AUSTRALIA’S SPEED LIMIT FARCE - WHY SPEED SHOULD ACTUALLY BE INCREASED ON MANY ROADS
A leading motoring journalist claims our speed limits should be increased on many roads, without any added risk to personal or public safety. Dylan Campbell, the editor of leading publication MOTOR magazine, claims the political push to make speed evil, and the enemy of reducing the road toll, is seriously simplistic and misplaced.
WHO TURNED DOWN THE FAN? – WHY THE WIND IS BLOWING SLOWER
To most of us it is not something we notice in our day to day lives, but scientists are worried. On many parts of the planet, the wind is slowing. It’s not blowing as hard as it should, or moving around like it should. And that means big things for the planet, and everyone on it.
TURNBULL GOVERNMENT FUNDING BOOST HELPS LIFELINE SUPPORT MORE PEOPLE, MORE QUICKLY
Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull's announcement of an additional $33.8 million in funding over the next four years is a game changer for Australia's leading suicide prevention service. Chairman John Brogden said the increased funding would have a direct impact on the number of calls that Lifeline can answer.
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.
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!
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.