Australia Travel News 07/19/2010
Mel Gibson denies setting sail for home in Australia following split from Oksana Grigorieva | Herald Sun
REPORTS Mel Gibson would flee the growing leaked tape-scandal in the U.S. for his native Australia were Sunday dismissed by his rep.
Northern Ireland tourist drowns in Australia – Local & National, News – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
A 27-year-old backpacker from Northern Ireland has drowned while swimming in a remote part of northern Australia.
BBC Sport – Cricket – Clint McKay called into Australia Test squad
Fast bowler Clint McKay has been called into the Australia squad ahead of Wednesday's Test against Pakistan – with Ben Hilfenhaus an injury doubt.
N.Z. Dollar Falls on Rate Outlook; Australia’s Near 1-Week Low – BusinessWeek
The New Zealand dollar fell for a second day against the greenback as traders cut bets on the amount of interest-rate increases the central bank will make as the growth outlook worsens.
Election ad openers reveal leaders’ ambitions | The Australian
THE election advertising war is off and running with Labor and the Liberals offering rival visions of moving forward and standing up for Australia.
Australia discusses plans for regional refugee center – CNN.com
Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said Thursday he had "productive talks" with Indonesia and East Timor about a regional detention center for refugees.
Australia’s relationship with Fiji ‘at its worst’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Former Fijian prime minister Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka has criticised Australia's ongoing travel bans on Fiji's military.
Butcher reports death threats over horse meat | News.com.au
A PERTH butcher selling horse meat has been bombarded with "personal and nasty" emails, including death threats. But since most of the protests come from animal rights activists, waking up next to a horse head seems unlikely.
Jetstar Looks To Start True Long Haul, Low Cost Operations With 787s – GLG News
In replacing its Airbus A330s, Jetstar is eagerly await its 787s to allow it to venture into Europe and bring the first real taste of low cost long haul travel to the masses.
Sydney at Sunset, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, Australia | Ilya Genkin Travel Photography Blog
Lovely, crisp photo of the Darling Harbour area of Sydney at dusk.
Broome man survives tussle with 5m saltwater crocodile | Perth Now
A BROOME tourist is lucky to be alive after climbing into a crocodile enclosure and doing battle with a male 5m predator.
Man arrested over $90,000 drug stash – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A man has been arrested on the New South Wales central coast after police allegedly found $90,000 worth of the drug methylamphetmine during a routine vehicle stop.