Top Stories – Wednesday 7 October 2015

Brush Turkey First they took Brisbane. Now these giant birds are invading Sydney

Worst. Neighbours. Ever. These big, often angry birds are moving into suburban Sydney and taking over entire backyards. Read more.


Plumes of smoke rise near Lancefield, in central Victoria. ‘Brace for a long, hot, dangerous bushfire season’

Bushfire season arrives early and with a ferocious intensity. Residents in Victoria and NSW warned to prepare for the worst over summer. Read more.


Sydney traffic Our cities have a big problem – and it’s costing us billions

A new report has revealed the Achilles heel of some of the world’s most liveable cities – and it has nothing to do with climate change. Read more.


PunktThis super-expensive phone does (almost) nothing at all

Internet? No. Colours? Nope. Camera? Don’t even think about it. You can’t put a price on tranquility, but this phone company has tried. Read more.


falconomics-rob-burgessHere’s how we can tax ourselves richer

In episode two of Falconomics, Rob Burgess explains how we can create a fairer more efficient system. Read more.


Andrew RobbWhy Aussie workers should approach the TPP with caution

Don’t burst into song just yet. The PM has hailed the Pacific trade deal, but the devil could be in the details. Read more.


Lanard-CopelandIt’s time we gave the NBL a proper funeral

Australia’s basketball league needs to bury the ghosts of the 1990s and move on. Here’s how they can do it. Read more.


Factory worker How to find out if your workplace is good for your mental health

The clues about how your job affects your mental health are all around you. Here’s what to look for. Read more.


Ford Focus 2015 The Focus that could rescue Ford’s flagging sales

Updated with more efficiency and power, this little turbo is a stunner. But is it enough to turn around Ford’s minuscule sales numbers? Read more.


Google PittsburghBe inspired by some of the coolest offices in the world

Restaurants, hammocks, massage parlours and cinemas are just the tip of the iceberg. Find out if your office compares with these doozies. Read more.

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