WHEELS: ARE ELECTRIC CARS OUR BEST WAY FORWARD?
The Greens have announced plans to push for a ban on petrol and diesel cars in Australia by 2030, transforming Australia into a nation of electric-powered commuters. But is this technology the best fit for a nation with vast and rugged terrains, and how does the Greens plan stack-up against existing policy action already in place?
WHY YOUR NEXT CAR SHOULD BE THE KINGSWOOD … OR THE P76
New cars have never been more affordable and yet, when it comes to return-on-investment, savvy motorists may want to consider taking a ‘left’ down Memory Lane, to purchase the very same vehicle they may have had as their first set of wheels. The classic car market is booming but, for the price of a new car, there are still some great buys to be had – and they’re a lot more fun.
REPORT: SPACE AGENCY SET TO TRANSFORM AUSTRALIA
From farming via space to fishing using satellites – and from having control over our weather forecasting tools to keeping a better watch on the Great Barrier Reef – a report into the federal government’s recently announced Australian Space Agency has found the nation is set to be transformed, but not in the way many of us would expect.
TURBO CHOOKS ... AND WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT BIRDS
Are you aware of Australia’s ‘turbo chooks’? Did you know that some birds have a sense of smell? That many are far better off not being able to fly? Or that some of us have bizarre superstitions surrounding birds and death? A new book released by CSIRO Publishing, and by prominent Aussie naturalist Ian Fraser, uncovers the fascinating world of our feathered friends and the sometimes strange world of the people who spend their lives absorbed in them.
NO WOMAN CAN BE HEAD OF STATE OF AUSTRALIA FOR NEXT THREE GENERATIONS
Without constitutional change, women will be locked out of the position of head of state of Australia for at least three generations from the end of this reign. And Australian women will be locked out forever.
AUSTRALIA'S TOP 100 GOLF COURSES - INCLUDES STATE-BY-STATE LEADERS
Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s West Course remains Australia’s premier golf course after the release of Australian Golf Digest’s Top 100 Courses rankings. ‘RM’ faced pressure from perennial Sandbelt rival Kingston Heath and newcomer Cape Wickham. The other talking point from the 2018/’19 list is the quartet of Tasmanian courses now occupying places in the top-10.