Teresa Palmer expecting

Originally published at http://www.cleo.com.au/celebrity/celebrity-news/2013/8/teresa-palmer-engaged/  Big news continues for Aussie actress Teresa Palmer who is expecting a baby with fiance Mark Webber. Teresa revealed her big news in the way Hollywood now knows best, over social media. She posted a photo of an ultra sound and pair of booties on Instagram along with a caption: “This is…

Election 2013: The Morning After

Australia has chosen a new leader. Last night saw Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott defeat Labor’s Kevin Rudd, becoming the country’s 28th prime minister. To say that the 2013 election trail has redefined political campaigning is an understatement.  In a period that faces the issues of economic recovery, asylum seekers, carbon taxes and gay marriage,…

Working in fashion retail means more spending than earning

Retail staff across well known fashion chains including Diva, Lovisa and Sportsgirl are being forced to purchase stock out of their own wages in order to work at those stores. However, such employment conditions are against the law, with the Fair Work Act claiming that if employers require staff to wear “special” items, there must…

Talk nerdy to me

In order to fund my unhealthy addiction to online shopping, I as a university student take a break from my conscientious studies (and scrolling) to earn some coin on the weekends as a retail assistant. Working at a fashionable accessories store, one would expect to be approached by customers for style savvy suggestions and on…

Work, family and romance makes top TV work

Originally published at http://atthefestival.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/work-family-and-romance-make-top-tv-work/  “Nina Proudman: what a mad bitch!” TV critic Ruth Ritchie opened her Writing Great TV commentary with her usual no holds barred approach. She was referring, of course, to the highly popular television character portrayed by Logie award winner Asher Keddie in Channel 10’s Offspring. Joining Ritchie on the panel were Offspring…

Buskers tune-up for big break online

Abridged version published at http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-hills/buskers-tune-up-for-big-break-with-local-competition/story-fngr8i1f-1226611053963#mm-breached Tara Dobson has been busking at Rouse Hill Town Centre for the past year.   Playing the guitar since she was fourteen and singing since she could speak, the seventeen year old believes that her acoustic renditions of pop songs are the ideal form of entertainment for local shoppers.  “It’s fun…