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  1. Aboriginal teen model eyes international catwalks

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... as the world's first Aboriginal supermodel. The 16-year-old schoolgirl's smouldering eyes, coffee-coloured complexion and bee-stung lips have made her a catwalk sensation in Australia. The teenager, ... to girls with the all-Australian look of blonde hair and blue eyes, Mrs Harris said. 'I told her to persist, to never give up. But I never dreamed that Australia would embrace an Aboriginal ...

  2. Murdered 8-year-old's parents give thanks for support

    Posted Jul 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford The devastated parents of an eight-year-old girl raped and killed in Western Australia last week have thanked friends and relatives in Hong Kong for their support. Sofia ... family is overwhelmed by the support received from everybody,' Sofia's parents, Gabirel and Josephine, wrote. 'We would like to thank our family and friends in Australia, Spain, ...

  3. e-pal

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Name: Stephanie Heather Fulton Age: 19 City/ Country: Sydney, Australia Star sign: Libra I'm a bit shy when I first meet people, but once I get talking, I'm more outgoing. ... in winter. Autumn and spring are in between- nothing too extreme. I love the sunshine. If you've never been to Australia, you should go to Sydney (not that I'm biased), and the beach- ...

  4. PM Calm and assured under pressure

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires It was a master class in passing the buck. Dressed in a sober black suit, John Howard arrived at the Cole inquiry in central Sydney eight minutes late- just enough to assert his authority but not so tardy as to appear arrogant or discourteous ...

  5. With eyes on Asia

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Australia's opposition leader Kevin Rudd wants his country to move closer to China, but he must first win over the electorate, writes Sue Green In the five years since he became opposition foreign affairs spokesman, former Beijing-based diplomat and fluent Putonghua speaker Kevin Rudd has constantly emphasised China's importance to Australia. 'If it wasn't ...

  6. Australia gets jumpy about outsourcing

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... maintenance jobs from Australia to China unleashed a similarly large dose of xenophobia and economic nationalism. In both cases, rationality and facts were jettisoned as emotional rhetoric ... in Australia- over the mooted plans to move maintenance jobs to China- was on a smaller scale. But it shows that, if the conditions are right, it is as easy to undermine globalisation in Australia ...

  7. Seeking the soul of Howard's Australia

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australia's quiet, unassuming prime minister, John Howard, does not give the impression of being a mover and shaker. Yet in his decade at the helm, he has indelibly changed the face ... Wilson once wryly observed, then the decade Mr Howard has held power surely counts as an eon- and in that time, even mountains must move. In Australia they have, and continue to. Most ...

  8. Experts wax eloquent on location

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in 2004, many feared that a hard landing could be just around the corner. Although property values in much of Australia have tended to move sideways since, the ANZ Bank predicts more bright spots ... for landlords is that tightening housing conditions have pushed up demand for rental properties. According to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (Reia), vacancy rates across Australia ...

  9. Skippy the killer

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... of young joeys protrude. The kangaroo is perhaps Australia's most recognisable symbol. But Australians are now learning that their national emblem has not always been quite so friendly ... million years ago, when Australia was covered with rainforest every bit as ecologically rich as the Amazon. 'None of the kangaroos would have looked like anything we'd recognise today, ...

  10. Steering Australia towards Asia

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Barry Hing

    ... Barry Hing After intense speculation, Australian Prime Minister John Howard has declared that he will contest Australia's next election, which must be held by early 2008. If he leads his coalition to victory, it will be his fifth consecutive win since 1996. Despite occasional volatility, Mr Howard has consistently dominated opinion polls as Australia's preferred ...




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