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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Taskforce to increase guardianship is a family affair

A taskforce to promote guardianship as a permanent home for children as an alternative to foster care has been established to...

Why Canberra should ride the waves of the future

Around the world, new generation inland wave-making pools are emerging just as the Olympics admits surfing as a medal sport. It's...

Battery grants and loans scheme as push to use renewable energy

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham believes 1500 Queensland households and small businesses would be able to cut their power bills. Written by...

World flips out over Aussie floods

Intense rain and flash flooding has been causing devastation in north Queensland for 11 days with conditions not expected to weaken...

Experts reveal big problem with tomorrow’s interest rate cut

If the experts are to be believed, an interest-rate cut is coming our way tomorrow. Written by This news first appeared...

“Staggering”: Cash incentives improve kids’ learning, research shows

Cash rewards can vastly improve kids' learning, but only under the right circumstances, writes Richard Holden Written by This news first...

Ute allegedly rams police car before residents attack officers in Ipswich

Five people, including three teens, were charged with obstructing or assaulting the two officers who suffered minor injuries. Written by Toby Crockford...

Big bowl of Eminem: Rap god serves up stadium crowd a lyrical treat

Eminem wowed the Perth crowd in his first ever visit to the city. Written by Hamish Hastie This news first appeared on...

‘Suspicious’ house fire in Perth’s east leaves estimated $100,000 damage bill

The fire began in the early hours of Tuesday morning, with firefighters called to the unoccupied home on Baker Court about...

Australia to move recognise West Jerusalem as the capital, despite ASIO warnings

Australia will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and keep its embassy in Tel Aviv. Written by This news...