The School Trip: Tallebudgera Beach Outdoor Education School

1 September 2014 Entertainment Australia

It all started about five or six weeks ago. A very excited Elizabeth came home from school to announce… “Daddy, the school are having an outing to Tallebudgera for four days, can I go? Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please……..” Four days away from home without her mum and dad? Crikey, she’s […]

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The News Around Australia: Nothing Much Has Happened At All

29 August 2014 Australia's Bad Things

Like anywhere else in the world, Queensland, indeed Australia, has crime. We have murders, we have robberies, we have bashings, yes, that’s what we tend to call them here and we have… I know, let’s do a list. 10 serious crimes in Australia: Homicide Assault Sexual assault Robbery Unlawful entry with intent Motor vehicle theft […]

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Bye-Bye Rego Label, Tax Disc, RFL, Vehicle Registration Sticker…

27 August 2014 Australia vs UK

… whatever you’re called, we will miss you. An old ritual comes to an end this month. The state of Queensland have decided to scrap rego stickers for cars, beginning first of October this year. My ‘Road Fund Licence (RFL)’, ‘car tax’, ‘rego’, whatever you want to call it, ran out on 1 September this […]

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Brisbane’s Biggest Street Party; Valley Fiesta 2014

25 August 2014 Entertainment Australia

Statistics will tell you that Brisbane doesn’t usually get much rain in August. According to historical data for 2000 to 2013, around 38 mm of rainfall is average for the month. On Saturday alone we had over 22 mm which was a shame because it was the weekend of one of Brisbane’s most popular shindigs. […]

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What’s Going on in Four of the World’s Most Liveable Cities?

22 August 2014 Australia's Places

Usually, a score of 4/10 would be regarded as quite poor, a sign of failure. But when your country has 4 out of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, I think we would all agree that’s a massive success. That’s exactly what has happened to 4 Australian cities, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and […]

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The World’s Top Five Most Liveable Countries 2014

20 August 2014 Australia's Places

I’m very excited to announce the results of a brand-new report that looks at countries all around the world and decides which is the most liveable. They look at things like stability (25%); quality of health care (20%); culture and the environment (25%); education (10%) and infrastructure (20%) all broken down into 30 different bite-sized benchmarks. […]

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Royal Shows in Australia: When the City Meets the Country

18 August 2014 Entertainment Australia

“Over 400,000 visitors, oodles of fun, a million-dollar light show and 145,001 strawberry sundaes over a massive 10 days.” Well, that’s what the commentator says at the end of the EKKA highlights video I’ll show you later in this post, although my understanding is that the total attendance only actually reached 380,000. Coming soon: Month of […]

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Dingoes and Wild Dogs in Australia

15 August 2014 Australia's Bad Things

Earlier in the week three dingoes attacked a man on Fraser Island. He was confronted by the animals as he walked along the beach on Monday night. He was bitten and scratched but managed to escape and was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment. I knew there were dingoes on Fraser Island, I’ve seen […]

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