Nick Squires

Green with a theme

How does it work?

Saturday, 30 June, 2007, 12:00am


Is Sydney the Paris Hilton of international cities - vain, shallow and materialistic? It's not a new proposition but it's been given renewed vigour by a book just published by British psychologist and author Oliver James.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Spies like us

It reads more like an article in a teenage girls' magazine, but Australia's domestic intelligence agency hopes a breezy new advertising campaign will help attract a fresh generation of spies to its ranks.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Noisome neighbours

It is one of Sydney's most recognisable landmarks, along with the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Luna Park is an old-fashioned funfair which sits in the heart of the city, its entrance an enormous, laughing face painted in lurid colours.

Built in 1935, it was modelled on Luna Park in the United States, part of the famous Coney Island funfair.

22 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Rubbed up the wrong way

Darwin is a seriously sweaty place. I got some idea of how the locals deal with the oppressive climate on my first night in the city when I turned on the TV in my hotel room to see an advert for something called anti-chafing cream.

20 Aug 2004 - 12:00am