Landmark Cold Chisel 50th anniversary tour

29 May

Iconic Australian rock group Cold Chisel will perform all of their biggest hits when they embark on a special tour marking 50 years of making music together. The ‘Big 5-0 tour’ is set to feature plenty of nods to the group’s history over 11...[Read More]

Struggling music festivals offered funding lifeline

15 May

Australian music festivals have been offered a lifeline as the federal government attempts to bolster the long-term sustainability of a languishing cultural scene. The federal budget, unveiled on Tuesday night, will provide $8.6 million to support...[Read More]

Teen hooks million-dollar barra

1 May

A 19-year-old man has snagged the catch of a lifetime, reeling in a tagged barramundi worth $1 million in Australia’s richest fishing competition. Keegan Payne was fishing in the Northern Territory’s Katherine River with one of his sisters and a...[Read More]

New snail species named after wildlife warrior

24 April

Scientists have used DNA testing to discover four species of snail, with one named after wildlife conservationist Robert Irwin. Robert Irwin’s banded snail, with the scientific name figuladra robertirwini, is one of four newly discovered...[Read More]

Taylor Swift joins billionaire club thanks to Eras tour

3 April

Global superstar Taylor Swift has become a billionaire, according to Forbes magazine. The 34-year-old US pop musician has accumulated $US1.1 billion ($A1.7 billion), based on earnings from her Eras tour and the worth of her music catalogue. “Swift...[Read More]

Miley Cyrus’ Flowers named top selling single of 2023

29 February

Miley Cyrus has been awarded the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI) Global Single Award for her track Flowers. The award is presented annually to the artist with the world’s best-selling single of the year across all...[Read More]

Swiftie spending a $174m love story for city’s economy

21 February

Pop megastar Taylor Swift has left an economic love story in the wake of her concerts in Melbourne. Over the three days her Eras Tour was in town, the city had a $174 million boost in spending, according to figures from NAB. That’s up by a third...[Read More]

Kylie Minogue to be named global icon at Brit Awards

14 February

Singer Kylie Minogue is “beyond thrilled” she will receive the global icon award at the Brits in March. The Australian musician will be honoured with the UK award to recognise her five-decade-long career as one of the world’s most successful...[Read More]

Swifties prepare for the coming of Tay-Tay down under

7 February

Mackenzie Sinclair, 19, has been a Taylor Swift fan for as long as she can remember, but for the first time at the Eras tour she won’t be able to stand up and dance. The former nursing student from Geelong has a rare neurological condition, and an...[Read More]

The 2024 Oscar nominations in full

24 January

Oppenheimer leads nominations for the Academy Awards with 13 nods, with Poor Things and Killers Of The Flower Moon following behind with 11 and 10 nominations respectively. Following the announcement ceremony on Tuesday, here are the Oscar...[Read More]

Barbie and Oppenheimer lead Golden Globe nominations

13 December

Barbie and Oppenheimer have scored big nominations at the 2024 Golden Globe Awards. Greta Gerwig received a nod for best director of a motion picture for Barbie alongside Oppenheimer director Christopher Nolan while Bradley Cooper has been...[Read More]

Virgin Voyages launches in Australia with a splash

6 December

Sir Richard Branson has launched his new Australia-based cruise liner with a splash – plunging into the ship’s pool surrounded by dancers and champagne. The British business tycoon showed off an app feature that allows cruisers to shake their...[Read More]

Sunsmart campaign slip slop slaps into national archive

22 November

The catchy Slip, Slop, Slap! advertising jingle from the 1980s has been recognised as one of the quintessential sounds of Australia. The ad campaign first ran in 1981 featuring Sid the Seagull, who reminded beachgoers to slip on a shirt, slop on...[Read More]

Teen binge drinking rate down ahead of schoolies events

15 November

Binge drinking among 14 to 24-year-olds has decreased by 15 per cent over the past 12 months, according to a report into alcohol, tobacco and drug use by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The proportion of people in that age group...[Read More]

National search to unearth fresh teen acting talent

11 October

Australia’s most promising teen actors have a chance to strut their stuff in front of a Hollywood casting director, thanks to a national talent search. The inaugural AACTA Young Stars: National Youth Casting Call is being run by the Australian...[Read More]