There's a LOT going on here in Sydney! If you plan a visit, first look for a cheap flight...


 

Sia hides in plain sight on new album

Sia writes the hits but does she want the fame? Her new album leaves the options open. [Read entire story]

Low pay a source of worker stress

LOW pay is a source of stress with many fretting about how to put food on the table and pay bills even when they have a job. [Read entire story]

NZ storms caused $NZ77m in damage so far

ALMOST $NZ77 million has been paid out over storm-related damange in New Zealand so far this year; over half was claimed after the Easter weekend weather. [Read entire story]

Busted: Britney without Auto-Tune

It's bad, fingernails-on-chalkboard bad. [Read entire story]

Netflix hunts people to watch TV

Yes, this is for real: Netflix is advertising for people to watch TV for a living. [Read entire story]

Consumer confidence still weak post-budget

ANXIETY over tax hikes and spending cuts announced in the federal budget is weighing on consumer confidence. [Read entire story]

Hundreds line up for legal pot

WASHINGTON state's top prosecutor joins the queue to buy some of the first marijuana legally sold for recreational purposes. [Read entire story]

Scentre in massive Europe bond issue

WESTFIELD’S Australian spin-off Scentre has issued €2 billion ($2.9bn) worth of European bonds. [Read entire story]

Dexus in pitch for Woodside Plaza

DEXUS Property Group is expected to begin tapping the market to find new tenants for the Woodside Plaza office building in Perth. [Read entire story]

Southpoint units snapped up

ANTHONY John Group has sold all 130 units in its first release at the $590 million Southpoint development in Brisbane. [Read entire story]

Another sale round for tavern

AUSTRALIAN Leisure Group’s Commercial Tavern in Ayr, Queensland is back on the market after failing to sell several years ago. [Read entire story]

China property bubble slowly deflates

HOUSING prices in major Chinese cities have fallen for a second consecutive month in June, providing more evidence of a deflating property bubble. [Read entire story]

Search for tenant displays Google

INTERNET search giant Google is expected to eye the inner-city Australian Technology Park in its search for office space. [Read entire story]

Westfield seen as a takeover target

WESTFIELD could become a takeover target ahead of the mega mall owner’s expected listing in New York. [Read entire story]

REDMS changes tune on links

A NEW player in the property market at the centre of a dispute with market leader REA Group has backtracked on its previous stance. [Read entire story]

Sentinel’s Homeworld buy

PROPERTY investment firm Sentinel Property Group has bought the Homeworld Centre in Canberra’s Tuggeranong for $31 million. [Read entire story]

Meriton, Woolies join forces

MERITON and Woolworths will join forces at two major residential projects in Sydney and the Gold Coast. [Read entire story]

ICAC to hold inquiry into former chancellor’s role in sale of University of New England’s Tattersalls Hotel

The New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption will hold a public inquiry later this month into allegations against a former chancellor of the University of New England. [Read entire story]

Neighborhood Bar – Bondi Beach

As a pretentious alcoholic snob who (perhaps deludedly) thinks he makes the best cocktails this side of Hades, I rarely order cocktails in bars unless they’re really special. Unless, for example, someone else is [Read entire story]

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Edible flowers are the best. I was craving for stone fruit badly, and don’t ask me how, but I managed … [[ Click on post title to read full story. ]] [Read entire story]

Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Edible flowers are the best. I was craving for stone fruit badly, and don't ask me how, but I managed to find some nectarines and paid high price for it. I know, I know, I am a naughty boy and not adhere to my own rule, [Read entire story]

Probe into illegal Sydney rental squalor

A Sydney industrial property owner who charged foreign nationals to live in squalor on his inner city site before it went up in flames could face a penalty of more than $1 million. [Read entire story]

Dell Financial: Refurb Laptops from $140

Take an extra 30% off any refurbished and off-lease, previous model Laptop, Desktops or Server using the code LIBERTY30 at Dell Financial Services. Plus, the code also gives you free shipping. There are a number of older [Read entire story]

Fate of DJs takeover bid still a mystery

RETAIL veteran Solomon Lew is yet to tell David Jones or its suitor whether he will accept the offer for his major stake in the department store. [Read entire story]

Qantas plane turned back to LA

A QANTAS flight bound for Melbourne has returned to LA after water was discovered leaking from a pipe on the aircraft’s upper deck. [Read entire story]

WTF? Aussies forced to clean up their act

“IT’S hilarious how much impact you lose when you take all the f---s out.” Violent Soho mind their language to win over US. [Read entire story]

‘It’s good to spend some time apart’

THEY sing Blood Is Thicker Than Water, but “being sisters and working together can be quite difficult sometimes”, admits The McClymonts singer. [Read entire story]

Michael Kors Sausalito Women’s Jeans $31

These Michael Kors Sausalito Bootcut Jeans, originally $69.50, drop from $39.09 to $31.27 when you add promo code JULY4 at Lord & Taylor. Even with $7.95 shipping, this is the lowest shipped price we could find by $22. [Read entire story]

Retelling the story of indigenous hero Jandamarra with music

Steve Hawke and Paul Stanhope bring together the Bunuba people of the Kimberley and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to retell the story of Jandamarra, a Bunuba man who lead a guerilla war against white settlers. [Read entire story]

New Balance 20 Men’s Running Shoes $40

These New Balance 20 Men's Running Shoes, originally $99.99, are now $39.99 at Joe's New Balance Outlet. This is equal to our most recent post, which is the lowest price we've seen all year on this style. They feature [Read entire story]

Trade deficit blows out as exports fall

AUSTRALIA'S trade deficit blew out to $1.9b in May, with falling iron ore prices and a flat exchange weighing on exports. [Read entire story]

Jandamarra, story of Indigenous freedom fighter, set for Sydney Opera House debut

The story of Jandamarra, an Aboriginal freedom fighter from Western Australias Kimberley region will told in a major choral work at the Sydney Opera House. [Read entire story]

Surfer dies after being swept against rocks at Sydney’s Tamarama Beach

A surfer has died at Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east after being swept against rocks in a heavy swell. [Read entire story]

Fear of economic blow as births drop

THE GFC hit more than jobs and hip pockets. It led to a fall in the birthrate and economists fear that means further hit to the developed world's economy. [Read entire story]