Trip ideas

From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Aussies’ school holiday warning

Australians have been warned to remain COVID-safe as school holidays approach. Deputy Chief Medical Office Dr Nick Coatsworth said people needed to be aware of how they were feeling before going anywhere.He reminded people...

Billionaire lord avoids hotel quarantine

British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar and his wife were given the green light to skip government-run hotel quarantine and isolate privately after they touched down in Sydney.The 73-year-old business magnate is in Australia to...

Alleged border bandits hid in the boot

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Premier’s fury over ScoMo’s plan

The WA Premier has revealed the extent of his anger at the Federal Government forcing states to accept more Australians stranded overseas after securing a compromise through a “pretty robust conversation”.Mark McGowan was outraged...

Revealing texts in hotel quarantine inquiry

Texts shown to the Melbourne hotel quarantine inquiry reveal Victoria’s top cop questioned why the AFP wasn’t being called on to guard the hotels.Graham Ashton, then chief commissioner, said he believed his first information...

Tourist attraction people whinge most about

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited attraction in one of the most visited cities in the world. And while it’s won plenty of fans, it’s also attracted more than a few...

Soldier fined over quarantine guest

A soldier has been fined after entertaining a woman in his hotel room while he was undertaking mandatory quarantine in Sydney.The 26-year-old Australian Defence Force officer had just returned from an overseas deployment, and...

Shocking find in hotel quarantine salad

A tree frog in a salad and ‘grossly insufficient’ cleaning are among concerns raised under Victoria’s troubled hotel quarantine program.The tree frog incident, detailed in a social media post, was among a string of...

Why Qld won’t reopen its borders

If you’re dreaming of a sunny summer holiday on the Gold Coast this Christmas, maybe keep those plans on ice for a little longer.Queensland’s Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Steven Miles has again...

Cold email exposes Queensland’s cruelty

A cold-hearted email to a grieving mother wanting attend her son’s funeral has exposed the brutal nature of Queensland’s harsh border restrictions.Elena Turner, 72, lives only a few hours away from Queensland and has...

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