Facts about Australia that foreigners should know

Fun facts about Australia: The Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is home to about 1500 species of fish, 400 types of coral, 4000 breeds of clams and other molluscs, 800 echinoderms, including sea cucumbers, 500 varieties of seaweed, 200 bird species, 1500 different sponges, and 6 types of turtle. Fun facts about Australia: … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1939

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were … [Read the full story]

Morrissey is not dead

Morrissey has spoken out following his recent health troubles, which saw him hospitalised at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. The singer issued a statement to fan site True To You, which he opened up by saying: “The reports of my death have been greatly understated.” The former frontman of The Smiths went on … [Read the full story]

Happy New Year Australia

World predictions for 2013

Next year has the magical number thirteen to generate good and bad over the coming twelve months. Europe is going through a tough time…it will get even tougher next year. Watch out for the UK to cause a few heart stopping moments for the Germans and French. In America the President will find his second … [Read the full story]

Russell Brand soaks up the rays in Australia

He’s in Australia on his I Am A Walrus stand-up comedy tour. And Russell Brand, 37, has wasted no time in taking advantage of the warm summer weather. The comedian spent the day outside watching Australia play South Africa at cricket in Perth last week. The star looked relaxed as he sat in a box … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1959

Twelve nations, including the USA and the Soviet Union, sign the Antarctica Treaty, which bans military activity and weapons testing on that continent. It was the first arms control agreement signed in the Cold War period. Since the 1800’s a number of nations, including Great Britain, Australia, Chile, and Norway, laid claim to parts of … [Read the full story]

Are the Stones coming to Australia?

The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has said the legendary band could play more shows after their forthcoming performances in London and New York next month. Speaking on the red carpet at the premiere of new Stones documentary ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ , Wood said: “once this wheel is turning I don’t think it will be able … [Read the full story]

Julia Gillard…stop ruining Australia

I read with interest the article by the finance reporter of Ozzie News. I agree in part, especially about stopping the boat people before they arrive and leave Indonesia. Also how our pollies, especially Prime Minister Julia Gillard, do not understand the problem. Spending large sums to stop boats is not the answer. Spending large … [Read the full story]

The storm in W.A.

I am not referring to the carbon tax, pollies and prostitutes…or even an alleged slip by Slippers. No, I am referring to the storm that swept through the suburbs of Perth, Australia. When my children were younger , they tended to be nervous around animals. Dogs made them pull back in alarm…and feathered birds made … [Read the full story]

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