How shopping habits are changing

Shoppers have stopped snapping up certain products they were going nuts for last year and started spending their significant savings elsewhere. Australia’s pandemic-induced shopping spree was the biggest retail spending splurge in a decade, but sales are forecast to pull back dramatically in 2021-22, with...

Returnal Patch Fixes Busted Trophies

Screenshot: Housemarque / Kotaku Returnal, the PS5-exclusive roguelike about listening to a really popular ‘70s song, received another update this morning. It doesn’t do a thing about the maddening lack of of a save system, but it does purport to fix another notorious issue plaguing...

Workers eat from bins to survive

The disturbing extent of wage theft, exploitation and ‘outright abuse’ inflicted by farm managers across the country has been revealed. A Taiwanese foreign worker says she was exposed to such horrific rates of underpayment on an Australian farm she was forced to eat from public...

‘I wasted my life’: Crown gambler’s sad fate

Problem gamblers have spoken of ‘losing everything’ in anonymous submissions to Victoria’s Crown royal commission. Problem gamblers have laid bare their struggles in submissions to the Victorian royal commission into Crown Resorts, detailing how they spent long hours sinking their fortunes into the casinos and...

Chinese cartoon mocks ‘double-faced’ Aus

China has shown its disdain for the leaders of the G7 nations after the group joined together to demand transparency from Beijing and push for a fresh investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. The Global Times, a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party,...