Hand luggage: New rules mean Australia passengers could face this confusing problem

Hand luggage passengers travelling in Australia on holiday will face new restrictions by airlines. Virgin Australia and Quantas, among other airlines, are clamping down on passengers who break the tight weight restrictions for bags being taken onto the cabin. Both only allow 7kg in weight for luggage that is not checked in, with travellers often […]

Australia passes new law to thwart strong encryption

Enlarge / The Member for Sydney Tanya Plibersek speaks as the Labor party stay for the end of parliament in the House of Representatives at Parliament House on December 06, 2018, in Canberra, Australia. (credit: Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images) On Thursday, the Australian parliament approved a measure that critics say will weaken encryption in favor of […]

Australia slammed for ‘window shopping’

Former Test spinner Gavin Robertson said none of the Australian batsmen have demanded selection in the side to face India in the first Test starting on Thursday in Adelaide. The uncertainty over the first Test batting lineup has continued with the Australian side seemingly no closer to being finalised. 26-year-old Victorian opening batsman Marcus Harris […]

Record-breaking fires have reached ‘catastrophic’ levels across northern Australia, sending thousands fleeing from their homes

ROB GRIFFITH/AFP/Getty Images Australia’s northeastern region of Queensland is experiencing unprecedented heat waves and record-breaking wildfires.  For the first time in history, fire danger in Queensland has been rated “catastrophic,” the highest possible level on the Queensland government’s warning scale. “We have never, ever, in this state, been in this situation before,” Queensland Fire and Emergency […]

Preacher Renewed for Season 4 at AMC, Relocating Production to Australia

Jesse, Cassidy and Tulip are heading to the land Down Under. Preacher has been renewed for Season 4, with the AMC drama shifting production to Australia, TVLine has learned. “Preacher is a show unlike any other on television. A passionate base of fans found their way to Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy and have followed along […]

Best beaches in the world MAPPED – Greece, Australia and CUBA make the list

Beaches can be found in numerous popular holiday locations all over the world. But the quality of these stretches of sand can vary hugely from destination to destination. Travel site FlightNetwork has done the hard work of identifying the best beaches in the world. The research considered the opinion of 1,200 travel journalists, editors, bloggers […]

South Australia is fueling energy storage investment

Enlarge / An employee working for the manufacturer of solar batteries, Sonnen GmbH, in the Bavarian village of Wildpoldsried in southern Germany is pictured on July 5, 2016. (credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images) In September, South Australia confirmed a plan to set up an AU$ 100 million (USD $ 72 million) fund to help households purchase […]

Deal Alert: Flights to Australia From $581 Round-Trip — Including Nonstop Options

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Swimmer Dies From Suspected Sting Ray Attack in Australia

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Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit Darwin, Australia since the city was bombed during World War II

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has touched down in Darwin, the Australian city repeatedly attacked by Japan during World War II. Abe’s visit, the first by a Japanese PM since the war, is part of an intense round of shuttle diplomacy across the Pacific this week. Abe has already met with […]