Because of the rapid pace of growth of medical tourism, Australian insurers are starting to cover medical procedures done abroad. Yearly, about 25,000 Australians undergo cosmetic procedures overseas valued at $300 million, experts said.
The 101-year-old chocolate company, Ernest Hillier, entered into voluntary administration with the appointment of Col Cordis this week as administrator. That would mean Australian may soon miss the confectionary products sold by the oldest chocolate-maker in the country under the brand names Hillier's and Newman's.
Google has unveiled a working prototype of its self-driving Google Car in California. The vehicle looks like a little beetle pod with two large headlights and a nose at the front and rounded corners. Once ready, the car will be able to drive, stop for pedestrians, obey traffic signals, watch out for hazards - all without the need for a human driver.
The Raffles Hotel in Perth has officially banned Lycra shorts on its premised. The prohibition was because of the complaint of hotel guests that many cyclists who wear Lycra biking outfits are sweaty and smelly.