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Feathers, rhinestones and a huge train: what is known about the outrageous outfit of the representative of Australia at Eurovision

On May 12, the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 took place in the Italian city of Turin. Representatives of 18 countries performed on the…

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How Ukrainians get to Australia during the war: instructions on how to apply for a visa

More than 5,000 Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war received temporary humanitarian visas to Australia. Instructions on how to get a visa to Australia – in the material…

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Australia provides Ukraine with howitzers and ammunition (photo)

Australia hands over 155mm M-777 howitzers to Ukraine. This new support for Ukraine of $26.7 million brings Australia’s total military defense contribution to Ukraine to more than…

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Barry Humphries live: the irreverent old wizard of Oz remains a wonder, possums

It’s almost 10 years since Barry Humphries delivered what looked like his last theatrical hurrah – Eat Pray Laugh! That was a swansong celebration of the enduring…

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The rise of the ‘silver migration’: the secret to the perfect holiday for 60-somethings

Remember those two-week holidays when you wished you could’ve stayed longer? When you dreamt of spending days on end getting lost in the streets of a new…

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What’s Xi Jinping really thinking? Ask Kevin Rudd, ex-PM of Australia and fluent Mandarin speaker

An ageing dictator, looking to his legacy, pushes the button on a long-planned invasion of a smaller neighbour. The fiction of an “international community” is quickly exposed:…

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‘Google it, mate’: Politician hits back at journalist’s ‘gotcha’ question

The leader of Australia’s Greens party told a journalist to “Google it, mate” in response to a question about wages, amid an election campaign in which politicians…

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Meet Australia’s answer to Donald Trump, the unvaccinated billionaire hoping to stop Labor from winning

The man behind one of the most expensive election campaigns in Australia’s history happily admits that he is on a mission to disrupt Australian politics by any…

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The best bold red wines on the high street

I wonder how many people buy a bottle of shiraz without realising it is also a bottle of syrah. Plenty of grapes go under various synonyms of…

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How scary, sweary soprano Nellie Melba ‘put Australia on the map’

Disdaining mealy-mouthed modesty, Nellie Melba liked to claim she had “put Australia on the map”. Such bravado wasn’t baseless: this opera soprano, born Helen Mitchell in Melbourne…

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How scary, sweary soprano Nellie Melba ‘put Australia on the map’

Disdaining mealy-mouthed modesty, Nellie Melba liked to claim she had “put Australia on the map”. Such bravado wasn’t baseless: this opera soprano, born Helen Mitchell in Melbourne…

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The trick to having five holidays for the price of one

The beach holiday: Isla Holbox Just off the Yucatán peninsula’s steamy north coast, Holbox is a 25-mile long sandbar with a gorgeous beach and warm, still waters….

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The rise of the omni-trip – how to have five holidays in one place

The beach holiday: Isla Holbox Just off the Yucatán peninsula’s steamy north coast, Holbox is a 25-mile long sandbar with a gorgeous beach and warm, still waters….

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Why it’s the perfect time to try an exciting new wine

There’s another aspect, apart from the obvious one of saving pennies or pounds, that I like about buying wines on special offer. It’s that they might tempt…

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Australia boosts defence forces by 30pc in ‘biggest military increase since the Vietnam War’

Australia will boost its defence forces by some 30 per cent by 2040, Scott Morrison said on Thursday, describing it as the country’s largest military build-up in…

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Australia floods: National emergency declared as delivery driver becomes latest to die

Accused of banning television cameras during visits to flood-affected communities in northern New South Wales, he said he wanted to protect the privacy of those he spoke…

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What it’s like to scale mountains – hungover – with record-breaking climber Nims Purja

What’s more, he was relatively late to the sport, having served in the British Army with the Gurkhas, before a stint in the Special Boat Service, the…

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Australia floods: Tens of thousands of people in Sydney flee their homes

Flood warnings stretched across Australia’s east coast on Tuesday and tens of thousands of Sydney residents fled their homes overnight as torrential rains again pummelled the country’s…

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Shark spotted near Australian beach as deadly floods trigger new danger to life

The floods have so far claimed 13 lives. Intense rainfall over the past week has increased the level of nutrients and run-off which ends up in coastal…

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Hero police officer swims through deadly Australian floods to save elderly woman

He said that 17 local government areas had been declared disaster zones in an “unprecedented situation”, and urged people in Sydney to evacuate if they are given…

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Travel to Australia: latest Covid rules and holiday advice

Rules for children All children aged under 12 years count as fully vaccinated for travel to Australia. Arrangements are also in effect in some states and territories…

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Why 2022 is the year of the GOAT (Greatest Of All Trips) – here’s where to go

Thought 2022 was the Year of the Tiger? Wrong. While Chinese astrology might suggest that the big cat is in the spotlight right now, when it comes…

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How to have your greatest adventure, whatever your age or budget

Thought 2022 was the Year of the Tiger? Wrong. While Chinese astrology might suggest that the big cat is in the spotlight right now, when it comes…

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Australia is back! 10 amazing reasons to book a holiday to this epic country

How to do it Stay in some of the country’s most exclusive lodges and locations with a 19-day tailor-made tour from Hayes & Jarvis (020 8106 2403;…

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Ban transgender athletes from single-sex sports, says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

In 2019, while competing on the men’s team, Thomas began to medically transition, taking testosterone blockers and oestrogen. Although her swim times slowed considerably, she is still…