January 2015 archive

Ten years ago: Australia Unites

On Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake off the Indonesian coast triggered a tsunami that caused massive devastation to a number of countries including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives and Somalia. Over 200,000 people were killed by the tsunami with many more injured or unaccounted for. Whole towns and villages were decimated. Two weeks after the …

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1995: January 7-13

Summer Bay babes slam their critics Three of the teen stars of Home And Away are not letting the snide remarks and criticism of their jobs get them down. Isla Fisher, who plays Shannon, says: “At 18, we shouldn’t be making this amount of money. We wouldn’t earn this at Macca’s and we wouldn’t earn …

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Retro Rage… the tradition continues

It’s been happening each January for many years, and 2015 is no exception. Rage is once again digging up the ABC archive for its annual retro month, starting tonight. Kicking off retro month this year are six Countdown episodes — one episode from each of 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985 and 1986 — and a few …

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Paying for TV’s new Galaxy

For years we’d been getting TV “free” — although we’d been paying for it all along with our taxes and indirectly through mark ups on anything we bought. But on 1 January 1995 — twenty years ago — television expanded into a new galaxy… literally. Pay TV had finally arrived. Like with most other media in …

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