Schapelle Corby Express

Here it comes, the Schapelle Corby express train. It will be fascinating to watch how the media handles it. In the days leading up to and including her release from a Bali jail where she served 12 years for drug smuggling, most media has been following the story, often leading news bulletins with details. To publish […]

Van Gogh Brings The Seasons

The latest ‘must-see’ exhibition in Melbourne’s Winter Masterpieces series, ‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ is now open to the public at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Over 21,000 people have visited the gallery’s blockbuster show in its first five days – an NGV record.  More than 5.2 million local, interstate and international visitors have […]

Rio Olympic Games in Australia

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics  will take place in the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday 5 August 2016 with Australians watching it live on Saturday morning 6 August 2016. Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Rio 2016) from 5 to 21 August 2016. Telecast LIVE on Channel 7, 7pm – […]

Don’t Kill Bulk Bill

The Australian government has announced its plan to take away bulk billing incentive payments for pathology tests from 1 July 2016. Cuts to pathology bulk billing will mean patients may have to pay for tests, pathology services could close and jobs could be lost. In short, your healthcare will suffer. We can fight these cuts […]

R U OK?

Thursday 10th September 2015 | R U OK? Day is a national day of action, dedicated to inspiring all people of all backgrounds to regularly ask each other ‘Are you OK?’ It’s a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop […]

Garage Sales Day

We are joining in the fun of garage sales by telling our readers about Garage Sales Day. Garage Sales Day celebrates Australian’s passion for recycling and grabbing a bargain. Garage Sales Day is celebrated annually in late October. The next Garage Sales Day is on Saturday 24th October 2015. Use the links below to advertise or visit garage […]

Fun Family Day Out

Do not understimate how much fun your family will have at a day out at a museum. A day out at a museum is great fun for the whole family. I say this to parents who have not been to a museum for few years.  Museums have changed a lot.  Long gone are the boring […]

Computer Markets Review

To Computer Markets Or Not, that is the question.?  Is going to a computer market the answer to your computer needs? After reading about weekend computer markets in Melbourne for many years, we finally got around to checking one out. We found an excellent guide to markets in Melbourne at the OnlyMelbourne web site which […]

Gazza’s Garage Sales

When you get to a garage sale, tell ’em Gazza sent you, thats what his web site says. Gazza’s Garage Sales is the home of garage sales online in Australia. Gazza’s Garage Sales provides sellers with free advertising of garage sales all year round. Gazza’s Garage Sales provides buyers with a directory of upcoming garage […]

4G Melbourne Cup

It might be known as the race that stops a nation, but the Melbourne Cup has also become the race that clogs all mobile networks. As soon as the horses finish their 3.2-kilometre sprint on Tuesday afternoon, about 100,000 punters are likely to grab their phone to tap out a text message, make a phone […]

Dirty On Carpet Cleaning

I have to say, not happy Jan! Well, happy about one outcome but very unhappy about another. Read on.. Lets start with the good… Say Goodbye to Carpet Stains Our dog is getting on in years (over 100 in human years) and had a little accident on the carpet in the rumpus room.  We cleaned […]

New Name | Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Melbourne Aquarium to Relaunch as SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium this September This September, Melbourne Aquarium will reveal the results of a five-month, $8 million refurbishment and opened its doors to the public as the all-new SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. The revitalised attraction will feature 12 new amazing zones of discovery, including interactive animal encounters and […]

Labor Breaks Media Blackout

The Australian Labor Party is using a technicality of the media blackout by advertising extensively on Facebook. Online advertising is outside the boundaries of the traditional electronic media blackout The advert below can be seen on many pages. The advert then links to the Australian Labor Facebook page. It should be pointed out that we […]

Why Melbourne loves PINK

Why does Melbourne love PINK? The last time PINK toured Australia (2009), believe it or not, 1 in 34 Melburnian’s went to one of her shows. She broke concert sales records, selling 655,000 tickets.  Poor old John Farnham who previously held the record had to go on tour after saying he never would. Now, PINK […]

Right To Protest?

The No McDonald’s in Tecoma has raised some interesting issues relating to the Right To Protest. A number of groups are protesting against the building of a McDonald’s in Tecoma. They are made up of splinter groups and co-ordinated campaigns: No Maccas in the Hills Facebook Page No McDonalds in the Dandenong Ranges Facebook Page […]

Shop A Docket Goes Mobile

Shop A Docket rolls out Australia’s largest mobile phone coupon program! Australia’s 9 million smartphone users will now have access to more than 2,500 free discount coupons on their mobiles, in the largest roll out of mobile phone redemption in the country. Consumers can now search, find and redeem all Shop A Docket discount coupons […]

Swanston Street Gone from Google Maps

Poor ol’ Swanston Street in Melbourne has vanished off Google Maps. Swanston Street is no longer a thoroughfare for normal traffic, only being used by trams, delivery vehicles and emergency vehicles. But having said that, it is also used by pedestrians, cyclist, rubbish collection vehicles, buses (tour), so why remove it from the map? According […]

Geoffrey Edelsten | Man in the Mirror

One has to be careful when pointing the finger at Geoffrey Edelsten.  This slippery little man has been on journalists radars for many years since he first came to prominence with his medical centres and association with the Sydney Swans. He was deregistered in New South Wales in 1988, and later in Victoria.  In 1990, he […]