Australia Travel News 10/29/2010
Flooding expected in south-eastern Australia | Smh.com.au
Widespread rain across south-eastern Australia this weekend will lead to flooding in some areas, most likely in north-eastern Victoria again, where nearly 100 millimetres is possible.
Telstra to axe 950 employees | Smh.com.au
TELSTRA will axe 950 executive and middle-management jobs in corporate offices around Australia in a bid to cut costs and reduce bureaucracy, the company announced yesterday.
Australia’s Top 100 Album
A book was released this week listing the top 100 Australian albums of all time. These lists are always subjective, but music fans everywhere got their knickers in a twist.
ABC Sport – Kangaroos unchanged for England clash
Australia coach Tim Sheens has named an unchanged starting line-up for Sunday's Four Nations Test against England in Melbourne.
Afghan warlord’s private army trained in Australia
SENIOR militia fighters loyal to a notorious Afghan warlord have been flown to Australia to train with elite special forces as part of a covert strategy to strengthen military operations against the Taliban.
The Great Barrier Reef | A Great Family Adventure
Located just off the coast of Queensland, there are a number of Australia tours that can get you there, but you don’t have to be an adventure traveler or scuba diver to experience the thrill. A trip snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef is perfectly family friendly.
Surviving Kings Cross | News.com.au
Every major city has its seamy side – London has Soho, New York has Times Square, Amsterdam has its red light district and Hamburg has the Reeperbahn – but Sydney is a bit different.
Fake hotel reviewers on TripAdvisor to be punished | News.com.au
HUNDREDS of hotels and restaurants are preparing to name and shame fake reviewers on user-generated travel websites like TripAdvisor.
Prices of Houses in Australia. Are Australian Houses Cheaper Than UK? | Bob in Oz
Yes, the housing market seems to have changed somewhat since June 2010. Many expect the year to June 2011 to be flat in terms of house price increases.
A look at Australian rhyming slang | Don’t Ever Look Back
While Australian rhyming slang is far from widespread and hasn’t infiltrated our own vocabularies as yet, you might be lucky enough to experience it first hand if you get out to the working class suburbs or regional/rural Australia.