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Virgin launches Economy X

Virgin Australia has introduced a new Economy X product on domestic and international services. Travellers can expect an additional three inches of leg room and preferred overhead locker space as well as priority boarding and security screening. The...Read more
competition winner

Best Western Getaway

Congratulations to Sue Benson from Macquarie University’s Property division. Sue won two night’s accommodation at the Best Western Plus Hotel Diana. Sue, who is pictured here with Tim Hunt (Campus Travel Account Manager), was randomly drawn from the...Read more
Plants hearing

Plants use hearing to survive

That humble garden plant that is thriving despite your neglect, could actually be using its ability to ‘listen’ to find the water it requires. That’s the very surprising finding of some recent research led by the University of Western Australia. The...Read more
Carbon neutral

University to go carbon neutral

As a leading education and research centre, the University of Adelaide believes that it is important to ‘lead by example’ when it comes to tackling the issue of climate change. With the university supporting a community that is larger than the...Read more
Brain activity

Brain prosthetics a possibility following ANU research

Neurological research by ANU could lead to the future development of brain prosthetics that help the brain recover from damage caused by an accident, stroke or degenerative neurological diseases. ANU researchers have developed a material that allows...Read more
Qantas aircraft

Tickets selling for Qantas direct flights to UK

Qantas is now selling tickets for its new ‘Kangaroo Route’, which for the first time includes non-stop flights from Australia to Europe. Qantas will be using its new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft with the debut flight taking off on 24 March 2018. The...Read more

Fossil discovery adds 580m years to life origins

The earliest known existence of microbial life on land has been extended by 580 million years following the discovery of fossils in 3.48 billion year-old hot spring deposits in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The discovery was made by scientists...Read more
Turner report

Australia's love affair with travel

Postcodes and postcards Whether it’s for work, pleasure or study, Australians are avid travellers. The gap year is alive and well, either before university or before joining the workforce, and overseas travel is still considered a right of passage...Read more
Airport travel

New visa restrictions upheld for the US

Effective 29 June 2017 and until further notice, there are restrictions on citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US. What are the new restrictions? The following applies only to citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia,...Read more
Female academic executive

Academics recognised for outstanding contribution

The professional contribution made by a group of Australian academics has been formally recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List. A vital element of Australia’s social and professional fabric, the honours awards highlight the...Read more

Flight suspensions to Qatar

Seven nations have now severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the country of supporting terrorism and destabilising the region. The Maldives, Yemen and Libya have joined Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in...Read more


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