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All expenses paid: is consular help too generous?

All expenses paid: is consular help too generous?

Cathy AlexanderJan 7, 201425 Comments

The government wants to charge a Greenpeace protester for helping him -- which might not be such a bad idea, given the high cost of consular services. But politics can decide who gets a bill.

Get Fact: what secrets are hidden in McDonald's food?

Get Fact: what secrets are hidden in McDonald's food?

Dr Rosemary StantonDec 2, 20135 Comments

McDonald's has a new website where it will answer questions from the public. Nutritionist Dr Rosemary Stanton fact-checks some of the answers ... and finds Macca's may be somewhat selective in its information.

Big planes out, small planes in: Air Austral scales back Indian Ocean route

Big planes out, small planes in: Air Austral scales back Indian Ocean route

Plane TalkingJul 31, 2013

Air Austral looks set to abandon plans for large-capacity planes flying between France and Noumea. The airline's idea was ahead of its time, writes Ben Sandilands.

Modern abstract maps: New York and London as you've never seen them before

elsewhereJul 24, 2013

A Lonely Planet for some, as more jobs go from publisher

A Lonely Planet for some, as more jobs go from publisher

Myriam RobinJul 19, 20132 Comments

Lonely Planet will make more cuts -- up to 100 jobs could go -- as it transitions painfully to a digital future. While more people are travelling, fewer are buying guidebooks.

Byte-sized vitriol: internet reviews sour for restaurants

Byte-sized vitriol: internet reviews sour for restaurants

Kate GibbsJul 11, 201320 Comments

Foodies have the power to make and break restaurants with online reviews. But can you believe everything you read? Legal affairs reporter Kate Gibbs reports on the fraud cruelling some diners.

MPs taking your tax dollars with them on overseas sojourns

MPs taking your tax dollars with them on overseas sojourns

Fergus HunterJul 10, 20134 Comments

Simon Crean is heading to Europe on a taxpayer-funded "study" jaunt which may include cooking lessons. Crikey intern Fergus Hunter looks at the rules on MP travel and picks out some highlights.

Crikey Clarifier: why you'll see stars on food labels

Crikey Clarifier: why you'll see stars on food labels

Crikey InternJun 24, 20132 Comments

The Health Minister has approved a new five-star rating system to delineate the nutritional value of food. Crikey intern Joanna Robin chews over the new scheme.

Fire and animals: how rats and snakes can burn down your house

Fire and animals: how rats and snakes can burn down your house

Northern MythJun 24, 2013

“We were trying to kill a snake with fire,” the woman said during a 911 call. “It done caught the house.” Bob Gosford recounts tales about animals wreaking explosive revenge.

Did you know 'Chicago' means 'Stink Onions'? Mapping literal meanings of US locations

elsewhereJun 21, 2013

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