News National Top stories – Saturday 16 April 2016

Top stories – Saturday 16 April 2016

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Why rich Chinese students are being kicked out of their Aussie mansions

Property investors from the Asian nation are still demonstrating an insatiable appetite for property, despite this major crackdown. Read more

EDM-kfcKFC feels the heat over ‘nauseating’, ‘disgusting’ and raunchy promotion

Advertising efforts are baffled by the fast food giant’s latest grab for attention, with one saying even ‘a 14-year-old’ would know better. Read more

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten (L) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during a House of Representatives class photo before Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

This will be the single biggest issue in the upcoming election

ANALYSIS: Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull both want to win this particular debate. But the government has a major weakness. Read more


DV963045This exaggerated allergy is putting us all at risk of bigger health problems

A large number of Australians think they’re allergic to this. More than half of them a wrong, according to new research. Read more

THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge looks on as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge fires an arrow during an Bhutanese archery demonstration on the first day of a two day visit to Bhutan on the 14th April 2016 in Paro, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Kate Middleton’s wardrobe just reached new, ridiculous heights

Ever wanted to see a grown woman wrangle a baby rhino in high heels? Now’s your chance. See Kate’s insane India tour outfits. Read more

pasta-saucePopular pasta brand makes stunning admission about its own product

They’re so unhealthy, these popular pasta sauces should not be eaten more than once per week, according to the company. Read more

EDM-china-1Hidden tensions the prime minister hasn’t been talking about in China

Australia’s relationship with China isn’t all handshakes and speeches. And this week’s talks are masking some serious problems. Read more

lyndall-EDMThe unknown Aussie who conquered Hollywood and stole a star’s heart

Lyndall Hobbs befriended some of the world’s most famous people. Now she’s revealed her secrets in a tell-all memoir. Read more


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Bad eggs: hefty fines for dodgy ‘free range’ claims by these companies

The ACCC has recorded another victory in its campaign against misleading claims on egg labels. These are the latest brands to fall foul. Read more

Steel-2Why protectionism is no longer a dirty word in Australia

Japan supports inefficient agriculture, Americans subsidise car-makers. Now, Labor wants us to see steel the same way. Read more

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09: Magpies head coach Nathan Buckley walks off during the round three AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Collingwood Magpies at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 9, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is facing his moment of truth

His team look dispirited, disjointed and unhappy. This is more than a form slump and the Magpies legend is facing the axe. Read more

Spring-auction-home-rennovationsThree easy ways to save money on your home renovations

How much is too much to spend? And where can you minimise costs but not quality? These tips are worth tens of thousands of dollars.Read more