Tag: Australia

Driven: The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Is Better Than The Tesla Model 3

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 proves that legacy automakers should now be taken seriously in the electric vehicle space. Regardless of how you feel about Tesla and its eccentric leader, Elon Musk, it’s impossible to deny that the Californian automaker has long led, and continues to lead, the electric vehicle race. In fact, if it […]

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Ford Reveals Mustang GT ‘Gen3’ Race Car For Australia’s Supercars Series

Ford Australia revealed its third-generation racer for the Repco Supercars Championship at the legendary Mount Panorama ahead of this weekend’s Bathurst 1000. Powered by a 5.4-liter version of the Coyote V8, this iteration of the race car is the closest-to-production version ever made for the Supercars Championship. Built to meet Gen3 regulations, the new set […]

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First McLaren 720S Daniel Ricciardo Edition Touches Down In Australia

The first McLaren 720S Daniel Ricciardo Edition has just touched down in Australia. The British automaker unveiled the car in late September to celebrate Ricciardo’s victory at the Italian Grand Prix. Just three units will be produced, each commissioned in partnership with McLaren dealerships in Sydney and Melbourne and only offered to Australian customers. This […]

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In Australia, Mustangs Are Called Holden HSV Utes

The HSV Maloo R8 is one of the most potent performance cars ever built in Australia but with great power comes great responsibility and evidently, the driver of this particular example isn’t particularly responsible. This dashcam footage was recently shared to both TikTok and Reddit and shows what can go wrong if you’re a little […]

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These Are Some Of The New Ford Ranger’s Off-Road Accessories

Ford has previewed some of the off-road accessories that will be offered with the latest-generation Ranger. Images of the accessories were first shared on Ford Australia’s website and are divided into three distinct areas. The first array of parts are focused on improving the pickup’s off-road performance and includes parts such as a steel front […]

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Court Throws Out Messages Obtained by FBI Honeypot Phone Company Anom

Hacking. Disinformation. Surveillance. CYBER is Motherboard’s podcast and reporting on the dark underbelly of the internet. On Tuesday a Finnish court ruled that chat messages secretly gathered by the FBI from encrypted phone company Anom can’t be used as evidence against two particular suspects, according to a report from Finnish outlet Iltalehti. Although the ruling […]

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Report: Rampant Sexual Harassment in Australia’s Parliament

MELBOURNE, Australia — Men strutting down corridors looking women up and down. Women carrying fake binders to block unwanted advances. Forcible touches, kisses, comments about appearance. Fears of speaking out. A sweeping review of the workplace culture in Australia’s Parliament paints a damning picture of widespread sexual harassment, with employees sharing harrowing stories of an […]

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2022 Honda Civic Goes Upmarket In Australia, Priced From AU$47,200

The 11th-generation Honda Civic Hatch has launched in Australia with a starting price of AU$47,200 ($33,700). Aussies have been able to purchase a 10th-gen Civic hatch for as little as AU$31,000 ($22,100) but for this new model, Honda Australia has decided to launch it in a single, well-equipped variant dubbed the VTi-LX. It will launch […]

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Suspect Arrested in Wonnangatta Valley Murder Case

MELBOURNE, Australia — Twenty months ago, Russell Hill and Carol Clay disappeared during a camping trip in Wonnangatta Valley, in the remote high country of Australia’s Victoria State. Their campsite was found burned to the ground, while deer carcasses were scattered around the valley. On Thursday, the mystery of what had happened to them, a […]

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The ‘13 Going on 30’ Versace Dress Has Come Full Circle

A funny thing happened on Nov. 8 on the set of “The Voice”: Ariana Grande, the show’s newest coach, came to work in a Versace dress that had been widely worn as a Halloween costume just a week earlier. The colorful minidress — with its crystallized straps, cutesy empire-waist cutouts and chunky stripes in shades […]

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Australian Minister Wins Defamation Case Over Tweet

The case’s outcome was not unheard-of in a country with notoriously strict defamation laws, but it was unusual that the defendant was not another politician or a high-profile journalist, said Michael Douglas, a senior lecturer in private law at the University of Western Australia. “It’s consistent with the theme that this government is content in […]

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Contending with the Pandemic, Wealthy Nations Wage Global Battle for Migrants

As the pandemic heads into a third year, a global battle for the young and able has begun. With fast-track visas and promises of permanent residency, many of the wealthy nations that drive the global economy are sending a message to skilled immigrants all over the world: Help wanted. Now. In Germany, where officials recently […]

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1986 Holden Commodore Walkinshaw Convertible Is The Only One Of Its Kind

The Holden Commodore was sold in a multiple of different forms over its 42-year production run in Australia, but it was never sold as a convertible. That fact makes this particular 1986 VL Commodore Berlina Convertible unique. This creation started out life as a regular 1986 Commodore Berlina before being converted into a convertible by […]

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Chrysler Is Officialy Leaving The Australian Market

FCA Australia, a member of the Stellantis Group, has officially announced the departure of the Chrysler brand from Australia, discontinuing the right-hand-drive 300C Luxury and 300 SRT models that are “available in limited quantities at Chrysler dealerships”. In fact, Australia was the last remaining right-hand drive market for Chrysler since the US automaker departed from […]

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276-HP Strong 2022 Hyundai Kona N Arrives Down Under As A Fun-To-Drive SUV

Hyundai’s range of high-performance N models continues to grow with the Kona N officially launching in Australia. Two variants of the SUV will be offered Down Under, namely the entry-level Kona N and the flagship Kona N Premium. Prices for the base model start at AU$47,500 ($34,945) before on-road costs while the Kona N Premium […]

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Hot 2022 Hyundai i20 N Launches In Australia Priced From AU$32,490

The 2022 Hyundai i20 N has officially touched down on Australian shores, following in the footsteps of the critically-acclaimed i30 N. A sole variant of the i20 N will be offered to Aussie shoppers. It is priced from AU$32,490 ($23,902) before on-road costs and is available in Polar White, Sleek Silver, Performance Blue, Dragon Red, […]

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Jane Campion Is Taking Cinema to the Darkest Human Places

They lived with the nanny for another five or so years, until she died. Anna and Jane refused to go to her funeral. Over the years, they tried to convince their parents what it had been like for them, and they were never quite believed. Campion describes her parents as loving but fundamentally absent during […]

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Aussie Toyota Camry Driver Slams Into Parked Mercedes, Hyundai, And Porsche

If you think you’re having a bad day, spare a thought for the owners of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Hyundai i20, and Porsche Macan that recently had their cars damaged by an unlicensed driver. This incident occurred in Australia last week and was captured on the dashcam of a motorist parked nearby. A few seconds after […]

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Harris Meets Macron, Signaling a ‘New Era’ After Sub Snub, Both Say

In 2018, Mr. Trump skipped a visit to a veterans cemetery further outside of Paris. In 2020, Mr. Trump denied a report in The Atlantic that he had mocked that cemetery as “filled with losers.” On Thursday, Ms. Harris will attend an Armistice Day ceremony with Mr. Macron and deliver remarks at the Paris Peace […]

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2022 Jaguar F-Type Goes V8-Only In Australia, Prices Start At AU$159,900

Jaguar has updated the F-Type range in Australia, with the British sports car now being available exclusively with a V8. In other markets such as the United States, the facelifted F-Type can also be ordered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter supercharged V6. These engines were previously available to Aussie buyers but the […]

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