Australia Travel News 07/07/2010
Push to turn Cairns into Australia’s Las Vegas
Queensland MP Aidan McLindon says he'll push ahead with his idea to establish Cairns as Australia's new Las Vegas, despite the city's mayor dismissing the idea.
Accused people smuggler says he helped out of duty – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
An alleged people smuggler has told a Perth court he provided assistance to asylum seekers in Indonesia because it was his duty .
Australia travel ideas for floating hotel | Embrace Australia
Instead of just treating journeys as a way to get from A to B as fast as possible, the Australian designer has reversed the trend and made the journey slow and elegant, with passengers able to enjoy every second of it.
VOVNEWS.VN | Tourism Australia launches Vietnamese website – Tourism Australia launches Vietnamese website
By the end of March 2010, Australia saw over 37,000 visitors from Vietnam, an encouraging increase of nine percent from the previous year, despite a challenging year including the global financial crisis and A/H1N1 epidemic.
ABC The Drum Unleashed – Gillard and the choice to marry
By opposing same-sex marriage, Julia Gillard has denied her fellow citizens a choice she proudly and publicly claims for herself – the choice to marry.
Girl, 2, safe after spending night lost in bush | Perth Now
A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl has been found safe and well after spending a night lost in bush near Broome.
CairnsBlog.net: 13% electricity rise for Cairns from tomorrow
Household budgets across North Queensland will be under more pressure as a 13.29% electricity price rise comes into effect.
Visit, See, Experience: Give Radelaide a Go! | There’s No Place Like Oz
Before I set foot in Adelaide, several people wished me luck with my visit. “There’s nothing to do there,” they explained. “Hope you don’t get too bored. Wait, what — you’re there for two weeks?! Oh boy are you in trouble.”
Red Nomad OZ – Travels in Australia!: Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #4
Last year, my partner and I took a drive west of Windorah, near Cooper's Creek in SW Queensland, to the start of the Birdsville road.
The cost of being Australian is around $10,000. Boat people arrive again.
HMAS Glenelg operating under the control of Border Protection Command intercepted a suspected irregular entry vessel last night, north west of Flying Fish Cove at Christmas Island on Sunday.. The second in a day.