WHEELS: HOPE REBORN - AUSTRALIAN CAR MANUFACTURING RE-BOOTS WITH A BRABHAM SUPERCAR
Australian car manufacturing has risen from the ashes in a most spectacular and unexpected way, with a famous name raising hopes of a new future for our world-beating local expertise. A $1.8m Brabham Supercar, to be built out of Adelaide, has just been revealed to a stunned global audience. Australia’s leading motoring publication WHEELS carries a special report and talks to the architects behind this bold new venture.
EXPERT COMMENT - THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE AGENCY - WE HAVE LIFT-OFF!
The federal government has confirmed our bold new step into a booming international industry, with funding to be allocated to the Australian Space Agency in the federal budget. Our space agency is set to transform Australia, but not in the way many people might imagine. We’re certainly not going to land an Aussie on the Moon!
THE RISE AND RISE OF AUSTRALIANA ... ON FOUR WHEELS
It is barely six months since the curtain finally came down on Australian car manufacturing, and yet something extraordinary is already happening. Old Holdens (and Fords) are selling for more money than Ferraris. Select Aussie models have always had their fans, but price records are now rising steadily … and, in some cases, spiking dramatically.
BRINGING BACK THE TASMANIAN TIGER - INCREASINGLY POSSIBLE
It was once pure folly. An impossibility. But continual advances in science, particularly in the field of genetics, means that we are getting ever closer to raising the iconic Tasmanian Tiger out of extinction. A discovery in a dusty Melbourne cabinet, and advanced plans to resurrect the mammoth, are paving the way.
HOW TO RECOGNISE AN ALIEN SPACESHIP - THE E-T CHECKLIST
What if aliens came to visit and we failed to notice them approaching? It seems inconceivable. And yet, barely six months ago, a massive elongated object about the size of a WWII battleship arrived from deep space – but we didn’t spot it until it was closer to Earth than Mars ever gets. It turned out to be a huge rock that has since moved on, but it has helped to develop a crucial 'E-T Checklist' for our next big arrival.
AIHW REPORT: POORER OUTCOMES FOR BABIES BORN TO TEEN MUMS - OFTEN LINKED TO LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS
Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject.