Margaret River murder-suicide: Mass shooting rips apart a tight-knit holiday town

Margaret River murder-suicide: Mass shooting rips apart a tight-knit holiday town

Posted May 12, 2018 05:09:45 Related Story: Four children, three adults found shot dead in Margaret River murder-suicide Margaret River is famous worldwide for wine, surf and idyllic holidays. But a dark pall has been cast over the WA town, which is now the home to one of Australia’s worst …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Seven people found dead at home near WA holiday town

Margaret River murder-suicide: Seven people found dead at home near WA holiday town

Updated May 11, 2018 22:30:50 Photo: Police say they expect to remain at the property for “an extended period of time”. (ABC News) Four children and three adults have been shot dead in a home near the West Australian town of Margaret River, in what is the nation’s worst mass …

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Holiday letting forcing people out of regional long-term rentals, says charity

Posted May 01, 2018 06:32:14 Anglicare Australia is concerned that holiday letting is creating “proxy resort towns” in regional Australia and adding further stress to the housing crisis. This week the charity released its Rental Affordability Snapshot, which examined all the private rentals available in Australia over a weekend in …

Is your cafe’s public holiday surcharge actually going to the staff?

Is your cafe’s public holiday surcharge actually going to the staff?

Posted April 25, 2018 05:30:18 Photo: Some hospitality workers say employers are pocketing public holiday surcharges. (ABC News: Dan Harrison) It’s becoming a common sight in Melbourne’s cafes — that little note next to the till, or at the bottom of the menu, advising customers of a public holiday surcharge. …

Couple left $20,000 out of pocket, stranded in Darwin after holiday from hell leads to court

Couple left $20,000 out of pocket, stranded in Darwin after holiday from hell leads to court

Posted April 10, 2018 18:17:04 Photo: A heavy night of drinking at Darwin’s Sky City Casino led to police charges. (ABC News: Diana Hayward) Related Story: Darwin’s Bureau of Meteorology rain gauge breaks during downpour Related Story: Second croc spotted in Top End golf course What was supposed to be …

Sitter vs kennel: Questions you need to ask before booking your pet’s holiday

Sitter vs kennel: Questions you need to ask before booking your pet’s holiday

Posted April 08, 2018 08:00:23 Photo: Your pet may be ready for a holiday, but it’s up to you to organise it for them. (ABC Open contributor johnbro) Scrolling through seemingly endless photos of holiday accommodation is now an almost essential part of planning a trip away. But should you …

Greek Orthodox Easter: Old tradition of pot-smashing marks religious holiday on Corfu island

Greek Orthodox Easter: Old tradition of pot-smashing marks religious holiday on Corfu island

Posted April 08, 2018 06:31:34 Photo: Greek Islanders celebrated Easter by throwing clay pots filled with water from their balconies. (Reuters: Alkis Konstantinidis) Related Story: In photos: Easter celebrations around the world Related Story: How people spent Good Friday in Australia and across the world Orthodox Easter celebrations on the …

From detention to holiday destination — now Australia is helping turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

From detention to holiday destination — now Australia is helping turn Manus Island into a tourism hub

Updated April 06, 2018 07:56:19 Photo: Manus Island has just two hotels. (ABC News) Related Story: Asylum seekers on Manus Island left hanging in legal limbo The Australian Government is helping develop a tourism industry on the Papua New Guinean island it detained asylum seekers on. It is funding a …

Tathra welcomes tourists over busy Easter holiday as town rebounds from devastating bushfire

Tathra welcomes tourists over busy Easter holiday as town rebounds from devastating bushfire

Posted April 02, 2018 13:30:03 Photo: Tathra Beach was a popular spot for visitors at Easter, two weeks after the bushfire. (ABC News: Kerrin Thomas) Two weeks on from a bushfire that destroyed 65 homes and damaged about 50 more in the village of Tathra, tourists are coming back in …

Good Friday: How people marked the first day of the Easter holiday in Australia and around the world

Good Friday: How people marked the first day of the Easter holiday in Australia and around the world

Updated March 30, 2018 19:56:04 Photo: A worker bags prawns at the Sydney Fish Market on Good Friday. (AAP: Peter Rae) Fish was filleted and oysters were shucked as the Sydney Fish Market welcomed shoppers this Good Friday. Key points: Good Friday Appeal raises more than $5 million Filipino Roman …