The introduction of Uber Air in 2023 may feel way out of reach for many people, but it could be a feasible and exciting development in air travel, writes Matthew Marino.
The global ridesharing giant says it will use a fleet of vertical take-off and landing aircraft to connect transport hubs like airports and CBD sites, using car park roofs and existing helipads to run the service.
Australia's sprawling outer suburbs have rapidly growing populations, but most of the new residents have a very long commute to get to jobs that are mainly located near the CBD.
Electric cars and wind turbines could be pivotal to fuelling the next outback mining boom, with resource companies and start-ups worried Australia is not making the most of a new wave of mining activity across the nation.
The Northern Territory cattle industry calls for freight subsidies as "emergency" destocking continues across the drought-stricken Barkly region.
Petrol is especially cheap at some service stations right now because the price of crude oil has just entered a bear market — good news for Australians heading into a long weekend.
That slow, rhythmic, thunking noise you can hear is David Hynes's head hitting his desk. WA's Public Transport Authority spokesman has just learned yet another truck has crashed into Perth's infamous traffic bridge.
With a horror double-fatality last week that claimed the life of a 21-year old an a seven-year old, as well as two other road deaths in the month beforehand, authorities are searching for new ways to prevent such devastating loss.
A seven-year-old boy and a 21-year-old father of two are killed and two others are badly injured in a two-car crash on one of Darwin's major intersections.
It used to take Kali Bean 20 minutes to drive into Hobart, but her daily commute is now twice as long. The city is facing a choice: bigger roads or better public transport.