Why are Aussies investing in ETFs (and what are they)?

Record low interest rates are driving a radical shift in the way Australians save and invest their money. With money stashed in the bank earning only about 1 per cent – if you’re lucky – many are turning to the sharemarket, in hopes of higher returns. About a million Aussies dipped their toe into the […]

Aussies gallop for gold in equestrian eventing

On the third day of Olympic eventing the Aussies proved why they have taken out team gold so many times before. With 11 Olympic Games between them, the Australian team took everything in their stride, galloping the 4500-metre course through water obstacles, down embankments and over log fences. The first Australian rider out was three-time […]

Why Aussies are luckier than anyone in Europe

My family and friends in Britain are surrounded by death and despair thanks to Covid-19 while I’m dealing with minor inconveniences Down Under. Here’s why Aussies don’t realise how lucky their country really is, writes KATIE DAVIES New South Wales recorded its 20th consecutive day of no Covid cases  In a village of 4,000 people in […]

Aussies banned from Australian island bought by Chinese developer

More On: australia China refuses to apologize over ‘repugnant’ Australian soldier image Australian telescope maps deep space at record speed Chinese artist behind fake image of Australian soldier says he won’t stop Soldier drinks out of Taliban fighter’s prosthetic leg in disturbing photo A Chinese real estate company that bought an Australian island has blocked […]

Aussies out and about in ridiculous outfits amid coronavirus panic

From Star Wars masks to medieval armour: Aussies try to lighten the mood as they go shopping and catch trains in ridiculous outfits amid coronavirus panic  Australians dressed up as they went out and about amid the COVID-19 crisis   Shoppers donned masks and medieval costumes as they ran their errands   Commuters were also kitted out in […]

Aussies hard to beat in SailGP: Ainslie

Back in the city of his first Olympic triumph, sailing superstar Sir Ben Ainslie says defending champions Australia will be tough to beat in the SailGP series starting in Sydney later this week. The 43-year-old Briton, who is the most successful Olympic sailor in history with four gold medals and a silver, said Sydney is […]