Darren Hayes wants off Cory Bernardi’s #AC100 playlist

Darren Hayes wants off Cory Bernardi’s #AC100 playlist

JUST hours after its launch, Cory Bernardi’s alternative to Triple J’s Hottest 100 has been slammed by one of the artists on his playlist. Savage Garden frontman has blasted Sentaor Bernardi and his Australian Conservatives party for including his song To The Moon and Back on their Spotify playlist. In a scathing tweet, Hayes ripped into Sentaor Bernardi — who campaigned against same-sex marriage — and demanded that his music be removed from the playlist. Camera IconSinger Darren Hayes has demanded Cory Bernardi remove his music from the alternative Hottest…

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Nadal safely through at Australian Open, Millman loses in second round

Nadal safely through at Australian Open, Millman loses in second round

Updated January 17, 2018 20:19:30 Photo: Rafael Nadal crunches a forehand return during his straight-sets win over Leonardo Mayer. (AP: Andy Brownbill) Related Story: Ukraine’s 15yo prodigy Kostyuk lights up Australian Open, veteran Wozniacki survives Related Story: Australian Open spectators rebel against screeching Sabalenka It was business as usual as Rafael Nadal made his way into the third round of the Australian Open, but the local contingent was reduced by one after John Millman exited the tournament. Nadal, the 2009 Australian Open winner and a four-time finalist at Melbourne Park, showed he…

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Why there's nothing new about invented words like milkshake duck

Why there's nothing new about invented words like milkshake duck

By Roslyn Petelin, University of Queensland Updated January 17, 2018 17:26:41 Photo: Inventing words and terms was a phenomenon well before the dawn of the internet. (The Conversation: Wes Mountain, CC BY-ND) Related Story: Why ‘milkshake duck’ is the perfect choice for word of the year Related Story: The horrors and pleasures of misused words What is this milkshake duck that the “whole internet loves”? “A lovely duck that drinks milkshakes.” Had anyone heard this slang term before this week, when the Macquarie Dictionary announced it as their 2017 Word…

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Samson and Delilah director tackles the Western in powerful new film

Samson and Delilah director tackles the Western in powerful new film

Updated January 17, 2018 16:28:00 Photo: Sweet Country is Thorton’s first big foray into narrative cinema since 2009’s Samson and Delilah. (Supplied: Bunya Productions) Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton came to worldwide attention when he won best first film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for the bittersweet, outback romance Samson and Delilah. Since then he’s made smaller films, including last year’s documentary about the Southern Cross as contested national symbol, We Don’t Need a Map, and worked as a cinematographer on other film projects. But it’s taken him until now…

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Consumer confidence jump unlikely to spark spending spree

Consumer confidence jump unlikely to spark spending spree

Updated January 17, 2018 18:02:47 Photo: Consumers are more confident, but Westpac believes they are unlikely to spend big this year. (ABC South East: Kate Hill) Consumers are feeling more confident this January, but it is not expected to translate into a spending spree. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment index rose 1.8 per cent to a four-year high of 105.1 in January. A reading above 100 indicates optimists outnumber pessimists. People are less worried about the prospect of rising interest rates and are feeling more positive about the outlook for…

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