News National Top Stories – Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Top Stories – Wednesday 3 February, 2016

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aldicultAldi just made one of its biggest changes since launching in Australia

No one told us this was coming. These new ploys from the discount supermarket will frighten Coles and Woolworths. Read more.

zika virusZika virus discovered in NSW as Australian mozzie zones told to brace

Doctors reveal two NSW travellers came home carrying Zika, while northern Australia prepares to fight the ‘explosive’ spread of the virus. Read more.

adeleAdele bans Trump from using her music as voters abandon The Donald

Shock Iowa Caucus result was a game changer, but so was Adele, who made a bad day even worse for the White House hopeful. Read more.

roosh vProfessional sexist Roosh V through the eyes of women who’ve met him

The controversial ‘pick-up artist’ has said he’s coming to Australia. Here’s why many people are – and should be – extremely concerned. Read more.

0130tony-peta‘Rarely has a minister had his or her power so eviscerated’

Former PM Tony Abbott’s chief of staff Peta Credlin and her team ‘blatantly’ interfered in one portfolio above all others, book alleges. Read more.


bill-shock-tndThe controversial, ‘surprising’ choice for Australia’s most valuable brand

Experts say this company is getting ‘nasty’. That hasn’t stopped it beating the big banks and top supermarkets in this annual list. Read more.


smokingThe classic movie scenes the United Nations doesn’t want people to see

The WHO has moved to implement a new cinema ratings system which would see many blockbusters penalised. Here’s why. Read more.


organ donorGood news. You can now become an organ donor in less than 10 minutes

A ‘confusing’ registration process is preventing life-saving donations. Here’s how it’s about to change – and how you can help. Read more.

smartphonepicbeachWhy I’m putting the smartphone productivity myth to the test

This economics commentator is ditching smartphones and alcohol for the month. And there’s one reason for the experiment. Read more.


atlantis festivalStereosonic directors abandon company as US owner goes bankrupt

Their festivals were marked by deaths and drugs busts, and now the US owner has succumbed to huge debts and missing profits. Read more.