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Thu 17 Oct 2019

Opposition moves to block ‘toxic’ island tax

premium_icon Opposition moves to block ‘toxic’ island tax

With two weeks to go before the price to access North Stradbroke Island beaches more than triples, the State Opposition has made a move to block the increase.

’Don’t expect smiles’: Global giant rates Bundy

premium_icon ’Don’t expect smiles’: Global giant rates Bundy

Rum City makes top 25, but told ‘loosen up’ after being singled out in major ‘friendly’ scorecard

Woman stuns with excess luggage hack

Woman stuns with excess luggage hack

A traveller found a clever, last-minute method for avoiding a hefty luggage charge — and the internet is praising her ingenuity

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Teen dies suddenly in holiday tragedy

Teen dies suddenly in holiday tragedy

A family is devastated after a teenage girl died suddenly on holiday after being diagnosed with mumps, a virus with a very low fatality rate.

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Passenger claims airline ruined marriage

Passenger claims airline ruined marriage

A Melbourne woman who claimed a lack of water on a flight to Dubai led to her collapse and marriage breakdown has lost in court

Airline bans three-word greeting

Airline bans three-word greeting

There’s a phrase you won’t hear on this airline anymore — it’s been replaced by something more politically correct. And people are fuming.

Aussie lucky to be alive after horror fall in Mexican cave

premium_icon Aussie lucky to be alive after horror fall in Mexican cave

A Gold Coast woman has been left stranded in a foreign country after a horror accident in a cave left her with a femur broken in three places. And that was just the...

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Cruise ship’s close call through canal

Cruise ship’s close call through canal

Incredible video shows the jaw-dropping moment a cruise ship squeezes through a channel so narrow passengers could touch the sides of the canal.

Bali expats reveal their No.1 tip for Aussies

Bali expats reveal their No.1 tip for Aussies

Why waste time on the tourist traps when you can head straight for the hot spots that locals in the know love? Now they’re spilling their secrets.

Sat 12 Oct 2019

BEHIND THE BRICK: The lives at 103 Orchard Street

BEHIND THE BRICK: The lives at 103 Orchard Street

Bella Epstein never knew the real horror her parents experienced during the Holocaust until they were passing.

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Big change to Qantas boarding passes

Big change to Qantas boarding passes

It’s the ultimate holiday brag — but the next time you snap this airport check-in moment, you may notice something missing from your boarding pass.

Flyer ‘deserves free flights’ after vomit hell

Flyer ‘deserves free flights’ after vomit hell

A woman had to endure the trauma of being vomited on by a drunk passenger. And then, somehow, the flight got even worse.

Tax threat for 200,000 Airbnb homeowners

premium_icon Tax threat for 200,000 Airbnb homeowners

Online short-stay accommodation business Airbnb has put almost 200,000 home-share owners on notice, sending them an email warning on Thursday.

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Streaker slammed for ‘inappropriate act’

Streaker slammed for ‘inappropriate act’

A model who shot to fame after streaking in a skimpy bikini during a football match has been slammed over another “inappropriate stunt”.

Bali scams you will want to avoid

Bali scams you will want to avoid

Bali is the most visited island in Indonesia, but the popular holiday destination is also a playground for scammers wanting to make a quick buck

Major airport security outage put nation at risk

premium_icon Major airport security outage put nation at risk

A recent security outage at international airports in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane caused chaos, as passport control machines failed

The secrets inside the mansion on O Street

The secrets inside the mansion on O Street

Find your inner child with this real life version of Narnia or Alice in Wonderland - with more than 100 rooms and more than 70 secret doors.

Uber’s new reward for best behaved riders revealed

premium_icon Uber’s new reward for best behaved riders revealed

Uber will now reward riders who have a five-star rating from drivers, as Australia’s most well-behaved towns and cities are revealed. IS IT WHERE YOU LIVE?

Pilot, passenger in lucky escape from crash

Pilot, passenger in lucky escape from crash

A pilot and passenger were lucky to walk away alive and unharmed after their small plane crashed into a ski lift

Wed 9 Oct 2019

Shocking detail on man’s passport

Shocking detail on man’s passport

Airport staff were stunned when they checked a man’s passport during a stopover in Abu Dhabi and discovered something for the record books.

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