Top Stories – Wednesday 30 September, 2015


Put the bottle down! Your vitamins are ‘useless’ and ‘dangerous’

Demand for supplements is rising, but doctors say they’re almost always ineffective, sometimes harmful. Find out if you need need your pills. Read more.


Aus share market

Disaster on the ASX: shares plunge, blue chip companies savaged

Aussie dollar sinks to six-year low, markets plummet as fears over China send Australian stocks into a nosedive. Read more.


Obama and Putin cold as ice

Putin, Obama share the frostiest handshake of all time

Two heavyweights square off in a white-knuckle confrontation after butting heads in tense speeches to the UN. Read more.



Jon Stewart’s replacement takes a big risk by playing it safe

The nervous newcomer was excellent on some counts, not so great on others. Here’s how Trevor Noah compared to the legendary Jon Stewart. Read more.


Australia Day citizenship ceremony

How Australia can avoid its first recession in 24 years

This is the secret behind the country’s long-term economic prosperity, according to one researcher’s findings. Read more.


Mazda 3

The ultimate list of Australia’s best cars in 2015

Lemons begone! No matter what kind of vehicle you’re looking for, this comprehensive list of award winners will help you make the right choice. Read more.


It’s official – Australians are obsessed with activewear

The lines between what we wear to get fit and what we wear to get coffee are blurring in a huge way. Read more.




‘Brazen, shameless’: how the Brownlow Medal sold its soul

It’s the highest individual award in the AFL – but enjoying it on free-to-air TV doesn’t come cheap. Here’s how the code’s night of nights was sullied. Read more.



Revealed: the best Australian employers of 2015

A stationery brand and a software company win out in this annual survey, but what really makes a great workplace? Read more.

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