Australia Travel News 07/29/2010
ABC The Drum Unleashed – Boat arrivals: unnecessary national panic
Much has been made of the propositions that the Government has lost control of Australia's borders and lost control of the debate over asylum seekers.
Miss Australia’s crazy costume
An outfit featuring a sheep skin wool shrug, Aboriginal dot painting top, multi-coloured ruffle skirt and high-heeled ugg boots will showcase to the world our Australian style.
The World Today – Coalition policy aims to cut knife crime 29/07/2010
ELEANOR HALL: Well Tony Abbott is in Melbourne too and this morning he promised an extra $179 million over four years to tackle violent gangs and knife crime.
Gillard, Abbott Tied in Poll as Leaks Overshadow Australia Election Battle – Bloomberg
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott drew level in voter support as reports of leaks by members of Gillard’s government threaten to destabilize her election campaign.
Super-premium beer sells at $90 a bottle | News.com.au
AT $90 a bottle, it's one of Australia's priciest beers. It comes packaged like champagne and has a 10-year ageing potential.
Second ambulance stolen in two months | News.com.au
THE theft of two ambulances in two months has triggered concerns Queensland paramedics are leaving vehicles unattended with keys in the ignition.
Indonesian Supreme Court ‘recommends Schapelle Corby sentence cut’ | News.com.au
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard says she supports a clemency plea by convicted drug trafficker Schapelle Corby. Her comments come after the Indonesian Supreme Court reportedly recommended that Corby's 20-year sentence for drug trafficking be significantly reduced.
Virgin Blue, Tiger Seek to Lure Business Flyers From Qantas – Bloomberg
Qantas Airways Ltd. is revamping its business class services to beat back efforts by Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd. to lure away corporate travelers and as rival Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd. attracts budget fliers.
Air travellers warned of sleeping pill danger | News.com.au
DOCTORS are urging travellers not to take sleeping tablets during long-haul flights following the death of a healthy woman from blood clots.
Mother admits to prostituting own daughter – ABC Sydney – Australian Broadcasting Corporation
A 41-year-old Hobart woman has admitted to prostituting her 12-year-old daughter in a bid to feed her drug addiction.