The Queen: Peter FitzSimons slams how his critics have treated Meghan Markle
The chair of the Australian Republican Movement, Peter FitzSimons, renewed his push for the country to ditch the monarchy on Monday and slammed the Royals for their treatment of Meghan Markle.In a new column for the Sydney Morning Herald, FitzSimons said the same people who attack his organisation - the Australian Republican Movement - for being made up of white men relentlessly attack Meghan Markle, the royal family's 'only' diverse member.
Today show host Karl Stefanovic has labelled airline Jetstar staff as 'rude' while on-air after making his 17-year-old daughter feel 'intimidated'.
Karl said his daughter Ava - who goes by her middle name Willow - was flying home from the Sunshine Coast with Jetstar when her luggage was weighed and found to be more than 500g over the limit. Staff then informed her that she needed to pay excess baggage fees. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Ava goes by her middle name Willow.
However, Ava asked if she could remove an item from the luggage and put it into her handbag. The staff's response was allegedly very rude and abrupt.
Fresh bout of Jetstar cancellations compound travel woes
An ongoing issue with Jetstar’s long-haul fleet has disrupted the plans of Australian travellers visiting Hawaii and Bali over the school holidays. The Qantas-owned budget airline is operating with three of its 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliners out of operation, down from five at the beginning of this month, as a string of engineering and operational issues continue to wreak havoc across its network.
"She asked if she can put it in her handbag and they said 'if you want to throw your handbag out'," Karl said during the Today show.
"It was so rude. It was so rude and it made my daughter, who's only 17, feel completely intimidated."
This is not a good look for Jetstar after facing negative comments from customers regarding cancelled flights and mechanical issues. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd
Like any father, Karl is very protective of his children and we can't blame him after having a difficult year as his two-year-old daughter Harper has battled with continuous health issues.
Karl confessed it had "been a terrible year" on Today and spoke to Dr Nick Coatsworth about his child's problems which were linked back to the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
Smiling Cara Delevingne brushes off drama as she arrives at her launch
Cara Delevingne brushed off the recent drama surrounding her erractic public appearances by smiling for the cameras at her fashion launch in Paris on Tuesday. The British model, 30, arrived for the red-carpet event celebrating her Cara Loves Karl spring/summer 2023 capsule with luxury fashion house Karl Lagerfeld, which was previously helmed by the late designer.Her appearance is the second time she has been seen since her various erratic displays in public, including a recent incident at Van Nuys Airport - where she appeared disheveled while preparing to board the Jay-Z owned puma private jet.
"She got crook last week with influenza. She has an asthma kind of thing now. But it's not asthma. It is helping. So a lot of kids are going through that at the moment, aren't they?" Karl asked.
"A lot of kids, adolescents, adults... we've had this awful season of respiratory viruses. Almost certainly attributed to lack of human movement during lockdown, which of course we needed to do. But this is the price we pay," the doctor explained.
"Our immune system has evolved over millions of years. It's there to help us, it's there to protect us."
Harper was recently rushed to hospital due to a respiratory syncytial virus, which is common in children during the winter months. Karl revealed what started out with "a sniffle and a small cough", only worsened over night to a shortness of breathe, "wheezing, and her heart rate and temperature were through the roof."
Woolworths, Kmart and Coles slammed by furious shopper over self-checkout technology .
The shopper took to the popular Facebook group 'Meanwhile in Australia' to reveal how she and several customers were forced to stop at a supermarket exit to have their receipts checked.The shopper penned an open letter on the popular Facebook group 'Meanwhile in Australia' to complain how she and several customers were forced to stop at a supermarket exit to have their receipts inspected.