Australians lost more than $10 million to scammers last year. Follow these easy tips to avoid being conned.

Scammers impersonating the Australian Taxation Office have fleeced Australians of more than $830,000. Shutterstock Many of us start a typical day by checking our phones to read emails, social media posts and the weather. Our phones are trusted devices we use constantly throughout the day to communicate. But the trust we place in our phones, and the way we interact with...

From robo calls to spam texts: annoying campaign tricks that are legal

Politicians are allowed to spam you with campaign texts.  from shutterstock.com “Make Australia Great.” So began several million text messages, sent last week from Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party. Palmer’s bumptious campaign techniques actually predated those of Donald Trump. But now he is aping Trump’s slogans and nationalism, if with a less reactionary, more third-way ethos. The chances of Palmer rising again,...

The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II

Sarah Ward, the artist behind Yana Alana, brings you her latest stage creation, QUEEN KONG, in a space-fiction rock-concert of meteoric proportions. With complete disregard for conventional chronology, the narrative starts in the middle. Prodigal protagonist Queen Kong – part rock, part ape, immortal being – has been imprisoned by humans for being too large. Embarking on a journey of...

Splash Test Dummies – Adelaide Fringe

Rub-a- dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole...

Wednesday Midweek Madness Summer of Fun

For the sophisticated & adventurous! A Secret Place Melbourne presents gorgeous swinging jazz in a new and beautiful setting right in the heart of the Feb. 20. You will save the $25 entry fee you would typically pay for acts of this quality. This intimate and beautiful room is the height of sophistication and would be at home in New York,...

Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won’t make the issue go away

The Australia Day debate will likely become more pronounced each year. from shutterstock.com In the latest instalment of the culture wars surrounding Australia Day, Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday said he plans to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26. The announcement was spurred on by a few local councils’ decisions to move citizenship events to a different day out of...

The Darling River is simply not supposed to dry out, even in drought

Puddles in the bed of the Darling River are a sign of an ecosystem in crisis. Jeremy Buckingham/Flickr The deaths of millions of fish in the lower Darling River system over the past few weeks should come as no surprise. Quite apart from specific warnings given to the NSW government by their own specialists in 2013, scientists have been warning of devastation since...

A Secret Jazz Place

Wednesday Midweek Madness Summer of Fun in the heart of Melbourne CBD For the sophisticated & adventurous! This intimate and beautiful room is the height of sophistication and would be at home in New York, London or Paris. It’s close to parking and transport, offers fantastic wine, cocktails and nibbles, gold standard service and reserved seating for those on the...

The Queen of Spades

This February Event & Village Cinemas will exclusively screen legendary composer Tchaikovsky’s final full-length opera - The Queen of Spades (16, 17 and 20 February 2019) at 19 Event Cinemas and 7 Village Cinemas locations nationally as part of the Royal Opera House 2018/19 Live Cinema Season. Based on a short story by poet Alexander Pushkin, The Queen of Spades...

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