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A caravan for Kate? Budget tips for the royals' trip Down Under

A caravan for Kate? Budget tips for the royals' trip Down Under

Will and Kate's trip to Australia will cost the government millions. Crikey provides suggestions on how the royals can slash costs ... but can Kate pitch a tent?

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

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)

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'

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?

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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.