support for the re-election of under-fire Asian soccer chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa on Monday, drawing criticism from a prominent campaigner who called it “sickening”.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Australia, Sport, Soccer, Sydney, Afp, Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa


World's oldest semen viable for artificial insemination

Semen stored since 1968 in a laboratory in Sydney has been defrosted and successfully used to impregnate 34 Merino ewes, with the resulting live birth rate as high sperm frozen for just 12 months.
Tags: Health, Sydney


Photos: Flogging Molly fans pre-game at the Hollywood Palladium on St. Patrick’s Day

Thousands of St. Patrick’s Day revelers filed into the Hollywood Palladium parking lot off Sunset Boulevard early on Sunday afternoon to take part in KROQ 106.7/FM’s official pre-party for Flogging Molly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Los Angeles. Doors for the show didn’t officially open until 6 p.m., but fans showed up in droves to get an early start to the celebration, which included a live stage provided by HD Sound Space that featured sets by Blue Deux, KROQ’s own DJ Jeremiah Red...
Tags: Music, Molly, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Sydney, LBC, Flogging Molly, Briggs, Snoop Dogg, Concerts, Dick Dale, KROQ, Sunset Boulevard, El Tri


Kathleen Folbigg to testify at inquiry into convictions for killing her four babies

NSW woman jailed in 2003 will give evidence about her diary entries at the judicial review of her caseKathleen Megan Folbigg, who was found guilty of killing her four babies in the decade from 1989, will give evidence related to her personal diary entries at a Sydney inquiry into her convictions.Folbigg was jailed for at least 25 years in 2003. The four children – Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura – all died aged between 19 days and 19 months. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Crime - Australia, Laura, Kathleen Folbigg, Megan Folbigg, Folbigg, Caleb Patrick Sarah


John Howard and Tony Abbott condemn NSW Labor over deal with Shooters party

Howard says if ALP wins state election, gun control would be at risk at ‘great cost to community safety’John Howard and Tony Abbott have joined criticism of Labor’s preference deal with the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party for Saturday’s NSW election, following the deadly Christchurch terrorist attacks.Howard, the former prime minister, said Labor would “do anything to buy a vote” in an advertisement published on the New South Wales Liberals’ Facebook page on Sunday night. Continue reading...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Gun Control, New South Wales politics, Labor party, John Howard, Christchurch, Howard, NSW Labor, Gladys Berejiklian, Michael Daley


Christchurch attack: imam says he can't believe he is alive – latest updates

Al Noor mosque’s imam said he was giving his sermon when the gunman began ‘shooting and shooting and shooting’ 6.01am GMT The imam of Al Noor mosque in Christchurch has spoken to media for the first time.Gamal Fouda told reporters at the New Zealand Herald on Sunday that he still “can’t believe that I’m alive”, describing a scene of horror inside the mosque. 5.48am GMT A vigil is under way in Wellington where a huge crowd has gathered. Continue reading...
Tags: Religion, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Islam, Sydney, New Zealand, Brisbane, Scott Morrison, Wellington, Christchurch, New Zealand Herald, Al Noor, Christchurch shooting, Gamal Fouda


Christchurch attack: two children confirmed dead in mosque massacre – latest updates

Chief coroner says her office was working to return bodies to families as quickly as possible 5.15am GMT The opposition leader Bill Shorten said a little earlier that right-wing politicians could not disown their hatred, racism and intolerance.“You who want to practice in the name of free speech hate speech, you who hide behind liberty to practice evil, well you have created this swamp of hate,” he told reporters in Melbourne. 4.55am GMT Continue reading...
Tags: Religion, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Islam, Sydney, New Zealand, Brisbane, Bill Shorten, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Christchurch shooting


Christchurch attack: Ardern's office received 'manifesto' before massacre – latest updates

Prime minister says document was sent to 30 people nine minutes before attacks on Friday 4.15am GMT Marshall said victim post-mortems began this morning, which includes the formal identification process. Confirms what we heard earlier from Jacinda Ardern that some of the bodies will be returned to families tonight. 4.12am GMT The chief coroner, Deborah Marshall, is now speaking. She says the coroner’s office is working “as quickly as possible” to return the bodies of victims to familie...
Tags: Religion, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Islam, Sydney, New Zealand, Brisbane, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Marshall, Deborah Marshall, Jacinda Ardern, Christchurch shooting


New Zealand attack: Christchurch in mourning over mosque massacre – latest updates

Death toll from shooting in Christchurch at two mosques rises to 50, with 50 people injured 2.03am GMT The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, says the “full force of the law” should apply to Fraser Anning after he punched a 17-year-old boy who egged him at an event in Melbourne, Paul Karp reports Speaking earlier this morning, Morrison also flagged a tougher approach to social media companies, urging them to boost capacity to stop extremist videos. Related: 'Full force of the law'...
Tags: Religion, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Islam, Sydney, New Zealand, Brisbane, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Morrison, Paul Karp, Otago Daily Times, Jacinda Ardern, Fraser Anning


New Zealand attack: man drives car into gates of mosque in Australia – latest updates

Incident near Brisbane comes as death toll from shooting in Christchurch at two mosques rises to 50, with 50 people injured 1.12am GMT Shonny Jones, 17 is with three friends at Hagley Park, holding signs that read “free hugs” and “we are one”. They are headed to the makeshift memorials, with flowers and cards still piling up.“Some terrible things have happened lately and we need to spread positivity and get it out there. We can get through this and we are going to be OK,” Jones says.These g...
Tags: Australia, Religion, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Islam, Queensland, Sydney, New Zealand, Brisbane, Scott Morrison, Christchurch, Jones, Hagley Park, Christchurch shooting, Shonny Jones


New Zealand mosque shootings: everything we know so far about the Christchurch attacks

