ABC journalist Dan Ziffer reveals reason for ‘phallic object’ in background of Zoom intervew on live TV

ABC journalist Dan Ziffer reveals reason for ‘phallic object’ in background of Zoom intervew on live TV

An ABC reporter has revealed the innocent explanation for what appeared to be a very embarrassing object in the background of a live Zoom broadcast. Melbourne-based business journalist Dan Ziffer appeared on a live broadcast on ABC’s Afternoon Briefing from his home office against the familiar backdrop of a crowded library. Camera iconAn interlocutor of … Read more

TV presenter Erin Jayne Plummer’s cause of death revealed after mental health battle

TV presenter Erin Jayne Plummer’s cause of death revealed after mental health battle

The cause of death of TV presenter Erin Jayne Plummer has been revealed after she was buried, aged just 42. The Studio 10 host, known for hosting daytime television infomercials, died last week. The Daily Mail reports that heartbroken friends of the bubbly mother-of-three have confirmed she took her own life after a struggle with … Read more

‘Bit overboard’: Fury over NEW rule at Bunnings

‘Bit overboard’: Fury over NEW rule at Bunnings

A major Australian hardware store is charging people $18 for over two hours of parking at one of its newest stores in Victoria. The new Melbourne-based Bunnings Doncaster store introduced specific paid underground parking for customers in December following concerns that people were using the parking spaces to shop at a nearby Westfield shopping centre. … Read more

Renovators beware: House flipping now a RISKY proposition

Renovators beware: House flipping now a RISKY proposition

In a heartbreaking Australian market, property flipping has been anything but a sure thing for savvy investors. But not anymore. Making money in a weaker market has become a challenge. “In addition to the cost of renovation, there will always be transaction costs involved in buying, renovating and reselling a property quickly, including stamp duties, … Read more

CDC urges older Americans to get booster shots as hospitalizations soar

CDC urges older Americans to get booster shots as hospitalizations soar

Shana Alesi administers a second COVID-19 booster shot to Army veteran Robert Hall at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on April 1, 2022 in Hines, Illinois. Scott Olson | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week urged older Americans to get the Covid shot to boost their protection against the virus … Read more

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it’s spread ‘pretty wide’

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it's spread 'pretty wide'

The growing number of monkeypox cases in the United States and Europe suggests that the virus has already spread widely in communities, but it is unlikely to cause a major epidemic like Covid, the board member of Pfizer administration and former FDA commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb. “Now that there has been community spread, it can … Read more

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch: What’s at stake

Boeing Starliner OFT-2 launch: What's at stake

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft on board is seen as it rolls out to the launch pad for the OFT-2 mission due to lift off on May 19, 2022. Joel Kowsky | Nasa Boeing is preparing to make another attempt to reach the International Space Station with its Starliner … Read more

‘Stop driving immediately’: More than 17,000 vehicles recalled over brake fault

‘Stop driving immediately’: More than 17,000 vehicles recalled over brake fault

Thousands of Mercedes-Benz owners have been warned to immediately stop driving their car due to a defect. Authorities have issued a recall for 17,687 cars, including ML, GL and R class 2005 – 2013. The problem is related to the cars braking performance, with corrosion being the cause of the brake booster leaking. For more … Read more

ANOTHER building giant on brink of collapse

ANOTHER building giant on brink of collapse

Construction giant Metricon is in urgent crisis talks with customers after falling into financial disputes. Sales staff within the company have been instructed to boost cash flow by securing more deposits, the Herald Sun reported on Wednesday. Metricon bosses are due to meet key clients, including the Victorian government, on Thursday. The development comes just … Read more

Woolies reveals BIG change to reusable shopping bag policy

Woolies reveals BIG change to reusable shopping bag policy

Woolworths will be introducing major changes to its reusable shopping bags over the coming weeks as part of a wider sustainability campaign. The retail giant will stop selling its 15 cent reusable plastic bags in all WA stores in July, while a complete ban on lightweight plastic bags will come into effect in New South … Read more