Get your adrenalin pumping when you dive with a shark just meters away at this seafood capital of Australia

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Monday 27 October 2014

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Sharks alive! This is the only place in Australia where you can get up close and personal with the super scary Great White Shark! We’re talking about Port Lincoln, located on the South Australian coast, with its growing international reputation as a blue water playground for yachting, scuba diving, tuna fishing, sea lion spotting and yes, shark cage diving for a real close encounter with the fearsome underwater predator. Movie buffs may be keen to know that parts of the movie Jaws was filmed here.

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Celebrate with 80,000 bohemians at Sydney’s Newtown Festival on November 9

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 24 October 2014

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This is one Festival which showcases the best of local and national music, arts, entertainment, creative juices and finger-licking food. On Sunday November 9, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park will once again be transformed into a bohemian playground for all ages. This year marks the Newtown Festival’s 36th anniversary.

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Interview with Australian director Roman Stills about his new film, Dixieland

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By Nicole Hughes in New Film on Friday 3 October 2014

Australian film director, Roman Stills, explores the concept of space, culture and music in his latest film, Dixieland. Filmed in New Orleans, Dixieland depicts the landscape alongside a rhythmic Early Jazz beat. Juxtaposing the actor with his Southern surroundings in a timeless loop, Stills says is ‘a metaphor for New Orleans and the core theme of the piece.’

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Soak up some Latin American heat and beats at the Darling Habour Fiesta in Sydney

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 1 October 2014

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Who loves a party? Be one of the eager 200,000 party goers who are expected to turn up over two weekends in October at Sydney’s Darling Harbour, especially if your Brazilian soul is aching for some solid Latin American funk.

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Interview with Dimity Azouri and Imogen Chapman: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Monday 11 August 2014

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This year will mark thirty years of collaboration between The Australian Ballet and Telstra. Six nominees are chosen from among the young talent to be judged for the coveted Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA). The lucky half a dozen are chosen by their fellow dancers and the winner, selected by a panel of experienced industry professionals, will receive $20,000. The People’s Choice award is decided by the public and is accompanied with a tasty $5,000 prize purse. [vote for your favourite dancer here]

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Commuters push a train off a trapped man in Perth: our faith in humanity is restored

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 7 August 2014

This highlights the absolute power of the people when they work together for the benefit for others. A man walking casually onto a Perth train slipped and became wedged between the train and the platform last night. [watch the dramatic video below]

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Interview with Ingrid Gow and Rina Nemoto: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Monday 28 July 2014

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The most prestigious accolade that you can receive as an up and coming ballet dancer in Australia is the TBDA, The Telstra Ballet Dancer Award. The annual prize is given to a promising young dancer, chosen from among six nominations put forward by their peers, decided by a board of industry judges. Another prize, The People’s Choice Award, is also bestowed upon the public’s favourite. [vote for your favourite dancer here]

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Photographers unite for Nite Art 14 auction on Australia’s Paddle8

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By Kiron Heriot-Darragh in New Events on Thursday 24 July 2014

Melbourne photographers are coming together this week and auctioning their work to raise awareness for AIDS in what is the first Australian auction to launch on the reputed online auction house, Paddle8. The collaboration coincides with the annual Melbourne art festival Nite Art Coinciding with the AIDS 2014 conference hosted in Melbourne, the auction aims […]

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Bondi hipsters parody Miranda Kerr’s GQ photo shoot with hilarious accuracy

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 16 July 2014

The Bondi Hipsters, a.k.a Adrian Archer & Dom Nader, a.k.a Christiaan Van Vuuren & Nick Boshier, is a YouTube series of short videos released weekly since the beginning of this year. Christiaan and Nick are two Australian comics committed to their humorous alter-egos of Archer & Nader. The Bondi Hipsters have been causing a stir via their online videos, and earlier this year they added yet another hilarious nail to their coffin of comedy.

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Interview with Cristiano Martino and Jade Wood: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

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By Milo Sumner in New Events on Thursday 10 July 2014

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On March 7 this year, six talented young performers were nominated for the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, a prestigious prize aimed at cultivating emerging talent within Australian ballet circles. At the close of 2014, an industry panel of judges will decide the winner of the award, accompanied by a $20,000 prize. A second prize is given to the People’s Choice with $5,000.[vote for your favourite dancer here]

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Every Shade of Perfect: amazing video of Australian islands shot entirely on a smartphone

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Some of this planet’s most dazzling islands lie just off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Whitsundays, some 74 islands strong, are overflowing with natural beauty and boasting pristine beaches and clear waters.

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This swimsuit illustrates that the human anatomy is actually kinda sexy

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Wednesday 14 May 2014

Summer is here, what will you be wearing to the beach? I know! Your internal organs, that’s it, make a statement by flashing your guts and flesh – that’ll catch you some attention! Australian clothing company ‘Black Milk Clothing’ is selling a swimsuit called ‘Dem Guts’, which illustrates the human anatomy – albeit in a sexy way.

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Meanwhile in Australia: a bacon-wrapped croc with chicken in its mouth

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Ok now, now we’ve seen everything. First there was the Chtuken – a monstrous dish featuring a chicken stuffed with octopus tentacles and topped with bacon. Now comes the yet-to-be-named dish from Down Under: an crocodile wrapped in bacon and stuffed with a whole chicken in its mouth. It’s the stuff of legends.

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This map says Australians have the longest sex in the world while Americans do it most frequently

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Monday 21 April 2014

Congratulations, Australia! It appears that you guys have the best stamina in the world when it comes to sex. According to this infographic, those down under can lust last up to, on average, around 4 minutes. While that’s not exactly what you’d call a marathon, it still is a full 17 seconds to runner up United States, who clocked in at 3:45 but bagged the award for boning the most.

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Polite aussie construction workers shout words of empowerment to women

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 18 April 2014

In this video, Australian construction workers scream to random women on the street empowering statements like, ‘I appreciate your appearance as just one aspect of who you are!’ and ‘I’d like to show you the respect you deserve!’ And the topping on the cake: ‘You know what I’d like to see? A society in which […]

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