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WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson to push for permanent tough border controls

Western Australia’s police commissioner is backing the Premier’s plan to keep some tough border controls in place beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in an effort to stop drugs entering the state.
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Five of the best islands for a holiday

Yasawa Island Resort, Fiji. Photo: Supplied Sand between the toes and cocktails at sunset. Crystal-clear water and friendly faces. The pristine Pacific is the perfect paradise at the moment. Raised in
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Pure Glamping

Wivenhoe Dam is home to one of the most serene glamping spots this side of the range, with Pure Glamping setting up base camp on the shores of South East
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Best things to do in Northern Rivers, NSW

Welcome to Open for Business. Each week, news.com.au in partnership with Tourism Australia and the National Bushfire Recovery Agency will shine a spotlight on an Aussie region devastated by the
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Francis Greenway, architect and the convicted forger on the Australian $10 note

Francis Greenway. Sentenced to death for forgery, he became a celebrated architect in Australia.  For anyone with even the vaguest interest in convict-era Australia, the Hyde Park Barracks is an
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Coronavirus Qld: Check-In Qld app launched

Long queues, waiting times and filling out countless forms could be a thing of the past as a new QR code check-in app is launched across Queensland today. The Check-In
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Is whale flensing the worst job in Australian history?

Historic Whaling Station, Albany, Western Australia Advertisement Close The only thing more grim than being on the flensing deck at Albany’s Cheynes Beach Whaling Company would have been falling off
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Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow after engine warning

A Boeing 777 airliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Moscow on Friday, after reporting engine problems. The emergency landing comes just days after another model showered engine
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Vaccinated travelers will likely still have to quarantine in Australia

While the Australian government is planning to slightly increase caps on overseas arrivals, even travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 will have to undergo a mandatory two-week hotel quarantine at their own
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I spent $1500 on lunch, and it was the weirdest meal of my life

Mugaritz San Sebastien Spain Advertisement Close I’ve been served an ear for lunch – a human ear. It’s flesh-coloured and appropriately sized, if a little larger than my own, sitting
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Influencer Alesya Kafelnikova apologises for nude photo with elephant

A Russian influencer has apologised after posing naked on top of an endangered elephant in Bali for Instagram likes. Alesya Kafelnikova, 22, who is the daughter of Russian tennis great
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Road Trip through Currumbin Valley

A road trip to Currumbin Valley, the hidden jewel in the Gold Coast Hinterland, is the quintessential country drive, and one of those trips where the journey is as exciting as
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This Weekend Feb 26-28

From mega rock festivals, wine tastings and a BBQ & Beer roadshow to a hot new Italian bar and a unique Gold Coast day trip, some top things to do this
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Australia’s whale-shaped underwater marine observatory will rise from the ocean

The design of the Australian Underwater Discovery Centre has been unveiled, after the public was encouraged to vote for their favorite. The successful design, a whale-shaped building, will be partially submerged
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Traveller writers reveal the meals that changed their life

Sit among fridge cabinets and wine shelves at Salumeria Roscioli. Photo: Maurizio Camagna One bite, and everything changes. One mere morsel of food. One tiny portion of a meal, and all of
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Vaccine rollout inspires Gladys Berejiklian to push national borders

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to ramp up pressure on national cabinet to formulate a logical and uniform approach to domestic border closures now the COVID-10 vaccine rollout has
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Australia’s 12 best beaches – Lonely Planet

With more than 10,000 beaches around its shores, Australia leads the way when it comes to incredible sand and surf. Some beaches are playgrounds for marine and other wildlife, and
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The best dining stop offs on Australia’s major drives

Don’t do an Aussie road trip without taking the opportunity to stop off for some fine dining. Photo: Getty Images Andre and Edouard Michelin had a problem. The French brothers had
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Passenger films engine catching on fire

A United Airlines flight flying from Denver, Colorado to Honolulu, Hawaii was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine caught on fire shortly after takeoff. Miraculously, Flight 328
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Family Adventure by JW Marriott

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa offers a world of inspiration and exploration for young and multi-generational travellers with its new specially curated Family by JW program.  Thank you for
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