5 things you might have missed last week #3

Every week there are millions of pieces of new information shared on line and in print, here are 5 things you might have missed last week.

  1. In 2015, Give Happy, Live Happy say Volunteering Australia. Last week they celebrated the people who help make Oz the happiest place on earth during National Volunteers week. 6 million Aussies volunteer their time every year, you can volunteer your time by clicking here. Where do you volunteer your time?
  2. Eurovision will host Australian Idol (remember that show?) legend, Guy Sebastian. on a wild card entry into the 60th anniversary Song Competition.  The European song comp that flaunts a very strange mix of music, mayhem and very weird characters has never featured an ozzie before.  If Guy wins (and the bookies are predicting he will) with his song Tonight Again, Australia won’t get to host the 61st Eurovision (because we’re not in Europe, dur!) but we will get to cohost with another European nation. Personally the song’s got my vote, at least I’ll know the words to that one!
  3. Johnny Depp’s dogs deported back to the US.  (I know right, first world problems) The US actor in Australia to film yet another Pirates of the Caribbean (POC) movies made headlines when his two dogs Boo and Pistol were seen at an Australian poodle parlour but weren’t seen on his private jet’s manifest.  After much loud comment from senior Canberra politician’s, mainly Barnaby Joyce, the dogs were flown back within the 50 hour deportation deadline at a cost of approx. $400,000. Less than $250K per day the film company would have lost if JD went with them. But what you’ve really go to ask is, do we really need another POC movie?
  4. Howzat!!!….Sorry had to do it.  One of Oz’s favourite cricketing sons, Glenn McGrath and his wife Sarah Leonardi-McGrath are expecting a baby.  The baby will be a brother or a sister to his two teenage children.  Love a celeb baby.  I’m predicting a girl.
  5. Tigerair aren’t flying high on the back of the Ombudsmen’s report. SMH reports that the airline ombudsmen has appointed, Tiger Air the worst airline in Australia.  It comes on the back of 47 tardiness complaints per million flyers in 2014 for Tiger compared to next closest of 11 per million for Jetstar.  Personally my mum and dad fly with them often and they’ve always been on time and the extra fees?  Well they are a ‘budget’ carrier.  The flights are cheap!

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