Four people are in custody after 50 people were killed and 20 more were seriously injured in shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. New Zealand Police said there had been "multiple fatalities" following what they described as a "tragic series of events" in the Canterbury region on Friday. Follow this developing story live here What has happened in Christchurch? Officers first responded to reports of shots fired in central Christchurch at about 1.40pm local time (12.40a...
Tags: Facebook, News, Malaysia, Middle East, Sydney, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Scott Morrison, Canterbury, Christchurch, South Asia, Dylann Roof, Dunedin, Christchurch Hospital, Tarrant, Christchurch New Zealand


Korea scores trio in ninth end to edge Canada 7-6 at world women's curling event

SILKEBORG, Denmark — Korea's Min-Ji Kim scored three in the ninth end to edge Canada's Chelsea Carey 7-6 on Saturday at the world women's curling championship.It was the first game of the tournament for both rinks.Carey's draw to tie it in the 10th end wrecked on a guard, giving Korea the victory."We just struggled to figure out the ice," said Carey, whose Calgary-based team also includes third Sarah Wilkes, second Dana Ferguson, lead Rachel Brown and alternate Jill Officer."...
Tags: Japan, News, Sweden, Russia, Canada, Liverpool, Korea, Sydney, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Latvia, Kim, Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg


'Farmers feel let down': rural NSW seats suddenly up for grabs

Gabrielle Chan finds bush electorates that were once locked in for the National party are now under siege from a variety of challengersVoters fume at outer Sydney’s growing painsCentral coast could decide the election Labor fights to regain inner cityChanging tide on the far north coastThe state seat of Barwon is about as rusted-on as you can get.About the same size as Germany, its south-western end is the Labor-dominated town of Broken Hill. Most of the rest is committed National party country ...
Tags: Labor, Germany, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, New South Wales politics, National party, Barwon, Rural Australia, Gabrielle Chan, New South Wales election 2019, Broken Hill Most


New Zealand shooting: Brenton Tarrant charged after 50 killed in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch

New Zealand shooting: 49 killed across two mosques​ PM Jacinda Ardern vows to change gun laws Suspect appears in court charged with murder Everything we know about the shooter Brenton Tarrant The victims: Afghan refugee viewed country as 'slice of paradise' Tech giants told 'enough is enough' after shooting live-streamed  Everything we know so far about the Christchurch attacks The main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques was charged with one count of murder on S...
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The Byron Bay Triathlon is soon approaching (11 May 2019)

The Byron Bay Triathlon is soon approaching, and it’s going to be better than ever! The event offers a fun experience for all involved. Whether you’re a season veteran or looking to compete in your first triathlon, the Byron Bay Tri offers a range of distances that are suitable for all skill levels. The whole weekend is certainly going to be one to remember. And to help with this, the Byron Bay Triathlon Weekend Guide is a one stop guide for all things Byron Tri. Chock full of activity recomme...
Tags: Travel, Featured, News, Culture, Sydney, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Byron Bay Triathlon, Byron Bay Tri, Byron Tri Chock, Ballina Airport, Coopers All, Byron Bay Surf Life Saving


Down The Little Alley, Narwee

A weekend appointment had us discovering a new suburb and a new cafe. Little Alley is a bit of inner city Sydney in the South of Sydney with an on trend menu and wholesome tasty food.
Tags: Travel, Sydney, Alley Narwee, Little Alley, South of Sydney


New Zealand mosque shooter a white supremacist angry at immigrants

By KRISTEN GELINEAU SYDNEY — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was angry about attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims. He wanted revenge, and he wanted to create fear. He also, quite clearly, wanted attention. Though he claimed not to covet fame, the gunman — whose name was no...
Tags: Europe, News, France, China, Nazis, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, United States, Nato, Sydney, New Zealand, Norway, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler


NZ Mosque Killer Hoped To Survive Attack To Spread White Nationalist Ideals

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was set off by attacks in Europe that were perpetrated by Muslims. He wanted revenge, and he wanted to create fear. He also, quite clearly, wanted attention. Though he claimed not to covet fame, the gunman — whose name was not immediately ...
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UK's air-breathing rocket engine set for key tests

Important tests lie ahead for the engine concept that could take a plane from London to Sydney in about four hours.
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Mosque shooter a white nationalist seeking revenge

SYDNEY (AP) — The gunman behind at least one of the mosque shootings in New Zealand that left 49 people dead on Friday tried to make a few things clear in the manifesto he left behind: He is a 28-year-old Australian white nationalist who hates immigrants. He was set off by attacks in Europe that […]
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Craig Laundy joins Liberal exodus and will not recontest Sydney seat of Reid

Laundy’s departure will probably mean seat will fall to Labor in federal election expected in MayLiberal Craig Laundy will not recontest his Sydney seat at the coming federal election, bowing out on Friday by paying respect to the friendships he has formed across party lines during his time in politics.In a statement confirming his intention to quit politics, Laundy said public life “was never just a job to me. It was an opportunity to serve the electorate that my family has called home for four...
Tags: Labor, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Liberal party, Reid, Craig Laundy, Laundy


Ray Hadley spars with Peter Dutton over coal-fired power stations – video

The Sydney radio presenter accuses the home affairs minister of ‘toeing the company line’ for not wanting to put taxpayers' money towards fossil-fuel generation. Infuriated at Dutton’s position, Hadley yelled: ’You’re saying, "No, I don’t agree with building a coal-fired power station." Well, where do the Queenslanders get base-load power? Where do they get it?’ Dutton said the government should not be in the business of building such power stations and questioned whether it should even pay towa...
Tags: Energy, Australia news, Coal, Coalition, Queensland, Sydney, Liberal party, Peter Dutton, Hadley, Dutton, Ray Hadley