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Royal rates: what you'll pay for Will and Kate's Aussie adventure

Royal rates: what you'll pay for Will and Kate's Aussie adventure

Cathy AlexanderMar 6, 201421 Comments

Will, Kate and royal celebri-baby George will visit Australia next month. Did you know that Aussie taxpayers are going to pay the full cost of the trip?

Putting water into wine (and why that cheeky red is boozier than you think)

Putting water into wine (and why that cheeky red is boozier than you think)

Philip WhiteFeb 17, 201412 Comments

The rising heat is roasting our reds and pushing the alcohol content higher. So is adding water to wine -- currently banned -- the answer? Wine writer Philip White makes the case at In Daily.

The year that is: 2014 about kale, beards and 'crystallography'

The year that is: 2014 about kale, beards and 'crystallography'

Broede CarmodyJan 13, 20141 Comment

Did you know it's the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography? And that's not all you've got to look forward to in 2014, reports Crikey intern Broede Carmody.

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.

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