TikTok star admits defying COVID restrictions at anti-lockdown rally

TikTok star admits defying COVID restrictions at anti-lockdown rally

Jon-Bernard Kairouz claims he spoke to an anti-lockdown crowd “as a comedian” and did not encourage them to defy public health orders,a court has heard.

  • byAngus Thomson

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‘Australians should not be misled’:Health Minister lashes cosmetic cowboys

‘Australians should not be misled’:Health Minister lashes cosmetic cowboys

A plan to allow cosmetic surgeons to advertise via testimonials,which critics have said will see more patients lured into risky surgery,is before the Queensland Parliament.

  • byNick Bonyhady
Influencers bypassing ad code to spruik diabetes drug for weight loss

Influencers bypassing ad code to spruik diabetes drug for weight loss

Lifesaving diabetes medication is in short supply as social media users continue to promote the prescription-only drug Ozempic for weight loss.

  • byLucy Manly andMary Ward
What’s with all the fuss about nose breathing?

What’s with all the fuss about nose breathing?

The trend of taping your mouth during sleep to force yourself to breathe nasally is gaining traction. But just how worthwhile is this?

  • byPaula Goodyer
From ‘gross girl’ to ‘clean girl’:The merry-go-round of TikTok’s ‘girl’ tropes

From ‘gross girl’ to ‘clean girl’:The merry-go-round of TikTok’s ‘girl’ tropes

Are these siloed identifiers truly enriching our lives or are the inbuilt hierarchies of the algorithm just flattening and reducing women once more?

  • byKaty Hall
Kate Bush dethrones Harry Styles to claim her first ARIA number one

Kate Bush dethrones Harry Styles to claim her first ARIA number one

The ’80s singer-songwriter has pushed Harry Styles out of the number one spot – without releasing any new music.

  • byMeg Watson
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The TikTok doco series trying to unpack the debate over trans athletes

The TikTok doco series trying to unpack the debate over trans athletes

In a documentary series made for TikTok,Rudy Jean Rigg is trying to make sense of the complex issue of where trans athletes fit in the world of sport.

  • byKarl Quinn
The ‘three-word method’ for finding your personal style

The ‘three-word method’ for finding your personal style

In the face of a merry-go-round of trends,experts say this method will help you shop with more purpose and reduce the risk of buyer’s regret.

  • byLauren Ironmonger
Want to make a living as an influencer? Be male,Millennial,and on TikTok
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Want to make a living as an influencer? Be male,Millennial,and on TikTok

New data shows Australian influencers earned an average of $52,000 last year through sponsored posts and merchandise. But are influencers effective advertisers?

  • byAnthony Segaert
What a ‘domestic operation’ on Facebook reveals about Australia’s misinformation debate

What a ‘domestic operation’ on Facebook reveals about Australia’s misinformation debate

The “operation” was not as serious as it appeared,raising questions about tech giants’ transparency as a new government weighs whether to legislate against misinformation online.

  • byNick Bonyhady andZoe Samios
Online watchdog demands ‘full transparency’ as tech giants act on sexual abuse
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Online watchdog demands ‘full transparency’ as tech giants act on sexual abuse

Australia’s online safety tsar will go further,demanding “radical transparency” from companies on how they deal with the scourge.

  • byNick Bonyhady