Articles By Vittorio Hernandez
Two Australian researchers confirmed what many men already know, but would surely anger some religious groups. Anthony Santella and Spring Chenoa Cooper from the University of Sydney said masturbation helps prevent several ailments, including cystitis, diabetes and prostate cancer.
The dispute of one of the Australian DJs who caused a nurse to commit suicide as a result of the infamous royal prank call has been resolved, South Cross Austereo said in a statement on Thursday.
It would be a bleak Christmas for Australian retailers as a survey of 1,000 Aussies by Mortgage Choice found that 40 per cent of the respondents plan to reduce their spending this yearend holiday compared to their 2012 spending.
Known for their disagreements on many issues, Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) are on the same side this time in seeking financial support from the Australian federal government to save the flag carrier from a financial crash.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop promised on Thursday to Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa that Canberra would no longer spy again on Indonesian officials in the future.
Visiting Canadian singer Justin Bieber may have angered local officials with his graffiti and turned off Aussie parents with his series of misbehaviour during the recently concluded Latin American leg of his Believe tour.
Embattled Australian flag carrier Qantas will cut at least 1,000 jobs over the next 12 months as it struggles to keep afloat financially amid weak trading conditions and return on fares.
Like the mobile phone market which was once the cash cow of technology firms, the tablet market is showing signs of slowing down. A report from research firm IDC, released on Wednesday, forecast tablet sales to reach 221.2 million units for 2013.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott may not have to use his threat to not allow MPs to have a Christmas break for failure to pass his party's legislative agenda. Reports said that the Liberals and the Greens have agreed to remove the federal limit on borrowing and to fund everyday services through the issue of more commonwealth bonds.
Although the furor over the spying row between Australia and Indonesia has been reduced, the diplomatic impasse is far from resolved as Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa insisted on an explanation for Canberra's wiretapping on the mobile phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and several other officials.