FIXING AUSTRALIA DAY - WATTLE DAY SEPT 1 ALREADY EXISTS AS A CELEBRATION FOR ‘ALL’ AUSTRALIANS
Australia Day on 26 January prompts anger and disharmony. The Government says it is a day that unifies the nation, but this clearly is not the case. Grassroots calls for change, mean the date is destined no longer to be a focus of unity. Research now shows that most Australians (57%) think it doesn’t matter if the date is changed. We need desperately to think our way through the problem. And there is a way.
THE WINNER OF THE 2018 WHEELS CAR OF THE YEAR … IS A VOLVO
The world is changing, and fast. Not only have we recently farewelled local car manufacturing in Australia, but our perceptions continue to be challenged on a near daily basis. Now comes news that our most prestigious motoring award has been won by the much maligned marque Volvo, with two other oft-derided Europeans in close pursuit. Our jokes are seriously out of date.
AUSTRALIA’S 4X4 OF THE YEAR
The Modern Day Workhorse & Urban Escape Pod Keeps Surprising
Just as Australia has come a long way since The Man From Snowy River, so too has the notion of the modern day workhorse (and urban escape pod) the four-wheel-drive. An essential survival tool for many Aussies, and a recreational godsend, the prestigious 2018 4X4 OF THE YEAR has just been named … and may surprise a few.
THE STUFF OF DREAMS – NOW WITHIN OUR GRASP
Honda Civic Stuns Motor Performance Car of the Year
For most of us, the motoring stuff of dreams – the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and so on – are completely out of reach. A pipe dream. But with the naming of the MOTOR PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR (PCOTY), the stuff of dreams is accessible to the average Aussie car lover. And what a surprise it is. The biggest in a generation.
CLASS WITH A CAPITAL E!
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe wins WhichCar Style Award
THE Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been crowned the most stylish new car on the Australian market, as the winner of the 2018 WhichCar Style Award at the annual Australian Motoring Awards.
REPUBLIC MOVEMENT SAYS NO TO MORE TAXPAYER FUNDED ADS
The Australian Republic Movement (ARM) will oppose a monarchist proposal for a taxpayer-funded year-long 'public education campaign” about 'Constitution and Crown”. Recently, the national chair of the Australian Monarchists League Philip Benwell wrote to all members of Parliament arguing for a year-long program. The letter has not been made public until now.